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Transcript: Transcript for 04/02/2021 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee - Fifth Senedd

Items
Note No. Item

(15.00)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2 In accordance with Standing Order 34.19, the Chair stated that he had determined that the public were excluded from the Committee’s meeting in order to protect public health.

1.3 The Chair stated that if for any reason he dropped out of the meeting, the Committee agreed that Jenny Rathbone MS would become Temporary Chair in accordance with Standing Order 17.22.

1.4 Apologies were received from Joyce Watson MS and Huw Irranca-Davies MS substituted.

(15.00-15.40)

2.

General scrutiny session with the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

Lesley Griffiths MS, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

Gian Marco Currado, Director, Environment & Marine

Christianne Glossop, Chief Veterinary Officer

John Howells, Director, Climate Change, Energy and Planning

Dean Medcraft, Director, Finance and Operations

Tim Render, Director, Land, Nature & Food

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 Members questioned the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs.

(15.50-16.30)

3.

Continuation of general scrutiny session with the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

Lesley Griffiths MS, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

Gian Marco Currado, Director, Environment & Marine

Christianne Glossop, Chief Veterinary Officer

John Howells, Director, Climate Change, Energy and Planning

Dean Medcraft, Director, Finance and Operations

Tim Render, Director, Land, Nature & Food

 

Minutes:

3.1 Members continued to question the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs.

(16.30)

4.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes:

4.1 The papers were noted.

4.1

Welsh Government response to the Committee's report on flooding in Wales

Supporting documents:

4.2

Correspondence from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs in relation to The Official Controls (Temporary Measure) (Covid-19) (Amendments) Regulations 2021

Supporting documents:

4.3

Correspondence from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs in relation to the impact of the ongoing dispute between Centrica (British Gas) and GMB union on NEST delivery

Supporting documents:

4.4

Correspondence from the Chair, External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee in relation to Common Frameworks

Supporting documents:

4.5

Correspondence from the Chair, Trade and Agriculture Commission following the Commission's attendance at the Committee's meeting of 21 January

Supporting documents:

(16.30)

5.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) and (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

5.1 The motion was agreed.

6.

General scrutiny session with the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs - consideration of evidence received under items 2 and 3

Minutes:

6.1 Members considered the evidence heard during the scrutiny session and agreed to write to the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs to request further information on some of the issues raised.

7.

Update on common frameworks

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee received an update and considered its work in relation to UK Common Frameworks.