Concise Minutes - External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 2 - Senedd

Meeting date: Monday, 21 January 2019

Meeting time: 14.01 - 15.46
This meeting can be viewed
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Assembly Members:

David Rees AM (Chair)

Michelle Brown AM

Alun Davies AM

Huw Irranca-Davies AM

David Melding AM

Mark Reckless AM


Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language

Des Clifford, Welsh Government

Andew Gwatkin, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Alun Davidson (Clerk)

Rhys Morgan (Second Clerk)

Claire Fiddes (Deputy Clerk)

Elisabeth Jones (Legal Adviser)

Manon George (Researcher)

Gareth David Thomas (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2 Apologies were received from Joyce Watson.



2       Wales' future relationship with Europe - part two: evidence session with the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language

2.1 The Minister responded to questions from Members.



3       Papers to note



3.1   Paper to note 1 - Correspondence from the Chair of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee to the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs regarding the consideration of the Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Fisheries Bill - 11 January 2019

3.1 The paper was noted.



3.2   Paper to note 2 - Correspondence from David Lidington MP to Chair EAAL and Chair CLAC regarding intergovernmental relations and Ministerial engagement - 17 January 2019

3.2 The paper was noted.



4       Motion under Standing Order 17.42(vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

4.1 The motion was agreed.



5       Wales' future relationship with Europe - part two - consideration of evidence

5.1 Members considered the evidence received.



6       Monitoring the EU negotiations

6.1 Members received a briefing from the Research Service on the EU negotiations.





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