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Transcript: Transcript for 01/02/2021 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd

Items
Note No. Item

09.30

1.

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.

09.30-10.30

2.

Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill: Evidence session

Julie James, Minister for Housing and Local Government

Christopher Warner, Deputy Director – Constitution and Justice, Welsh Government

Dorian Brunt, Senior Lawyer, Welsh Government

 

Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill

Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill – Explanatory Memorandum

 

CLA(5)-04-21 – Briefing

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 1 – Bill summary

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 2 - Written statement, 27 January 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from the Minister for Housing and Local Government in relation to the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill.

10.30-10.35

3.

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

3.1

SL(5)729 -The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, Operator Liability and Public Health Information to Travellers) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 3 – Report

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 4 – Regulations

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 5 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 6 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 22 January 2021

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 7 – Written statement, 22 January 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and the Welsh Government response, which was received during proceedings, and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting points identified.

3.2

SL(5)728 – The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Restrictions) (Amendment) (No. 3) (Wales) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 8 – Report

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 9 – Regulations

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 10 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 11 – Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services, 21 January 2021

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 12 - Written statement, 21 January 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

10.35-10.40

4.

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

4.1

SL(5)703 - The Marketing of Seeds and Plant Propagating Material (Amendment) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 13 – Report

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 14 – Welsh Government response

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Welsh Government response.

4.2

SL(5)707 - The National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 15 – Report

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 16 – Welsh Government response

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Welsh Government response.

 

4.3

SL(5)723 – The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Restrictions) (Amendment) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 17 – Report

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 18 – Welsh Government response

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Welsh Government response.

4.4

SL(5)725 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 19 – Report

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 20 – Welsh Government response

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Welsh Government response.

4.5

SL(5)726 – The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 21 – Report

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 22 – Welsh Government response

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Welsh Government response.

10.40-10.45

5.

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

5.1

SL(5)727 - The Candidate Election Expenses (Senedd Elections) Code of Practice 2021

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 23 – Report

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 24 – Code of Practice

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 25 – Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

10.45-10.50

6.

Statutory Instruments requiring Senedd consent (Statutory Instrument Consent Memorandums)

6.1

SICM(5)39 - The Electronic Commerce Directive (Education, Adoption and Children)(Amendment etc.) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 26 – Statutory Instrument Consent Memorandum

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 27 – Regulations

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 28 - Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 29 – Letter from the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services,

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 30 – Written statement

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 31 - Commentary

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Statutory Instrument Consent Memorandum, the letter from the Deputy Minister and the commentary.

10.50-10.55

7.

Papers to note

7.1

Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs: The Official Controls (Temporary Measure) (Covid-19) (Amendments) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 32 – Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs. 25 January 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs and, in private, agreed to write to seek further information on the Regulations.

7.2

Correspondence with the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice: Making Justice work in Wales

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 33 – Letter from the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, 28 January 2021

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 34 – Letter to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, 22 December 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence and that arrangements were being made for the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice to give evidence to the Committee as part of its inquiry into Making Justice work in Wales.

10.55

8.

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

Minutes:

The Committee agreed the motion.

10.55-11.25

9.

Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill - consideration of evidence

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence received during the session with the Minister for Housing and Local Government and agreed to finalise its report outside of Committee before laying it in advance of the plenary debate scheduled for 2 February 2021.

11.25-11.40

10.

Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Environment Bill - consideration of draft report

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 35 – Draft report

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 36 – Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, 26 January 2021

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 37 – Letter to the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, 23 December 2020

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 38 – Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, 28 August 2020

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 39 – Legal Advice Note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs and agreed to consider a further draft of its report at a future meeting.

11.40-11.45

11.

United Kingdom Internal Market Act - briefing

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 40 – Research Service briefing

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee agreed to defer the briefing to the next meeting.

11.45-11.50

12.

Common Frameworks - update

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 41 – Letter from the Chair of the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee, 28 January 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee.