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Standing Orders

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Meeting: 13/07/2022 - Plenary (Item 6)

Motion to amend Standing Orders - Proxy Voting

NDM8062 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 33.2:

1. Considers the report of the Business Committee, ‘Amending Standing Orders: Temporary Standing Orders 12.41A-H on Proxy Voting’, laid in the Table Office on 6 July 2022.

2. Approves the proposal to amend Standing Order 12, as set out in Annex A of the Business Committee’s report.

Minutes:

The item started at 15.24

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

NDM8062 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 33.2:

1. Considers the report of the Business Committee, ‘Amending Standing Orders: Temporary Standing Orders 12.41A-H on Proxy Voting’, laid in the Table Office on 6 July 2022.

2. Approves the proposal to amend Standing Order 12, as set out in Annex A of the Business Committee’s report.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

14

52

The motion was agreed.

 


Meeting: 13/07/2022 - Plenary (Item 5)

Motion to amend Standing Orders - Standing Order 34 and remote participation in Senedd proceedings

NDM8063 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 33.2:

1. Considers the report of the Business Committee, ‘Amending Standing Orders: Standing Order 34 and remote participation in Senedd proceedings’, laid in the Table Office on 6 July 2022.

2. Approves the proposals to amend Standing Orders 6, 12 and 17, as set out in Annex A of the Business Committee’s report.

3. Notes the Business Committee’s recommendation that Standing Order 34 should cease to have effect, as scheduled, on 1 August 2022.

Minutes:

The item started at 15.24

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

NDM8063 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 33.2:

1. Considers the report of the Business Committee, ‘Amending Standing Orders: Standing Order 34 and remote participation in Senedd proceedings’, laid in the Table Office on 6 July 2022.

2. Approves the proposals to amend Standing Orders 6, 12 and 17, as set out in Annex A of the Business Committee’s report.

3. Notes the Business Committee’s recommendation that Standing Order 34 should cease to have effect, as scheduled, on 1 August 2022.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

14

52

The motion was agreed.

 


Meeting: 05/07/2022 - Business Committee (Item 6)

Consideration of draft report on amending Standing Orders: Temporary Standing Orders 12.41 A-H on Proxy Voting

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 6

Minutes:

Business Committee considered and agreed the report.

 


Meeting: 05/07/2022 - Business Committee (Item 6)

Standing Orders


Meeting: 28/06/2022 - Business Committee (Item 6)

Standing Orders


Meeting: 28/06/2022 - Business Committee (Item 7)

Review of Standing Order 12.41 A-H on Proxy Voting

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 13

Minutes:

Business Committee considered the temporary Standing Orders (12.41A-H) on proxy voting for parental leave and agreed to propose to the Senedd that these are extended to 1 April 2023 in order to enable a full review of the provisions at a later date, following the conclusion of the current review of Standing Order 34 and remote participation.

 


Meeting: 26/05/2022 - Chairs' Forum (Item 3.)

Standing Order 34 review and future ways of working

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 16

Meeting: 03/05/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Review of Standing Order 34 and remote participation in Plenary: proposed approach

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 18

Minutes:

 

Business Committee agreed the proposed terms of reference and approach to evidence gathering for the review, including that it should consider both the status of provisions currently contained within Standing Order 34 (Emergency Procedures) and continuation of remote participation in Senedd proceedings in the medium-term before summer recess. Business Committee also agreed that the longer-term position in relation to remote participation and voting, including for future Senedd terms, should be subject to further consideration and consultation later in this Senedd term.

 


Meeting: 03/05/2022 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Standing Orders


Meeting: 22/03/2022 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Remote participation in Plenary and review of Standing Order 34

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 23

Minutes:

Business Committee agreed that remote participation and voting in Plenary meetings should continue following Easter recess and held an initial discussion about the longer-term position. The Committee agreed that the Secretariat should bring forward further detailed proposals early in the summer term for conducting a full review of Standing Order 34 (Emergency Procedures) and the future availability of remote and hybrid participation in Senedd business.

 

Business Managers also noted that a review of Standing Order 12.41A-H (Proxy Voting) is also required before the summer recess.

 


Meeting: 22/03/2022 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Standing Orders


Meeting: 07/12/2021 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Letter from the Chair of the Standards of Conduct Committee

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 28

Minutes:

Business Committee considered the letter from the Standards of Conduct Committee and agreed to invite that Committee to consider the points raised in relation to Standing Orders 2.6 and 2.7 (Declaration of Registerable Interests) as part of its planned review of registration of interests.

 


Meeting: 07/12/2021 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Standing Orders


Meeting: 07/12/2021 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Proposal to amend Standing Order 23.4 relating to the signature threshold for petitions

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 33
  • Restricted enclosure 34

Minutes:

Business Committee agreed the draft Business Committee Report on the change requested by the Petitions Committee, and to table a motion to revise Standing Orders for debate in Plenary on Wednesday 15 December 2021.

 

 


Meeting: 23/11/2021 - Business Committee (Item 6)

Signature threshold for petitions

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 37

Minutes:

Business Committee agreed to amend Standing Orders to increase the threshold for petitions, and that a report setting out the change required should be provided at a future meeting.

 

Business Committee also asked that the Petitions Committee monitor the effect of a new threshold on the number of petitions received and considered, noting that capacity should not be a barrier to petitions being considered.

 


Meeting: 23/11/2021 - Business Committee (Item 6)

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Meeting: 17/11/2021 - Plenary (Item 5)

Motion to amend Standing Orders: Membership of the Standards of Conduct Committee

NDM7826 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 33.2:

1. Considers the report of the Business Committee, ‘Amending Standing Orders: Membership of the Standards of Conduct Committee’, laid in the Table Office on 9 November 2021.

2. Approves the proposals to amend Standing Order 22, as set out in Annex A of the Business Committee’s report.

Minutes:

The item started at 15.26

NDM7826 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 33.2:

1. Considers the report of the Business Committee, ‘Amending Standing Orders: Membership of the Standards of Conduct Committee’, laid in the Table Office on 9 November 2021.

2. Approves the proposals to amend Standing Order 22, as set out in Annex A of the Business Committee’s report.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 


Meeting: 09/11/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Amending Standing Orders: Membership of the Standards of Conduct Committee

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 44
  • Restricted enclosure 45

Minutes:

Business Committee agreed the draft report, and to table a motion to revise Standing Orders for debate in Plenary on Wednesday 17 November 2021.

 


Meeting: 09/11/2021 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Standing Orders


Meeting: 19/10/2021 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Standing Orders


Meeting: 19/10/2021 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Letter from the Chair of the Standards of Conduct Committee

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 52

Minutes:

Business Committee considered the request to amend Standing Orders to allow substitutions at meetings of the Standards of Conduct Committee, other than when considering complaints. Business Committee agreed to amend Standing Order 22 as part of its review of Standing Orders.