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Transcript: Transcript for 15/07/2021 - Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(10.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the inaugural meeting of the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee.

2.

Remit of the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee noted the paper on its remit.

3.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes:

3.1 The papers were noted.

3.1

The Welsh Government's priorities for climate change, environment and infrastructure

Supporting documents:

3.2

Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Environment Bill

Supporting documents:

(10.35)

4.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from items 5 and 6 of today's meeting

Minutes:

4.1 The motion was agreed.

5.

Discussion on early business and future work planning

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered and discussed its paper on early business and strategic planning.

5.2 The Committee agreed to launch a consultation to gather views on its priorities over the summer recess.

6.

Consideration of the Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Environment Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 Members received a legal briefing and considered the Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Environment Bill.

(11.30-12.30)

7.

Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Environment Bill: scrutiny of the Minister for Climate Change

Julie James MS, Minister for Climate Change

Bernadette Payne, Legal Services

Eifiona Williams, Head of Water

Howard Davies, Circular Economy Manager

Jayne Anstee, Waste Regulation Policy Manager

Olwen Spiller, Head of Environment Quality

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 Members questioned the Minister for Climate Change on the Welsh Government’s Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Environment Bill.

(12.30)

8.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from item 9 of today's meeting

Minutes:

8.1 The motion was agreed.

9.

Consideration of evidence received under item 7 and discussion on next steps in relation to the Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Environment Bill

Minutes:

9.1 Members considered the evidence heard under item 7 and agreed to write to the Minister for Climate Change to request further information on some of the issues raised during the session.