DRAFT MINUTES

 

DRAFT MINUTES

 

 

Meeting ID

13779

Committee

Reform Bill Committee

Date

22/11/2023

Attendees

David Rees MS (Chair)

Heledd Fychan MS (Member)

Darren Millar MS (Member)

Sarah Murphy MS (Member)

Jane Dodds MS (Guest)

Helen Finlayson (Clerk)

Georgina Owen (Second Clerk)

Catherine Roberts (Deputy Clerk)

Chris Gregory (Monitor)

Rhayna Mann (Monitor)

Llyr Wilson-Price (Monitor)

Gruffydd Owen (Monitor)

Josh Hayman (Researcher)

MSS David Rees (Monitor)

MSS Heledd Fychan (Monitor)

MSS Darren Millar (Monitor)

MSS Sarah Murphy (Monitor)

MSS Jane Dodds (Monitor)

Central Admin (Monitor)

Access to Reform Bill Committee (Monitor)

Publishers for Reform Bill Committee (Monitor)

Reform Bill Committee (Monitor)

Access All Committees (Monitor)

TRS Admin group (Monitor)

TRS - Users (Monitor)

Aled Evans (Legal Adviser)

Shereen Williams (Witness)

Dame Elan Closs Stephens CBE (Witness)

Rhydian Thomas (Witness)

Tom Davies (Witness)

Bev Smith (Witness)

 

Item ID

82276

Item Title

Introductions, apologies, substitutions, and declarations of interest

Summary

There were no apologies, substitutions or declarations of interest.

 

The Chair welcomed Jane Dodds MS, who was attending in accordance with Standing Order 17.49.

 

 

 

Item ID

83471

Item Title

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

Summary

The Committee received evidence from the Electoral Commission.
The Electoral Commission agreed to provide:

  • A summary of the Electoral Commission’s reports and recommendations on recall petitions that have taken place under the Recall of MPs Act 2015.
  • A copy of the guidance the Electoral Commission provides to electoral registration officers in respect of determining residency for the purposes of electoral registration.

 

 

 

Item ID

83472

Item Title

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

Summary

The Committee received evidence from the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales.

 

 

Item ID

83577

Item Title

Papers to Note

Summary

 

 

Item ID

83578

Item Title

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

Summary

The Committee noted the information.

 

 

Item ID

83625

Item Title

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

Summary

The Committee noted the letter.

 

 

Item ID

83626

Item Title

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

Summary

The Committee noted the letter.

 

 

 

Item ID

82277

Item Title

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

Summary

The Committee agreed the motion.

 

 

Item ID

83473

Item Title

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

Summary

The Committee considered the evidence received.

 

 

Item ID

83622

Item Title

Senedd Cymru (Members and Elections) Bill: Technical briefing

Summary

The Committee noted the additional background briefing.

 

 

Item ID

83474

Item Title

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

Summary

The Committee agreed the draft note, subject to minor amendments to be agreed by email.

The Committee agreed that the note would be published.

 

 

 

Item ID

83572

Item Title

Forward work programme

Summary

The Committee considered its forward work programme.