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Transcript: Transcript for 30/09/2021 - Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee

Items
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(09.45)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1  Apologies were received by Sarah Murphy MS

1.2 Carolyn Thomas MS substituted for Sarah Murphy MS

Samuel Kurtz MS declared an interest as a director of the charity Wales Federation of Young Farmers Clubs

(09.45)

2.

Paper(s) to note

2.1

Letter from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to the Chair

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1.1 The letter was noted by the Committee

2.2

Letter from the Legislation Justice and Constitution Committee Chair in relation to Senedd Committee scrutiny of Common Frameworks

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.2.1 The letter was noted by the Committee

 

(09.45 - 10.45)

3.

Review of The Water Resources (Control of Agricultural Pollution) (Wales) Regulations 2021

Martin Cox, Head of Operations for North East Wales, Natural Resources Wales

Robert (Bob) Vaughan, Sustainable Land Manager, Natural Resources Wales

Minutes:

3.1 Martin Cox and Robert (Bob) Vaughan from Natural Resources Wales answered questions from Committee Members

 

(10.50-11.50)

4.

Issues facing Welsh Businesses - Focus on Hospitality, Tourism and Retail: Evidence session 1

Ben Cottam, Head of External Affairs, Federation of Small Businesses Wales

Paul Slevin, President, Chambers Wales

Minutes:

4.1 Ben Cottam Federation Small Businesses Wales and Paul Slevin Chambers Wales answered questions from Committee Members

4.2 Ben Cottam will provide the Committee with information provided to the Welsh Government by FSB on how the economic contract refresh can make it clearer for businesses.

 

(12.00-13.00)

5.

Issues facing Welsh Businesses - Focus on Hospitality, Tourism and Retail: Evidence session 2

David Chapman, Executive Director, UK Hospitality Cymru

Sara Jones, Head of the Welsh Retail Consortium

Suzy Davies, Chair, Wales Tourism Alliance

Minutes:

5.1 David Chapman UK Hospitality Cymru, Sara Jones Welsh Retail Consortium and Suzy Davies Wales Tourism Alliance answered questions from Committee Members

 

(13.00-13.15)

6.

Consideration of the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the Legislative Consent Memorandum

 

(13.15-13.30)

7.

Consideration of the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the Legislative Consent Memorandum

 

(13.30)

8.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public for the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee agreed the motion

 

(13.30-13.40)

9.

Consideration of Draft Report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee agreed the draft report

 

(13.40-13.50)

10.

Consideration of Draft Report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee agreed the draft report and to write to the Minister concerning its request for additional information, as noted in the report

 

(13.50-14.00)

11.

Consideration of the International agreement: Free Trade Agreement between the UK, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway paper

Minutes:

11.1 The Committee considered the research paper and agreed to write to the Minister with recommendations.