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Brexit and the environment: A look at how the UK legislatures’ Committees are preparing. Part 2- The Scottish Parliament

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This series of four blog posts provides an update on committee activity across the UK legislatures relating to the potential impacts of Brexit on environmental and agricultural policy. It also explores areas that will have impact on these policy areas including international trade, immigration and any potential changes to devolution settlements.

This series sign-posts to committee inquiries held during the summer and autumn and will cover 1) The National Assembly for Wales, 2) The Scottish Parliament, 3) The House of Commons and 4) The House of Lords (with recognition that Northern Ireland Assembly Committees remain dissolved).

This post covers the Scottish Parliament and follows yesterday’s article exploring the National Assembly for Wales.

The next post will explore the work of the House of Commons.

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Brexit and the environment: A look at how the UK legislatures’ Committees are preparing. Part 1- The National Assembly for Wales

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This series of four blog posts provides an update on committee activity across the UK legislatures around the potential impacts of Brexit on environmental and agricultural policy. It also explores areas that will have indirect effects including devolution, trade and immigration. This series sign-posts to committee inquiries from over the summer/autumn and will cover 1) The National Assembly for Wales, 2) The Scottish Parliament, 3) The House of Commons and 4) The House of Lords (with recognition that Northern Ireland Assembly Committees remain dissolved).

This first post covers the National Assembly for Wales.

The next post will explore the work of the Scottish Parliament.

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New Publication: Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill – Summary of changes at Stage 2

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This paper has been updated to summarise the outcome of scrutiny at Stage 1, changes made to the Bill at Stage 2 and the undertakings given by the then Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language ahead of Stage 3 proceedings.

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Appointing the new Counsel General

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On 3 November the First Minister reshuffled the Cabinet and named Jeremy Miles AM as Counsel General designate. On 14 November, in Plenary, the Assembly will vote on whether to approve the nomination so that the First Minister can recommend to the Queen that the appointment be made.

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The Welsh Language Commissioner Annual Report 2016-17

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On Tuesday 14th November 2017, a debate will be held in Plenary on the Welsh Language Commissioner’s Annual Report 2016-17.

The statutory report provides information and details regarding the work of the Commissioner and a review of issues relevant to the Welsh language during the reporting year.

The Commissioner recently appeared before the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee (CWLC Committee) to discuss her report.

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The Children’s Commissioner’s Annual Report 2016-17

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On Tuesday 14 November 2017 in Plenary, Assembly Members will debate the Children Commissioner for Wales’ most recent Annual Report (2016-17).

This debate gives AMs an opportunity to discuss what the Commissioner has set out as the latest issues and challenges affecting children and young people in Wales. They will also hear how the newly appointed Minister for Children and Social Care, Huw Irranca-Davies, responds. The Welsh Government’s written response is due to be published following the debate. Last month, the Assembly’s Children, Young People and Education Committee heard directly from the Commissioner about the issues she raises in her report. You can see what was discussed on Senedd TV here.

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Turning the tide: Committee inquiry into Marine Protected Areas

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In December 2016 the Climate, Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee launched its inquiry into the effectiveness of Marine Protected Area management in Wales and the potential implications of Brexit. The Assembly will debate the inquiry report Turning the tide? Report of the inquiry into the Welsh Government’s approach to Marine Protected Area management’ in Plenary on 8 November.

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