Meetings

Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Act 2021

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: 22/03/2021 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 8)

8 Letter from the Llywydd: Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill 2021 – impact on Senedd Committees

CLA(5)-10-21 – Paper 70 – Letter from the Llywydd, 15 March 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Llywydd.


Meeting: 18/03/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Letter from the Llywydd to all Senedd Committee Chairs in relation to the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill 2021 – impact on Senedd Committees

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1.a The Committee noted the letter from the Llywydd to all Senedd Committee Chairs in relation to the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill 2021 – impact on Senedd Committees.


Meeting: 01/03/2021 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government: First review of preparations for the 2021 Senedd election in accordance with the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 47 – Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government, 26 February 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government, and that it had been sent in accordance with the Inter-institutional Relations Agreement.


Meeting: 22/02/2021 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 8)

8 Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government to the Llywydd: Senedd business during the pre-election period

CLA(5)-06-21 – Paper 26 – Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government to the Llywydd, 9 February 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government.


Meeting: 10/02/2021 - Plenary - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

Debate: Stage 3 of the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill

The amendments will be disposed of in the order that the sections and schedules to which they relate were set out in the motion under Standing Order 26.36 agreed by the Senedd on 19 January 2021.

The amendments have been grouped for the purposes of debate and the groupings will be debated as follows:

1. Pre-election period: Guidance

15, 17

2. Process for proposing a postponement under section 5

3, 16, 4, 6, 7

3. Last possible election day

5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

4. Additional polling days

8

5. Orders and rules on the conduct of elections to be held in 2021

1, 2

6. Proxy voting

14

Supporting Documents

Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill (as amended at stage 2)

Explanatory Memorandum

Marshalled list of amendments

Groupings of amendments

 

Minutes:

The item started at 16.31

In accordance with Standing Order 26.36, the amendments were disposed of in the order which the sections and schedules to which they relate arise in the Bill.

Amendment 15 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

In accordance with Standing Order 12.18, at 16.51 the meeting was suspended by the Llywydd until 16.53.

A vote was taken on amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

37

51

Amendment 3 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

3

37

51

Amendment 5 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 16:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

2

10

51

Amendment 16 was agreed.

Amendment 4 was not moved.

A vote was taken on amendment 6:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

12

3

37

52

Amendment 6 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 7:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

4

1

52

Amendment 7 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 8:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

1

37

52

Amendment 8 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 9:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

4

37

52

Amendment 9 was not agreed.

Amendment 17 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 10:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

4

37

52

Amendment 10 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 11:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

4

37

52

Amendment 11 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 12:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

4

37

52

Amendment 12 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 13:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

4

37

52

Amendment 13 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

1

4

52

Amendment 1 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

48

1

3

52

Amendment 2 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 14:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

5

36

52

Amendment 14 was not agreed.

All sections and schedules of the Bill were deemed agreed, concluding Stage 3 proceedings.

 


Meeting: 10/02/2021 - Plenary - Fifth Senedd (Item 8)

Debate: Stage 4 of the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill

Minutes:

The item started at 17.26

Stage 4 motion to approve the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

36

9

5

50

The motion was agreed.

 

 


Meeting: 09/02/2021 - Committee of the Whole Senedd - Fifth Senedd (Item 1)

Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill - Stage 2: Consideration of Amendments

In accordance with Standing Order 26.21, the Committee will dispose of amendments to the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill in the following order: Sections 1–14.

 

Supporting documents:

Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum     

Marshalled List of Amendments

Groupings of Amendments

 

Minutes:

The meeting started at 1312

The Presiding Officer suspended proceedings in accordance with Standing Order 17.47 at 13.28

The meeting resumed at 13.33

 

Amendment 26 was withdrawn

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 10

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

5

37

51

Amendment 10 was not agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 11

For

Abstain

Against

Total

19

4

28

51

Amendment 11 was not agreed

 

Amendments 27, 28 and 29 were not moved

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 12

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

1

39

51

Amendment 12 was not agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1A

For

Abstain

Against

Total

19

1

30

50

Amendment 1A was not agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

2

10

49

Amendment 1 was agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 30

For

Abstain

Against

Total

21

0

28

49

Amendment 30 was not agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 13

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

4

37

51

Amendment 13 was not agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 15

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

5

36

51

Amendment 15 was not agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 31

For

Abstain

Against

Total

21

1

29

51

Amendment 31 was not agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 14

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

4

37

51

Amendment 14 was not agreed

 

Amendment 32 was not moved

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 16

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

1

39

51

Amendment 16 was not agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 33

For

Abstain

Against

Total

22

1

28

51

Amendment 33 was not agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 2

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

1

13

51

Amendment 2 was agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 17

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

4

37

51

Amendment 17 was not agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 18

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

5

36

51

Amendment 18 was not agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 3

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

4

0

51

Amendment 3 was agreed

 

Amendment 34 was not moved

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 19

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

3

37

51

Amendment 19 was not agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 20

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

4

37

51

Amendment 20 was not agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 21

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

4

37

51

Amendment 21 was not agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 22

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

4

37

51

Amendment 22 was not agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 23

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

4

37

51

Amendment 23 was not agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 24

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

4

36

50

Amendment 24 was not agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 4

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

4

0

51

Amendment 4 was agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 5

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

4

0

51

Amendment 5 was agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 6

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

1

11

51

Amendment 6 was agreed

 

Amendment 35 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i)

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 7

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

4

0

51

Amendment 7 was agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 8

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

4

0

51

Amendment 8 was agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 9

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

4

0

51

Amendment 9 was agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 25

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

1

40

51

Amendment 25 was not agreed

 

All sections of the Bill were deemed agreed, concluding Committee of the Whole Senedd proceedings.

 


Meeting: 08/02/2021 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

7 Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government: Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 30 – Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government, 3 February 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government and her response to the Committee’s recommendations in relation to the Bill.


Meeting: 02/02/2021 - Plenary - Fifth Senedd (Item 12)

The financial resolution in respect of the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill

NDM7578 Rebecca Evans (Gower) 

To propose that the Senedd, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69, arising in consequence of the Bill. 

Minutes:

The item started at 17.43

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

NDM7578 Rebecca Evans (Gower) 

To propose that the Senedd, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69, arising in consequence of the Bill. 

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

48

0

5

43

The motion was agreed.

 


Meeting: 02/02/2021 - Plenary - Fifth Senedd (Item 11)

Debate: The General Principles of the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill

NDM7579 Julie James (Swansea West) 

To propose that the Senedd accordance with Standing Order 26.102: 

Agrees to the general principles of the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill. 

The Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Senedd on 27 January 2021.

Supporting Documents

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 17.43

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

NDM7579 Julie James (Swansea West) 

To propose that the Senedd accordance with Standing Order 26.102: 

Agrees to the general principles of the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill. 

The Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Senedd on 27 January 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

48

0

5

53

The motion was agreed.

 

 


Meeting: 01/02/2021 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill: Evidence session

Julie James, Minister for Housing and Local Government

Christopher Warner, Deputy Director – Constitution and Justice, Welsh Government

Dorian Brunt, Senior Lawyer, Welsh Government

 

Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill

Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill – Explanatory Memorandum

 

CLA(5)-04-21 – Briefing

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 1 – Bill summary

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 2 - Written statement, 27 January 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from the Minister for Housing and Local Government in relation to the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill.


Meeting: 26/01/2021 - Plenary - Fifth Senedd (Item 11)

Motion under Standing Order 26.98(ii) to agree a timetable for the Bill to be known as the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill

NDM7558 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 26.98(ii):

Agrees that the timetable for the government Emergency Bill to be known as the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill will be as set out in the Timetable for consideration of the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill laid before the Senedd on 19 January 2021.

Minutes:

The item started at 16.56

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

NDM7558 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 26.98(ii):

Agrees that the timetable for the government Emergency Bill to be known as the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill will be as set out in the Timetable for consideration of the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill laid before the Senedd on 19 January 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

0

5

52

The motion was agreed.

 


Meeting: 26/01/2021 - Plenary - Fifth Senedd (Item 10)

Motion under Standing Order 26.95 that a Bill to be known as the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill be treated as a Government Emergency Bill

NDM7557 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 26.95:

Agrees that a government Bill to be known as the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill and to be introduced in the Senedd be treated as a government Emergency Bill.

In accordance with Standing Order 26.95A, a statement relating to the Bill to be known as the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill was laid before the Senedd on 19 January 2021.

Minutes:

The item started at 16.56

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

NDM7557 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 26.95:

Agrees that a government Bill to be known as the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill and to be introduced in the Senedd be treated as a government Emergency Bill.

In accordance with Standing Order 26.95A, a statement relating to the Bill to be known as the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill was laid before the Senedd on 19 January 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

0

5

52

The motion was agreed.