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Transcript: Transcript for 08/02/2021 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

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.

09.30-09.35

2.

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

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 1 – Statutory Instruments with clear reports

Supporting documents:

2.1

SL(5)730 - The Education (Student Support) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2021

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and was content.

2.2

SL(5)733 - The Partnership Arrangements (Amendment) and Regulated Services (Market Stability Reports) (Wales) Regulations 2021

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and was content.

09.35-09.40

3.

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

3.1

SL(5)737 - The Local Government (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 2 – Report

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 3 – Regulations

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 4 - Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 5 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 28 January 2021

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.2

SL(5)731 - The Representation of the People (Amendment) (Wales) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 6 – Report

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 7 – Regulations

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 8 - Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.3

SL(5)732 - The Nurse Staffing Levels (Extension of Situations) (Wales) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 9 – Report

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 10 – Regulations

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 11 - Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.4

SL(5)738 – The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Restrictions) (Amendment) (No. 4) (Wales) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 12 – Report

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 13 – Regulations

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 14 - Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 15 – Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services, 28 January 2021

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 16 – Written statement, 28 January 2021

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)739 – The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 17 – Report

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 18 – Regulations

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 19 - Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 20 – Letter from the First Minister, 29 January 2021

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 21 – Written statement, 29 January 2021

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

09.40-09.45

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)721 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 22 – Report

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 23 – Welsh Government response

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Welsh Government response.

4.2

SL(5)724 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, Pre-Departure Testing and Operator Liability) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 24 – Report

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 25 – Welsh Government response

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Welsh Government response.

09.45-09.50

5.

Subordinate legislation that raises no reporting issues under Standing Order 21.7

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 26 – Subordinate legislation with clear reports

Supporting documents:

5.1

SL(5)734 - Code of Practice and Guidance under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Code of Practice and was content.

09.50-09.55

6.

Written Statements under Standing Order 30C

6.1

WS-30C(5)216 - The Food and Drink (Miscellaneous Amendments Relating to Food and Wine Composition, Information and Labelling) Regulations 2021

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 27 – Written statement

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 28 - Commentary

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the statement and the commentary.

09.55-10.00

7.

Papers to note

7.1

Letter from the Equality and Human Rights Commission: Scrutiny of Welsh Government regulations and compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty - Standing Order 21.3C(iv)

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 29 – Letter from Rev Ruth Coombs, Head of Equality and Human Rights Commission Wales, 3 February 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Equality and Human Rights Commission and, in private, agreed to write to the Welsh Government to seek an update on the publication of the assessment documents.

7.2

Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government: Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 30 – Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government, 3 February 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government and her response to the Committee’s recommendations in relation to the Bill.

10.00

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.

9.

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

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 31 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered its draft report on the Welsh Government’s Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Environment Bill and agreed to finalise the report outside of Committee.

10.

Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Domestic Abuse Bill - consideration of key issues

Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum

 

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 32 – Legal advice note

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 33 – Letter from the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, 16 December 2020

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 34 – Letter from the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, 15 October 2020

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 35 – Letter to the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, 13 October 2020

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 36 – Letter from the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, 6 October 2020

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 37 – Letter to the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, 30 September 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the key issues in relation to the Welsh Government’s Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Domestic Abuse Bill and agreed to consider its draft report at the next meeting.

11.

Making Justice work in Wales - consideration of key issues

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 38 – Key issues paper

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the key issues in relation to its inquiry into Making Justice work in Wales. The Committee noted that it would be having evidence sessions with the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and with the Law Commission at its next meeting.

12.

United Kingdom Internal Market Act - briefing

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 39 – Research Service briefing

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a briefing on the UK Internal Market Act.

13.

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

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 40 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 3 February 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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