Concise Minutes - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Meeting date: Monday, 28 November 2016

Meeting time: 14.30 - 15.08
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Assembly Members:

Huw Irranca-Davies AM (Chair)

Nathan Gill AM

Dai Lloyd AM

David Melding AM

Committee Staff:

P Gareth Williams (Clerk)

Naomi Stocks (Second Clerk)

Sian Giddins (Deputy Clerk)

Gwyn Griffiths (Legal Adviser)

Gareth Howells (Legal Adviser)




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1       Introduction, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 Apologies were received from Dafydd Elis-Thomas. There was no substitute.




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)037 - The Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amounts) (Wales) Regulations 2016



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

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


3.1   SL(5)030 - The Government of Wales Act 2006 (Budget Motions and Designated Bodies) Order 2016

3.2   SL(5)031 - The Social Care Wales (Proceedings before Panels) Regulations 2016



3.2   SL(5)032 - The Social Care Wales (Constitution of Panels Prescribed Persons) Regulations 2016



3.4   SL(5)033 - The Social Care Wales (List of Persons Removed from the Register) Regulations 2016



3.5   SL(5)034 - The Social Care Wales (Content of Register) Regulations 2016



3.6   SL(5)035 - The Social Care Wales (Extension of Meaning of “Social Care Worker”) Regulations 2016



3.7   SL(5)036 - The Social Care Wales (Specification of Social Care Workers) (Registration) Regulations 2016




4       Paper(s) to note



4.1   Wales Bill: Correspondence from the First Minister to the Secretary of State for Wales

4.1a The Committee noted the correspondence.




4.2   Written statement by the Counsel General for Wales: Grounds for the Counsel General's application to intervene in the appeal of the Article 50 litigation before the Supreme Court

4.2a The Committee noted the written statement.




4.3   Welsh Language Standards Regulations: Correspondence from the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee

4.3a The Committee noted the correspondence.




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: Legislative Consent Memorandum

6.1 The Committee considered:

·         its approach to scrutinising the Memorandum; and

·         a draft letter to the Secretary of State for Wales.




The Chair thanked Gwyn Griffiths for his work as a Legal Advisor to the Committee and its predecessor Committees over the past 12 years.