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Transcript: Transcript for 21/10/2021 - Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(14.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1  Apologies were received from Hefin David MS and Luke Fletcher MS

1.2 Carolyn Thomas substituted for Hefin David MS and Cefin Campbell substituted for Luke Fletcher MS

1.3 Samuel Kurtz declared he was a member of Pembrokeshire Young Farmers Club and Wales Federation of Young Farmers Clubs

Paul Davies declared an interest to item 2 on the agenda, a letter from the Minister for Economy about border control force referring to the possibility of locating a post in his constituency.

(14.30)

2.

Paper(s) to note

2.1

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

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1.1 The letter was noted by the Committee

2.2

Letter from Minister for Education and Welsh Language re: Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Professional Qualifications Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.2.1 The letter was noted by the Committee

2.3

Letter from the Minister for Economy re: Border Control Posts

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.3.1 The letter was noted by the Committee

2.4

Letter from the Minister for Economy re: UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.4.1 The letter was noted by the Committee

2.5

Letter to the Minister for Economy re: International agreement: Free Trade Agreement between the UK, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.5.1 The letter was noted by the Committee

2.6

Letter from Director General Economy, Skills and Natural Resources to the Chair Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.6.1 The letter was noted by the Committee

2.7

Letter from the Chair Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee to President NFU Cymru

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.7.1 The letter was noted by the Committee

(14.30-15.50)

3.

Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd - General Ministerial Scrutiny

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

Tim Render – Director, Land, Nature and Food

Dean Medcraft – Director- Finance & Operations

Christianne Glossop – Chief Veterinary Officer

Matt McKeown - Head of Environment, Energy & Rural Affairs Government Business

Minutes:

3.1 The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd, Lesley Griffiths MS, and Welsh Government Officials answered questions from Committee Members.

3.2 The Minister has agreed to provide an update on the figures relating to the seafood strategy for Wales that was launched in 2016.

3.3 The Minister has also agreed to look into the possibility of checks on microchips in dogs at border controls and provide the committee with a response.

(16.00-16.30)

4.

Minister for Finance and Local Government - Subsidy Control Bill

Rebecca Evans MS - Minister for Finance and Local Government

Gwenllian Roberts - Chief Regional Officer – North

James Fenwick - Senior State Aid Policy Officer

Minutes:

4.1 The Minister for Finance and Local Government, Rebecca Evans MS and Welsh Government Officials answered questions from Committee Members.

(16.30)

5.

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

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee agreed the motion

(16.30-16.45)

6.

Private

Minutes:

6.1 Members considered the evidence heard during the session meeting, and agreed an approach to reporting on the Subsidy Control Bill LCM