Y Pwyllgor Safonau Ymddygiad

Standards of Conduct Committee

13/07/2021

Aelodau'r Pwyllgor a oedd yn bresennol

Committee Members in Attendance

Heledd Fychan MS
John Griffiths MS
Vikki Howells MS Cadeirydd y Pwyllgor
Committee Chair

Swyddogion y Senedd a oedd yn bresennol

Senedd Officials in Attendance

Daniel Collier Dirprwy Glerc
Deputy Clerk
Enrico Carpanini Cynghorydd Cyfreithiol
Legal Adviser
Huw Williams Cynghorydd Cyfreithiol
Legal Adviser
Meriel Singleton Clerc
Clerk

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The proceedings are reported in the language in which they were spoken in the committee. In addition, a transcription of the simultaneous interpretation is included. Where contributors have supplied corrections to their evidence, these are noted in the transcript.

Cyfarfu'r pwyllgor drwy gynhadledd fideo.

Dechreuodd y cyfarfod am 09:30.

The committee met by video-conference.

The meeting began at 09:30. 

1. Cyflwyniad, ymddiheuriadau, dirprwyon a datgan buddiannau
1. Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Okay. Good morning, everyone, and welcome to this first meeting of the Standards of Conduct Committee. We haven't received any apologies for the duration of the meeting, but Andrew R.T. Davies will be joining us shortly; he'll be coming from a prior commitment. May I ask, first of all, whether any Members have any declarations of registrable interests that they wish to declare? No. Thank you very much. Before I begin, can I also check that everyone knows how to indicate if they wish to speak—to use the raise-hand function? Thank you.

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2. Cylch gwaith y Pwyllgor
2. Committee remit

So, moving on to item 2, then, we're going to look at the committee's remit. A paper has been circulated to Members that sets out the remit of this committee as prescribed in Standing Order 22. Can I invite Members to note the remit, please? Thank you very much. 

One thing I'd like to say on that is that the Standards of Conduct Committee is usually noted as a reactive committee, and one of the things I would like to do is for us to consider how far within the remit of the committee we can be proactive in setting the standards for Members in this coming Senedd term.

3. Cynnig o dan Reol Sefydlog 17.42(ix) i wahardd y cyhoedd o weddill y cyfarfod.
3. Motion under SO17.42(ix) to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

Cynnig:

bod y pwyllgor yn penderfynu gwahardd y cyhoedd o weddill y cyfarfod yn unol â Rheol Sefydlog 17.42(ix).

Motion:

that the committee resolves to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 17.42(ix).

Cynigiwyd y cynnig.

Motion moved.

Okay. Moving on, then, to item 3, a motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the following business, and that is items 4 to 7. So, I propose in accordance with that Standing Order that the committee resolves to meet in private for the remainder of today's meeting. Is everyone content with that? Thank you.

Derbyniwyd y cynnig.

Daeth rhan gyhoeddus y cyfarfod i ben am 09:32.

Motion agreed.

The public part of the meeting ended at 09:32.