Concise Minutes - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee


Meeting Venue:

Video Conference via Zoom

Meeting date: Monday, 9 May 2022

Meeting time: 13.30 - 15.56
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/12830


Hybrid

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Attendance

Category

Names

Members of the Senedd:

Huw Irranca-Davies MS (Chair)

Rhys ab Owen MS

Alun Davies MS

Peter Fox MS

Witnesses:

Dr Nerys Llewelyn Jones, Law Council of Wales

Emyr Lewis, Cardiff Law School

Lord Lloyd-Jones, Law Council of Wales

Committee Staff:

P Gareth Williams (Clerk)

Gerallt Roberts (Second Clerk)

Sarah Sargent (Second Clerk)

Claire Fiddes (Deputy Clerk)

Gareth Howells (Legal Adviser)

Kate Rabaiotti (Legal Adviser)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

There were no apologies or substitutions.

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2       Evidence session with the Law Council of Wales - matters in relation to justice in Wales

The Committee received evidence from the Law Council of Wales.

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Break

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3       Instruments that raise no reporting issues under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3

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Made Negative Resolution Instruments

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3.1   SL(6)197 - The Regulated Services (Annual Returns) (Wales) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2022

The Committee considered the instrument and was content.

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3.2   SL(6)199 - The Education (Student Finance) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2022

The Committee considered the instrument and was content.

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4       Instruments that raise issues to be reported to the Senedd under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3

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Made Negative Resolution Instruments

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4.1   SL(6)190 - The Agricultural Wages (Wales) Order 2022

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting points identified.

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5       Instruments that raise issues to be reported to the Senedd under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3 - previously considered

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5.1   SL(6)175 - The Renting Homes (Deposit Schemes) (Required Information) (Wales) Regulations 2022

The Committee considered and noted the response from the Welsh Government.

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5.2   SL(6)178 - The Renting Homes (Safeguarding Property in Abandoned Dwellings) (Wales) Regulations 2022

The Committee considered and noted the response from the Welsh Government.

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5.3   SL(6)177 - The Renting Homes (Review of Decisions) (Wales) Regulations 2022

The Committee considered and noted the response from the Welsh Government.

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6       Inter-Institutional Relations Agreement

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6.1   Correspondence from the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd: The Animal Welfare (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2022

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd.

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6.2   Correspondence from the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd: The Common Agricultural Policy (Cross Compliance Exemptions and Transitional Regulation) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2022

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd.

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6.3   Written Statement and correspondence from the Minister for Finance and Local Government: The Public Procurement (International Trade Agreements) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

The Committee noted the Written Statement and correspondence from the Minister for Finance and Local Government.

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6.4   Written Statement and correspondence from the Deputy Minister for Climate Change: The Phytosanitary Conditions (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2022

The Committee noted the Written Statement and correspondence from the Deputy Minister for Climate Change.

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6.5   Correspondence from the Minister for Climate Change: Interministerial Group on Net Zero, Energy and Climate Change

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Minister for Climate Change.

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7       Papers to note

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7.1   Correspondence from the Minister for Economy: Sixth Protocol to the Convention on the Construction and Operation of a Very High Neutron Flux Reactor (UK-France-Germany)

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Minister for the Economy.

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7.2   Correspondence from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Welsh Government guidance on 'Common Legislative Solutions: a guide to tackling recurring policy issues in legislation'

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution.

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7.3   Correspondence from the Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip: Cultural Objects (Protection from Seizure) Bill

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip.

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7.4   Written Statement by the Minister for Economy: Update on Border Controls

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Minister for Economy.

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7.5   Correspondence from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Update on Flexible Voting Pilots

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution.

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8       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

The Committee agreed the motion.

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9       Evidence session with the Law Council of Wales - Consideration of evidence

The Committee considered the evidence received during the session with the Law Council of Wales.

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10    Monitoring Report

The Committee noted the monitoring report.

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11    Retained EU law

The Committee noted the papers by Professor Jo Hunt and Professor Catherine Barnard.

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12    Forward work programme

The Committee discussed matters relating to its forward work programme.

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