Concise Minutes - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 2 - Senedd

Meeting date: Monday, 26 September 2016

Meeting time: 14.30 - 15.55
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Assembly Members:

Huw Irranca-Davies AM (Chair)

Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM

Nathan Gill AM

David Melding AM

Committee Staff:

P Gareth Williams (Clerk)

Naomi Stocks (Second Clerk)

Sian Giddins (Deputy Clerk)

Alys Thomas (Researcher)

Gwyn Griffiths (Legal Adviser)

Gareth Howells (Legal Adviser)



1       Introduction, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 There were no apologies.




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

2.0a The Committee considered the instrument and was content.




2.1   SL(5)015 - The Government of Wales Act 1998 (Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales) (Amendment) Order 2016



3       Instruments that raise reporting issues under Standing Order 21.7(i) and 21.7(v)

3.0a The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Assembly.




3.1   SL(5)014 - Charging Guidance to Ofwat (the economic regulator of the water sector)



4       Paper(s) to note



4.1   Call for evidence from the House of Lords Constitution Committee: The Legislative Process

4.1a The Committee noted the call for evidence and agreed to:

·         discuss the inquiry during its visit to the House of Lords Constitution Committee on 12 October; and

·         consider submitting a written response to the consultation.




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

5.1 The motion was agreed.




6       Wales Bill: Draft report

6.1 The Committee considered the draft report on the Wales Bill.