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Transcript: Transcript for 07/05/2020 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(14:00)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the first virtual meeting of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee.

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.

 

(14:00-15:30)

2.

COVID 19: Evidence session with the Welsh Government

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

Gian Marco Currado, Director, Environment – Welsh Government

Christianne Glossop, Chief Veterinary Officer – Welsh Government

John Howells, Director Climate Change, Energy and Planning – Welsh Government

Dean Medcraft, Director Finance & Operations – Welsh Government

Keith Smyton, Head of Food Division – Welsh Government

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 Members questioned the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs and her officials about Covid-19, its impact on the agriculture sector, food supply and animal welfare, and her department’s response to date to the pandemic.

 

3.

Paper to Note

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee noted the paper.

3.1

Correspondence from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs on the Legislative Consent Memorandum in relation to the UK Fisheries Bill

Supporting documents:

4.

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

Minutes:

4.1 The motion was agreed.

5.

Covid-19: Consideration of evidence received under item 2

Minutes:

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

 

6.

Discussion on the Committee's forward work programme

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed and agreed its Forward Work Programme.

 

7.

Consideration of the Committee's draft report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum in relation to the UK Agriculture Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed and agreed its draft Report, subject to a minor amendment.

 

 

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