Concise Minutes - Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - The Senedd

Meeting date: Thursday, 5 July 2018

Meeting time: 09.18 - 12.17
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/4870


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Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

Russell George AM (Chair)

Hefin David AM

Vikki Howells AM

Mark Isherwood AM

David J Rowlands AM

Lee Waters AM

Joyce Watson AM

Witnesses:

Richard Jones, South Wales Trunk Road Agent

David Bois, South Wales Trunk Road Agent

Ian Hughes, North & Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent

David Evans

Dr Tim Peppin, Welsh Local Government Association

Andrew Morgan, Welsh Local Government Association

Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

Sheena Hague, Welsh Government

Andy Falleyn, Welsh Government

Simon Jones, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Gareth Price (Clerk)

Abigail Phillips (Second Clerk)

Robert Lloyd-Williams (Deputy Clerk)

Phil Boshier (Researcher)

Andrew Minnis (Researcher)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 Apologies were received by Adam Price AM

1.2 There were no substitutions or declarations of interest

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2       Trunk Road Agents - State of Roads in Wales

2.1 David Evans, Ian Kenrick, Richard Jones and David Bois answered questions from Committee Members

2.2 Richard Jones agreed to provide further information to the Committee in relation to a series of questions raised by Lee Waters AM in relation to the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013

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3       Local Government - State of Roads in Wales

3.1 Tim Peppin and Cllr Andrew Morgan answered questions from Committee Members

3.2 Tim Peppin agreed to provide the Committee further information on whether there is a requirement on LAs to publish their HAMPs / make them publicly available

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4       Welsh Government - State of Roads in Wales

4.1 Ken Skates AM, Sheena Hague, Andy Falleyn and Simon Jones answered questions from Committee Members

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5       Paper(s) to note

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

5.1.1 The additional information was noted by the Committee

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

5.2.1 The additional information was noted by the Committee

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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

5.3.1 The letter was noted by the Committee

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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)

5.4.1 The letter was noted by the Committee

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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

5.5.1 The additional information was noted by the Committee

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

5.6.1 The letter was noted by the Committee

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

5.7.1 The letter was noted by the Committee

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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

6.1 The Committee agreed the motion

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

7.1 The Committee agreed the Legislative Consent Memorandum

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8       Consideration of draft report - Selling Wales to the World

8.1 The Committee agreed the draft report

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

9.1 The Committee agreed the scoping paper

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