Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 2 - Senedd




Meeting date:

Monday, 27 April 2015




Meeting time:

13.30 - 15.05




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Concise Minutes:





Assembly Members:


David Melding AM (Chair)

Alun Davies AM

William Powell AM

Lindsay Whittle AM








Mark Drakeford AM, The Minister for Health and Social Services,

David Pritchard, Welsh Government

Kate Johnson, Welsh Government

Anna Hind, Welsh Government






Committee Staff:


P Gareth Williams (Clerk)

Ruth Hatton (Deputy Clerk)

Gwyn Griffiths (Legal Adviser)

Stephen Boyce (Researcher)

Alys Thomas (Researcher)

Joanest Varney-Jackson (Legal Adviser)





1   Introduction, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest




2   Evidence in relation to the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill

The Committee took evidence from Mark Drakeford AM, Minister for Health and Social Services.

The Minister agreed to provide the Committee with further information in relation to section 55 and section 60(7) of the Bill.




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




3.1 CLA525 - The Welsh Language Tribunal Rules 2015




3.2 CLA526 - The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedule 9) (Wales) Order 2015




3.3 CLA524 - The Firefighters' Pension (Wales) Scheme (Contributions) (Amendment) Order 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 CLA522 - The Firefighters' Pension Scheme (Wales) (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015




4.2 CLA523 - The Firefighters' Compensation Scheme and Pension Scheme (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2015


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




5   Papers to note




5.1 Correspondence in relation to the Inquiry into Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly




5.2 Written Statement


The Committee noted the papers.



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

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




6.1 Draft report on the Local Government (Wales) Bill




6.2 Draft report Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill




6.3 Scoping Paper - St David's Day Process




6.4 Oral Item - Stage 2 Qualifications Wales Bill