Concise Minutes - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: Thursday, 7 February 2019

Meeting time: 09.02 - 12.20
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Assembly Members:

Mike Hedges AM (Chair)

Gareth Bennett AM

Andrew RT Davies AM

John Griffiths AM

Llyr Gruffydd AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

Joyce Watson AM


Annie Smith, RSPB

Arfon Williams, RSPB

Anthony Geddes, Confor

Rachel Lewis-Davies, NFU Cymru

Charlotte Priddy, Farmers’ Union of Wales

Committee Staff:

Marc Wyn Jones (Clerk)

Elizabeth Wilkinson (Second Clerk)

Lowri Jones (Deputy Clerk)

Katy Orford (Researcher)

Katie Wyatt (Legal Adviser)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1     The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2     Apologies were received from Helen Mary Jones AM.

1.3     Joyce Watson AM declared she is a member of RSPB.

1.4     Andrew RT Davies AM referred the Committee to his registered interest in relation to this matter.



2       Consideration of Biodiversity - Public Goods Scheme: evidence session with environmental organisations

2.1 The Committee received evidence from Arfon Williams and Annie Smith.



3       Consideration of Biodiversity - Public Goods Scheme: evidence session with representatives of land managers and users

The Committee received evidence from Anthony Geddes, Rachel Lewis-Davies and Charlotte Priddy.



4       Paper(s) to note

4. The Committee noted the papers under item 4.



4.1   Correspondence from the First Minister of Wales to the Llywydd regarding the scrutiny of Brexit - related legislation



4.2   Correspondence from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs to the Chair regarding the Legislative Consent Memorandum for the UK Fisheries Bill



5       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from items 6 and 7 of  today's meeting

5.1 The Committee resolved to exclude the public for items 6 and 7 of today’s meeting.



6       Biodiversity - Public Goods Scheme: consideration of oral evidence

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received under items 2 and 3.



7       Legislative Consent Memorandum for the UK Fisheries Bill: consideration of draft report

7.1 The Committee agreed its report, subject to minor amendments.





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