Environment and Sustainability Committee

 

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

 

 

 

Meeting date:

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

 

 

 

Meeting time:

09.30 - 11.55

 

 

 

This meeting can be viewed on Senedd TV at:
http://www.senedd.tv/archiveplayer.jsf?v=en_400000_07_05_2014&t=0&l=en

 

 

Concise Minutes:

 

 

 

Assembly Members:

 

Alun Ffred Jones AM (Chair)

Mick Antoniw AM

Russell George AM

Julie James AM

Julie Morgan AM

William Powell AM

Antoinette Sandbach AM

Joyce Watson AM

 

 

 

 

 

Witnesses:

 

Professor Peter Matthews, Natural Resources Wales

Emyr Roberts, Natural Resources Wales

 

 

 

 

 

Committee Staff:

 

Alun Davidson (Clerk)

Catherine Hunt (Deputy Clerk)

Nia Seaton (Researcher)

 

 

 

Transcript

View the meeting transcript.

 

1    Introductions, apologies and substitutions

1.1 Apologies were received from Llyr Gruffydd.  There were no substitutions.

 

2    Natural Resources Wales - General scrutiny session

2.1 Emyr Roberts and Peter Matthews responded to questions from members of the Committee.

 

2.2 Emyr Roberts agreed to provide information in writing on:

 

3    Papers to note

3.1  The Committee noted the minutes.

 

Letter from RSPB Cymru : Future Generations Bill

 

3.2  The Committee noted the letter.

 

Letter from the Minister for Natural Resources and Food : Water Strategy for Wales

 

3.3 The Committee noted the letter.

 

Letter from the Minister for Natural Resources and Food : The economic impact of wind farms on tourism

 

3.4 The Committee noted the letter.

 

4    Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for items 5, 6 & 7

4.1 The Committee agreed the Motion.

 

5    Proposed terms of reference for forthcoming inquiries

5.1 The Committee agreed the terms of reference for its inquiries into recycling in Wales and energy efficiency and fuel poverty in Wales.

 

6    Inquiry into the Welsh Government’s proposals for the M4 around Newport : Consideration of next steps

6.1 The Committee agreed to write to the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport.

 

7    Sustainable Land Management : Consideration of draft report

7.1 The Committee considered the draft report and agreed to consider any changes by email.