Meetings

Inquiry into the Business Case for the Single Environmental Body

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: 13/06/2012 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 4.)

Debate on the Environment & Sustainability Committee’s report on the Single Environment Body

NDM5008 Dafydd Elis-Thomas (Dwyfor Meirionnydd)

 

The National Assembly for Wales:

 

Notes the report of the Environment and Sustainability Committee on its Inquiry into the business case for a single environment body which was laid in the Table Office on 27 April 2012.

 

Note: The response by the Welsh Government was laid on 1 June 2012

 

Supporting Documents:

Report of the Environment and Sustainability Committee

Welsh Government’s Response

 

Decision:

The item started at 14:50.

 

NDM5008 Dafydd Elis-Thomas (Dwyfor Meirionnydd)

 

The National Assembly for Wales:

 

Notes the report of the Environment and Sustainability Committee on its Inquiry into the business case for a single environment body which was laid in the Table Office on 27 April 2012.

 

Note: The response by the Welsh Government was laid on 1 June 2012

 

The Motion was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 29/03/2012 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

Inquiry into the Business Case for the Single - Draft letter to the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development

Minutes:

3.1     The Committee agreed the content of its letter to the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, and that it should be in the format of a covering letter and a report as an attachment.  The Committee also agreed that the report should be laid before the Assembly.


Meeting: 21/03/2012 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Inquiry into the Business Case for the Single - Draft letter to the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee discussed the draft letter and agreed to consider a revised version at its next meeting.


Meeting: 01/03/2012 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Inquiry into the Business Case for the Single Environmental Body - Additional information from the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development

E&S(4)-09-12 paper 4

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.2 The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development.


Meeting: 01/02/2012 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into the Business Case for the Single Environmental Body - Written evidence from the Confederation of Forest Industries (Confor)

E&S(4)-06-12 paper 2

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 01/02/2012 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Inquiry into the Business Case for the Single Environmental Body - Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee discussed the evidence it had received as part of the inquiry into the Business Case for the Single Environmental Body.


Meeting: 01/02/2012 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into the Business Case for the Single Environmental Body - Evidence from the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development

E&S(4)-06-12 paper 1

John Griffiths AM, Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development

Matthew Quinn, Director, Environment & Sustainable Development

Dave Clarke, Technical Advisor, Sustainable Futures 

Nigel Reader, Consultant

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development and officials responded to questions from members of the Committee on the business case for a single environmental body.

 

2.2 The Committee agreed to write to the Minister to seek a response in writing to outstanding issues not raised at the evidence session.


Meeting: 01/02/2012 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into the Business Case for the Single Environmental Body - Written evidence from Maelor Nurseries Ltd

E&S(4)-06-12 paper 3

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 26/01/2012 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into the Business Case for the Single Environmental Body - Oral evidence

Nigel Annett, Managing Director, Dŵr Cymru

Tony Harrington, Director for Environment, Dŵr Cymru

          E&S(4)-05-12 paper 3

 

Kath McNulty, National Manager for Wales, Confederation of Forest Industries (Confor)

 

Mike Harvey, Director, Maelor Forest Nurseries Ltd.

Alice MacLeod, Technical Manager, Maelor Forest Nurseries Ltd.

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee on the business case for the Single Environment Body.

 


Meeting: 26/01/2012 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into the Business Case for the Single Environmental Body - Oral evidence

Craig Mitchell, Policy Officer, Welsh Local Government Association

Louise Fradd, Strategic Director for the Environment, Bridgend County Borough Council

Aled Davies, Head of Regulatory Service (Planning, Transportation and Public Protection), Gwynedd Council

 

          E&S(4)-05-12 paper 4

 

 

Aneurin Phillips, Chief Executive, Snowdonia National Park Authority

Emyr Williams, Director of Land Management, Snowdonia National Park Authority

          E&S(4)-05-12 paper 5

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee on the business case for the Single Environment Body.

 


Meeting: 26/01/2012 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into the Business Case for the Single Environmental Body - Oral evidence

13:00 – 13:30

Morgan Parry, Chair, Countryside Council for Wales

Keith Davies, Head of Strategic Planning, Countryside Council for Wales

E&S(4)-05-12 paper 1

 

13:30 – 14:00

Trefor Owen, Director, Forestry Commission Wales

Jon Owen Jones, Chair, Forestry Commission Wales

          E&S(4)-05-12 paper 2

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee on the business case for the Single Environment Body.

 

2.2 The Committee adjourned under Standing Order 17.47 until a technical problem was resolved.


Meeting: 26/01/2012 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into the Business Case for the Single Environmental Body

Chris Mills, Director, Environment Agency Wales

Kevin Ingram, Finance Manager, Environment Agency Wales

 

          E&S(4)-04-12 paper 3

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee on the business case for a Single Environmental Body.


Meeting: 18/01/2012 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

Inquiry into the Business Case for the Single Environmental Body - Private briefing from expert advisers

Professor Terry Marsden, Cardiff University

Professor Robert Lee, Cardiff University

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received a briefing from Professor Robert Lee and Professor Terry Marsden on the Business Case for a Single Environment Body for Wales.


Meeting: 18/01/2012 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

Inquiry into the Business Case for the Single Environmental Body - Evidence from farming and countryside organisations

Bernard Llewellyn, Chair, NFU Cymru Rural Affairs Board

Dafydd Jarrett, Farm Policy Adviser, NFU Cymru

Rhian A Nowell-Phillips, Deputy Director Agricultural Policy, Farmers’ Union of Wales

Ben Underwood, Director Wales, Country Land and Business Association

Minutes:

4.1 The witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee on the Business Case for a Single Environment Body in Wales.


Meeting: 12/01/2012 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

Inquiry into the Business Case for the Single Environmental Body - Agreement of terms of reference and appointment of expert advisers

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee agreed the terms of reference for its inquiry into the Business Case for the Single Environmental Body.

 

7.2 The Committee agreed to appoint Professor Terry Marsden and Professor Robert Lee as expert advisers to assist it with the inquiry.  In doing so, Antoinette Sandbach expressed her preference that the Committee should be able to choose from a wider range of candidates.