Meetings

Making Laws in Wales

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: 20/01/2016 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

Debate on the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee's report on Making Laws in Wales

NDM5922 David Melding (South Wales Central)

The National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee on its inquiry into Making Laws in Wales, laid in the Table Office on 8 October 2015.

The Welsh Government's response to the report was laid in the Table Office on 13 January 2016.

The Assembly Commission's response to the report was laid in the Table Office on 13 January 2016.

Supporting Documents

Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee's report
Welsh Government’s response
Assembly Commission's response
Business Committee’s response

Decision:

The item started at 14.25

NDM5922 David Melding (South Wales Central)

The National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee on its inquiry into Making Laws in Wales, laid in the Table Office on 8 October 2015.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 


Meeting: 21/09/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6.3)

Draft Report: Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

CLA(4)-22-15 – Paper 12 – Draft Report

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Meeting: 14/09/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5.3)

Draft Report Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

CLA(4)-21-15 – Paper 15 – Draft Report

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Meeting: 13/07/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

Inquiry into Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly: Draft Report

CLA(4)-20-15 – Paper 6 – Covering Paper

CLA(4)-20-15 – Paper 6 Annexe 1 – Responses from Expert Panel

CLA(4)-20-15 – Paper 6 Annexe 2 – Survey Results

CLA(4)-20-15 – Paper 6 Annexe 3 – Draft Report

CLA(4)-20-15 – Paper 6 Annexe 4 – Report from Charles Mynors

 

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Meeting: 15/06/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

Expert Panel: Consideration of the Draft Report Paper 4

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Meeting: 08/06/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Draft Report: Inquiry into Making laws in the Fourth Assembly

CLA(4)-15-15 – Paper 10 – Draft Report

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Meeting: 01/06/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Inquiry into Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly: Draft Report

CLA(4)-14-15 - Paper 14 – Draft Report

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Meeting: 18/05/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Evidence in relation to the Inquiry into Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

(Indicative time 14.30)

 

 

Huw Vaughan Thomas, Auditor General for Wales

Martin Peters, Wales Audit Office

 

CLA(4)-13-15 – Paper 1 – Written Evidence

CLA(4)-13-15 – Paper 1 A – Annex

CLA(4)-13-15 – Research Service Briefing

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Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from Huw Vaughan Thomas, the Auditor General for Wales and Martin Peters Compliance Manager, at the Wales Audit Office.


Meeting: 11/05/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly - Key Issues

CLA(4)-12-15 – Paper 11 – Covering Paper

CLA(4)-12-15 – Paper 12 – Key Issues

CLA(4)-12-15 – Paper 13 – Summary of Written Evidence

CLA(4)-12-15 – Paper 14 – Results of Questionnaire

 

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Meeting: 27/04/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Correspondence in relation to the Inquiry into Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

CLA(4)-11-15 – Paper 9 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Government Business

CLA(4)-11-15 – Paper 10 - Letter from First Legislative Counsel

CLA(4)-11-15 – Paper 11 - Letter from the Chair of the Finance Committee

 

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Meeting: 23/03/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Evidence in relation to the Inquiry into Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

(Indicative time 13.30)

 

Rt.Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister

Jeff Godfrey, Welsh Government

Dylan Hughes,First Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel, Welsh Government

 

CLA(4)-09-15 – Paper 1 – Written Evidence

CLA(4)-09-15 – Research Service Briefing

CLA(4)-09-15 – Briefing Annex A

CLA(4)-09-15 – Draft Transcript, 16 March 2015

 

 

 

 

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Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from the Rt.Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister.


Meeting: 16/03/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Evidence in relation to the Inquiry into Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

Public session

 

(Indicative time 15.00)

 

The Rt.Hon Sir David Lloyd Jones, Chair, Law Commission

Elaine Lorimer, Chief Executive, Law Commission

 

CLA(4)-08-15 – Paper 7 – Written Evidence

CLA(4)-08-15 – Research Service Briefing

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from the Rt.Hon Sir David Lloyd Jones, Chair of the Law Commission and Elaine Lorimer, Chief Executive of the Law Commission.


Meeting: 16/03/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Evidence in relation to the Inquiry into Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

(Indicative time 13.30)

 

Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Finance and Government Business

Jeff Godfrey, Welsh Government

Gill Lambert, Welsh Government

 

 

CLA(4)-08-15 – Paper 1 – Written Evidence

CLA(4)-08-15 – Research Service Briefing

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Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Finance and Government Business.

The Minister undertook to provide the Committee with information regarding the protocol for government White Papers and draft Bills  and a note on the changes made to the draft Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill as a result of consultation prior to its subsequent introduction.

 


Meeting: 09/03/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

Evidence in relation to the Inquiry into Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

(Indicative time 2.30pm)

 

Dr Ruth Fox, Director and Head of Research Hansard Society

 

CLA(4)-07-15 – Research Briefing

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from the Hansard Society.


Meeting: 09/03/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

Law in other Jurisdictions

CLA(4)-07-15 – Paper 9 – Law in Other Jurisdictions

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Meeting: 09/03/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Evidence in relation to the Inquiry into Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

(Indicative time 1.30pm)

 

Dylan Hughes, First Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel, Welsh Government

Huw Davies, Senior Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel, Welsh Government

Terry Kowal, Senior Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel, Welsh Government

 

CLA(4)-07-15 – Paper 1 – Written Evidence

CLA(4)-07-15 – Annex

CLA(4)-07-15 – Research Service Briefing

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Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from the Office of the Legislative Counsel.


Meeting: 02/03/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

Update on the Inquiry into Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

No paper – oral update


Meeting: 02/03/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Evidence in relation to the Inquiry into Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

(Indicative time 2.45pm)

 

Elaine Edwards

 

CLA(4)-06-15 – Paper 6 – Written evidence

CLA(4)-06-15 – Research Service Briefing

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Minutes:

The Committee received evidence from Elaine Edwards, Undeb Cenedlaethol Athrawon Cymru (UCAC)


Meeting: 09/02/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Evidence in relation to the Inquiry into Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

(indicative time 3.30pm – 4.00pm)

 

Welsh Language Commissioner

 

Meri  Huws, Welsh Language Commissioner

Dyfan Sion, Director of Policy and Research

 

 

CLA(4)-05-15 – Paper 3 – Written Evidence

 

CLA(4)-05-15 – Research Service Briefing

 

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Minutes:

The Committee received evidence from the Welsh Language Commissioner.


Meeting: 09/02/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Evidence in relation to the Inquiry into Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

(indicative time 2.30pm – 3.15pm)

 

Queen’s Printer

 

Carol Tullo, Director, Information Policy and Services

John Sheridan, Head of Legislation Services

Malcolm Todd, Head of Information Policy

 

CLA(4)-05-15 – Paper 1 – Written Evidence

 

CLA(4)-05-15 – Research Service Briefing

 

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Minutes:

The Committee received evidence from the Queen’s Printer.

 


Meeting: 02/02/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Evidence in relation to the inquiry into making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

(Indicative time 3.00pm – 3.45pm)

 

Elaine Edwards, General Secretary UCAC

 

CLA(4)-04-15Paper 1 – Written Evidence

CLA(4)-04-15 – Research Service Briefing

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Minutes:

This item of business has been postponed to a future meeting date.


Meeting: 19/01/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

Evidence in relation to the inquiry into Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

(Indicative time 3.40pm)

 

Civitas Law

 

Graham Walters

Minutes:

The Committee received evidence from Graham Walters.


Meeting: 19/01/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 8)

8 Evidence in relation to the inquiry into Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

(Indicative time 4.00pm)

 

Welsh Local Government Association

 

Marie Rosenthal, Lawyers in Local Government;

Naomi Alleyne, WLGA;

Tim Peppin, WLGA;

Daniel Hurford, WLGA

 

 

CLA(4)-02-15 – Paper 13 – Written Evidence

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Minutes:

The Committee received evidence from the Welsh Local Government Association.


Meeting: 19/01/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Evidence in relation to the inquiry into Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

(Indicative time 3.00pm)

 

British Medical Association

 

Dr Stephen Monaghan, Chair of the BMA Welsh Council Legislation Subcommittee

Mr Andrew Cross, Assistant Secretary, BMA Cymru Wales

Dr Rodney Berman, Senior Policy Executive, BMA Cymru Wales

 

 

CLA(4)-02-15 – Paper 12 – Written Evidence

CLA(4)-02-15 – Research Service Briefing

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received evidence from the British Medical Association.


Meeting: 24/11/2014 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Evidence in relation to the Making Laws Inquiry

(indicative time 3.30pm)

 

Mick Antoniw AM;

Peter Black AM;

Bethan Jenkins AM;

Darren Millar AM

 

 

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from a panel of Assembly Members who had taken their own Bills through the legislative process, or were in the process of doing so.


Meeting: 24/11/2014 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Evidence in relation to the Making Laws Inquiry

(Indicative time 2.30pm)

 

Dame Rosemary Butler AM, Presiding Officer

 

 

CLA (4)-29-14 – Paper 5 – Written evidence

CLA(4)-29-14 – Research Service Briefing

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from the Presiding Officer.


Meeting: 17/11/2014 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Evidence in relation to the Making Laws Inquiry

(Indicative time 1.30pm)

 

Theodore Huckle QC, Counsel General

 

CLA(4)-28-14 – Paper 1 – Written evidence from the Welsh Government

CLA(4)-28-14 – Research Service Briefing

CLA(4)-28-14 –Briefing Statement

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Evidence was received from Theodore Huckle QC, Counsel General for Wales.


Meeting: 10/11/2014 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

Making Laws Inquiry

CLA(4)-27-14 – Paper 14 – Feedback from 13 October Pierhead Event

CLA(4)-27-14 – Paper 15 - Notes of roundtable discussions

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Meeting: 06/10/2014 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

CLA(4)-24-14 – Paper 7 – Summary of Written Evidence

 

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Meeting: 15/09/2014 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Making Laws Inquiry - Update

CLA(4)-21-14 – Paper 30 – Update paper

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Meeting: 07/07/2014 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

Making Laws Inquiry

CLA(4)-19-14 – Paper 12 - Discussion with the communication team

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Meeting: 10/03/2014 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

Inquiry Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

CLA(4)-08-14 – Paper 3 – Draft Consultation Letter

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Meeting: 03/03/2014 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

Inquiry on Making Laws in Fourth Assembly

CLA(4)-07-14 – Paper 11 – Approach paper

CLA(4)-07-14 – Paper 12 – Revised terms of reference

CLA(4)-07-14 – Paper 13 – Revised consultation questions

CLA(4)-07-14 – Paper 14 – Detailed consultation questions

 

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Meeting: 17/02/2014 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

Inquiry on Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

CLA(4)-06-14Paper 7  Approach to Inquiry on Making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

CLA(4)-06-14Paper 7  Annexe 1 Original Scoping Paper

CLA(4)-06-14Paper 7  Annexe 2 Terms of Reference

CLA(4)-06-14Paper 7  Annexe 3 Counsultees

CLA(4)-06-14Paper 7  Annexe 4 Consutlation Questions

CLA(4)-06-14Paper 7  Annexe 5 Expert Adviser

 

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