Concise Minutes - Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee


Meeting Venue:

Hybrid: Committee room 4 Tŷ Hywel

and video Conference via Zoom  

Meeting date: Thursday, 22 September 2022

Meeting time: 09.15 - 15.00
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/13111


Hybrid

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Attendance

Category

Names

Members of the Senedd:

Llyr Gruffydd MS (Chair)

James Evans MS (In place of Janet Finch-Saunders MS)

Huw Irranca-Davies MS

Delyth Jewell MS

Jenny Rathbone MS

Joyce Watson MS

Witnesses:

Jemma Bere, Keep Wales Tidy

David Chapman, UK Hospitality Cymru

Will Henson, Institute of Welsh Affairs

Megan Thomas, Policy Officer, Disability Wales

Richard Caddell, Wales Governance Centre

Brett John, Federation of Small Businesses

Ben Maizey, Chartered Institution of Wastes Management

Liz Smith, Welsh Environment Link

Committee Staff:

Marc Wyn Jones (Clerk)

Elizabeth Wilkinson (Second Clerk)

Andrea Storer (Deputy Clerk)

Matthew Richards (Legal Adviser)

Lorna Scurlock (Researcher)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions, and declarations of interest

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2        Apologies were received from Janet Finch-Saunders MS and James Evans MS substituted.

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

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives of Keep Wales Tidy and Wales Environment Link.

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

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives of the Federation of Small Businesses, and UK Hospitality Wales.

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

4.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives of the Wales Governance Centre, Institute of Welsh Affairs, and Disability Wales.

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

5.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Chair of Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) Wales.

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6       Papers to note

6.1 The papers will be noted at the Committee’s next meeting on 29 September 2022.

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

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

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6.3   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

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6.5   Scrutiny of the Minister and Deputy Minister for Climate Change

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6.6   Renewable energy in Wales

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6.7   Environmental governance Bill

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

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6.9   Decarbonisation of housing - Welsh Quality Housing Standard

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6.10 Avian influenza

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6.11 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

7.1 The motion was agreed.

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

8.1 Members considered the evidence heard under item 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

9.1 The Committee discussed and agreed its draft report.

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

10.1 The Committee discussed and agreed its draft report, subject to a few minor amendments.

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