Minutes - Business Committee

Meeting Venue:

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

Meeting date: 25 June 2019

Meeting time: 08.30 - 09.04







Committee Members:

Elin Jones AM, Llywydd (Chair)

Rebecca Evans AM

Darren Millar AM

Rhun ap Iorwerth AM

Caroline Jones AM

Committee Staff:

Aled Elwyn Jones (Clerk)

Others in attendance

Ann Jones AM, Deputy Presiding Officer

Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive & Clerk of the Assembly

Siwan Davies, Director of Assembly Business

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

Lowri Hughes, Chamber Secretariat



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








3.2   Three Week Timetable of Government Business

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 3 July 2019 –


·         Short Debate Dawn Bowden (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhumney) (30 mins) – moved to 26 June

·         Short Debate Jack Sargeant (Alyn and Deeside) (30 mins) – postponed from 26 June


Wednesday 17 July 2019 –

·         Motion to note the annual report on the Assembly Commission's Official Languages Scheme for 2018 – 19 (30 mins)

·         Debate on the Children, Young People and Education; Equality, Local Government and Communities; and Finance Committees’ joint report: Assessing the impact of budget decisions (60 mins)

·         Time allocated to the Welsh Conservatives (60 mins)




3.4   Joint business item with the Welsh Youth Parliament – detailed arrangements

Business Managers discussed the paper and concluded that their preference was to have a vote on the motion, rather than for it to go through on the nod. The groups’ speakers for the item will be the Party Leaders, except for Plaid Cymru where Rhun ap Iorwerth will be speaking. The Llywydd asked Business Managers to encourage their Members to be present for the debate.



3.5   Debates on Members' Legislative Proposals - selection of motion for debate

·         Business Managers selected the following motion for debate on 3 July:

NNDM7102 Helen Mary Jones (Mid and West Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes a proposal for a Bill on health service management.

2. Notes that the purpose of the Bill would be:

a) to establish a professional body for NHS managers in Wales to set core professional competencies for managers at all levels, ensure the development of appropriate initial training programmes and continuous professional development, and with the power to take sanctions against managers for poor or unsafe performance;

b) to ensure true independence of Healthcare Inspectorate Wales;

c) to establish a legal duty of candour to apply to all health professionals including managers; and

d) to establish a genuine, robust and transparent complaints system that supports parents and families.

Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011

Cymraeg 2050: Welsh language strategy




4       Legislation



4.1   Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) Bill

Business Managers agreed to refer the LCM to the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee for committee scrutiny, with a reporting deadline of 4 July.



4.2   Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill

Business Managers agreed to refer the LCM to the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee for committee scrutiny, with a reporting deadline of 3 October.



Any Other Business

Subject to confirmation from the Welsh Conservative group that they are content, it was agreed that the CLA Committee be reduced to 4 Members. Business Managers agreed to table the motion to remove Dawn Bowden from CLA as soon as confirmation is received.





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