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Transcript: Transcript for 18/01/2021 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Items
Note No. Item

10.00-10.30

1.

Technical briefing on forthcoming socio-economic duty regulations

Alyson Francis, Deputy Director, Communities Division, Welsh Government

Shane Williams, Communities and Tackling Poverty Department, Welsh Government

Jodie Woodward, Lawyer Housing, Equalities and Regeneration Team, Welsh Government

 

CLA(5)-02-21 – Welsh Government briefing

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a technical briefing from Welsh Government officials on the forthcoming socio-economic duty regulations.

10.30

2.

Introduction, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

The Chair confirmed that, in accordance with Standing Order 34.19, he had determined that the public were excluded from the Committee’s meeting in order to protect public health.

 

There were no apologies or substitutions.

10.30-10.35

3.

Instruments that raise no reporting issues under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 1 – Statutory instruments with clear reports

Supporting documents:

3.1

SL(5)712 - The Education (Admission Appeals Arrangements) (Wales) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and was content.

10.35-10.40

4.

Instruments that raise issues to be reported to the Senedd under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3

4.1

SL(5)695 - The Official Feed and Food Controls (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 2 – Report

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 3 – Regulations

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 4 – Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting points identified.

4.2

SL(5)700 - The Firefighters’ Pension Schemes and Compensation Scheme (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 5 – Report

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 6 – Regulations

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 7 – Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting point identified.

4.3

SL(5)701 - The Planning Applications (Temporary Modifications and Disapplication) (No. 3) (Wales) (Coronavirus) Order 2020

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 8 – Report

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 9 – Order

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 10 – Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting point identified.

4.4

SL(5)716 - The Meat Preparations (Amendment and Transitory Modification) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 11 – Report

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 12 – Regulations

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 13 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 14 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 5 January 2021

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting point identified.

4.5

SL(5)714 - The Official Controls (Animals, Feed and Food, Plant Health Fees etc.) (Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 15 – Report

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 16 – Regulations

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 17 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 18 – Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, 23 December 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting points identified.

4.6

SL(5)718 - The Public Health (Protection from Eviction) (Wales) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 19 – Report

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 20 – Regulations

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 21 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 22 – Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government, 6 January 2021

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 23 – Written statement, 8 January 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and the Welsh Government response and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting points identified.

4.7

SL(5)719 – The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Restrictions) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 24 – Report

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 25 – Regulations

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 26 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 27 – Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services, 8 January 2021

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 28 – Written statement, 7 January 2021

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting points identified. The Committee also noted that the inconsistency highlighted in the technical reporting point has been addressed in The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Restrictions) (Amendment) (No.2) (Wales) Regulations 2021 which were made on Friday 15 January 2021 and which will be considered at a future meeting.

4.8

SL(5)720 - The Non-Domestic Rating (Multiplier) (Wales) Order 2021

CLA(5)-01-21 – Paper 29 – Report

CLA(5)-01-21 – Paper 30 – Order

CLA(5)-01-21 – Paper 31 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-01-21 – Paper 32 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 7 January 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting point identified.

10.40-10.45

5.

Instruments that raise issues to be reported to the Senedd under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3 - previously considered

5.1

SL(5)691 - The Digital Health and Care Wales (Establishment and Membership) Order 2020

CLA(5)-01-21 – Paper 33 – Report

CLA(5)-01-21 – Paper 34 – Welsh Government response

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Welsh Government response.

5.2

SL(5)692 - The Digital Health and Care Wales (Membership and Procedure) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-01-21 – Paper 35 – Report

CLA(5)-01-21 – Paper 36 – Welsh Government response

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Welsh Government response.

5.3

SL(5)708 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 37 – Report

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 38 – Welsh Government response

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Welsh Government response.

10.45-10.50

6.

Subordinate legislation that raises issues to be reported to the Assembly under Standing Order 21.7

6.1

SL(5)704 - Political Parties Campaign Expenditure (Senedd Elections) Code of Practice 2020

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 39 – Report

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 40 – Code of Practice

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 41 – Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Code of Practice and the Government response and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the points noted under Standing Order 21.7.

10.50-10.55

7.

Written Statements under Standing Order 30C

7.1

WS-30C(5)211 - The Framework for the Free Flow of Non-Personal Data (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 42 – Written statement

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 43 - Commentary

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the statement and the commentary, in particular that there is a disagreement between the Welsh Government and the UK Government as to whether consent is needed.

7.2

WS-30C(5)212 - The International Waste Shipments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 44 – Written statement

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 45 - Commentary

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the statement and the commentary.

7.3

WS-30C(5)213 - The Official Controls (Animals, Feed and Food, Plant Health etc) (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No.2) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 46 – Written statement

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 47 - Commentary

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the statement and the commentary.

10.55-11.00

8.

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Trade Bill - update

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 48 - Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 49 – Letter from the Counsel General, 11 January 2021

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 50 – Letter from the Counsel General, 13 January 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum and the correspondence from the Counsel General in relation to the Trade Bill.

11.00-11.05

9.

Papers to note

9.1

Correspondence from the Minister for Education: Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 51 – Letter from the Minister for Education, 11 January 2021

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 52 – Letter from the Minister for Education to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee, 11 January 2021

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 53 – Letter from the Minister for Education to the Chair of the Finance Committee, 11 January 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Minister for Education in relation to the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill.

9.2

Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government: The Public Health (Protection from Eviction) (Wales) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 54 – Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government, 13 January 2021

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 55 – Letter to the Minister for Housing and Local Government, 21 December 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government.

11.05

10.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

The Committee agreed the motion.

11.05-11.10

11.

Scrutiny of regulations made under the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 - update

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 56 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 8 January 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd.

11.10-11.25

12.

The European Union (Future Relationship) Act

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 57 – Letter from the Chair of the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee, 14 January 2021

CLA(5)-02-21 – Paper 58 – Research Service briefing

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the letter from Chair of the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee in relation to the European Union (Future Relationship) Act and received a briefing on the Act..