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Transcript: Transcript for 25/06/2020 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09:30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the Committee’s virtual meeting.

1.2 In accordance with Standing Order 34.19, the Chair stated that he had determined that the public were excluded from the Committee’s meeting in order to protect public health.

1.3 The Chair stated that if for any reason he dropped out of the meeting, the Committee agreed that Jenny Rathbone MS would become Temporary Chair in accordance with Standing Order 17.22.

 

(09:30 - 10.15)

2.

COVID-19: Evidence session with the environmental sector

Gill Bell, Head of Conservation Wales - Marine Conservation Society

Tegryn Jones, Chief Executive - Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority – representing the three Welsh National Park Authorities

Jerry Langford, Public Affairs Manager Cymru – Woodland Trust

Katie-Jo Luxton, Director - Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Cymru

Jess McQuade  – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Cymru

Rachel Sharp, Chief Executive Officer - The Wildlife Trusts Wales (WTW)

Rebecca Williams, Assistant Director (Conservation) – National Trust Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from Gill Bell, Marine Conservation Society; Tegryn Jones, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority – representing the three Welsh National Park Authorities; Jerry Langford, Woodland Trust; Katie-Jo Luxton, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Cymru; Jess McQuade, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Cymru;  Rachel Sharp, The Wildlife Trusts Wales; and Rebecca Williams, National Trust Wales.

 

(10.30 - 11:15)

3.

COVID-19: Continuation of evidence session with the environmental sector

Gill Bell, Head of Conservation Wales - Marine Conservation Society

Tegryn Jones, Chief Executive - Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority – representing the three Welsh National Park Authorities

Jerry Langford, Public Affairs Manager Cymru – Woodland Trust

Katie-Jo Luxton, Director - Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Cymru

Jess McQuade  – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Cymru

Rachel Sharp, Chief Executive Officer - The Wildlife Trusts Wales (WTW)

Rebecca Williams, Assistant Director (Conservation) – National Trust Wales

 

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee continued its evidence session with Gill Bell, Marine Conservation Society; Tegryn Jones, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority – representing the three Welsh National Park Authorities; Jerry Langford, Woodland Trust; Katie-Jo Luxton, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Cymru; Jess McQuade, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Cymru;  Rachel Sharp, The Wildlife Trusts Wales; and Rebecca Williams, National Trust Wales.

4.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee noted the papers.

4.1

Welsh Government response to the Committee's report on Fuel Poverty in Wales

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4.2

Correspondence from the Chair to the Counsel General and Minister for European Transition

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4.3

Correspondence to the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs from the Chair, Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee on The Agriculture Wages (Wales) Order 2020

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5.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) and (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meting

Minutes:

5.1 The motion was agreed.

6.

COVID-19: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence heard during items 2 and 3.

7.

Consideration of the Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum in relation to the UK Agriculture Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 Members discussed the Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum in relation to the UK Agriculture Bill.

8.

Consideration of the Committee's draft report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum in relation to the UK Environment Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee discussed and agreed its draft report, subject to a minor amendment.

 

9.

Discussion on the Committee's Forward Work Programme

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Minutes:

9.1 The Committee discussed and agreed its Forward Work Programme.