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Transcript: Transcript for 20/10/2022 - Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee

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Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2 Apologies were received from Hefin David MS, there was no substitute.

1.3 Samuel Kurtz MS declared he was a director of the Wales Federation of Young Farmers Clubs.





Paper(s) to note


2.1 The papers were noted.


Letter from the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Supporting documents:


Letter from the Chair of the Finance Committee

Supporting documents:


Letter from the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd

Supporting documents:



Agriculture (Wales) Bill: Evidence Session 3

Arfon Williams, Head of Land and Sea Policy, RSPB Cymru

Rhys Evans, Sustainable Farming Lead Wales, Nature Friendly Farming Network

Alexander Phillips, Policy & Advocacy Specialist, WWF Cymru (representing Wales Environment Link)

Dr Jonathan Davies, Senior Ecologist, Nature Recovery, Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

Supporting documents:


3.1 The Committee heard evidence from the RSPB Cymru, the Nature Friendly Farming Network, Wales Environment Link and the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.

3.1 RSPB Cymru would provide the Committee with further information on proposals for tapering of transitional support.

3.2 The Wales Link representative would provide the Committee with more information relating to the tightening up of definitions in the Bill.



Agriculture (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 4

George Dunn, Chief Executive, Tenant Farmers Association

Andrew Tuddenham, Land Use & Farming Adviser, National Trust

John Lloyd, Committee member, National Sheep Association Cymru

Eleanor Jarrold, Secretary, Mynydd Eglwysilan Mynydd Meio and Craig Evan Leyshon Commoners' Association


4.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Tenant Farmers Association, the National Trust, the National Sheep Association Cymru and Mynydd Eglwysilan Mynydd Meio and Craig Evan Leyshon Commoners' Association.



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


5.1 The motion was agreed.




Consideration of evidence following the meeting


6.1 The Committee considered the evidence it had heard during the previous evidence sessions.