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


This Week’s Business




·         The Government made the following changes to today’s Plenary business, revised hard copies of ‘This Weeks’ Business’ were circulated:

-     Statement by the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism: Tourism Strategy (45 mins) – Withdrawn

-     The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport will deliver the oral statement on ‘Apprenticeships: Investing in Skills for the Future’ (45 mins)


·         Voting Time will take place after the last item of business.


·         Plenary is unlikely to run past 18.05pm.





·         All voting other than on the Stage 3 debate will take place before the short debate.


·         There will not be a break before Stage 3 proceedings begin.




Three Week Timetable of Government Business


The Trefnydd circulated a revised hard copy of the ‘Three Week Timetable of Government Business’, all changes will be shown on the Business Statement and Announcement.



Three Week Timetable of Assembly Business


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


Wednesday 3 April 2019 –

·         Debate on a Member's Legislative Proposal (30 mins)

·         Time allocated to the Welsh Conservatives (60 mins)

·         Time allocated to Plaid Cymru (60 mins)





Request from CWLC to undertake an off-site visit


Business Managers agreed the request.


Any Other Business

Allocation of Committee Chairs


Darren Millar informed Business Managers that the Welsh Conservative Group now wished to nominate one of its Members for the position of the Petitions Committee Chair, in line with the decision in principle by Business Committee on 23 October 2018.


The majority decision was in favour of the re-allocation - Neil Hamilton objected.


A motion to re-allocate the Chair of the Petitions Committee to the Welsh Conservative Group will be taken as the last item of business during Plenary today. If agreed, the Llywydd will invite nominations at the start of tomorrow’s Plenary; a secret ballot will take place if more than one nomination is received.