Meetings

Legislation – Business Committee

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.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 07/02/2023 - Business Committee (Item 4.2)

Correspondence from the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee regarding the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill LCM

Supporting documents:

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Meeting: 07/02/2023 - Business Committee (Item 4.)

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Meeting: 07/02/2023 - Business Committee (Item 4.1)

Correspondence from the Chair of the Health and Social Care Committee regarding the Health Service Procurement (Wales) Bill timetable

Supporting documents:

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Meeting: 31/01/2023 - Business Committee (Item 4.2)

Correspondence from the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee regarding the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

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Meeting: 31/01/2023 - Business Committee (Item 4.1)

The Non-Domestic Rating (Multiplier) (Wales) Regulations 2023

Supporting documents:

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Meeting: 31/01/2023 - Business Committee (Item 4.)

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Meeting: 24/01/2023 - Business Committee (Item 4)

The Health Service Procurement (Wales) Bill - timetable

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee agreed to refer the Bill to the Health and Social Care Committee for consideration of the general principles. Business Committee agreed to defer a decision on the timetable for the Bill, including the Government’s request for a shortened period for Stage 1 scrutiny, in order to consult the Health and Social Care Committee and to return to the matter at a future meeting. 

 


Meeting: 24/01/2023 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 24/01/2023 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Correspondence from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution regarding the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee noted the letter regarding the current status of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill and the Government’s intention to bring forward a further Supplementary LCM containing all relevant amendments tabled for Report Stage in the House of Commons.

 


Meeting: 17/01/2023 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Correspondence from the Chair of the Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee regarding the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee noted the Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee's concerns regarding the timescales for scrutiny of the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill, as a result of the late laying of the LCM.

 

The Trefnydd confirmed that she would be responding to the Business Committee’s letter on this point, and would copy that response to committees.

 


Meeting: 17/01/2023 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 10/01/2023 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Correspondence from the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee regarding the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee noted the letter and the concerns raised by the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee regarding the potential implications for that Committee,  and the business of the Senedd, which may arise as a result of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill introduced in the UK Parliament.

 

Darren Millar suggested that Business Committee may wish to consider establishing an additional committee in order to respond to concerns about scrutiny capacity. Business Committee agreed to monitor developments and to maintain a dialogue with the Welsh Government, whilst keeping all options open.

 


Meeting: 10/01/2023 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Correspondence from the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee regarding the Historic Environment (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee considered the recommendations made by the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee in its report on the Bill and agreed to respond to accept both recommendations addressed to the Business Committee.

 

 


Meeting: 10/01/2023 - Business Committee (Item 4)

The Landfill Disposals Tax (Tax Rate) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

The Business Committee agreed to refer the Regulations to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee and the Finance Committee for scrutiny, and requested that the committees report by Monday 23 January 2023 to enable the regulations to be considered by the Senedd on Tuesday24 January 2023. 

 


Meeting: 10/01/2023 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Update on LCMs

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee considered an update from the Trefnydd and agreed to:

 

  • refer the supplementary LCM (Memorandum No 4) on the Online Safety Bill laid on 21 December to the Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee for scrutiny, with a reporting deadline, for this and previous LCMs on this Bill, of 2 March 2023;  
  • refer the supplementary LCM (Memorandum No 2) on the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill laid on 21 December to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee for scrutiny, with a reporting deadline, for this and previous LCMs on this Bill, of 2 March 2023;
  • refer the supplementary LCM (Memorandum No 2) on the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill laid on 4 January to the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee for scrutiny, with a reporting deadline, for this and previous LCMs on this Bill, of 9 March 2023;
  • refer the supplementary LCM (Memorandum No 4) on the Procurement Bill laid on 19 December to the Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee for scrutiny, with a reporting deadline, for this and previous LCMs on this Bill, of 2 March 2023.

 

 


Meeting: 10/01/2023 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Correspondence from the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee regarding the Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee noted the letter and the concerns expressed in relation to the expedited timetable of the Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill. The Llywydd indicated that she had met with the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee in December and agreed that officials will draft a report for Business Committee detailing the lessons learnt from the scrutiny process on this Bill, which can be referenced in the event of any future request for an expedited timetable for scrutiny of a Bill.

 


Meeting: 10/01/2023 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Papers to note - Correspondence between the First Minister and the Finance Committee regarding scrutiny of the financial implications of Bills

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee noted the letters and agreed to await a further response from the First Minister to the Finance Committee before giving any further consideration to the practice of voting on the Financial Resolution motion for Bills on the same day as the Stage 1 debate.

 


Meeting: 10/01/2023 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 13/12/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Correspondence from the Local Government and Housing Committee regarding legislative consent memoranda

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee considered the letter and agreed to respond to the Chair of the Local Government and Housing Committee, noting the concerns raised about the volume of Legislative Consent Memoranda and the impact upon the work of committees.

 

 


Meeting: 13/12/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Update on LCMs

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business considered an update from the Trefnydd and agreed to:

 

  • refer the supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (Memorandum No 3) on the Procurement Bill, laid on 6 December, to the Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee for scrutiny, with a reporting deadline of 16 February 2023, and noted that a further SLCM is expected to be laid prior to Christmas;
  • refer the supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (Memorandum No 4) on the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill, laid on 6 December, to the Local Government and Housing Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee for scrutiny, with a reporting deadline of 13 January 2023; and
  • refer the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill, laid on the 8 December, to the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee for scrutiny, with a reporting deadline of 16 January 2023. The Committee also agreed to write to the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd to express concern over the late laying of the LCM on this Bill, which has resulted in an extremely limited period of time being available to committees for scrutiny of the relevant provisions in the Bill.

 


Meeting: 13/12/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Correspondence from the Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee regarding the Food (Wales) Bill timetable

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee agreed the proposed timetable for scrutiny of the Food (Wales) Bill. 


Meeting: 13/12/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 06/12/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Update on LCMs

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee agreed to: 

 

  • refer the LCM on the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill laid on 29 November to the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee for scrutiny with a reporting deadline of 2 March 2023;
  • refer the supplementary LCM (Memorandum No 2) on the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill laid on 30 November to the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee, the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee, the Local Government and Housing Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee for scrutiny, with a reporting deadline of 16 February 2023; and
  • refer the supplementary LCM (Memorandum No 3) on the UK Infrastructure Bank Bill laid on 30 November to the Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee, the Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee, the Finance Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee for scrutiny, with a reporting deadline of 16 January 2023.

 


Meeting: 06/12/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Letter from the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd regarding Stage 4 of the Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Further to the indication given in the previous meeting, Business Committee noted the letter and the intention to hold the Stage 4 debate on the Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill immediately after today’s Stage 3 proceedings.


Meeting: 06/12/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 29/11/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Update on LCMs

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:


Meeting: 29/11/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

The Food (Wales) Bill - timetable

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee agreed that the Bill should be referred to theEconomy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committeefor consideration of the general principles.

 

Business Committee agreed to defer a decision on the timetable for the Bill in order to consult that Committee, and to return to the matter at a future meeting.

 


Meeting: 29/11/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Paper to note - letter from the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd to Committee Chairs regarding the Animals and Animal Health, Feed and Food, Plants and Plant Health (Amendment) Regulations 2022

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

 

Business Committee noted the letter.

 


Meeting: 29/11/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 29/11/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Letter from the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee regarding the Climate Change (Targeted Greenhouse Gases) Order 2022

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee noted the letter. The Llywydd stated her intention to meet with the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee to discuss the matter and will provide an update to Business Committee following that meeting.

 


Meeting: 29/11/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Letter from the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee regarding the Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee noted the letter and thanked the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee for raising this matter and agreed that it will take the points raised into account if and when it is required to consider any such request in future.

 


Meeting: 22/11/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Update on LCMs

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

 

Business Committee considered an update from the Trefnydd and agreed to:

 

  • refer the supplementary LCM (Memorandum No 3) on the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill laid on 17 November to the Local Government and Housing Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee for scrutiny, with a reporting deadline of 13 January 2023; and
  • extend the reporting deadline for the LCM on the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill to 16 February 2023, in anticipation of a revised LCM being laid.

 


Meeting: 22/11/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Legislation


Meeting: 15/11/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Update on LCMs

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:


Meeting: 15/11/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Legislation


Meeting: 08/11/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Letter from the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee regarding the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill LCM

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee considered correspondence sent by the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee to the Minister for Climate Change, which proposes that the Welsh Government should lay a revised Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill as a result of what the Committee considers to be deficiencies in the current Memorandum.

 

The Trefnydd confirmed that the Minister for Climate Change is currently considering the correspondence and will respond to the Committee shortly. The Trefnydd will update Business Committee as soon as further information is available, including as to whether the current reporting deadline for committees can be revised.

 


Meeting: 08/11/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Update on LCMs

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee considered an update on current LCMs and agreed:

 

  • to refer the LCM on the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee for scrutiny, with a reporting deadline of 9 February 2023; and
  • to further extend the reporting deadline on the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill LCM to 21 November 2022.

 


Meeting: 08/11/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Legislation


Meeting: 25/10/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Letter from the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee regarding their Annual Report 2021/22

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

The Business Committee considered the letter and agreed to respond to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee to concur that assessments of the time available for the Senedd to consider legislation are a matter for Business Committee, and to copy that response to the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution and the Trefnydd.

 


Meeting: 25/10/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Legislation


Meeting: 25/10/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

The Historic Environment (Wales) Bill - Timetable

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee noted the updated timetable reflecting changes to deadlines previously agreed by the Committee.

 

 


Meeting: 18/10/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Legislation


Meeting: 18/10/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Letter from the Chair of the Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee regarding the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill LCM

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee considered the request for an extension to the reporting deadline for the LCM on the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill. On the basis that a debate on the LCM has been scheduled for 8 November as a result of the timetable for the Bill at Westminster, Business Committee concluded that it is currently not possible for the reporting deadline to be extended. The Trefyndd indicated that, should the parliamentary timetable change, the Government would be willing to revisit the timetable for scrutiny of the LCM.

 


Meeting: 11/10/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

The Land Transaction Tax (Tax Bands and Tax Rates) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee agreed to refer the Regulations to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee with a reporting  Monday 7 November 2022, in order to enable these regulations to be considered by the Senedd on Tuesday8 November.  

 


Meeting: 11/10/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill - Stage 2

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee agreed in principle that the Bill be referred to the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee for Stage 2 proceedings, should the general principles be agreed by the Senedd.

 


Meeting: 11/10/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Update on LCMs

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee considered an update from the Welsh Government and agreed to refer the Supplementary LCM on the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill to the Local Government and Housing Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee for scrutiny, with a reporting deadline of 1 December.

 


Meeting: 11/10/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Letter from the Chair of the Equality and Social Justice Committee - The Social Partnership and Public Procurement (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee noted the response received from the Committee and agreed that no adjustment would be required to the existing timetable for scrutiny of the Bill.

 


Meeting: 11/10/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 04/10/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Letter from the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - The Historic Environment (Wales) Bill Timetable

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee considered correspondence from the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee and agreed short extensions to the reporting deadlines for the Initial Consideration stage on the Bill to 23 December 2022, and for the Detailed Committee Consideration stage to 10 March 2023.

 


Meeting: 04/10/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 27/09/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Letter from the Chair of the Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee - The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee noted the correspondence received from the Chair of the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee and agreed to respond to the letter. Business Committee agreed not to refer the Bill to a responsible Committee for consideration of the general principles in light of the work that the Committee has been able to carry out in recent weeks, and to agree the proposed timetable for consideration of the Bill.

 


Meeting: 27/09/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 20/09/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

The Agriculture (Wales) Bill - timetable

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee agreed to refer the Bill to the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee, and to defer a decision on the timetable for the Bill in order to consult the Committee and return to the matter at a future meeting.  

 


Meeting: 20/09/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Update on LCMs

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

The Trefnydd provided an update on UK Government bills and LCMs. The Business Committee agreed to:

 

  • refer the LCM on the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill for scrutiny to the Local Government and Housing Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee, with a reporting deadline of 1 December;
  • extend the reporting deadline for the LCM and the Supplementary LCM on the Procurement Bill to 24 November;
  • extend the reporting deadline for the LCM on the Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill to 1 December;
  • extend the reporting deadline for the LCM on the Schools Bill to 1 December;
  • maintain the current reporting deadline of 17 November for the LCM and the Supplementary LCM on the UK Infrastructure Bank Bill; and
  • note the update provided by the Government on other UK Bills and LCMs.

 


Meeting: 20/09/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill - revised timetable

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

The Trefnydd presented a revised timetable for scrutiny of the Bill, due to its introduction having been delayed until after to the period of National Mourning. The Business Committee agreed to consult the Climate Change, Environment and InfrastructureCommittee on the proposed revised timetable, and to return to the matter at the next meeting.   

 


Meeting: 20/09/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Legislation


Meeting: 12/07/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Letter from the Chair of the Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter in its consideration of the timetable for the  Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) (Bill).


Meeting: 12/07/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill - timetable

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee noted the proposed timetable from the Trefnydd and the correspondence received from the Chair of the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee, and agreed that a decision over whether the Bill should be referred to a responsible committee for consideration of its general principles should be taken once it has been introduced. Therefore, Business Committee agreed that it would return to further consideration of the Bill timetable at the beginning of the autumn term, taking into consideration whether any public consultation activity has been able to take place over the summer. 

 


Meeting: 12/07/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Update on LCMs

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee received an update on current LCMs and agreed to:       

 

  • refer the LCM on the Schools Bill to the Children, Young People and Education Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee for scrutiny, with a reporting deadline of 17 November.
  • refer the SLCM on the UK Infrastructure Bank Bill to the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee, the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee, the Finance Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee for scrutiny, with a reporting deadline of 17 November.
  • refer the SLCM on the Procurement Bill to the Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee for scrutiny, with a reporting deadline of 10 November.

 

The Trefnydd also provided an oral update on the wider LCM programme.

 


Meeting: 12/07/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Legislation


Meeting: 28/06/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Letter from the Chair of the Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee considered the request from the Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee for an extension to the reporting deadline on the LCM on the Procurement Bill and agreed to extend the reporting deadline to 10 November 2022.

 


Meeting: 28/06/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Letter from the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee considered the request from the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee for changes to be made to the proposed timetable for scrutiny of The Historic Environment (Wales) Bill and agreed to extend the reporting deadlines for Initial Consideration to 16 December 2022 and for Detailed Committee Consideration to 3 March 2023.

 


Meeting: 28/06/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Legislation


Meeting: 14/06/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Legislation


Meeting: 14/06/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Procurement Bill

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee agreed to refer the LCM on the Procurement Bill to the Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee with a reporting deadline of 6 October 2022.

 


Meeting: 14/06/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Letter from the Chair of the Equality and Social Justice Committee - The Social Partnership and Public Procurement (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee agreed the proposed timetable for scrutiny of The Social Partnership and Public Procurement (Wales) Bill.

 


Meeting: 14/06/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Historic Environment (Wales) Bill - Timetable

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee received a briefing on the process for scrutinising a consolidation bill and referred the Historic Environment (Wales) Bill to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee for scrutiny. Business Committee agreed to defer a decision on the timetable for the Bill in order to consult the Committee and return to the matter at a future meeting.  

 


Meeting: 07/06/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Update on LCMs

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee received an update on current LCMs and agreed to:

 

  • refer the LCM on the Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill to the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee, the Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee with a reporting deadline of 29 September 2022.  The ETRA and PAPA Committees would be encouraged to discuss between them which Committee would take the lead on this scrutiny from a policy perspective;
  • refer the LCM on the UK Infrastructure Bank Bill to the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee, the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee, the Finance Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee with a reporting deadline of 29 September 2022. The CCEI, ETRA and Finance Committees would be encouraged to discuss between them which Committee would take the lead on this scrutiny from a policy perspective;
  • note the position and letters received in relation to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill and the Procurement Bill, and to await a further update at a future meeting.

 

 


Meeting: 07/06/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Letter from the Minister for Climate Change - The Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter.

 


Meeting: 07/06/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government - The Procurement Bill

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter.

 


Meeting: 07/06/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 24/05/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Legislation


Meeting: 17/05/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Letter from the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee considered the letter from the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee and the points raised about the opportunities for Member Bills in the Committee’s recent report on the Welsh Government’s Legislative Consent Memorandum on the British Sign Language Bill. Business Committee agreed to consider a paper regarding the potential for reviewing the Member Bill selection process.

 


Meeting: 17/05/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Legislation


Meeting: 10/05/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulations 2022

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

The Business Committee agreed that the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee should report on The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulations 2022 by the morning of Tuesday17 May 2022.

 


Meeting: 10/05/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Legislation


Meeting: 26/04/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Letter from the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee regarding their report on the Welsh Tax Acts etc. (Power to Modify) Bill

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee noted the letter and the recommendation of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee in relation to amending Standing Orders. Business Committee agreed to return to consider the recommendation further if and when the Bill is enacted.

 


Meeting: 26/04/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Letter from the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee regarding the Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (Memorandum No. 2) on the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee noted the letter and that the concerns raised will be addressed as part of ongoing discussions about the LCM process between Senedd Commission officials and Welsh Government counterparts


Meeting: 26/04/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulations 2022

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

The Business Committee noted the letter and that the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee has reported on the regulations ahead of the debate in Plenary on Tuesday26 April


Meeting: 26/04/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Legislation


Meeting: 26/04/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Update on LCMs

Minutes:

Business Committee received an oral update on current LCMs and agreed:

 

  • to refer the LCM on the Online Safety Bill to the Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee with a reporting deadline of 21 July 2022.
  • to note that as no amendments were tabled for consideration in the House of Lords to the British Sign Language Bill, it will now move to Lords Third Reading on 27 April.
  • to note that the SLCM on the Health and Care Bill was laid on 5 April and that a reporting deadline of this morning (26 April) had been set at the previous meeting.
  • to note that consideration of the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill at Westminster stalled following Commons Committee stage in November. Consequently, the Bill was made subject to a carry-over motion on 25 April and will therefore return in the next Parliamentary session.

 


Meeting: 29/03/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Update on LCMs

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Update on LCMS

 

Business Committee received an update on current LCMs and agreed:

 

  • to note that the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee will report on the latest SLCM (No. 5) on the Building Safety Bill this morning ahead of the proposed debate this afternoon;
  • to refer the SLCM (No. 4) on the Health and Care Bill to the Health and Social Care Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee for scrutiny, with a reporting deadline of the morning of 26 April;
  • to await a further update on the timetable in respect of the Online Safety Bill.

 

 


Meeting: 29/03/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 15/03/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 15/03/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Update on LCMs

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 225

Minutes:

Business Committee received an update on current LCMs and agreed:

 

  • to refer the LCM on the British Sign Language Bill to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee and the Equality and Social Justice Committee for scrutiny, with a reporting deadline of 26 May.
  • not to refer the SLCM (No.3) on the Professional Qualifications Bill for scrutiny by a committee in light of the tabling of late amendments and the timetable for the remaining stages of the Bill at Westminster.

Meeting: 08/03/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Update on LCMs

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 228

Minutes:

Business Committee received an update on current LCMs and agreed:

 

  • not to refer the Supplementary LCM (Memorandum No 2) on the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill to a committee for scrutiny in light of the debate being held today.
  • to note that the Supplementary LCM (Memorandum No 2) on the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill has been withdrawn and replaced; and agreed to keep the existing reporting deadline of 31 March, until further information regarding the timetable for the passage of the Bill at Westminster is known.

 


Meeting: 08/03/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 01/03/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Update on LCMs

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 233

Minutes:

Business Committee received an update on current LCMs and agreed:

 

  • To refer Supplementary LCM (Memorandum No 4) on the Building Safety Bill to the Local Government and Housing Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee with a reporting deadline of the morning of 22 March.
  • not to refer the Supplementary LCM (Memorandum No 5) on the Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to a committee for scrutiny in light of the Plenary debate proposed for this afternoon.
  • extend the reporting deadline for the Supplementary LCM (Memorandum No 2) on the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill to 31 March 2022.
  • not to refer the Supplementary LCM (Memorandum No 2) on the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill, which is due to be laid this week, to a committee for scrutiny in light of the Plenary debate due to be held on 8 March 2022.

 


Meeting: 01/03/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2022

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 236

Minutes:

Business Committee noted that the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee will report on these regulations ahead of today’s debate in Plenary.

 


Meeting: 01/03/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 08/02/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 08/02/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Letter from the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 01/02/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Health and Care Bill

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 246

Minutes:

Business Committee agreed to refer the Supplementary LCM (Memorandum No 3) on the Health and Care Bill to the Health and Social Care Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee with a reporting deadline of the morning of 15 February 2022.

 


Meeting: 01/02/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 25/01/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 25/01/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Building Safety Bill and Update on current LCMs

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 253

Minutes:

Business Committee agreed to:

  • refer the supplementary LCM (Memorandum No 3) on the Building Safety Bill to the Local Government and Housing Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee with a reporting deadline of 17 March 2022;
  • revise the reporting deadline for the Supplementary LCM on the Health and Care Bill to the morning of 15 February 2022;
  • revise the reporting deadline for the LCM on the Nationality and Borders Bill to the morning of 15 February 2022; and
  • note that the Welsh Government intends to consider the position in relation to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill further once there is greater clarity over the content of the Bill at Westminster.

 


Meeting: 11/01/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Legislative Consent Memorandums on the Health and Care Bill, the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, the Subsidiary Control Bill and the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 256

Minutes:

Business Committee agreed to:

  • refer the Supplementary LCM (No 2) on the Health and Care Bill to the Health and Social Care Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee with a reporting deadline of 17 February 2022;
  • refer the Supplementary LCM (No 3) and Supplementary LCM (Memorandum No 4) on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee with a reporting deadline of no later than the morning of 18 January 2022;
  • refer the Supplementary LCM (No 2) on the Subsidy Control Bill to the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee with a reporting deadline of 3 March 2022; and
  • refer the Revised Supplementary LCM (No 2) on the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill to the  Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee with a reporting deadline of 3 March 2022.

 


Meeting: 11/01/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 14/12/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Legislative Consent Memorandums on the Cultural Objects (Protection from Seizure) Bill, the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill, and the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 261

Minutes:

Business Committee agreed to:

 

·         refer the LCM on the Cultural Objects (Protection from Seizure) Bill to the Culture, Communication, Welsh Language, Sport and International Relations Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee, with a reporting deadline of 10 March 2022;

·         refer the SLCM (No 2) on the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill to the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee, and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee, with a reporting deadline of 17 February 2022; and

·         refer the SLCM (No 3) on the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill to the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee, the Children Young People and Education Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee, with a reporting deadline of the morning of 11 January 2022.

In addition, it was agreed that the LCM for the Nationality and Borders Bill, which had been considered at the previous meeting, could also be referred to the Children, Young People and Education Committee.

 


Meeting: 14/12/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 22) Regulations 2021

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 264

Minutes:

Business Committee agreed that the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee should report on the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 21) Regulations 2021by Monday10 January 2022.

 


Meeting: 14/12/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 07/12/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Legislative Consent Memorandums on the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill, the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill, the Professional Qualifications Bill, the Nationality and Borders Bill; and update on current Legislative Consent Memorandums

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 269

Minutes:

Business Committee agreed to:

 

·         refer the LCM on the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee and the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee with a reporting deadline of 10 February 2022;

·         refer the SLCM (No. 3) on the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill for scrutiny to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee and the Local Government and Housing Committee with a revised reporting deadline of the morning of 14 December 2021;

·         refer the SLCM (No.2) on the Professional Qualifications Bill to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee and the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee with a reporting deadline of 10 February 2022;

·         refer the LCM on the Nationality and Borders Bill to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee and the Health and Social Care Committee with a reporting deadline of 10 February 2022;

·         note the latest position on LCMs.

 


Meeting: 07/12/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 30/11/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 23/11/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 02/11/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Letter from the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee on Legislative Consent Memoranda

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 278

Minutes:

Business Committee noted the wider issues raised in relation to Legislative Consent Memoranda and to consider these further following the conclusion of discussions taking place between Senedd and government officials.

 

Business Committee also agreed in principle that the reporting deadlines for the following LCMs be extended pending further advice from Senedd and Welsh Government officials:

  • Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill;
  • Subsidy Control Bill;
  • Building Safety Bill;
  • Health and Care Bill;
  • Elections Bill.

 

New reporting deadlines for each LCM will be proposed for agreement outside of committee, following discussion with the Welsh Government.

 


Meeting: 02/11/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 12/10/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 05/10/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 28/09/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 17) Regulations 2021

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 287

Minutes:

Business Committee noted the Welsh Government’s letter and intention for the Senedd to debate these regulations on Tuesday5 October and that, under the draft affirmative procedure, this would mean that the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee would need to report to an earlier deadline as a result. 

 


Meeting: 28/09/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Update on current Legislative Consent Memorandums

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 290

Minutes:

Business Committee agreed that Senedd and government officials should discuss issues around Legislative Consent Memorandum deadlines and look in more detail at which committees are facing challenges in reporting to current deadlines as well as how deadlines are proposed more generally.  Further consideration would also be given to the potential for providing further additional meeting slots this term for committees engaged in the scrutiny of LCMs.

 

Business Committee also agreed to:

 

·         refer the LCM on the Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualifications (Dissolved Companies) Bill to the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee, with a provisional reporting deadline of 18 November 2021;

·         refer the SLCM (No. 2) on the Building Safety Bill to the Local Government and Housing Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee, with a provisional reporting deadline of 18 November 2021;

·         revise the reporting deadline on the LCM on the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill to 18 November 2021 initially; and

·         note the latest position on LCMs.

 


Meeting: 28/09/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 14/09/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 14/09/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Letter from the Counsel General

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 297

Minutes:

Business Committee agreed to refer the letter and paper to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee to review and report on.

 


Meeting: 14/09/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Update on current Legislative Consent Memorandums

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 300

Minutes:

Business Committee agreed to:

·         refer the LCM on the Subsidy Control Bill to the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee, with a reporting deadline of 4 November 2021;

·         refer the LCM on the Building Safety Bill to the Local Government and Housing Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee, with a reporting deadline of 4 November 2021;

·         refer the LCM on the Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill to the Equality and Social Justice Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee, with a reporting deadline of 4 November 2021;

·         refer the LCM on the Health and Care Bill to the Health and Social Care Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee, with a reporting deadline of 4 November 2021;

·         refer the supplementary LCM (No.2) on the Environment Bill to the to the Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee with a reporting deadline of 23 September 2021;

·         refer the LCM on the Elections Bill to the Local Government and Housing Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee, with a reporting deadline of 4 November 2021; and

·         note the latest position on LCMs.

 


Meeting: 13/07/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 06/07/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Update on current Legislative Consent Memorandums

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 305

Minutes:

Business Committee noted the latest position on LCMs, and agreed to refer the Supplementary LCM on the Armed Forces Bill to the Equality and Social Justice Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee with a reporting deadline of 21 October 2021.

 


Meeting: 06/07/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 29/06/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Update on Legislative Consent Memoranda

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 310

Minutes:

Business Committee noted the latest position on LCMs, and agreed to:

 

·         refer the LCM on Leasehold Reform (Ground Rents) Bill to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee and the Local Government and Housing Committee with a reporting deadline of 14 October 2021;

·         refer the LCM on the Armed Forces Bill to the  Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee and the Equality and Social Justice Committee with a reporting deadline of 14 October 2021;

·         refer the LCM on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee with a reporting deadline of 14 October 2021;

·         refer the LCM on the Environment Bill to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee and the Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee with a reporting deadline of 13 September 2021 and to note the proposed legislative consent motion debate date of 14 September;

·         refer the LCM on the Professional Qualifications Bill to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee and the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee with a reporting deadline of 30 September 2021; and

·         refer the LCM on Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee and the Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee with a reporting deadline of 14 October 2021.

 


Meeting: 29/06/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 22/06/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Update on current Legislative Consent Memorandums

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 315

Minutes:

Business Committee agreed that the Environment Bill and the Professional Qualifications Bill will be referred to committees once they are established.  The Trefnydd agreed to confirm the timings for the Environment Bill.

 


Meeting: 22/06/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 08/06/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

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Meeting: 08/06/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Update on current Legislative Consent Memorandums

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 322

Minutes:

Business Committee agreed that committees could be invited to report on the LCMs for the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rents) Bill, the Armed Forces Bill and the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill following the summer recess, and that they would take a formal decision on referral and reporting deadlines once committees had been established.