Agenda and minutes
Venue: Presiding Officer’s office, 4th floor - Tŷ Hywel. View directions
Contact: Aled Elwyn Jones
Introductions, apologies and substitutions
Minutes of the previous meeting
minutes for the meeting were agreed by the Committee for publication.
Organisation of Business
This Week's Business
Following the attacks in
Christchurch and Utrecht, the Deputy Presiding Officer will say a few words at the
start of Plenary today and will invite Members to join her in observing a
Time for items other than the Stage 3 will take place after the last item of
will be a 10 minute break before Stage 3 proceedings begin.
voting will take place before the short debate.
Three Week Timetable of Government 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 1 May
Debate on the Public Accounts Committee report:
The Welsh Government’s relationship with Pinewood (60 mins)
Debate on the External Affairs and Additional
Legislation Committee report: Wales’ future relationship with Europe and the
World (60 mins)
Member Debates - selection of motion for debate
Debate – selection of motion for debate
Business Managers selected the
following motion for debate on 27 March:
Andrew RT Davies
propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
the importance of rugby to the people of Wales, the economic benefits the game
delivers, and its special place in the fabric of communities across our nation;
the financial and structural challenges currently facing rugby in Wales;
the potential ramifications of the Welsh Rugby Union’s ‘Project Reset’ on
professional rugby and the regional structure in Wales, and on the additional
community and grassroots services the regions currently provide; and
the strong concerns voiced by fans regarding a potential merger of the Ospreys
and Scarlets’ regions.
Calls on the Welsh Government to work with the Welsh Rugby Union and regional/club
partners to protect rugby in Wales and develop a sustainable long-term model
for the game at a regional and grassroots level.
Legislative Consent Memorandum on the River Authorities and Land Drainage Bill
Managers noted that the Plenary debate is proposed to take place on 30 April
for 15 minutes, and that this allows for 3 sitting weeks of committee scrutiny
instead of the usual 6 weeks, due to UK Parliamentary timelines.
Managers agreed to refer the LCM to the Climate Change, Environment and Rural
Affairs Committee, with a reporting deadline of 25 April.
Timetable for consideration of the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill - CYPE response
Managers confirmed their in principle decision of 5 March to refer the Bill to
the Children, Young People and Education Committee for Stage 1 consideration
with a reporting deadline of 19 July. Business Managers agreed a deadline of 8
November 2019 for Stage 2 committee proceedings.
CLA request for additional meeting slot
Managers agreed the request.
Committee agreed to invite UKIP to fill the vacancy on the Petitions Committee.
Neil Hamilton stated that the UKIP Group needed to have a general discussion on
the allocation of their committee places, before nominating a member to fill
the vacancy on the Petitions Committee.
for the Scrutiny of the First Minister
Managers agreed to table a motion to elect Janet Finch-Saunders as a member of
the Scrutiny of the First Minister Committee in place of David Rowlands. The
motion will be added to tomorrow’s Plenary agenda.
Deputy Presiding Officer informed Business Managers that papers on the
Collation of Guidance and on Standing Orders for Consolidation Bills will be on
the agenda for next week.