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Transcript: Transcript for 11/10/2021 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Items
Note No. Item

13.30

1.

Introductions, apologies and substitutions

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)-09-21 – Paper 1 – Statutory instruments with clear reports

Supporting documents:

2.1

SL(6)055 - The General Power of Competence (Commercial Purpose) (Conditions) (Wales) Regulations 2021

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed its draft report.

2.2

SL(6)057 - The Scheduled Monuments (Heritage Partnership Agreements) (Wales) Regulations 2021

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed its draft report.

13.35-13.40

3.

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

3.1

SL(6)061 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, Operator Liability and Public Health Information to Travellers) (Wales) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 3) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 2 – Draft report

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 3 – Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services, 1 October 2021

 

Regulations

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.2

SL(6)056 - The Listed Buildings (Heritage Partnership Agreements) (Wales) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 4 – Draft report

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 4a – Welsh Government response

 

Regulations

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted that the instrument had been withdrawn and re-laid, and that it would be considering the revised version of the instrument at the next meeting.

3.3

SL(6)058 - The Trade in Animals and Related Products (Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 3) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 5 – Draft report

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 6 – Letter from the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd, 27 September 2021

 

Regulations

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

13.40-13.45

4.

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

4.1

SL(6)052 - The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies: Extension of Period of Protection from Eviction) (No. 3) (Wales) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 7 – Committee report

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 8 – Welsh Government response

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Welsh Government’s response.

13.45-13.50

5.

Subordinate legislation that raises issues to be reported to the Senedd under Standing Order 21.7

5.1

SL(6)059 - The Curriculum for Wales – Statements of What Matters Code

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 9 – Draft report

 

Code

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

5.2

SL(6)060 - The Curriculum for Wales – Progression Code

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 10 – Draft report

 

Code

Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

13.50-13.55

6.

Papers to note

6.1

Welsh Government report: The legislative response by the Welsh Ministers to the coronavirus pandemic

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 11 – Written statement by the Welsh Government, 4 October 2021

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 12 – Welsh Government report: The legislative response by the Welsh Ministers to the coronavirus pandemic

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

6.2

Correspondence from the First Minister: Annual report on the Inter-institutional relations agreement

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 13 – Letter from the First Minister, 4 October 2021

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 14 – Annual report on the Inter-institutional relations agreement

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the First Minister and the Welsh Government’s annual report on the inter-institutional relations agreement. The Committee also noted that discussions are on-going between officials to establish a new agreement for the Sixth Senedd and that further details will be brought to Committee in due course.

6.3

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

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 15 – Letter from the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd, 27 September 2021

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 16 – Letter from the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd to the Chair of the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee, 27 September 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

6.4

Correspondence between the Local Government and Housing Committee and the Minister for Climate Change: Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 17 – Letter from the Minister for Climate Change, 1 October 2021

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 18 – Letter from the Chair of the Local Government and Housing Committee, 24 September 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence in relation to the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill.

6.5

Correspondence from the Chair of the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee to the Minister for Economy: International agreement - Free Trade Agreement between the UK, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 32 – Letter from the Chair of the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee to the Minister for Economy, 8 October 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee to the Minister for Economy.

6.6

Correspondence from the Minister for Education and Welsh Language: Response to the Committee's report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Professional Qualifications Bill

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 33 – Letter from the Minister for Education and the Welsh Language, 6 October 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the response from the Minister for Education and Welsh Language to its report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Professional Qualifications Bill, and agreed to write to the Minister to seek further clarity regarding the response to some of its recommendations.

6.7

Correspondence from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Consent to the making of an Order under section 104 of the Scotland Act 1998

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 34 – Letter from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution, 8 October 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

13.55

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.

13.55-14.05

8.

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - consideration of draft report

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 19 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and agreed, subject to minor amendments, its report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. The Committee noted its report would be laid by the required deadline.

14.05-14.15

9.

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill - consideration of draft report

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 20 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and agreed, subject to minor amendments, its report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill. The Committee noted its report would be laid by the required deadline.

14.15-14.30

10.

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill - consideration of draft report

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 21 – Draft report

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 22 – Letter from the Minister for Education and the Welsh Language to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee, 1 October 2021

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered its report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, and agreed to finalise the report outside of Committee. The Committee noted its report would be laid by the required deadline.

14.30-14.45

11.

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill - consideration of draft report

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 23 – Draft report

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 24 – Letter to the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, 23 March 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and agreed its report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill. The Committee noted its report would be laid by the required deadline.

14.45-15.00

12.

Legislative Consent Memoranda on the Building Safety Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Legislative Consent Memoranda on the Building Safety Bill and agreed to invite the Minister for Climate Change to give evidence in relation to the Memoranda, and in relation to the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill.

15.00-15.15

13.

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Subsidy Control Bill

Legislative Consent Memorandum – Subsidy Control Bill

 

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 26 – Legal advice note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Subsidy Control Bill, and agreed to consider its draft report at a future meeting.

15.15-15.25

14.

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Public Services and Judicial Offices Bill, and agreed to consider its draft report at a future meeting.

15.25-15.30

15.

International agreements considered on 4 October 2021 - consideration of draft report

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 28 – Draft report

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 29 – Letter from the First Minister, 4 October 2021

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 30 – Letter to the First Minister, 20 September 2021

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and agreed, subject to minor amendments, its report on the international agreements considered at its meeting on 4 October 2021. The Committee agreed to draw its report to the attention of the House of Lords International Agreements Committee and the First Minister.  The Committee also noted the letter from the First Minister on the protection of classified information, and agreed to share it with the Equality and Social Justice Committee.

15.30-15.45

16.

Strategic approach to the Committee's remit and forward work planning

LJC(6)-09-21 – Paper 31 – Strategic planning paper

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee agreed its strategic objectives and its forward work programme for the coming months.