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Transcript: Transcript for 13/09/2021 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Items
Note No. Item

13.30

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no apologies or substitutions.

13:30-13:35

2.

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

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 1 – Statutory instruments with clear reports

Supporting documents:

2.1

SL(6)021 - The Cancellation of Student Loans for Living Costs Liability (Wales) Regulations 2021

Minutes:

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

2.2

SL(6)022 - The Education (Student Finance) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2021

Minutes:

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

2.3

SL(6)025 - The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Minutes:

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

2.4

SL(6)036 - The Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018 (Consequential Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

Minutes:

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

2.5

SL(6)038 - The Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Minutes:

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

13:35-13:45

3.

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

3.1

SL(6)024 - The Plant Health (Fees) (Forestry) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 2 – Draft report

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 3 – Regulations

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 4 – Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.2

SL(6)033 - The National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 5 – Draft report

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 6 – Regulations

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 7 – Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.3

SL(6)039 - The Business Tenancies (Extension of Protection from Forfeiture etc.) (Wales) (Coronavirus) (No. 3) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 8 – Draft report

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 9 – Regulations

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 10 – Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.4

SL(6)023 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 11 – Draft report

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 12 – Regulations

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 13 – Explanatory Memorandum

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 14 – Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services, 12 July 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.5

SL(6)028 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Public Health Information to Travellers) (Wales) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 15 – Draft report

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 16 – Regulations

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 17 – Explanatory Memorandum

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 18 – Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services, 16 July 2021

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.6

SL(6)029 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 19 – Draft report

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 20 – Regulations

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 21 – Explanatory Memorandum

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 22 – Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services, 19 July 2021

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.7

SL(6)032 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (Wales) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 3) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 23 – Draft report

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 24 – Regulations

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 25 – Explanatory Memorandum

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 26 – Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services, 30 July 2021

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.8

SL(6)035 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (Wales) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 27 – Draft report

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 28 – Regulations

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 29 – Explanatory Memorandum

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 30 – Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services, 6 August 2021

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.9

SL(6)040 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 31 – Draft report

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 32 – Regulations

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 33 – Explanatory Memorandum

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 34 – Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services, 27 August 2021

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.10

SL(6)026 - The Trade in Animals and Related Products (Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 35 – Draft report

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 36 – Regulations

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 37 – Explanatory Memorandum

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 38 – Letter from the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd, 14 July 2021

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.11

SL(6)027 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 14) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 39 – Draft report

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 40 – Regulations

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 41 – Explanatory Memorandum

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 42 – Letter from the First Minister, 16 July 2021

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.12

SL(6)034 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 15) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 43 – Draft report

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 44 - Regulations

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 45 – Explanatory Memorandum

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 46 – Letter from the First Minister, 6 August 2021

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.13

SL(6)041 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 47 – Draft report

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 48 – Regulations

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 49 – Explanatory Memorandum

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 50 – Letter from the First Minister, 27 August 2021

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

13:45-13:50

4.

Instruments previously considered for sifting and now subject to scrutiny under Standing Orders 21.2 and 21.3

4.1

SL(6)031 - The Food and Drink (Transitional Provisions) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 51 – Draft report

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 52 – Regulations

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 53 – Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

13:50-13:55

5.

Written Statements under Standing Order 30C

5.1

WS-30C(6)001 - The Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products (Wine) (Amendment, etc.) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 54 – Written statement, 12 July 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 55 - Commentary

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the statement and the commentary and, in private, agreed to write to the Welsh Government to seek further clarification on the points raised in the commentary document.

5.2

WS-30C(6)002 - The Health Security (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 56 – Written statement, 14 July 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 57 - Commentary

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 58 – Research Service briefing

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the statement and the commentary and, in private, agreed to write to the Welsh Government to seek further clarification on the points raised in the commentary document.

13:55-14:05

6.

Papers to note

6.1

Correspondence from the Minister for Economy: Ministerial Forum for Trade

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 59 – Letter from the Minister for Economy, 12 July 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 60 – Letter from the Minister for Economy, 26 July 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letters from the Minister for Economy, and that discussions were on-going with the Welsh Government in relation to a new Inter-institutional Relations Agreement.

6.2

Correspondence from the Llywydd: Committee timetable

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 61 – Letter from the Llywydd, 14 July 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Llywydd.

6.3

Correspondence from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Inter-Ministerial Group for Elections and Registrations

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 62 – Letter from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution, 15 July 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 63 – Letter from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution, 12 August 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letters from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution.

6.4

Correspondence with the Llywydd: Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 64 – Letter from the Llywydd, 16 July 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 65 – Letter to the Llywydd, 2 July 2021

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence with the Llywydd.

6.5

Correspondence from the Minister for Finance and Local Government: Finance Ministers' Quadrilateral

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 66 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government, 19 July 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

6.6

Correspondence from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee: Children and young people’s priorities for the Sixth Senedd

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 67 – Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee, 20 July 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee and agreed that it would consider it again at a future discussion on strategic planning.

6.7

Correspondence from the Chief Executive of the Competition and Markets Authority: Office for the Internal Market

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 68 – Letter from the Chief Executive of the Competition and Markets Authority, 27 July 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 69 – Letter to the Chief Executive of the Competition and Markets Authority, 16 July 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence with the Chief Executive of the Competition and Markets Authority, and that officials were in contact to set up a meeting with the Chair.

6.8

Correspondence with the First Minister: Inter-Institutional Relations Agreement

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 70 – Letter from the First Minister, 27 July 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 71 – Letter to the First Minister, 16 July 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence with the First Minister relating to a new Inter-institutional Relations Agreement.

6.9

Correspondence from the Minister for Climate Change: UK Emissions Trading Scheme

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 72 – Letter from the Minister for Climate Change, 28 July 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 73 – Written Statement by the Welsh Government, 28 July 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Climate Change.

6.10

Correspondence with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists: Potential inquiry

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 74 – Letter from the Head of Wales Office, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, 30 July 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 75 – Letter to the Head of Wales Office, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, 21 July 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and agreed to consider it again at a future discussion on strategic planning.

6.11

Correspondence from the Chair of the Equality and Social Justice Committee: Joint working between committees in the Sixth Senedd

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 76 – Letter from the Chair of the Equality and Social Justice Committee, 10 August 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Equality and Social Justice Committee and agreed to consider it again at a future discussion on strategic planning.

6.12

Correspondence in relation to the UK-EU Parliamentary Partnership Assembly

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 77a – Letter to Lord Kinnoull, Chair of the European Union Committee, House of Lords, 25 August 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 77b – Letter to Lord Kinnoull, Chair of the European Union Committee, House of Lords, 16 July 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 77c – Letter to Sir Oliver Heald MP, 16 July 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence in relation to the UK-EU Parliamentary Partnership Assembly.

6.13

Correspondence with the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Common frameworks

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 78 – Letter from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution, 7 September 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 79 – Letter to the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution, 16 July 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution and, in private, agreed to draw the letter to the attention of other Senedd Committees and to the Business Committee.

6.14

Correspondence with the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Evidence session

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 80 – Letter from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution, 8 September 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 81 – Letter to the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution, 16 July 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution, and that he would be attending for an evidence session on 20 September 2021.

14:05

7.

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

Minutes:

The Committee agreed the motion.

14:05-14:30

8.

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Environment Bill - consideration of draft report

Legislative Consent Memorandum – Environment Bill

Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum – Environment Bill

 

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 82 – Draft report

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 83 – Legal advice note (Legislative Consent Memorandum)

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 84 – Legal advice note (Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum)

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 85 – Letter from the Minister for Climate Change, 6 August 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 86 – Letter from the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd to the Llywydd, 19 July 2021

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 87 – Letter to the Minister for Climate Change, 14 July 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered its draft report on the Welsh Government’s Legislative Consent Memoranda on the Environment Bill. The Committee agreed to consider a revised draft at the next meeting.

14:30-14:40

9.

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rents) Bill

Legislative Consent Memorandum – Leasehold Reform (Ground Rents) Bill

 

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 88 – Legal advice note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Welsh Government’s Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill and agreed to consider its draft report at a future meeting.

14:40-14:55

10.

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Professional Qualifications Bill

Legislative Consent Memorandum – Professional Qualifications Bill

 

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 89 - Legal advice note

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 90 - Research Service briefing

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 91 – Letter to the Minister for Education and the Welsh Language, 12 August 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Welsh Government’s Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Professional Qualifications Bill, and the related correspondence, and agreed to consider its draft report at the next meeting.

14:55-15:05

11.

Legislative Consent Memoranda on the Armed Forces Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Welsh Government’s Legislative Consent Memoranda on the Armed Forces Bill and agreed to consider its draft report at a future meeting.

15:05-15:15

12.

Briefing note on international agreements

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 93 – Briefing note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the following international agreements:

 

-       UK/Peru: Treaty on the Mutual Recognition of Degrees;

-       UK/Japan: Protocol Amending the Agreement for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy;

-       Protection of Classified Information: agreements UK/Estonia, UK/Latvia, UK/Belgium and UK/Italy;

-       UNESCO Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications Concerning Higher Education;

-        UK/Russia: Protocol Amending the Agreement concerning the Prevention of Incidents at Sea;

 

and agreed to consider it draft report on the agreements at the next meeting.

15:15-15:30

13.

Forward Work Programme

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 94 – Chair’s update

LJC(6)-05-21 – Paper 95 – Forward look

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered its forward work programme and received an update from the Chair on the progress made with various matters during the summer recess.