Agenda and minutes
Venue: Presiding Officer’s office, 4th floor - Tŷ Hywel. View directions
Contact: Aled Elwyn Jones
Introductions, apologies and substitutions
The Deputy Presiding Officer sent her apologies, due to
attending a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference in London.
Minutes of the previous meeting
minutes for the meeting were agreed by the Committee for publication.
Organisation of Business
This Week's Business
Voting Time will take place after
the last item of business.
All voting will take place before
the Short Debate.
Three Week Timetable of Government Business
Trefnydd confirmed that Voting Time on 25 June will be before Stage 3 of the
Legislation (Wales) Bill.
Three Week Timetable of Assembly Business
Committee determined the organisation of Assembly business and agreed to
schedule the following items of business:
10 July 2019 –
on the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications report - Film and major
television production in Wales (60 mins)
on the General Principles of the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill (60 mins)
allocated to Plaid Cymru (60 mins)
Timetable for the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill
Managers agreed in principle to refer the Bill to the Climate Change
Environment and Rural Affairs Committee to consider its general principles, and
to write to the committee to consult on the proposed timetable.
The effect of recent changes to group membership on committees
Jones explained that the Brexit Party group had not taken up the 5th
Committee seat offered to them as none of the Brexit Party group Members wanted
to sit on more than one Committee. Business Managers noted that some Members of
other groups sit on at least two committees.
Managers agreed to table the relevant motions to remove Labour, Conservative
and Plaid Cymru Members from committees, to reduce the size of the seven
eight-Member policy and legislation committees to six Members each. They also
agreed to table motions to elect Michelle Brown to the Petitions Committee,
Neil Hamilton to Climate Change Environment and Rural Affairs Committee and
Gareth Bennett to Public Accounts Committee.
Managers considered a proposal to reduce the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs
Committee’s membership down to 4 Members, and agreed to return to the matter at
next week’s meeting following consultation with groups.