Agenda - Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - The Senedd

Meeting date: 5 July 2018

Meeting time: 09.00
For further information contact:

Gareth Price

Committee Clerk

0300 200 6565



Private pre-meeting




1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest





2       Trunk Road Agents - State of Roads in Wales

(09.15-10.00)                                                                             (Pages 1 - 40)

David Evans, Network Manager / Deputy Head of Service, North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent (NMWTRA),

Ian Kenrick Hughes, NMWTRA, Business and Statutory Operations Manager.

Richard Jones, Head of Service, South Wales Trunk Road Agent (SWTRA)

David Bois, Business Manager, SWTRA

Attached Documents:
Research brief
EIS(5)-17-18(p1) NMWTRA
EIS(5)-17-18(p2) SWTRA



3       Local Government - State of Roads in Wales

(10.00-10.45)                                                                           (Pages 41 - 52)

Tim Peppin, Director of Regeneration and Sustainable Development, Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA)

Cllr Andrew Morgan, WLGA’s Spokesperson for Transport, Environment and Sustainability

Attached Documents:
EIS(5)-17-18(p3) WLGA







4       Welsh Government - State of Roads in Wales

(11.00-12.15)                                                                           (Pages 53 - 60)

Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

Sheena Hague, Deputy Director, Network Management

Andy Falleyn, Deputy Director, Infrastructure Delivery

Judith Cole, Deputy Director, Workforce and Social Partnerships

Attached Documents:
EIS(5)-17-18(p4) Welsh Government



5       Paper(s) to note





5.1   Additional information from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport following the session on Automation and the Welsh Economy - UK Industrial Strategy

                                                                                                 (Pages 61 - 66)

Attached Documents:
EIS(5)-17-18(p5) Additional information



5.2   Additional information from the Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning following the session on Automation and the Welsh Economy

                                                                                                 (Pages 67 - 76)

Attached Documents:
EIS(5)-17-18(p6) Additional information



5.3   Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs regarding Precision Agriculture following the session on Automation and the Welsh Economy

                                                                                                 (Pages 77 - 79)

Attached Documents:
EIS(5)-17-18(p7) Letter



5.4   Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding Forward work programme: areas of shared interest (Relates to item 9 on the agenda)

                                                                                                           (Page 80)

Attached Documents:
EIS(5)-17-18(p8) Letter



5.5   Additional information from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport regarding financial costs of major trunk road projects - State of Roads in Wales

                                                                                                 (Pages 81 - 83)

Attached Documents:
EIS(5)-17-18(p9) Additional information



5.6   Letter from Chair of the Finance Committee on the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2019-20 and stakeholder event summary of discussions

                                                                                                 (Pages 84 - 91)

Attached Documents:
EIS(5)-17-18(p10) Letter



5.7   Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport to the House of Commons Select Committee on International Trade

                                                                                                 (Pages 92 - 95)

Attached Documents:
EIS(5)-17-18(p11) Letter



6       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting and the meetings on the 11 July and 19 July





7       Consideration of the Legislative Consent Memorandum arising from the Non Domestic rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill ('the Bill')

(12.15-12.30)                                                                         (Pages 96 - 100)

Attached Documents:
EIS(5)-17-18(p12) Report
EIS(5)-17-18(p13) Legislative Consent Memorandum



8       Consideration of draft report - Selling Wales to the World

(12.30-12.50)                                                                       (Pages 101 - 138)

Attached Documents:
EIS(5)-17-18(p14) Draft report



9       Consideration of scoping paper - Research and Innovation Wales: Pre-Legislative Scrutiny

(12.50-13.00)                                                                       (Pages 139 - 144)

Attached Documents:
EIS(5)-17-18(p15) Scoping paper



Private de-brief