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Transcript: Transcript for 10/02/2020 - External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee

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(13.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1         The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2         Apologies were received from Delyth Jewell.

1.3         Huw Irranca-Davies declared an interest as Chair of the European Advisory Group, Chair of the Wales Programme Monitoring Committee, and Chair of the Regional Investment Steering Group.

(13.30-14.30)

2.

Scrutiny session with the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language

Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language

Andrew Gwatkin - Welsh Government

Emma Edworthy - Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language responded to questions from Members.

(14.30-14.35)

3.

Papers to note

3.1

Paper to note 1: Correspondence from the Counsel General and Brexit Minister to the Chair regarding the Committee's report - Common policy frameworks: Assembly Scrutiny

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1.1 The paper was noted.

3.2

Paper to note 2: Correspondence from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to the Chair regarding the Withdrawal Agreement Bill - 29 January 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.2.1 The paper was noted.

3.3

Paper to note 3: Response from the Welsh Government to the Committee's report on UK international agreements after Brexit

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.3.1 The paper was noted.

3.4

Paper to note 4: Response from the Welsh Government to the Committee's report on the Welsh Government's draft international strategy

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.4.1 The paper was noted.

(14.35)

4.

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

Minutes:

4.1 The motion was agreed.

(14.35-14.50)

5.

Scrutiny session with the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language - consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 Members considered the evidence received.

(14.50-14.55)

6.

Consideration of the Government's response to the Committee's report on common policy frameworks

Minutes:

6.1 Members considered the response received.

(14.55-15.10)

7.

Scrutiny of international agreements

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 Members considered the following international agreements:

7.1.1 the agreement establishing an Association between the United

Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Kingdom of

Morocco;

7.1.2 the agreement establishing an Association between the United

Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Kingdom of

Jordan;

7.1.3; the agreement establishing an Association between the United

Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Republic of

Kosovo;

7.1.4 the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the United

Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Republic of

Uzbekistan.

7.2 Members agreed to write to the Welsh Government in relation to the Morocco, Jordan and Kosovo agreements:

7.2.1 to seek further information about their involvement in the negotiation of these agreements (and also all other association agreements that are intended to be transitioned as part of the Trade Agreement Continuity Programme); and

7.2.2 to ascertain whether the Welsh Government have raised any issues in

relation to their application in areas of devolved competence.

7.3 Members agreed to note the Uzbekistan agreement.

 

(15.10-15.30)

8.

Consideration of forward work programme

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 Members considered and agreed the forward work programme.

(15.30-15.40)

9.

Consideration of change to the remit of the Committee

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1 Members considered a change to the remit of the Committee.

 

 

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