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Transcript: Transcript for 23/01/2023 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Items
Expected timing No. Item

13.30

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

Sioned Williams MS attended as a substitute for Peredur Owen Griffiths MS until item 6 who then attended the remainder of the meeting.

13.30 - 14.30

2.

Food (Wales) Bill: Evidence Session

Lesley Griffiths MS, Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd

David Lloyd-Thomas, Head of Food Policy & Strategy Unit, Welsh Government

Claire Butterworth, Lawyer, Welsh Government

 

Food (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

Statement of Policy Intent

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received evidence from the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd.

14.30 – 14.35

3.

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

Supporting documents:

 

Made Negative Resolution Instruments

 

3.1

SL(6)309 - The Official Controls (Import of High-Risk Food and Feed of Non-Animal Origin) (Amendment of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793) (Wales) Regulations 2022

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and was content.

14.35 – 14.40

4.

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

 

Made Negative Resolution Instruments

 

4.1

SL(6)308 - The Education (Student Loans) (Repayment) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2022

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

4.2

SL(6)310 - The Education (Student Loans) (Repayment) (Amendment) (No.5) Regulations 2022

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

14.40 – 14.45

5.

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

5.1

SL(6)301 - The Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2023

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the response from the Welsh Government.

14.45 – 14.50

6.

Inter-Institutional Relations Agreement

6.1

Correspondence from the Minister for Education and Welsh Language: Education Ministers Council meeting

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister.

6.30

Correspondence from the Minister for Economy: Ministerial Forum for Trade

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister.

6.3

Correspondence from the Minister for Economy: Business and Industry Inter-Ministerial Group

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Minister.

6.4

Food Supplement and Food for Specific Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2023: Correspondence and Written Statement from the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing and correspondence between the Deputy Minister and the Health and Social Care Committee

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence and Written Statement from the Deputy Minister and correspondence between the Deputy Minister and the Health and Social Care Committee.

6.5

Correspondence from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Inter-Ministerial Standing Committee

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Counsel General.

16.

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

Minutes:

The Committee noted a letter it received shortly before the meeting, in relation to a meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Group for Elections and Registration to be held on 25 January 2023.

 

14.50 – 14.55

7.

Papers to note

7.1

Correspondence from the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and Minister for Intergovernmental Relations: Intergovernmental relations

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the correspondence from the Secretary of State.

7.2

Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (No.3) on the UK Infrastructure Bank Bill: Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee.

7.3

Correspondence from the Minister for Climate Change: The Climate Change (Targeted Greenhouse Gases) Order 2022

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister and agreed to draw it to the attention of the Llywydd.

7.4

Correspondence from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Implications for Devolution briefing

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Counsel General to all Members of the House of Lords.

7.5

Correspondence from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Corrections to Welsh subordinate legislation

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence with the Counsel General and agreed to write to seek further clarification.

7.6

Correspondence from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Historic Environment (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Counsel General.

7.7

Correspondence from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Counsel General.

7.8

Correspondence from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Historic Environment (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Counsel General.

7.9

Correspondence from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Counsel General and agreed to write to the UK Government to seek further information, and to copy the correspondence to the Business Committee.

7.10

Correspondence from the Business Committee: Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Business Committee.

7.11

Correspondence from the Business Committee: The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products)

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence with the Business Committee.

7.12

Correspondence from the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd: Welsh Government consenting to UK Government subordinate legislation

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister.

7.13

Correspondence from the Business Committee: Historic Environment (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Business Committee.

14.55

8.

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

Minutes:

The motion was agreed. 

14.55 – 15.10

9.

Food (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence it received from the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd.

15.10 – 15.55

10.

Agriculture (Wales) Bill: Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and agreed its draft report.

15.55 – 16.05

11.

Supplementary Legislative Consent Memoranda (Memoranda No. 3 and No. 4) on the Online Safety Bill: Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and agreed its draft report.

16.05 – 16.15

12.

Legislative Consent Memoranda on the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill and agreed to consider its draft report at a future meeting.

16.15 – 16.25

13.

Legislative Consent Memoranda (Memoranda No.3 and No. 4) on the Procurement Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Supplementary Legislative Consent Memoranda (Memoranda No. 3 and No. 4) on the Procurement Bill, and agreed to write to the Minister for Finance and Local Government to seek further clarification.

16.25 – 16.35

14.

Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales: interim report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report.

16.35 – 16.45

15.

Monitoring report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the monitoring report.