Concise Minutes - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3

Meeting date: Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Meeting time: 08.51 - 11.53
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/4401


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Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

John Griffiths AM (Chair)

Gareth Bennett AM

Janet Finch-Saunders AM

Siân Gwenllian AM

Bethan Jenkins AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

Joyce Watson AM

Witnesses:

Steve Thomas, Welsh Local Government Association

Anthony Hunt, Welsh Local Government Association

Jon Rae, Welsh Local Government Association

Steve Jones, Society of Welsh Treasurers

Committee Staff:

Elizabeth Wilkinson (Second Clerk)

Chloe Davies (Deputy Clerk)

Osian Bowyer (Researcher)

Hannah Johnson (Researcher)

Stephen Davies (Legal Adviser)

Jennifer Cottle (Legal Adviser)

Gareth Howells (Secretariat)

Joanne McCarthy (Researcher)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1.      The Chair welcomed Members and members of the public to the meeting.

1.2.   Apologies for absence were received from Rhiannon Passmore AM

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2       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from items 3, 6 and 7 of the meeting

2.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

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3       Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill: Technical briefing

3.1 The Committee received a Technical briefing on the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill from the Assembly Commission.

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4       Scrutiny of the Welsh Government's draft budget 2018-19: evidence session 1

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Councillor Anthony Hunt, Finance and Resources spokesperson, Welsh Local Government Association

·         Steve Thomas CBE, Chief Executive, Welsh Local Government Association

·         Jon Rae, Director of Resources, Welsh Local Government Association

·         Steve Jones, Chair of Society of Welsh Treasurers

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5       Paper(s) to note

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5.1   Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes

5.1 The Committee noted the Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes

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5.2   Letter to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes

5.2 The Committee noted the letter to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes

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5.3   Letter from the Permanent Secretary to Siân Gwenllian in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes

5.3 The Committee Letter from the Permanent Secretary to Siân Gwenllian in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes

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5.4   Correspondence from Tinopolis Cymru in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes

5.4 The Committee noted the correspondence from Tinopolis Cymru in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes

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5.5   Correspondence from Puffin Produce Ltd in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes

5.5 The Committee noted the correspondence from Puffin Produce Ltd in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes

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6       Scrutiny of the Welsh Government budget 2018-19: consideration of evidence received under item 4

6.1 Discussion of evidence

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7       Inquiry into Human Rights in Wales: options paper

7.1 The Committee discussed the options paper

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