Concise Minutes - External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 2 - Senedd

Meeting date: Monday, 2 December 2019

Meeting time: 14.00 - 15.32
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Assembly Members:

David Rees AM (Chair)

Huw Irranca-Davies AM

Mandy Jones AM

David Melding AM

Committee Staff:

Rhys Morgan (Second Clerk)

Claire Fiddes (Deputy Clerk)

Aled Evans (Legal Adviser)

Nia Moss (Researcher)

Rhun Davies (Researcher)

Manon George (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2        Apologies were received from Alun Davies and Delyth Jewell.



2       Papers to note



2.1   Paper to note 1: Written evidence provided by Dr Jack Simson Caird in relation to the scrutiny of UK-wide common policy frameworks and the scrutiny of international agreements

2.1.1  The paper was noted.



2.2   Paper to note 2: UK-South Korea free trade agreement - Dr Ricardo Pereira

2.2.1  The paper was noted.



2.3   Paper to note 3: Response from the Counsel General and Brexit Minister to the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee regarding Wales’ changing constitution - 27 November 2019

2.3.1  The paper was noted.



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

3.1     The motion was agreed.



4       Scrutiny of common frameworks - consideration of draft report

4.1     Members considered the report.

4.2     Members agreed to publish the report subject to amendments.



5       Scrutiny of international agreements - consideration of draft report

5.1     Members considered the report.

5.2     Members agreed to publish the report subject to amendments.



6       Follow-up work on Brexit preparedness - consideration of correspondence to the Counsel General and Brexit Minister

6.1     Members considered the correspondence.

6.2     Members agreed to send the correspondence subject to amendments.



7       The Welsh Government's draft international strategy - consideration of draft report

7.1     Members considered the report.

7.2     Members agreed to publish the report subject to amendments.



8       Forward work programme

8.1     Members considered and agreed to the forward work programme.





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