Meetings

Draft Wales Bill

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 14/01/2016 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Draft Wales Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.2.1 The paper was noted by the Committee


Meeting: 13/01/2016 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

Draft Wales Bill

NDM5911 David Melding (South Wales Central)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales welcomes the report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee on the draft Wales Bill.

Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee on the draft Wales Bill

The Draft Wales Bill

Plenary Pack on the Draft Wales Bill

NDM5912 David Melding (South Wales Central)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales notes the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee's view that if the UK Government proceeds with the current timetable for the draft Wales Bill, it should commit to carrying out a bilingual consolidation of Welsh constitutional law during the current Parliament.

NDM5913 David Melding (South Wales Central)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales notes the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee's view that the draft Wales Bill should be amended to remove the necessity test or replace it with a test based on appropriateness.

NDM5914 David Melding (South Wales Central)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales notes the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee's view that the draft Wales Bill should be amended to include a system for requiring Minister of the Crown consents that reflects the model in the Scotland Act 1998.

The Scotland Act 1998

NDM5915 David Melding (South Wales Central)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales notes the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee's view that the draft Wales Bill should be amended to reduce significantly the number and extent of specific reservations and restrictions consistent with a mature, effective and accountable legislature that is to acquire income tax powers.

NDM5916 David Melding (South Wales Central)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales notes the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee's view that the draft Wales Bill should be amended to include a distinct jurisdiction in which Welsh Acts extend only to Wales and modify England and Wales law as appropriate for reasonable enforcement.

Decision:

The item started at 14.59

NDM5911 David Melding (South Wales Central)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales welcomes the report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee on the draft Wales Bill.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

NDM5912 David Melding (South Wales Central)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales notes the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee's view that if the UK Government proceeds with the current timetable for the draft Wales Bill, it should commit to carrying out a bilingual consolidation of Welsh constitutional law during the current Parliament.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

NDM5913 David Melding (South Wales Central)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales notes the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee's view that the draft Wales Bill should be amended to remove the necessity test or replace it with a test based on appropriateness.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

NDM5914 David Melding (South Wales Central)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales notes the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee's view that the draft Wales Bill should be amended to include a system for requiring Minister of the Crown consents that reflects the model in the Scotland Act 1998.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

NDM5915 David Melding (South Wales Central)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales notes the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee's view that the draft Wales Bill should be amended to reduce significantly the number and extent of specific reservations and restrictions consistent with a mature, effective and accountable legislature that is to acquire income tax powers.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

NDM5916 David Melding (South Wales Central)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales notes the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee's view that the draft Wales Bill should be amended to include a distinct jurisdiction in which Welsh Acts extend only to Wales and modify England and Wales law as appropriate for reasonable enforcement.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 10/12/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

7 Draft Wales Bill: Draft letter to the Secretary of State

The Committee is invited to consider and agree a draft letter to the Secretary of State for Wales in relation to the Draft Wales Bill.

Supporting documents:

  • Draft letter to the Secretary of State

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee agreed the draft letter to the Secretary of State for Wales in relation to the Draft Wales Bill.

 


Meeting: 30/11/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4.1)

Draft Wales Bill

CLA(4)-30-15 – Paper 3 – Draft Report

CLA(4)-30-15 – Paper 4 – Summary of Consultation Responses

CLA(4)-30-15 – Paper 5 – Research Service note on Income Tax

CLA(4)-30-15 – Paper 6 – Supplementary evidence in relation to the Draft Wales Bill: Welsh Government

 

 

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 26/11/2015 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Letter to the Secretary of State for Wales on the draft Wales Bill

CYPE(4)-29-15 - Paper to note 1

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 25/11/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Draft Wales Bill

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Minutes:

4.1.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.


Meeting: 23/11/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6.1)

Consideration of Oral Evidence


Meeting: 23/11/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6.2)

Note of Strengthening the Draft Wales Bill Legislation Workshop

CLA(4)-29-15 – Paper 12 – Note of Strengthening the Draft Wales Bill Legislation Workshop

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Meeting: 23/11/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2.)

2. Evidence in relation to the Draft Wales Bill

(Indicative time 13.30)

 

Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP, Secretary of State for Wales;

Geth Williams, Wales Office;

Sue Olley, Wales Office

 

CLA(4)-29-15 – Paper 1 -  Written Evidence

CLA(4)-29-15 – Research Service Briefing

CLA(4)-29-15 – Legal Advice

 

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 19/11/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Draft Wales Bill: consideration of findings

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered and agreed a draft letter to the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee.


Meeting: 16/11/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7.1)

Consideration of Oral Evidence


Meeting: 16/11/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2.)

2. Evidence in relation to the Draft Wales Bill

(Indicative time 13.30 – 14.30)

 

Dame Rosemary Butler AM, Presiding Officer;

Adrian Crompton, Director of Assembly Business, Assembly Commission;

Elisabeth Jones, Director of Legal Services, Assembly Commission

 

CLA(4)-28-15 – Paper 1 – Written Evidence

CLA(4)-28-15 – Research Service Briefing

 

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 16/11/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3.)

3. Evidence in relation to the Draft Wales Bill

(Indicative time 14.30 – 15.30)

 

Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister;

Hugh Rawlings, Director of Constitutional Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations, Welsh Government

 

CLA(4)-28-15 – Paper 2 – Written Evidence

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 12/11/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 10)

Draft Wales Bill: Discussion of Response

E&S(4)-31-15 Paper 7

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 44

Meeting: 12/11/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

Consideration of the Draft Wales Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed its consideration of the Draft Wales Bill and agreed to write to the Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee.


Meeting: 12/11/2015 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Committee approach to Draft Wales Bill

CYPE(4)-27-15 – Private paper 1

CYPE(4)-27-15 – Private paper 2 : Response from the Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a paper on the draft Wales Bill.  They agreed to write to the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee.


Meeting: 11/11/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Draft Wales Bill: consideration of the Bill's impact on legislative competence in the field of health and social care

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee considered the impact of the draft Wales Bill on legislative competence in the field of health and social care.

2.2 The Committee agreed to write to the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee to inform its overarching scrutiny of the draft Wales Bill, and to send a copy of this letter to the Secretary of State for Wales, the First Minister and the Presiding Officer.


Meeting: 11/11/2015 - Finance Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Draft Wales Bill

Paper 2 – Draft letter

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed the draft letter.


Meeting: 09/11/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4.)

4. Evidence in relation to the Draft Wales Bill

(Indicative time 13.35 – 14.30)

 

Professor Thomas Glyn Watkin

Emyr Lewis, Partner and Regional Senior Partner, Blake Morgan

 

 

CLA(4)-27-15 – Paper 3 - Written Evidence

CLA(4)-27-15 – Paper 4 - Written Evidence

CLA(4)-27-15 – Research Service Briefing

CLA(4)-27-15 – Legal Advice Note

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 09/11/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5.)

Evidence in relation to the Draft Wales Bill

(Indicative time 14.30 – 15.30)

 

Professor Richard Wyn Jones, Wales Governance Centre

Professor Roger Scully, Wales Governance Centre

 

 


Meeting: 05/11/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 9)

9 Consideration of Draft Wales Bill

Gareth Pembridge, Legal Services, National Assembly for Wales

Supporting documents:

  • Cover paper on the Draft Wales Bill
  • Draft Wales Bill - legal briefing
  • Letter to the First Minister regarding the Draft Wales Bill
  • Two letters from the First Minister regarding the Draft Wales Bill

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee considered the implications of the Draft Wales Bill on the Committee’s remit.

9.2 The Committee agreed to write to the Secretary of State seeking clarification on parts of the Draft Wales Bill.


Meeting: 05/11/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Draft Wales Bill: consideration of the Bill's impact on legislative competence in the field of health and social care

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee did not reach this item and will return to it at a future date.


Meeting: 05/11/2015 - Finance Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Draft Wales Bill

Draft Wales Bill

 

Paper 5 – Letter from Chair of Finance Committee to Minister for Finance and Government Business

Paper 6 – Letter to Chair of Finance Committee from the First Minister

Paper 7 – Further letter to Chair of Finance Committee from the First Minister

Paper 8 – Letter from Chair of Public Accounts Committee to Auditor General for Wales

Paper 9 – Letter from Auditor General for Wales to Chair of Public Accounts Committee

Legal briefing

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed to write to the Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee.


Meeting: 04/11/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Consideration of Draft Wales Bill

E&S(4)-30-15 Paper 1

E&S(4)-30-15 Paper 1.1

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 Committee Members discussed the Draft Wales Bill.


Meeting: 04/11/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

Consideration of the Draft Wales Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed its consideration of the Draft Wales Bill.


Meeting: 03/11/2015 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

Debate on the Draft Wales Bill

NNDM5861 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose the National Assembly of Wales:

Notes the publication of the draft Wales Bill by the UK Government on 20 October 2015 and regrets that the current model for reserved powers falls short of the recommendations of the Silk Commission Part 2.

Draft Wales Bill

Silk Commission Part 2

Supported by:
Elin Jones (Ceredigion)
Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Decision:

The item started at 14.34

Voting on the motion under this item was deferred until Voting Time.

NNDM5861 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose the National Assembly of Wales:

Notes the publication of the draft Wales Bill by the UK Government on 20 October 2015 and regrets that the current model for reserved powers falls short of the recommendations of the Silk Commission Part 2.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

40

12

0

52

The motion was agreed.

 


Meeting: 03/11/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Draft Wales Bill

PAC(4)-29-15 Paper 2 – Draft Wales Bill cover paper

PAC(4)-29-15 Paper 2A – Draft Wales Bill Legal and Research Briefing

PAC(4)-29-15 Paper 3 – Draft Wales Bill - letter from the Auditor General for Wales

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 Members considered the legal briefing and the Auditor General for Wales’ comments on the draft Wales Bill.

6.2 The Committee agreed that the Chair should write to the Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee with the Committee’s views.


Meeting: 02/11/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4.1)

Legal Briefing on the draft Wales Bill

 

CLA(4)-26-15 - Paper 5 – Legal Briefing

 

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 22/10/2015 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Consider approach to draft Wales Bill

Minutes:

The Committee discussed their approach to the draft Wales Bill.  A paper would be considered at the next meeting.


Meeting: 22/10/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

Draft Wales Bill - discussion of approach

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed and agreed an approach to the scrutiny of the Draft Wales Bill.


Meeting: 14/10/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Draft Wales Bill: Correspondence from the Presiding Officer

E&S(4)-28-15 Paper 6

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 05/10/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4.1)

Update: Draft Wales Bill

CLA(4)-24-15 – Paper 6 – Notes of pre-legislative workshop

CLA(4)-24-15 – Paper 7 – Notes of pre-legislative workshop

CLA(4)-24-15 – Paper 8 – Notes of pre-legislative workshop

 

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 23/09/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Draft Wales Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.


Meeting: 23/09/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Draft Wales Bill: correspondence from the Presiding Officer

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1a The Committee noted the correspondence.


Meeting: 17/09/2015 - Finance Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 10)

10 Draft Wales Bill

Paper 7 – Letter to Chair of Finance Committee from Presiding Officer

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee agreed to reconsider its involvement in the scrutiny of the draft Wales Bill at a later date.