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Consider reports from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

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Meeting: 23/03/2021 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Consider a report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee considered reports from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i).


Meeting: 02/03/2021 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

Consider a report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee considered a report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i).


Meeting: 11/02/2021 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Consider a report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee considered reports from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i).


Meeting: 09/02/2021 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

Consider a report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee considered reports from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i).


Meeting: 04/02/2021 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Consider a report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee considered a report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i).

 

2.2 The Committee took evidence from Neil McEvoy MS and Douglas Bain, Acting Standards Commissioner.


Meeting: 02/02/2021 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Consider a report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 This item was postponed to Thursday 4 February 2021.


Meeting: 28/01/2021 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Consider a report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:


Meeting: 26/01/2021 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Consider a report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee considered a report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i).


Meeting: 19/01/2021 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Consider a report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee considered a report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i).


Meeting: 12/01/2021 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Consider a report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:

 

2.1 The Committee considered a report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i).

 


Meeting: 08/12/2020 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2.)

Consider a report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)


Meeting: 24/11/2020 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

Consider letter from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee considered a letter from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i).


Meeting: 03/11/2020 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Consider report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:

2.1 The committee considered and agreed its report in accordance with its functions set out under Standing Order 22.9 and paragraph 8.1 of the Procedure for Dealing with Complaints against Members of the Senedd, in relation to a complaint made against Dai Lloyd MS.

 

2.2 Having considered the Acting Commissioner's report, the Committee agreed that there had been a breach of paragraph 10 of the Code of Conduct by Dai Lloyd MS, while acting as Chair of the Plaid Cymru Group.

 

2.3 The Committee agreed that no further action was required.


Meeting: 29/06/2020 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3.)

Consider a report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)


Meeting: 18/05/2020 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Consider report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

SoC(5)-07-20 Paper 1 – Letter from the Llywydd (14 May 2020)

SoC(5)-07-20 Paper 2 - Referrals under Paragraph 10.1 for the Procedure for Dealing with Complaints Against Members

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Members discussed and noted the correspondence from the Llywydd. The Members noted the paper relating to the use of Paragraph 10.1 of the Complaints procedure.


Meeting: 04/05/2020 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2.)

Consider report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)


Meeting: 17/03/2020 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

Consider reports from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:

4.1 It was agreed that this item would be considered outside of Committee.


Meeting: 11/02/2020 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Consider letter from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee noted the letter from the Acting Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.1 (1) and also noted that the Chair will respond.


Meeting: 23/10/2019 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2.)

Consider reports from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)


Meeting: 15/10/2019 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2.)

Consider reports from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i): Consideration of draft Committee Report


Meeting: 08/10/2019 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2.)

Consider reports from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)


Meeting: 24/09/2019 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3.)

Consider reports from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)


Meeting: 09/07/2019 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

Consider reports from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:

3.1 The Standards Commissioner discussed his second Annual Report, prior to publication, with the Committee.

3.2 Members noted the report which will be published before the end of the summer term.

3.3 Members considered and agreed the draft Report (03-19).


Meeting: 02/07/2019 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

Consider reports from the Commissioner for Standards in in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:

3.1 During Members consideration of the Commissioner for Standards Report in accordance with Standing Order 22.1(i), they took oral evidence from Hefin David AM, the Member concerned (Reference 03-19). The Member was accompanied by Alex Still.


Meeting: 02/07/2019 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Consider reports from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee agreed the draft report (Reference 02-19).


Meeting: 25/06/2019 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Consider reports from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:

2.1 Members considered the Commissioner for Standards Report in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i) and agreed to return to the issue at the next meeting (Reference 03-19).

2.2 During Members consideration of the Commissioner for Standards Report in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i), they took oral evidence from Leanne Wood AM, the Member concerned (Reference 02-19).


Meeting: 18/06/2019 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

Consider reports from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:

3.1 Members considered the Commissioner for Standards Report in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i) and agreed to return to the issue at the next meeting.


Meeting: 19/03/2019 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Consider reports from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:

2.1 The  Members considered and agreed the draft report.


Meeting: 12/03/2019 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Consider report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:

2.1 Members considered the Commissioner for Standards Report in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i).


Meeting: 06/03/2019 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Consider report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:

2.1 Members considered the Commissioner for Standards Report in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i).


Meeting: 12/02/2019 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Report 03-18 to the Assembly under Standing Order 22.9

SoC(5)-03-18 Paper 1 – Letter from Dame Dawn Primarolo, Chair of the Remuneration Board (29 January 2019)

SoC(5)-03-18 Paper 2 – Letter from the Llywydd (31 January 2019)

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Members noted the responses.

2.2 It was agreed that the Committee will consider the Remuneration Board’s consultation on the Determination for the 6th Assembly, when published.


Meeting: 08/01/2019 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Consider report from the Acting Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:

2.1 Members considered and discussed the Report from the Acting Commissioner.


Meeting: 20/11/2018 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Consider report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(1)

Minutes:

2.1 The Members considered and agreed the draft report.


Meeting: 06/11/2018 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

Consider report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(1)

Minutes:

3.1 Members considered the Commissioner for Standards Report in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i).

3.2 The Clerks will prepare a report for Member’s consideration.


Meeting: 18/07/2018 - Plenary - Fifth Senedd (Item 8)

Debate on the Standards of Conduct Committee's Report 02-18 to the Assembly under Standing Order 22.9

NDM6773 Jayne Bryant (Newport West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Considers the Report of the Standards of Conduct Committee - Report 02-18 laid before the Assembly on 9 July 2018 in accordance with Standing Order 22.9

2. Endorses the recommendation in the report that a breach has been found and resolves that the Member, under Standing Order 22.10 (iii) should be sanctioned and excluded from Assembly proceedings for the period of 14 calendar days commencing on the first day of the Assembly term after summer recess (17 September 2018).

 

Minutes:

The item started at 17.07

NDM6773 Jayne Bryant (Newport West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Considers the Report of the Standards of Conduct Committee - Report 02-18 laid before the Assembly on 9 July 2018 in accordance with Standing Order 22.9

2. Endorses the recommendation in the report that a breach has been found and resolves that the Member, under Standing Order 22.10 (iii) should be sanctioned and excluded from Assembly proceedings for the period of 14 calendar days commencing on the first day of the Assembly term after summer recess (17 September 2018).

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 


Meeting: 03/07/2018 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Consider reports from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(1)

Minutes:

2.1 The Members considered and agreed the draft report.

2.2 Paul Davies AM had indicated he was in agreement prior to the meeting.


Meeting: 26/06/2018 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Consider reports from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2 (1)

Minutes:

2.1 Members considered the Commissioner for Standards Report in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i) and agreed on a decision regarding this matter.

2.2 The Clerks will prepare a report for Member’s consideration.


Meeting: 02/05/2018 - Plenary - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Debate on the Standards of Conduct Committee's Report 01-18 to the Assembly under Standing Order 22.9

NDM6710 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Considers the Report of the Standards of Conduct Committee – Report 01-18 together with the Report from Sir John Griffith Williams QC under paragraph 8.6 of the procedure for dealing with complaints against Assembly Members – laid before the Assembly on 18 April 2018 in accordance with Standing Order 22.9.

2. Endorses the recommendation in the report that a breach has been found and resolves that the Member, under Standing Order 22.10 (i) and (iii) should be censured and excluded from Assembly proceedings for the period of seven calendar days immediately after this motion is agreed.

Minutes:

The item started at 14.56

In accordance with Standing Order 11.15(i), Business Committee decided that any vote necessary on the motion under this item would be taken immediately at the end of the item.

A vote was taken on the motion:

NDM6710 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Considers the Report of the Standards of Conduct Committee – Report 01-18 together with the Report from Sir John Griffith Williams QC under paragraph 8.6 of the procedure for dealing with complaints against Assembly Members – laid before the Assembly on 18 April 2018 in accordance with Standing Order 22.9.

2. Endorses the recommendation in the report that a breach has been found and resolves that the Member, under Standing Order 22.10 (i) and (iii) should be censured and excluded from Assembly proceedings for the period of seven calendar days immediately after this motion is agreed.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

1

3

42

The motion was agreed.


Meeting: 24/04/2018 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Consider reports from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.1(i)

SoC(5)-08-18 Paper 3 - Report 01-18 under Standing Order 22.9

SoC(5)-08-18 Paper 4 - Report from Sir John Griffith Williams QC under paragraph 8.6 of the procedure for dealing with complaints against Assembly Members

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Chair thanked Paul Davies AM for handling the report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.1. The Committee’s Report, 01-18, was published on 17 April.

3.2 The Committee discussed the appeal procedure and agreed to return to it at a future meeting.


Meeting: 23/01/2018 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

Consider reports from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i)

Minutes:

3.1 Members considered and agreed the draft Report.


Meeting: 16/01/2018 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

Consider reports from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i): Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

3.1 Members considered the evidence received along with the Commissioner for Standards Report in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i) and agreed on a decision regarding this matter.

3.2 The Clerks will prepare a report for Member’s consideration.


Meeting: 16/01/2018 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Consider reports from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i): Evidence Session

Michelle Brown AM

 

Neil Hamilton AM – in advisory role

Minutes:

2.1 Members considered the Commissioner for Standards Report in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i) and took evidence from the Member concerned along with her adviser.


Meeting: 28/11/2017 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(1)

Briefing paper

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee agreed to invite Sir Roderick Evans, Commissioner for Standards to attend the meeting whilst this item was considered.

5.2 Members considered the Commissioner for Standards Report in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i).

5.3 Members noted that the Member concerned has stated that written evidence will be provided for their consideration and that the Member wishes to make an oral representation. The Clerks will contact the Member and offer a number of dates for the hearing.


Meeting: 18/07/2017 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i): Consideration of draft report

SoC(5)-08-17 Paper 1 – Draft Report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 Members considered and agreed the draft Report.


Meeting: 11/07/2017 - Standards of Conduct Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(1)

SoC(5)-07-17 Paper 1 - Report from the Commissioner for Standards in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(1)

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 Members considered the Commissioner for Standards Report (SOC(5)-07-17 Paper1) in accordance with Standing Order 22.2(i).