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Transcript: Transcript for 01/03/2021 - 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.

End of the Fifth Senedd general scrutiny - evidence session with the Counsel General

Jeremy Miles MS, Counsel General

 

 

CLA(5)-07-21 – Briefing

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 1 – Letter from the Secretary of State for Wales, 16 February 2021

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 2 – Letter to the Secretary of State for Wales, 21 January 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from the Counsel General.

10.30-10.40

3.

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

3.1

SL(5)750 - The Senedd Cymru (Letters Patent and Proclamations) Order 2021

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 3 – Report

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 4 – Regulations

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 5 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 53 – Welsh Government response

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.2

SL(5)751 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 6 – Report

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 7 – Regulations

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 8 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 9 – Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services, 13 February 2021

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 10 – Written statement, 13 February 2021

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.3

SL(5)753 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Operator Liability and Public Health Information to Travellers) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 11 – Report

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 12 – Regulations

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 13 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 14 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 19 February 2021

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 15 – Written statement, 19 February 2021

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.4

SL(5)744 - The Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 16 – Report

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 17 – Regulations

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 18 – Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.5

SL(5)745 - The Equality Act 2010 (Authorities subject to a duty regarding Socio-economic Inequalities) (Wales) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 19 – Report

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 20 – Regulations

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 21 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 22 – Written statement, 9 February 2021

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 23 – Statutory guidance

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 48 – Welsh Government response

 

 

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.

3.6

SL(5)746 - The Climate Change (Interim Emissions Targets) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 24 – Report

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 25 – Regulations

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 26 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 27 – Written statement, 9 February 2021

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 49 – Welsh Government response

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 point identified.

 

3.7

SL(5)747 - The Climate Change (Carbon Budgets) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 28 – Report

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 29 – Regulations

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 30 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 50 – Welsh Government response

 

 

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 point identified.

3.8

SL(5)748 - The Climate Change (Net Welsh Emissions Account Credit Limit) (Wales) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 31 – Report

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 32 – Regulations

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 33 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 51 – Welsh Government response

 

 

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 point identified.

3.9

SL(5)749 - The Environment (Wales) Act 2016 (Amendment of 2050 Emissions Target) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 34 – Report

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 35 – Regulations

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 36 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 52 – Welsh Government response

 

 

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 point identified.

3.10

SL(5)754 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 37 – Report

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 38 – Regulations

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 39 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 40 – Letter from the First Minister, 19 February 2021

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 41 – Written statement, 19 February 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

10.40-10.45

4.

Papers to note

4.1

Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs: The Approved Country Lists (Animals and Animal Products) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 42 – Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, 22 February 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs.

4.2

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

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 43 – Letter from the Minister for Education to the Chair of the Finance Committee, 23 February 2021

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 44 – Letter from the Minister for Education to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee, 23 February 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letters from the Minister for Education.

4.3

Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government: British-Irish Council Joint Housing and Spatial Planning Work Sectors Ministerial Meeting

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 45 – Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government, 24 February 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government, and that it had been sent in accordance with the Inter-institutional Relations Agreement.

4.4

Letter from the First Minister: The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 46 – Letter from the First Minister, 25 February 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the First Minister.

4.5

Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government: First review of preparations for the 2021 Senedd election in accordance with the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill

CLA(5)-07-21 – Paper 47 – Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government, 26 February 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government, and that it had been sent in accordance with the Inter-institutional Relations Agreement.

10.45

5.

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

Minutes:

The Committee agreed the motion.

10.45-11.15

6.

End of the Fifth Senedd general scrutiny - consideration of evidence

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence received during the session with the Counsel General and discussed key issues for inclusion in its legacy report.