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Transcript: Transcript for 16/11/2022 - 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 There were no apologies.

1.3 Samuel Kurtz MS declared he was a director of the Wales Federation of Young Farmers Clubs. Llyr Gruffydd declared he was an honorary member of the British Veterinary Association. Sarah Murphy declared she was a member of the Woodland Trust. Huw Irranca-Davies declared he was an honorary member of the British Veterinary Association and one of the Vice-Presidents of Ramblers Cymru.



Paper(s) to note


2.1 Papers were noted.


Letter from the Minister for Climate Change to the Chair of the Local Government and Housing Committee

Supporting documents:


Letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government to the Chair of the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee

Supporting documents:



Agriculture (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 10

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

James Owen, Deputy Director, Land Management Reform Division

Hannah Fernandez, Lead Policy Official, Land Management Reform Unit 

Dorian Brunt, Senior Lawyer, Legal Services Department – Rural Affairs

William (Bill) Cordingley, Government Lawyer, Legal Services Department – Wildlife


3.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd. The Minister would provide a note to the Committee on the use of glue traps in public settings in Wales including information on schools, hospitals and other healthcare settings, local authorities and NHS contractors. The Minister would also provide a note on the membership of the working group on common land.



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


4.1 The motion was agreed.




Consideration of evidence following the meeting


5.1 Members considered the evidence heard from the Minister and Welsh Government officials.