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Transcript: Transcript for 14/11/2018 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee

Note No. Item



Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


1.1        Apologies were received from Jayne Bryant AM.

1.2        Andrew RT Davies AM declared that he is an active farmer and a partner in a farming business.

1.3        Joyce Watson AM declared that she is a member of relevant environmental groups.

(09.00 - 09.50)


Consideration of the UK's Agriculture Bill

Dr Ludivine Petetin, Lecturer in Law, School of Law and Politics – Cardiff University

Dr Mary Dobbs, Director, School of Law – Queen’s University Belfast

Dr Nerys Llewelyn Jones, Managing Partner – Agri Advisor



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2.1 The Committee took oral evidence from Dr Ludivine Petetin,

Dr Mary Dobbs, and Dr Nerys Llewelyn Jones, to inform its inquiry.

(09.50 - 11.10)


Consideration of the UK's Agriculture Bill

Dr Nick Fenwick, Head of Policy – Farmers’ Union of Wales

Huw Rhys Thomas, Political Adviser – National Farmers’ Union Cymru

George Dunn, Chief Executive – Tenant Farmers’ Association

Rebecca Williams, Director Wales – Country Land and Business Association Cymru

Supporting documents:


3.1 The Committee took oral evidence from Dr Nick Fenwick, Huw Rhys Thomas, George Dunn and Rebecca Williams to inform its inquiry.

(11.20 - 12:20)


Consideration of the UK's Agriculture Bill

Rachel Sharp, Wales Environment Link

Frances Winder, Wales Environment Link

Dr Eleanor M Harris, Policy Researcher - Confor

Tony Davies, Chair – Nature Friendly Farming Network Wales


Supporting documents:


4.1 The Committee took oral evidence from Rachel Sharp, Frances Winder, Dr Eleanor M Harris and Tony Davies to inform its inquiry.


Paper(s) to note


5. The Committee noted the papers under item 5.


Correspondence from the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee to the Chair - Natural Resources Wales

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Correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs to the Chair - Meeting 6 December

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Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for item seven


6.1 The Committee resolved to exclude the public from the meeting for item 7.

(12.20 - 12.30)


Discussion of oral evidence


7.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under items 2, 3 and 4.



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