Concise Minutes - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee


Meeting Venue:

On-site - Committee Room 5, Tŷ Hywel

Meeting date: Monday, 13 June 2022

Meeting time: 11.30 - 12.20
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/13093


On-site

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Attendance

Category

Names

Members of the Senedd:

Huw Irranca-Davies MS (Chair)

Rhys ab Owen MS

Alun Davies MS

James Evans MS

Committee Staff:

P Gareth Williams (Clerk)

Gerallt Roberts (Second Clerk)

Sarah Sargent (Second Clerk)

Sian Giddins (Deputy Clerk)

Gareth Howells (Legal Adviser)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

The Chair welcomed James Evans MS to the Committee and thanked Peter Fox MS for his work on the Committee.

 

There were no apologies or substitutions.

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2       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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2.1   SL(6)202 - The Building (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2022

The Committee considered the instrument and was content.

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3       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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3.1   SL(6)203 - The Non-Domestic Rating (Amendment of Definition of Domestic Property) (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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4       Inter-Institutional Relations Agreement

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4.1   Correspondence from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: The European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment and Revocation) (United Kingdom and Gibraltar) (EU Exit) Regulations 2022

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

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4.2   Written Statement by the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd: Attendance at Inter-Governmental meeting on 16 May

The Committee noted the Written Statement by the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd.

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4.3   Written Statement by the Minister for Climate Change: The United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020: Exclusions from Market Access Principles - Single-use Plastics Regulations 2022

The Committee noted the Written Statement by the Minister for Climate Change.

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4.4   Correspondence from the Minister for Economy: the Official Controls (Extension of Transitional Periods) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

The Committee noted the letters from the Minister for Economy.

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4.5   Correspondence from the Minister for Health and Social Services: Inter-Ministerial Group for UK Health Ministers

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services.

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5       Papers to note

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5.1   Correspondence from the Minister of State to the Chair of the Constitution Committee: Revision of the Cabinet Manual

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister of State to the Chair of the Constitution Committee.

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5.2   Correspondence from the First Minister: The Welsh Government's programme and priorities for legislating for Wales

The Committee noted the letter from the First Minister.

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6       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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7       Access to justice: Summary of engagement

The Committee considered the summary of evidence which has been collected as part of focus groups held by the Senedd’s Citizen Engagement Team on the issue of access to justice in Wales and agreed to:

·         publish the summary;

·         write to the Welsh Government and Ministry for Justice to seek their views on the report.

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8       Forward Work Programme

The Committee noted its forward work programme.

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