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Transcript: Transcript for 01/11/2021 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

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13.30

1.

Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

There were no apologies or substitutions.

13.30 - 14.30

2.

Evidence session with the President of Welsh Tribunals - Third Annual Report

Sir Wyn Williams, President of Welsh Tribunals

Rhian Davies Rees, Head of the Welsh Tribunals Unit

 

LJC(6)-11-21 – Briefing

LJC(6)-11-21 – Paper 1 – Third Annual Report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received evidence from the President of Welsh Tribunals.

14.30 - 14.35

3.

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

3.1

SL(6)065 - The Non-Domestic Rating (Miscellaneous Provisions) (No. 2) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-11-21 – Paper 2 – Draft report

LJC(6)-11-21 – Paper 2a – Welsh Government response

 

Regulations

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 point identified.

14.35 - 14.45

4.

Papers to note

4.1

Correspondence from the First Minister: Intergovernmental Meeting

LJC(6)-11-21 – Paper 3 – Letter from the First Minister, 28 October 2021

LJC(6)-11-21 – Paper 4 - Written statement by the First Minister, 28 October 2021

LJC(6)-11-21 – Paper 5 - Letter from the First Minister, 15 October 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence from the First Minister.

4.2

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

LJC(6)-11-21 – Paper 6 – Letter from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution, 15 October 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

4.3

Correspondence from the Minister for Climate Change: The Phytosanitary Conditions (Amendment No 2) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-11-21 – Paper 7 – Letter from the Minister for Climate Change, 15 October 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

4.4

Correspondence from the Llywydd's Committee: Elections Bill

LJC(6)-11-21 – Paper 8 – Letter from the Llywydd’s Committee to the Minister of State for Levelling Up & Equalities, 18 October 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Llywydd’s Committee.

4.5

Correspondence from the Remuneration Board: Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill

LJC(6)-11-21 -  Paper 9 - Letter from the Remuneration Board to the Llywydd, 19 October 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Remuneration Board.

4.6

Correspondence from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Follow up to evidence session on 20 September 2021

LJC(6)-11-21- Paper 10 – Letter from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution, 22 October 2021

LJC(6)-11-21- Paper 11 – Letter to the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution, 8 October 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence with the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution.

4.7

Correspondence from the Minister for Climate Change: Environment Bill

LJC(6)-11-21 – Paper 12 – Letter from the Minister for Climate Change to the Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd, 25 October 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

4.8

Correspondence from the Minister for Finance and Local Government: SL(6)067 Representation of the People (Amendment) (Wales) (Coronavirus) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-11-21 Paper 13 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government, 26 October 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Minister for Finance and Local Government, and that it would be considering the Representation of the People (Amendment) (Wales) (Coronavirus) (No. 2) Regulations 2021at its next meeting.

4.9

Correspondence from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Invitation to give evidence

LJC(6)-11-21 – Paper 14 – Letter from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution, 28 October 2021

LJC(6)-11-21 – Paper 15 – Letter to the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution, 22 October 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Counsel General and the Constitution, and that he would be giving evidence to the Committee on 29 November 2021 in relation to the Codes of Welsh Law programme.

4.10

Correspondence from the First Minister: The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 19) Regulations 2021

LJC(6)-11-21 – Paper 24 – Letter from the First Minister, 29 October 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence from the First Minister, and that it would be considering the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 19) Regulations 2021 at its next meeting.

14.45

5.

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

Minutes:

The Committee agreed the motion.

14.45 - 15.00

6.

Evidence session with the President of Welsh Tribunals - consideration of evidence

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence received during the session with the President of Welsh Tribunals. The Committee noted that a plenary debate on the President of Welsh Tribunals’ Third Annual Report was likely to take place in the coming weeks.

15.00 - 15.10

7.

Inter-Institutional Relations Agreement between Senedd Cymru and the Welsh Government

LJC(6)11-21 – Paper 16 - Inter-Institutional Relations Agreement between Senedd Cymru and the Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and approved a revised version of the Inter-Institutional Agreement for the purpose of the Sixth Senedd. The Committee agreed to write to the First Minister to seek formal approval of the Agreement.

15.10 - 15.20

8.

Briefing note on international agreements

LJC(6)-11-21 – Paper 17 – Briefing note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the following international agreements:

 

      UK/Switzerland on social security coordination;

      Proposal of amendment to the 1968 Convention on Road Traffic;

      UK/Albania on the transfer of sentenced persons;

 

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

15.20 - 15.30

9.

Monitoring Report

LJC(6)-11-21 - Paper 18 - Draft Monitoring Report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the monitoring report. The Committee agreed to write to the First Minister to seek further information in relation to the Trade and Cooperation Agreement and to draw annual reports of the Welsh Tribunals to the relevant Committees.

15.30 - 15.40

10.

Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum: Environment Bill

LJC(6)-11-21- Paper 19 - Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum: Environment Bill

LJC(6)-11-21- Paper 20 - Letter from the Minister for Climate Change, 28 October 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Welsh Government’s Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Environment Bill. The Committee also noted the letter from the Minister for Climate Change, and the Minister’s intention to table a motion for debate on 2 November 2021.

11.

Correspondence from the Minister for Health and Social Services: Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Health and Care Bill

LJC(6)-11-21 – Paper 21 – Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services, 28 October 2021

LJC(6)-11-21 – Paper 22 – Letter to the Minister for Health and Social Services, 20 October 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services and agreed the matters to be included in its draft report.

12.

Correspondence from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee: Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill

LJC(6)-11-21 – Paper 23 – Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee, 29 October 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee. The Committee also noted that the Welsh Government had laid a Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill on 29 October 2021.