Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 4 - Tŷ Hywel. View directions

Contact: Helen Finlayson 

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Transcript: Transcript for 16/03/2020 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd

Items
Note No. Item

(10.00)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1  The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting; there were no apologies.

(10.00–11.00)

2.

Electoral systems and boundaries: oral evidence

Professor Roger Awan-Scully, Head of Politics and International Relations and Professor of Political Science, Cardiff University

Jess Blair, Director, Electoral Reform Society Cymru

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1  The Committee heard evidence from the panel.

(11.00)

3.

Papers to note

Minutes:

3.1 The papers were noted.

3.1

Responses to the Committee's consultation on electoral systems and boundaries

Supporting documents:

(11.00)

4.

Motion under Standing Order 17.22 to elect a temporary Chair for the meeting on 20 April 2020

Minutes:

4.1  The motion was withdrawn.

(11.00)

5.

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

Minutes:

5.1  The motion was agreed.

(11.00–11.10)

6.

Electoral systems and boundaries: consideration of evidence

Minutes:

6.1  The Committee considered the evidence received.

(11.10–11.20)

7.

Capacity of the Assembly: approach to consultation

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1  The Committee agreed the approach to its consultation as part of its inquiry into the capacity of the Assembly.

(11.20–11.35)

8.

Electing a more diverse Assembly: inquiry update

Minutes:

8.1  The Committee considered evidence received in relation to its inquiry into the diversity of the Assembly.

8.2  The Committee considered and agreed to publish a written note of issues raised during its stakeholder discussion event on the diversity of the Assembly on 10 February 2020.

(11.35–11.45)

9.

Forward work programme

Minutes:

9.1  The Committee considered its forward work programme for the remainder of the term.

9.2  In light of the COVID-19 pandemic the Committee agreed to postpone its planned visit to Edinburgh, and to consider in due course what other changes might be needed to the forward work programme.