Concise Minutes - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Meeting time: 09.00 - 12.00
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/5704


 

Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

Mike Hedges AM (Chair)

Andrew RT Davies AM

Llyr Gruffydd AM

Neil Hamilton AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

Joyce Watson AM

Witnesses:

Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

Gian Marco Currado, Welsh Government

Christianne Glossop, Chief Veterinary Officer, Welsh Government

Tim Render, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Marc Wyn Jones (Clerk)

Elizabeth Wilkinson (Second Clerk)

Andrea Storer (Deputy Clerk)

Elfyn Henderson (Researcher)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

 

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2       Scrutiny session on Bovine TB with the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

2.1 The Chair welcomed Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs; Christianne Glossop, Chief Veterinary Officer; Tim Render, Director Environment and Rural Affairs; and Gian Marco Currado, Director Environment and Marine, to the meeting.

2.2 The Minister agreed to provide a written note outlining criteria attached to funding provided by the Welsh Government to livestock markets for upgrading facilities that provides information on livestock.

2.3 The Minister agreed to provide a note on incidences of bovine TB relative to herd size.

 

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3       General scrutiny session with the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

3.1 The Minister agreed to provide a note outlining the ten areas of non-legislative common frameworks in her Ministerial portfolio.

3.2 The Minister agreed to provide a note with further information on ‘fisheries litter’.

3.3 The Minister agreed to provide the Committee with an update on delivery of the Rural Development Plan.

 

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

4.1     The Committee resolved to exclude the public from items 5 and 6 of today’s meeting.

 

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5       Consideration of evidence received under items 2 and 3

5.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under items 2 and 3 and identified key issues to pursue further with the Minister.

 

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6       Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill - Consideration of the Committee's draft report

6.1 The Committee discussed and agreed the draft report on the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill subject to a minor amendment.

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