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Transcript: Transcript for 13/07/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Items
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09:30

1.

Introduction, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

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

 

There were no apologies or substitutions.

09:30-10:30

2.

Making Justice work in Wales: Evidence session 1

Sir Wyn Williams, President of Welsh Tribunals

Rhian Davies-Rees, Head of Welsh Tribunals

 

CLA(5)-22-20 – Briefing

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 1 – Letter from the President of Welsh Tribunals, 26 June 2020

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 2 – President of Welsh Tribunals Second Annual Report, 29 June 2020

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 3 – President of Welsh Tribunals First Annual Report, 9 April 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from Sir Wyn Williams, the President of Welsh Tribunals, in relation to its inquiry into Making Justice work in Wales. The Committee also questioned Sir Wyn on his first two annual reports in his capacity as President of Welsh Tribunals.

10:30-10:35

3.

Instruments that raise no reporting issues under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 4 – Statutory instruments with clear reports

Supporting documents:

3.1

SL(5)568 - The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications and Site Visits) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and was content.

10:35-10:40

4.

Instruments that raise issues to be reported to the Senedd under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3

4.1

SL(5)572 - The Local Authorities (Coronavirus) (Meetings) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 5 – Report

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 6 – Regulations

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 7 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 8 – Written statement

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting point identified.

4.2

SL(5)570 - The Maintained Schools (Amendment of paragraph 7 of Schedule 17 to the Coronavirus Act 2020) (Wales) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 9 – Report

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 10 – Regulations

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 11 - Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 12 – Letter from the Minister for Education to the Llywydd, 25 June 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and the Welsh Government response and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting points identified, and to further consider the issues raised.

4.3

SL(5)573 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 13 – Report

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 14 – Regulations

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 15 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 16 – Letter from the First Minister to the Llywydd, 3 July 2020

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 17 – Written statement

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting points identified. In addition, the Committee noted that the instrument has been revoked by The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2020.

5.

Instruments that raise no reporting issues under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3 but have implications as a result of the UK exiting the EU

5.1

SL(5)569 - The Cancellation of Student Loans for Living Costs Liability (Wales) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 18 – Report

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 19 – Regulations

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 20 – Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd to highlight issues as a result of the UK’s exit from the EU.

6.

Written statements under Standing Order 30C

6.1

WS-30C(5)162 - The Regulation (EU) No 2018/1724 The Single Digital Gateway Regulation (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 21 – Written statement

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 22 - Commentary

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the written statement and the commentary.

6.2

WS-30C(5)163 - The Professional Qualifications and Services (Miscellaneous Provisions) (EU Exit) 2020

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 23 – Written statement

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 24 - Commentary

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the written statement and the commentary.

7.

Papers to note

7.1

Letter from the Head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Wales - Scrutiny of Welsh Government regulations and compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 25 – Letter from the Head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Wales, 3 July 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Wales. In addition, the Committee noted that the Chair had replied to the letter to acknowledge the points raised.

7.2

Letter from the Chair of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - correspondence from the Prison and Probation Ombudsman

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 26 – Letter from the Chair of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee, 3 July 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee in relation to its inquiry into Making Justice work in Wales.

7.3

Letter from Alex Chalk MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice - data on access to justice

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 27 – Letter from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, 7 July 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice in response to its request for information on data on access to justice.

11:00

8.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

The Committee agreed the motion.

11.00-11.10

9.

Making Justice work in Wales - consideration of evidence

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence received during the session with the President of Welsh Tribunals.

11.10-11.20

10.

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Environment Bill - consideration of draft report

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 28 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and agreed, subject to minor amendments, its report on the Welsh Government’s Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Environment Bill. The Committee noted that the report would be laid by the reporting deadline of 17 July 2020.

11.20-11.30

11.

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Trade Bill - consideration of draft report

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 29 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and agreed, subject to minor amendments, its report on the Welsh Government’s Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Trade Bill. The Committee noted that the reporting deadline had been extended and that its report would be laid in due course.

11.30-11.40

12.

Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Agriculture Bill - consideration of draft report

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 30 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and agreed its report on the Welsh Government’s Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Agriculture Bill. The Committee noted that the reporting deadline had been extended and that its report would be laid in due course.

11.40-12.00

13.

Wales' Changing Constitution - consideration of key issues

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 31 – Key issues paper

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 32 – Summary of evidence

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence received to date in relation to its inquiry into Wales’ Changing Constitution and its plans for reporting on the issues raised.

12.00-12.10

14.

Brexit update - common frameworks

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 33 – Research Service briefing

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the briefing from the Research Service in relation to common frameworks.

 

 

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