Minutes - Business Committee

Meeting Venue:

Tŷ Hywel

Meeting date: 25 October 2022

Meeting time: 09.00 - 09.09







Committee Members:

Elin Jones MS, Llywydd (Chair)

Lesley Griffiths MS

Siân Gwenllian MS

Russell George MS

Committee Staff:

Graeme Francis (Clerk)

Yan Thomas (Deputy Clerk)

Others in attendance

Jane Dodds MS

Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive and Clerk

Siwan Davies, Director of Senedd Business

Siân Wilkins, Head of Chamber and Committee Service

Julian Luke, Head of Policy and Legislation Committee Service, Head of Policy and Legislation Committee Service

Helen Carey, Welsh Government



1       Introductions, apologies and substitutions

The Llywydd welcomed Members to the meeting. Apologies were received from Darren Millar, Russell George attended in his place. Apologies also received from David Rees.



2       Minutes of the previous meeting

Minutes of the previous meeting were agreed for publication.



3       Organisation of Business



3.1   This week's business

The Trefnydd drew Business Managers’ attention to the following changes to Tuesday’s business: 



The Llywydd noted that a photographer will be in the Siambr at the start of Tuesday’s proceedings to take new photos for use on the Senedd website.





3.2   Three week timetable of Government Business


Tuesday 8 November –


·         Statement by the Minister for Health and Social Services: Update on Maternity and Neonatal Service Improvement at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (30 mins) withdrawn


Tuesday 15 November –




3.3   Three week timetable of Senedd Business

Business Committee agreed to schedule the following items of business:


Wednesday 16 November -


Wednesday 23 November -



4       Legislation



4.1   The Historic Environment (Wales) Bill - Timetable

Business Committee noted the updated timetable reflecting changes to deadlines previously agreed by the Committee.




4.2   Letter from the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee regarding their Annual Report 2021/22

The Business Committee considered the letter and agreed to respond to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee to concur that assessments of the time available for the Senedd to consider legislation are a matter for Business Committee, and to copy that response to the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution and the Trefnydd.



5       Any Other Business

Senedd Reform Work


Business Committee agreed that its meeting on 15 November should start at 8.45 to enable standard business to be considered prior to the commencement of a public session on recommendations made by the Special Purpose Committee on Senedd Reform. The Llywydd expressed her preference for the Committee to conduct that meeting in person.





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