Minutes - Business Committee

Meeting Venue:

Presiding Officer’s office, 4th floor - Tŷ Hywel

Meeting date: 11 December 2018

Meeting time: 08.30 - 08.58







Committee Members:

Elin Jones AM (Chair)

Julie James AM

Darren Millar AM

Rhun ap Iorwerth AM

Neil Hamilton AM

Committee Staff:

Aled Elwyn Jones (Clerk)

Others in attendance

Ann Jones AM, Deputy Presiding Officer

Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive & Clerk of the Assembly

Siân Wilkins, Head of Chamber and Committee Service

Gwion Evans, Head of the Llywydd's Private Office

Elin Roberts, Policy Adviser to the Llywydd

Helen Carey, Welsh Government



1       Introductions, apologies and substitutions



2       Minutes of the previous meeting

The minutes for the meeting were agreed by the Committee for publication.



3       Organisation of Business



3.1   This Week's Business



·         The Llywydd informed Business Managers that she will call a member from each party on the First Minister’s resignation statement. The Llywydd also raised the possibility that Andrew RT Davies and Leanne Wood be called as former party leaders who served for a significant proportion of the First Minister’s time in office, as well as one other longstanding Labour Member, if those Members so wished.


·         Voting Time will take place as the last item of business.




·         Voting Time for government business will take place after item 5 (Stage 4 of the Childcare Funding (Wales) Bill), and Voting Time for assembly business will take place before the short debate.




3.2   Three Week Timetable of Government Business

The Leader of the House stated that the government will be rescheduling the Stage 3 debate on the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill. She agreed to reconsider the proposed date of 29 January due to a clash with Stage 2 of the Public Services Ombudsman Bill, but confirmed that bringing it forward was not an option.

Business Committee noted the 3 Week Timetable of Government Business.




3.3   Three Week Timetable of Assembly Business

Business Committee determined the organisation of Assembly business and agreed to schedule the following items of business:


Wednesday 23 January 2019 –

·         Debate on the Public Accounts Committee report on the NHS Wales Informatics Services  (60 mins)

·         Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv) (60 mins)

·         Time allocated to Plaid Cymru (60 mins)




3.4   Letter from the Chair of Finance Committee re scheduling of debates

Business Managers declined the request.



4       Committees



4.1   Letter from the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee re an additional meeting slot

Business Managers agreed the request.



5       The Assembly Timetable



5.1   Recess Dates

Business Managers agreed the proposed dates.





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