Agenda - Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee


Meeting Venue:

Hybrid: Committee room 4 Tŷ Hywel

and video Conference via Zoom Meeting date: 22 September 2022

Meeting time: 09.15
For further information contact:

Marc Wyn Jones

Committee Clerk

0300 200 6565

SeneddClimate@senedd.wales


Hybrid

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Private pre-meeting (09.15-09.40)

 

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Public meeting

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions, and declarations of interest

(09.40)                                                                                                             

 

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2       Draft Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic) Bill - evidence session 1

(09.40-10.40)                                                                             (Pages 1 - 58)

Jemma Bere, Policy & Research Manager - Keep Wales Tidy

Liz Smith, Advocacy & Policy Officer - Wales Environment Link

 

The Draft Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill

Attached Documents:
Research brief
Bill Summary
Paper - Wales Environment Link
Paper - Keep Wales Tidy

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Break (10.40-10.50)

 

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3       Draft Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic) Bill - evidence session 2

(10.50-11.50)                                                                           (Pages 59 - 66)

Brett John, Deputy Head of Policy (Wales) - Federation of Small Businesses

David Chapman, Executive Director for Wales - UK Hospitality Wales

Attached Documents:
Paper - Federation of Small Businesses
Paper - UK Hospitality Wales

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Break (11.50-12.00)

 

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4       Draft Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic) Bill - evidence session 3

(12.00-13.00)                                                                           (Pages 67 - 71)

Dr Richard Caddell – Reader in Law, School of Law and Politics - Wales Governance Centre, Cardiff University

Will Henson, Policy & External Affairs Manager - Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA)

Megan Thomas, Policy and Research Officer - Disability Wales

Attached Documents:
Paper - Dr Richard Cadell
Paper - Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA)

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Lunch break (13.00-13.25)

 

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Private pre-meeting (13.25-13.30)

 

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5       Draft Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic) Bill - evidence session 4

(13.30-14.15)                                                                           (Pages 72 - 75)

Ben Maizey, Chair of Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) Wales

Attached Documents:
Paper - Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)

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6       Papers to note

(14.15)                                                                                                             

 

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6.1   Draft Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill

                                                                                                 (Pages 76 - 79)

Attached Documents:
Letter from the Chair to Y Llywydd and Chair of the Business Committee in relation to the Single Use Plastics Bill
Response from Y Llywydd and Chair of the Business Committee to the Chair’s letter of 11 July 2022 in relation to the Single Use Plastics Bill

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6.2   Draft Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill

                                                                                                 (Pages 80 - 81)

Attached Documents:
Letter from the Chair to the Minister for Climate Change in relation to the scrutiny and proposed timetable for the Single Use Plastics Bill

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6.3   Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) for the UK Infrastructure Bank Bill

                                                                                                 (Pages 82 - 83)

Attached Documents:
Letter from the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee to the  Minister for Finance and Local Government in relation to the Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) for the UK Infrastructure Bank Bill

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6.4   Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) for the UK Infrastructure Bank Bill

                                                                                                 (Pages 84 - 92)

Attached Documents:
Response from the Minister for Finance and Local Government to the Chair’s letter of 30 June 2022 in relation to the Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) for the UK Infrastructure Bank Bill
Letter from the Chair to the Chief Executive Officer of the UK Infrastructure Bank in relation  to the UK Infrastructure Bank Bill
Response from the Chief Executive Officer of the UK Infrastructure Bank to the Chair’s letter of 29 July 2022 in relation  to the UK Infrastructure Bank Bill

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6.5   Scrutiny of the Minister and Deputy Minister for Climate Change

                                                                                                 (Pages 93 - 99)

Attached Documents:
Response from the Minister for Climate Change to the Chair's letter of 28 June 2022, following the 15 June Ministerial scrutiny session

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6.6   Renewable energy in Wales

                                                                                             (Pages 100 - 113)

Attached Documents:
Welsh Government response to the Committee’s report: Renewable energy in Wales

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6.7   Environmental governance Bill

                                                                                                         (Page 114)

Attached Documents:
Response from the First Minister of Wales to the Chair’s letter of 1 July 2022 in relation to an environmental governance Bill

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6.8   Inter-Ministerial Group for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

                                                                                             (Pages 115 - 117)

Attached Documents:
Letter from the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd to the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee in relation to the Inter-Ministerial Group for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs meeting held on 20 July 2022.

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6.9   Decarbonisation of housing - Welsh Quality Housing Standard

                                                                                             (Pages 118 - 119)

Attached Documents:
Letter to the Chair from Community Housing Cymru, Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru, and Housing Leadership Cymru in relation to the Welsh Quality Housing Standard - WHQS2023

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6.10Avian influenza

                                                                                                         (Page 120)

Attached Documents:
Letter from the Chair to the Minister for Climate Change in relation to avian influenza

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6.11House of Lords European Affairs Committee inquiry into the UK’s future relationship with the EU

                                                                                                         (Page 121)

Attached Documents:
Letter from Lord Kinnoull to the Chair in relation to the House of Lords European Affairs Committee inquiry into the UK’s future relationship with the EU.

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7       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) and (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of today's meeting

(14.15)                                                                                                             

 

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Private meeting (14.15 - 14.45)

 

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8       Draft Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic) Bill - consideration of evidence heard under items 2, 3, 4, and 5

                                                                                                                          

 

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9       Consideration of the Committee's draft report on operation of the interim environmental protection measures

                                                                                             (Pages 122 - 133)

Attached Documents:
Draft report

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10    Consideration of the Committee's draft report on the future of bus and rail in Wales

                                                                                             (Pages 134 - 180)

Attached Documents:
Draft report

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