Agenda and minutes

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No. Item


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


The Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure will be making a statement on the Champions League Final on Tuesday (45 mins)


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 Government Business.


Three Week Timetable of Assembly Business


Business Committee determined the organisation of Assembly business and agreed to schedule the following items of business:

Wednesday 10 May 2017 –

  • Debate on the Report by the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee: The Big Picture: The Committee’s Initial Views on Broadcasting in Wales (60 mins)moved to 14 June
  • Time allocated to the Welsh Conservatives (60 mins)


Wednesday 17 May 2017 –

  • Time allocated to the Welsh Conservatives (1260 mins)
  • Time allocated to the United Kingdom Independence Party (60 mins)


Wednesday 24 May 2017 –

  • Debate by Individual Members under Standing Order 11.21(iv) (60 mins)
  • Time allocated to the Welsh Conservatives (60 mins)
  • Time allocated to Plaid Cymru (60 mins)


Individual Member Debate Selection of Motion for Debate


Business Committee selected a motion for debate on 10 May.


Wednesday 10 May 2017 –



Mike Hedges (Swansea East)
Steffan Lewis (South Wales East)
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)
Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that policing is a devolved matter in Scotland an in Northern Ireland.

2. Calls for the devolution of policing to Wales.

3. Believes that specialist policing matters such as counter-terrorism are best co-ordinated at a UK level.



Business Managers agreed to schedule the next Individual Member Debate for 24 May.




Paper to note - Revised Timetable for the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill


Business Managers noted a revised timetable of the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill after agreeing outside of Committee to extend the reporting date for Stage 1 from 12 May to 24 May and the date for completion of Stage 2 from 14 July to 21 July. The Committee also agreed to a request by the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to hold an additional meeting on the afternoon of Monday 8 May to consider the evidence received during Stage 1, and the draft report. 


Paper to note - Letter from HSCS regarding the LCM on the Prisons and Courts Bill


Business Managers noted a letter from the Chair of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee informing them that they will not be reporting on the LCM on Prisons and Courts Bill in light of the fact that the Children, Young People and Education Committee has considered and will be reporting on Clauses 4-6: Prisons and Probation Ombudsman; investigations of deaths in secure children’s homes. Jane Hutt noted that this Bill would not now proceed further in Westminster given the impending dissolution of Parliament.

Any Other Business

In light of Mark Reckless leaving the UKIP group, the Llywydd informed Business Managers that a paper on the effect this will have on Committees will be circulated prior to next week’s meeting, when Business Managers will need to consider how to fill the vacancies.