Agenda and minutes
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Introductions, apologies and substitutions
Minutes of the previous meeting
The minutes for the meeting were agreed by the
Committee for publication.
Organisation of Business
This Week's Business
On Tuesday, Voting Time would be after the final item
of business. On Wednesday, Business Committee agreed that Voting Time would
take place before the Short Debate.
Three Week Timetable of Government Business
Business Committee noted the 3 Week Timetable of
Business Managers also noted that the Cabinet Secretary
for Education had moved her OAQs from 18 January to 11 January due to foreign
travel commitments. The usual rotation would then resume. The Counsel General
would therefore be the only member of the government answering questions on 18
Three Week Timetable of Assembly Business
determined the organisation of Assembly business and agreed to schedule the
following items of business:
Wednesday 14 December 2016
Time allocated to Plaid
Wednesday 18 January 2017 –
Trade Union (Wales) Bill
Business Managers agreed in
principle to refer the Trade Union (Wales) Bill to the Equality, Local
Government and Communities Committee (ELGC) for Stage 1 consideration.
Business Managers agreed to
defer a decision on the Bill’s timetable until a future meeting to allow for
consultation with the ELGC Committee.
Paul Davies raised the
issue of the Assembly’s competence to deal with this piece of legislation and
the Llywydd confirmed that this would be referred to her for consideration
prior to the Bill’s introduction as usual.
Christmas Recess Tabling Arrangements
Business Committee approved
the proposed tabling arrangements for the Christmas recess period.
Business Managers noted
that the Finance Committee would be laying its report on the Land Transaction
Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill on or before 22 December.
Procedural Work Programme
Review of the Public Petitions Arrangements
In September, Business
Managers agreed to write to the Petitions Committee for its view on the
recommendations set out in the Review of the Public Petitions Arrangements
report published by its predecessor committee in February 2016.
The Committee noted a
response from the Petitions Committee which set out the recommendations the
Committee intends to take forward and those it does not.
Business Managers requested
that the Clerk bring forward a paper in the New Year on how the changes could