Agenda and minutes
Venue: Via Zoom
Contact: Graeme Francis
Introductions, apologies and substitutions
The Llywydd welcomed 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
Following correspondence received from the Trefnydd, the Llywydd indicated that she had given her agreement, in accordance with Standing Order 33.8, that the Motion to Suspend Standing Orders could be considered by the Senedd today in light of the timescales around the consideration of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill at the UK Parliament.
The Llywydd confirmed that she had accepted an Emergency Question to be asked at the start of Plenary on Ukraine.
The Llywydd also stated that a photographer would be briefly present in the Siambr at the start of Questions to the First Minister.
The Llywydd confirmed that a fixed seating plan will be in operation for Plenary meetings from today, following the removal of restrictions on the number of Members able to attend the Siambr at any time.
Three week timetable of Government Business
The Trefnydd drew Business Committee’s attention to the
Tuesday 8 March 2022 –
Tuesday 15 March 2022 –
Debate: The Second Supplementary Budget
2021-22 (30 mins)
Debate: Amendment to the 2021-22 Local
Government Settlement (15 mins)
Darren Millar asked whether it is the Welsh Government’s
intention to bring forward an oral statement on arrangements for early medical
abortion at home, following the written statement issued on 24 February. The
Trefnydd agreed to provide further information in the form of a note to Members
of Business Committee.
Three week timetable of Senedd Business
Business Committee agreed to schedule the following items of
Wednesday 23 March 2022 –
Member Debates: Selection of Motions for Debate
Business Committee agreed to schedule the following motion
for debate on 9 March 2022:
NNDM7925 Mike Hedges
To propose that the Senedd:
Supports the devolution of policing.
Rhys ab Owen
The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2022
Business Committee noted that the Legislation, Justice and
Constitution Committee will report on these regulations ahead of today’s debate
Update on LCMs
Business Committee received an update on current LCMs and
Letter from the Chair of the Health and Social Care Committee
Business Committee agreed the request for the Health and
Social Care Committee to hold an additional meeting on the morning of 28 March
Any other business
The Llywydd reminded Business Managers to consult with their
groups on the proposed revisions to the committee timetable with a view to
Business Committee reaching decisions at next week’s meeting.