Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 2 - Senedd




Meeting date:

Monday, 23 March 2015




Meeting time:

13.30 - 15.01




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Concise Minutes:





Assembly Members:


David Melding AM (Chair)

Alun Davies AM

Suzy Davies AM

William Powell AM

Simon Thomas AM








Carwyn Jones AM, The First Minister

Jeff Godfrey, Welsh Government

Dylan Hughes, Welsh Government






Committee Staff:


P Gareth Williams (Clerk)

Ruth Hatton (Deputy Clerk)

Gwyn Griffiths (Legal Adviser)

Daniel Greenberg (Expert Advisor)

Stephen Boyce (Researcher)

Alys Thomas (Researcher)





1    Introduction, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest




2    Evidence in relation to the Inquiry into Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

The Committee took evidence from the Rt.Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister.




3    Instruments that raise no reporting issues under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3




3.1  CLA497 - The Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (Wales) Regulations 2015




3.2  CLA499 - The Community Health Councils (Constitution, Membership and Procedures) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015




3.3  CLA500 - The Community Health Councils (Establishment, Transfer of Functions and Abolition) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2015




3.4  CLA501 - The National Health Service (Dental Charges) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015




3.5  CLA502 - The Non-Domestic Rating (Waterways) (Wales) Regulations 2015




3.6  CLA504 - The Fire and Rescue Authorities (Performance Indicators) (Wales) Order 2015




3.7  CLA505 - The National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2015




3.8  CLA510 - National Health Service (Welfare Reform Consequential Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2015




3.9  CLA511 - The Non-Domestic (Demand Notices) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015




3.10      CLA513 - The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) and Social Care Charges (Wales) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2015




3.11      CLA506 - The Homelessness (Review Procedure) (Wales) Regulations 2015




3.12      CLA507 - The Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation) (Wales) Order 2015




3.13      CLA509 - The Homelessness (Intentionality) (Specified Categories) (Wales) Regulations 2015


The Committee considered the instruments and was content.



4    Instruments that raise issues to be reported to the Assembly under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3




4.1  CLA508 - The Firefighters' Pension Scheme (Wales) Regulations 2015




4.2  CLA498 - The Control of Waste (Dealing with Seized Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015




4.3  CLA503 - The Surface Waters and Water Resources (Miscellaneous Revocations) Regulations 2015




4.4  CLA496 - The Welsh Language Standards (No.1) Regulations 2015


The Committee considered the instruments and will report to the Assembly.



5    Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the following business:

The Committee resolved to hold the remainder of the meeting in private session.




5.1  Scoping Paper




5.2  Forward Work Programme