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Transcript: Transcript for 10/12/2020 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee - Fifth Senedd

Items
Note No. Item

(13.45)

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.

(13.45-14.30)

2.

Covid-19 and Transition from the European Union: Scrutiny session with the Welsh Government

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 and her officials on the Welsh Government’s response to date to the Covid-19 pandemic, and on European Union transition arrangements.

(14.40-15.25)

3.

Covid-19 and Transition from the European Union: Continuation of scrutiny session with the Welsh Government

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 and her officials on the Welsh Government’s response to date to the Covid-19 pandemic, and on European Union transition arrangements.

(15.25)

4.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes:

4.1 The papers were noted.

4.1

Correspondence from the Minister for Housing and Local Government in relation to Future Wales - the national plan 2040

Supporting documents:

4.2

Written submission from National Farmers' Union (NFU) Cymru in relation to biodiversity and rewilding

Supporting documents:

4.3

Correspondence from the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales to the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs regarding a statement of objection to proposed net licence duties 2021-2023

Supporting documents:

4.4

Correspondence from Natural Resources Wales in relation to the Tan Lan Embankment

Supporting documents:

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.

Covid-19 and Transition from the European Union: Consideration of evidence received under items 2 and 3

Minutes:

6.1 Members considered the evidence heard during the scrutiny sessions. 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 sessions.