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Transcript: Transcript for 28/04/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Items
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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 issues to be reported to the Assembly under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3

2.1

SL(5)537 – The Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 1 – Report

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 2 – Regulations

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 3 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 4 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd to the Llywydd, 8 April 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

2.2

SL(5)534 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 5 – Report

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 6 – Regulations

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 7 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 8 – Letter from the First Minister to the Llywydd, 3 April 2020

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

09:35-09:40

3.

Subordinate legislation that raises no reporting issues under Standing Order 21.7

CLA(5)-12-19 – Paper 9 – Subordinate legislation with clear reports

Supporting documents:

3.1

SL(5)536 - The Abortion Act 1967 – Approval of a Class of Place for Treatment for the Termination of Pregnancy (Wales) 2020

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Approval and was content.

09:40-09:45

4.

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

4.1

SL(5)535 - Declaration of threat to public health in Wales due to coronavirus

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 10 – Report

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 11 - Declaration

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Declaration and agreed to report to the Assembly in line with the reporting point identified.

4.2

C(5)040 - The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Commencement No. 1) (Wales) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 12 – Report

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 13 - Regulations

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Regulations and agreed to report to the Assembly in line with the reporting point identified.

09:45-09:50

5.

Standing Order 30B Report: The European Union (Withdrawal) Act and Common Frameworks

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 14 – Written statement

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 15 - Report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the written statement and the report.

09:50-09:55

6.

Paper(s) to note

6.1

Letters from the Minister for Housing and Local Government: Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 16 – Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government, 23 March 2020

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 17 – Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government to the Chair of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee, 23 March 2020

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 18 – Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government to the Chair of the Finance Committee, 23 March 2020

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

6.2

Letter from the Llywydd: Functions of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 19 – Letter from the Llywydd, 9 April 2020

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 20 – Letter to the Llywydd, 2 April 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence with the Llywydd.

6.3

Letter from the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language: Ministerial Forum for Trade

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 21 – Letter from the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language, 21 April 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language.

6.4

Letter from the First Minister to the Llywydd: The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 22 – Letter from the First Minister to the Llywydd, 24 April 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the First Minister, and that it would be considering the Regulations at a future meeting.

09:55

7.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the following business:

Minutes:

The Committee agreed the motion.

09:55-10:20

8.

Forward Work Programme - discussion

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 23 – Discussion paper

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered its forward work programme in the light of the current situation as a result of COVID-19.

10:20-10:30

9.

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Trade Bill - approach to scrutiny

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 24 – Legal Advice Note

CLA(5)-12-20 – Paper 25 – Research briefing

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered its approach to scrutinising the Welsh Government’s Legislative Consent Memorandum on the UK Government’s Trade Bill, and agreed to write to the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language.

 

 

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