Agenda - Reform Bill Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1, Senedd
Meeting date: Wednesday 22 November 2023

Meeting time: 09.30
For further information contact:

Helen Finlayson

Committee Clerk

0300 200 6565

SeneddReform@senedd.wales


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Private pre-meeting (09.15-09.30)

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions, and declarations of interest

(09.30)

 

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2       Senedd Cymru (Members and Elections) Bill: Evidence session with the Electoral Commission

(09.30-10.30)                                                                             (Pages 1 - 15)

Dame Elan Closs Stephens, Electoral Commissioner, Wales

Rhydian Thomas, Head of Electoral Commission, Wales

Tom Davies, Senior Policy Adviser, Electoral Commission, Wales

 

Supporting documents
Paper 1 Written evidence: Electoral Commission

Research Brief

 

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Break (10.30 - 10.45)

 

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3       Senedd Cymru (Members and Elections) Bill: Evidence session with the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales

(10.45 - 11.45)                                                                         (Pages 16 - 51)

Bev Smith, Chair, Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales

Shereen Williams, Chief Executive, Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales

 

Supporting documents
Paper 2 Written evidence: Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales

Research Brief

 

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4       Papers to Note

(11.45)                                                                                                             

 

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4.1   Additional information provided by the Electoral Reform Society Cymru following the evidence session on 9 November 2023

                                                                                                 (Pages 52 - 73)

 

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4.2   Letter to the Former Chair of the Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform regarding the Senedd Cymru (Members and Elections) Bill - 16 November 2023

                                                                                                 (Pages 74 - 75)

 

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4.3   Letter to the Local Government and Housing Committee regarding  the Senedd Cymru (Members and Elections) Bill - 16 November 2023

                                                                                                 (Pages 76 - 77)

 

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5       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (ix) to resolve to exclude the public for the remainder of the meeting

(11.45)                                                                                                             

 

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6       Senedd Cymru (Members and Elections) Bill: Consideration of evidence

(11.45-11.55)                                                                                                  

 

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7       Senedd Cymru (Members and Elections) Bill: Technical briefing

(11.55 - 12.00)                                                                         (Pages 78 - 84)

Supporting document

Paper 3 Additional background briefing

 

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8       Senedd Cymru (Members and Elections) Bill: Welsh Youth Parliament Focus Group – Draft note

(12.00-12.05)                                                                           (Pages 85 - 88)

Supporting document
Paper 4 Draft note

 

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9       Forward work programme

(12.05 - 12.15)                                                                         (Pages 89 - 96)

Supporting document

Paper 5 Forward work programme

 

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