Agenda - Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee


Meeting Venue:

Hybrid – Committee room 5 Ty Hywel

and video Conference via Zoom

Meeting date: 26 May 2022

Meeting time: 10.05
For further information contact:

Robert Donovan

Committee Clerk

0300 200 6565

SeneddEconomy@senedd.wales


Hybrid

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Private pre-meeting (10.00-10.05)

 

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Public Meeting (10.05-14.20)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

(10.05)                                                                                                             

 

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2       Paper(s) to note

(10.05)                                                                                                             

 

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2.1   Letter from Minister for Economy

                                                                                                     (Pages 1 - 5)

Attached Documents:
EU Imports and Border Controls

 

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2.2   Letter from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution re: UK Government’s proposed legislation for the new session

                                                                                                     (Pages 6 - 7)

Attached Documents:
Letter to the Chair Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

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2.3   Letter from the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd

                                                                                                             (Page 8)

Attached Documents:
Common Agricultural Policy (Cross Compliance Exemptions and Transitional Regulation) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2022

 

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2.4   Letter from the Chair to The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP Secretary of State for Transport

                                                                                                             (Page 9)

Attached Documents:
HGV drivers shortage and associated supply chain issues

 

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2.5   Letter from the Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales & Trefnydd

                                                                                                 (Pages 10 - 11)

Attached Documents:
Sea Fisheries (Amendment) Regulations 2022

 

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3       Cost of Living - Workforce

(10.05-10.55)                                                                           (Pages 12 - 31)

Dr Steffan Evans, Head of Policy (Poverty), The Bevan Foundation

Shavanah Taj, General Secretary, Wales Trades Union Congress

Dr Deborah Hann, Citizens Cymru Wales

Attached Documents:
Research brief
Evidence from The Bevan Foundation

 

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Break (10.55-11.00)

 

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4       Cost of Living - Businesses

(11.00-11.50)                                                                           (Pages 32 - 37)

Leighton Jenkins, Assistant Director, CBI Wales

Dr Llŷr ap Gareth, Senior Policy Adviser, Federation of Small Businesses

Chris Noice, Communications Director, Association of Convenience Stores

Attached Documents:
Evidence from Federation of Small Businesses

 

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Break (11.50-12.30)

 

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5       Cost of Living - Rural communities

(12.30-13.20)                                                                                                  

Professor Mark Shucksmith OBE, School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, Newcastle University

Ceri Cunnington, Cwmni Bro Ffestiniog

Jackie Blackwell, Ynys Mon Citizens Advice

 

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Break (13.20-13.30)

 

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6       UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement

(13.30-14:20)                                                                           (Pages 38 - 49)

Sam Lowe, Director Trade, Flint-Global

Emily Rees, Senior Fellow at European Centre for International Political Economy

Professor Michael Gasiorek, University of Sussex

Attached Documents:
Research brief

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7       Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public for the remainder of the meeting

(14.20)                                                                                                             

 

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8       Private

(14.20-14.30)                                                                                                  

Consideration of evidence following the meeting

 

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