Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Graeme Francis 

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Introductions, apologies and substitutions


The Llywydd welcomed the members to the meeting.



Minutes of the previous meeting


The minutes of the previous meeting were agreed for publication.


Organisation of Business


This week's business


This Week’s Business




  • Voting Time will take place as the last item of business.
  • Plenary is unlikely to run past 7.15pm.



  • Voting Time will take place before the Short Debate.
  • Plenary is unlikely to run past 6.20pm. 


Business Committee noted security arrangements for potential protests this afternoon concerning the latest amendment to Coronavirus Regulations, relating to the proposed extension of Covid passes to additional settings.



Three week timetable of Government Business


The Trefnydd drew Business Managers’ attention to the following changes:


Tuesday 16 November 2021 -


·         Statement by the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Update on the Constitutional Commission (30 mins)


Tuesday 23 November 2021 -


·         LCM on the Leasehold reform (Ground Rents) Bill (15 mins) postponed until 7 December


The Trefnydd clarified that the Regulations that it is proposed are grouped for a single debate on 30 November all relate to the establishment of Corporate Joint Committees.



Three week timetable of Senedd Business


Three Week Timetable of Senedd Business


Business Committee agreed to schedule the following items of business:


Wednesday 1 December 2021 –


  • Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv) (60 mins)
  • Debate on petition P-06-1208 New laws to protect rare red squirrels from habitat loss which causes population decline (30 mins)
  • Time allocated to Plaid Cymru (60 mins)




Standing Orders


Amending Standing Orders: Membership of the Standards of Conduct Committee


Business Committee agreed the draft report, and to table a motion to revise Standing Orders for debate in Plenary on Wednesday 17 November 2021.



Any Other Business


Nominations for the Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and the Committee of the Regions-UK Contact Group.


The Llywydd informed Business Managers that she has written to the Members proposed for nomination to discuss their preferences.



Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill SLCM


The Trefnydd informed Business Committee that the government had laid a supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum in relation to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill on 5 November, and that the debate on LCMs relating to this Bill is scheduled for 30 November. 


Business Committee agreed to refer the supplementary LCM to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee with a reporting deadline of 25 November.