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Transcript: Transcript for 12/07/2021 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Items
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10.00

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

The Chair confirmed that, in accordance with Standing Order 34.19, he had determined that the public were excluded from the Committee’s meeting in order to protect public health.

 

There were no apologies or substitutions.

10.00

2.

Committee remit

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 1 – Committee remit

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Members noted the Committee’s remit and responsbilities.

10.00-11.00

3.

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Environment Bill: Evidence session

Julie James MS, Minister for Climate Change

Bernadette Payne,Legal Services

Eifiona Williams, Head of Water

Howard Davies, Circular Economy Manager

Jane Anstee, Waste Regulation Policy Manager

Olwen Spiller, Head of Environment Quality

 

Legislative Consent Memorandum

 

LJC(6)-04-21 Briefing

LJC(6)-04-21Legal advice note

LJC(6)-04-21 Research Service Briefing

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 2 - Letter from the Business Committee, 7 July 2021

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 3 - Letter to the Business Committee, 2 July 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received evidence from Julie James MS, Minister for Climate Change, in relation to the Welsh Government’s Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Environment Bill. The Minister agreed to provide additional information to the Committee, which would be confirmed in correspondence.

11.00-11.05

4.

Proposed negative instruments that raise no reporting issues under Standing Order 21.3B

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 4 - Proposed negative statutory instruments with clear reports

Supporting documents:

4.1

pNeg(6)001 - The Food and Drink (Transitional Provisions) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and was content that the negative procedure should apply.

11.05-11.10

5.

Instruments that raise no reporting issues under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 5 - Statutory instruments with clear reports

Supporting documents:

5.1

SL(6)016 - The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Early Expiry: Local Authority Care and Support) (Wales) Regulations 2021

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and was content with the draft report.

5.2

SL(6)017 - The Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and was content with the draft report.

11.10-11.15

6.

Instruments that raise issues to be reported to the Senedd under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3

6.1

SL(6)019 - The Business Tenancies (Extension of Protection from Forfeiture etc.) (Wales) (Coronavirus) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 6 – Draft report

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 7 – Regulations

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 8 – Explanatory Memorandum

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 9 – Letter from the Minister for Economy, 28 June 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting point identified.

6.2

SL(6)020 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Public Health Information to Travellers) (Wales) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 10 – Draft report

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 11 – Regulations

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 12 – Explanatory Memorandum

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 13 – Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services, 28 June 2021

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 31 – Welsh Government response

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument with the Welsh Government response and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting points identified.

6.3

SL(6)018 - The Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 14 – Draft report

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 15 -  Regulations

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 16 – Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument with the Welsh Government response and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting point identified.

11.15-11.20

7.

Instruments that raise issues to be reported to the Senedd under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3 - previously considered

7.1

SL(6)009 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 17 – Report

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 18 – Welsh Government – further response

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the further response from the Welsh Government.

7.2

SL(6)013 - The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies: Extension of Period of Protection from Eviction) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 19 – Report

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 20 – Welsh Government response

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Welsh Government response.

11.20-11.25

8.

Standing Order 30B Report: The European Union (Withdrawal) Act and Common Frameworks

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 21 – Written statement by the Welsh Government, 2 June 2021

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 22 – UK Government Report: The European Union (Withdrawal) Act and Common Frameworks

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Welsh Government’s statement and the UK Government’s report.

11.25-11.30

9.

Papers to note

9.1

Letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government: Regulatory Impact Assessment code for subordinate legislation

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 23 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government, 1 July 2021

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 24 – Regulatory Impact Assessment Code for Subordinate Legislation

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government.

9.2

Letter from the Head of Wales Office, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists: Potential inquiry

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 25 – Letter from Pippa Cotterill, Head of Wales Office, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, 5 July 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and in private, agreed to consider proposals for future work as part of its strategic planning in the autumn term.

9.3

Letter from the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd: The Official Controls (Extension of Transitional Periods) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 26 – Letter from the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd, 7 July 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd.

9.4

Letter from the Auditor General for Wales: The Work of Audit Wales

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 32 – Letter from the  Auditor General for Wales, 9 July 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Auditor General for Wales.

11.30

10.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

The Committee agreed the motion.

11.

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Environment Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence received during the session with the Minister for Climate Change.

 

The Committee agreed a motion under Standing Order 17.42(vi) to meet in private during the week commencing 6 September 2021 (exact date tbc) to consider its draft report on the Environment Bill LCM, subject to the Chair consulting with the Llywydd in accordance with Standing Order 17.46 (and subject to Members' availability).

12.

Committee procedures and ways of working

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 27 – Ways of working

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 28 – Early committee activity

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 29 – Merits report for Statutory Instruments laid but not formally scrutinised by the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee in the Fifth Senedd

LJC(6)-04-21 – Paper 30 – Training and development

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Standing Orders that apply to committees, and the roles and responsibilities of Members and officials. The Committee also discussed its preferred way of working and its approach to work at the start of the autumn term. The Committee agreed to return to strategic work planning early in the autumn term.

 

In the event of any technical disruption affecting the Chair, under Standing Order 17.22 the Committee agreed to elect Jayne Bryant MS as temporary chair for all future meetings of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee, should the need arise.