Concise Minutes - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Meeting date: Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Meeting time: 09.30 - 13.16
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/3584


Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

William Graham AM (Chair)

Mick Antoniw AM

Mohammad Asghar (Oscar) AM

Keith Davies AM

Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM

John Griffiths AM (In place of Jeff Cuthbert AM)

Rhun ap Iorwerth AM

Eluned Parrott AM

David Rees AM (In place of Gwenda Thomas AM)

Joyce Watson AM

Witnesses:

Tony Brady, Unite the Union

Chris Hagg, Celsa Steel

Steve McCool, Community

Tim Morris, Tata Steel Europe

Virinder Garg, Liberty Steel Newport Ltd

Haydn Swidenbank, Liberty Steel Newport Ltd

Steve Phillips, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Edwina Hart AM, The Minister for Economy, Science and Transport

Rob Edwards, Community

Committee Staff:

Martha Da Gama Howells (Second Clerk)

Rachel Jones (Deputy Clerk)

Ben Stokes (Researcher)

 

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Transcript

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1       Introductions, apologies and substitutions

1.1        Apologies were received from Jeff Cuthbert AM and Gwenda Thomas AM. David Rees AM substituted for Gwenda Thomas AM and John Griffiths AM substituted for Jeff Cuthbert AM.

1.2        David Rees AM and Joyce Watson AM declared they are both members of Unite the Union.

1.3        John Griffiths AM declared he’s a member of Unite the Union and Community Union.

1.4        Mick Antoniw AM declared he’s a member of GMB.

 

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2       Industry representatives - Support for the Steel Industry in Wales

2.1     Tim Morris, Chris Hagg, Virinder Garg and Haydn Swidenbank answered questions from Members of the Committee.

 

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3       Union representatives - Support for the Steel Industry in Wales

3.1 Steve McCool, Rob Edwards and Tony Brady answered questions from Members of the Committee.

 

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4       Minister for Economy, Science and Transport - Support for the Steel Industry in Wales

4.1 Edwina Hart AM, Minister for Economy, Science and Transport and Steve Phillips answered questions from Members of the Committee.

 

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5       Papers to note

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5.1   TATA Steel Port Talbot Power Plant

5.1.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.

 

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6       Action following the Committee Meeting

Following the Committee meeting, the Committee agreed to write to the following recipients outlining concerns regarding the steel industry in Wales:

Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister

Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Prime Minister

Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP, Secretary of State for Wales

Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Edwina Hart AM, Minister for Economy, Science and Transport

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