Concise Minutes - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - The Senedd

Meeting date: Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Meeting time: 09.15 - 12.28
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Assembly Members:

Mike Hedges AM (Chair)

Gareth Bennett AM

Dawn Bowden AM

Jayne Bryant AM

Dai Lloyd AM

David Melding AM

Simon Thomas AM

Joyce Watson AM


Lesley Griffiths AM, Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs

Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration

Prys Davies, Welsh Government

Lisa Dobbins, Welsh Government

Francois Samuel, Welsh Government

Kevin Hammet, Welsh Government

Richard Barnes, University of Hull

Griffin Carpenter, New Economics Foundation

Committee Staff:

Marc Wyn Jones (Clerk)

Martha Da Gama Howells (Second Clerk)

Elfyn Henderson (Researcher)

Lorna Scurlock (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest



2       Inquiry into Low Carbon Housing: the challenge

The Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs and the Minister for Housing answered questions from Members. 

The Cabinet Secretary agreed to provide the Committee with more information on the Welsh Government’s Construction Alignment Group.



3       Inquiry into the impact of Brexit on fisheries in Wales: introductory session

Prof Richard Barnes and Griffin Carpenter answered questions from Members about the impact of Brexit on the Welsh fishing industry and the UK Government’s Fisheries White Paper ‘Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations’.



4       Paper(s) to note



4.1   Welsh Government response to the Committee's Short Report on the Draft Welsh National Marine Plan

Members noted the paper.



4.2   Letter from the Welsh Government regarding Natural Resources Wales Budget 2018-19

Members noted the paper.



5       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for item 6

The motion was agreed.



6       Discussion of evidence

Members agreed to produce a report on the inquiry into ‘low Carbon Housing: the Challenge’ before the Summer Recess period.