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Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 09/11/2016 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 7)

Post-legislative scrutiny work on the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015: Consideration of key issues

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1. The Committee discussed the key issues arising from the evidence received on its inquiry into the Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015, ahead of drafting the report.


Meeting: 10/03/2015 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 4.)

Stage 4 debate on the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill

NDM5719 Leighton Andrews (Rhondda)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.47:

Approves the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill.

Supporting Documents

Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill, as amended at Stage 3

Revised Explanatory Memorandum

Decision:

The item started at 15.18

 

NDM5719 Leighton Andrews (Rhondda)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.47:

 

Approves the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 


Meeting: 03/03/2015 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 8.)

Stage 3 debate on the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill

In accordance with Standing Order 26.36, amendments will be disposed of in the order which the sections and schedules to which they relate, arise in the Bill.

 

1. Violence against Women and children

54, 55, 56, 64

2. Further and higher education institutions – advice and guidance

22, 24, 17, 53

3. Meaning of “relevant functions”

21, 23

4. Duty to have regard to the Convention on the Rights of the Child

1

5. Victim’s rights

57

6. National and local strategies – gender-specific needs

69, 72

7. National strategy – perpetrator programmes

70, 71

8. Local strategies - implementation

2, 3, 4

9. Education about healthy relationships

5, 6, 7, 11, 58

10. Duties of governing bodies of maintained schools

59

11. National Indicators

8, 9, 10,

12. Annual progress reports

12, 68

13. Statutory Guidance

13, 67, 65, 14, 15, 16

14. Ministerial Adviser

25-32, 18, 62, 33-52, 20

15. Functions of Ministerial Adviser

60, 61, 19

16. Removal of reasonable punishment defence

66

17. Meaning of abuse

63

Supporting Documents
Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill

Revised Explanatory Memorandum

Marshalled List of Amendments

Grouping of Amendments

Decision:

The item started at 15.33

 

The amendments will be disposed of in the order that the sections and schedules to which they relate were set out in the motion under Standing Order 26.36 agreed by the Assembly on 24 February 2015.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 54:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

Amendment 22 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 21 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

As amendment 54 was not agreed, amendment 55 fell.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 56:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

12

26

52

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 57:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

11

26

52

Amendment 57 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 69:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 70:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

As amendment 70 was not agreed, amendment 71 fell.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 72:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

Amendment 23 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

As amendment 2 was not agreed, amendment 3 fell.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

12

26

52

Amendment 4 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 6:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 7:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

As amendment 5 was not agreed, amendment 11 fell.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 58:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 59:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

Amendment 24 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 8:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 9:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

As amendment 8 was not agreed, amendment 10 fell.

 

Amendment 12 was withdrawn in accordance with Standing Order 12.27.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 68:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 13:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

Amendment 67 was not moved.

Amendment 65 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 14:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 15:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 16:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

Amendment 17 was not moved.

 

The Presiding Officer proposed that amendments 25 -32 were disposed of en bloc. A Member objected, therefore the amendments were disposed of individually.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 25:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

0

0

52

Amendment 25 was agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 26:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

51

0

0

51

Amendment 26 was agreed/not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 27:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 28:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 29:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 30:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

Amendment 31 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 32 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 18:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 60:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

11

27

52

Amendment 60 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 61:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 62:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 19:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

The Presiding Officer proposed that amendments 33 -52 were disposed of en bloc. A Member objected, therefore the amendments were disposed of individually.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 33:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

0

0

52

Amendment 33 was agreed.

 

Amendment 34 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 35 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 36:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 37:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 38:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 39:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

Amendment 39 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 40:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

Amendment 41 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 42 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 43 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 44 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 45 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 46 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 47 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 48 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 49 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 50 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 51 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 52 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

At 17.57, proceedings were suspended for 15 minutes. The bell was rung 5 minutes before reconvening for Stage 3 proceedings on the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 66:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

36

52

Amendment 66 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 63 was withdrawn in accordance with Standing Order 12.27.

 

Amendment 53 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 64 was not moved.

 

Amendment 20 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

All sections and schedules of the Bill were deemed agreed, concluding Stage 3 proceedings.

 


Meeting: 24/02/2015 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 5.)

Order of consideration of amendments for the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill

NDM5697 Leighton Andrews (Rhondda)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.36:

Agrees to dispose of sections and schedules to the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill at Stage 3 in the following order:

a) sections 2 - 25

b) section 1

c) Long title

 

Decision:

The item started at 15.59

NDM5697 Leighton Andrews (Rhondda)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.36:

Agrees to dispose of sections and schedules to the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill at Stage 3 in the following order:

a) sections 2 - 25

b) section 1

c) Long title

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 22/01/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill - Stage 2 - consideration of amendments

In accordance with Standing Order 26.21 the Committee will dispose of amendments to the Bill in the following order:

 

  • Sections 2-23
  • Section 1
  • Long title

 

Supporting documents:

Marshalled List of Amendments

Groupings of Amendments

 

In Attendance

Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Public Services

Sarah Rhodes, Bill Manager, Welsh Government

Rhys Davies, Lawyer, Welsh Government

Minutes:

3.1 In accordance with Standing Order 26.21, the Committee disposed of the following amendments to the Bill:

 

Amendment 1 (Leighton Andrews) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 106 (Jocelyn Davies)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Peter Black

Christine Chapman

Janet Finch-Saunders

Jocelyn Davies

Alun Davies

Mark Isherwood

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Mike Hedges

 

 

Sandy Mewies

 

 

Gwyn Price

 

3

5

2

Amendment 106 was not agreed

 

Amendment 114 (Peter Black)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Peter Black

Christine Chapman

Janet Finch-Saunders

Jocelyn Davies

Alun Davies

Mark Isherwood

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Mike Hedges

 

 

Sandy Mewies

 

 

Gwyn Price

 

3

5

2

Amendment 114 was not agreed

 

As amendment 114 was not agreed, amendment 121 (Peter Black) fell.

 

Amendment 124 (Mark Isherwood)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Janet Finch-Saunders

Christine Chapman

Peter Black

Mark Isherwood

Alun Davies

Jocelyn Davies

 

Mike Hedges

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

 

Sandy Mewies

 

 

Gwyn Price

 

2

5

3

Amendment 124 was not agreed

 

Amendment 83 (Peter Black) was withdrawn in accordance with Standing Order 26.66(i).

 

Amendment 125 (Mark Isherwood)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Peter Black

Christine Chapman

Jocelyn Davies

Janet Finch-Saunders

Alun Davies

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Mark Isherwood

Mike Hedges

 

 

Sandy Mewies

 

 

Gwyn Price

 

3

5

2

Amendment 125 was not agreed

 

As amendment 125 was not agreed, amendment 126 (Mark Isherwood) fell.

 

Amendment 10 (Jocelyn Davies) was not moved.

 

Amendment 2 (Leighton Andrews) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 84 (Peter Black) was not moved.

 

Amendment 85 (Peter Black)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Peter Black

Christine Chapman

Janet Finch-Saunders

Alun Davies

 

Mark Isherwood

Mike Hedges

 

Jocelyn Davies

Sandy Mewies

 

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Gwyn Price

 

5

5

0

As the vote was tied, the Chair used her casting vote in the negative (in accordance with SO 6.20 (ii)).  Therefore amendment 85 was not agreed.

 

As amendment 85 was not agreed, amendment 86 (Peter Black) fell.

 

Amendment 127 (Mark Isherwood)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Janet Finch-Saunders

Christine Chapman

Peter Black

Mark Isherwood

Alun Davies

Jocelyn Davies

 

Mike Hedges

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

 

Sandy Mewies

 

 

Gwyn Price

 

2

5

3

Amendment 127 was not agreed

 

Amendment 115 (Peter Black)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Peter Black

Christine Chapman

Jocelyn Davies

Alun Davies

 

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Mike Hedges

 

Janet Finch-Saunders

Sandy Mewies

 

Mark Isherwood

Gwyn Price

 

5

5

0

As the vote was tied, the Chair used her casting vote in the negative (in accordance with SO 6.20 (ii)).  Therefore amendment 115 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 3 (Leighton Andrews) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 116 (Peter Black)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Peter Black

Christine Chapman

Jocelyn Davies

Alun Davies

 

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Mike Hedges

 

Janet Finch-Saunders

Sandy Mewies

 

Mark Isherwood

Gwyn Price

 

5

5

0

As the vote was tied, the Chair used her casting vote in the negative (in accordance with SO 6.20 (ii)).  Therefore amendment 116 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 117 (Peter Black)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Peter Black

Christine Chapman

Jocelyn Davies

Alun Davies

 

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Mike Hedges

 

Janet Finch-Saunders

Sandy Mewies

 

Mark Isherwood

Gwyn Price  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3


Meeting: 11/12/2014 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 9)

9 Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill - consideration of Stage 2 proceedings in Committee

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee discussed the consideration of Stage 2 proceedings in Committee and agreed to vary the order of consideration as follows:

        Sections 2-23

        Section 1

        Long title


Meeting: 25/11/2014 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 10.)

Motion to agree the financial resolution in respect of the Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill

NDM5633 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69 arising in consequence of the Bill.

 

Decision:

The item started at 17.22

 

NDM5633 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69 arising in consequence of the Bill.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 25/11/2014 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 9.)

Debate on the General Principles of the Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill

NDM5632 Leighton Andrews (Rhondda)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.11:

Agrees to the general principles of the Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill.

The Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 30 June 2014.

The report of Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee on the Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill was laid before the Assembly on 14 November 2014.

Supporting Documents

The Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee
Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

Decision:

The item started at 16.23

 

NDM5632 Leighton Andrews (Rhondda)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.11:

 

Agrees to the general principles of the Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 10/11/2014 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

Final Report Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill

CLA(4)-27-14 – Paper 12 – Final Report

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 05/11/2014 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3.)

3. Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill: consideration of draft report

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 03/11/2014 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

Draft Report Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill

CLA(4)-26-14 – Paper 13 – Draft Report

 

CLA(4)-26-14 – Paper 14 – Letter from the Minister

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 23/10/2014 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 9)

9 Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill: consideration of Stage 1 draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee discussed the Stage 1 draft report


Meeting: 09/10/2014 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill: discussion of key issues

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed the key issues for inclusion in its report.

 


Meeting: 09/10/2014 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 9)

9 Papers to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee noted the papers.


Meeting: 01/10/2014 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill: Evidence Session 7 (Third Sector)

Simon Borja, Project Development Officer, Safer Wales Dyn Project

Mark Brooks, Chairman, Mankind

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

Simon Borja, Project Development Officer, Safer Wales Dyn Project

 and Mark Brooks, Chairman, The Mankind Initiative.

 

4.2 The Committee  agreed to write to the witnesses for further information.


Meeting: 01/10/2014 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill: Evidence Session 6 Minister for Public Services

Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Public Services

Sarah Rhodes, Bill Manager 

Rhys Davies, Lawyer

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from, Leighton Andrews, Minister for Public Services.

 


Meeting: 01/10/2014 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill: Evidence Session 8 (Public Sector)

Naomi Alleyne, Director, Social Services and Housing, WLGA

Jackie Stamp, Chief Executive, New Pathways

Detective Superintendent Lian Penhale, South Wales Police 

Detective Inspector Bryan Heard, South Wales Police 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

Naomi Alleyne, Director, Social Services and Housing, WLGA;

Jackie Stamp, Chief Executive, New Pathways;

Detective Superintendent Lian Penhale, South Wales Police and

Detective Inspector Bryan Heard, South Wales Police.

 

5.2 South Wales Police agreed to provide the South Wales Police and Crime Commisioner’s report on Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls 2014-2017.


Meeting: 29/09/2014 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Evidence in relation to the Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill

(Indicative time 1.30pm)

 

Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Public Services, Member in Charge of the Bill

 

CLA(4)-23-14 – Paper 1 – Statement of Policy Intent

CLA(4)-23-14 – Research Service Briefing

CLA(4)-23-14 – Legal Advice Note

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Public Services and Member in charge of the Bill.


Meeting: 25/09/2014 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill: discussion of evidence sessions 4 and 5

Minutes:

6.1 The committee discussed the evidence received.


Meeting: 25/09/2014 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill: Evidence Session 5 (third sector)

Frances Beecher, Chief Executive Officer, Llamau

Bernie Bowen-Thomson, Deputy Chief Executive, Safer Wales

Gwilym Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, Relate Cymru

Johanna Robinson, Wales‎ National Development Manager, The Survivor’s Trust Wales

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The committee received evidence from:

 

Frances Beecher, Chief Executive Officer, Llamau;

Bernie Bowen-Thomson, Deputy Chief Executive, Safer Wales;

Gwilym Roberts, Chief Executive, Relate Cymru;

Johanna Robinson, Wales National Development Manager, The Survivor’s Trust Wales.

 

·         Relate agreed to provide the Committee with the report ‘Young People, Sex and Relationships The New Norms’ published by Relate and the Institute for Public Policy Research IPPR.

 

·         The Survivor’s Trust Wales agreed to provide the Committee with further details of performance indicators that they believe should be used to measure progress towards achievement of the purposes of the Act.

 

 


Meeting: 25/09/2014 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill: Evidence Session 4 (third sector)

Eleri Butler MBE, Chief Executive, Welsh Women’s Aid

Mwenya Chimba, Director, Violence Against Women, BAWSO
Cathy Owens, Violence Against Women Action Group

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The committee received evidence from:

Eleri Butler, Chief Executive, Welsh Women’s Aid;

Mwenya Chimba, Director, Violence Against Women, BAWSO;

Cathy Owens,Violence Against Women Action Group.

 

·         Welsh Women’s Aid agreed to provide the Committee with further details of performance indicators that they believe should be used to measure progress towards achievement of the purposes of the Act


Meeting: 24/09/2014 - Finance Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill: Letter from the Minister for Local Government and Government Business (29 August 2014)

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 17/09/2014 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill: Stage 1 - discussion of evidence sessions 2 and 3

Minutes:

6.1 The committee discussed the evidence received.

 


Meeting: 17/09/2014 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill: Evidence Session 2 (Panel of Children's Organisations)

Des Mannion, National Head of Service, NSPCC Wales

Sara Reid, Co-ordinator, Children are Unbeatable! Cymru

Eleri Griffiths, Development and Training Officer, Children in Wales

Menna Thomas, Senior Research and Policy Officer, Barnardos Cymru

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The committee received evidence from:

 

Des Mannion: National Head of Service NSPCC Wales;

Sara Reid, Co-ordinator, Children are Unbeatable! Cymru;

Eleri Griffiths, Development and Training Officer, Children in Wales;

Menna Thomas, Senior Research and Policy Officer, Banardos Cymru.

 


Meeting: 17/09/2014 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual: Evidence Session 3 (Panel of Academics)

Professor Emma Renold, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

Professor Jonathan Shepherd, Violence Research Group, Cardiff University

Jackie Jones, Professor of Feminist Legal Studies, Bristol Law School, UWE Chair, Wales Assembly of Women President, European Women Lawyers Association

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The committee received evidence from: 

 

Professor Emma Renold, School of Social Sciences;  Cardiff University;

Professor Jonathan Shepherd, Violence Research Group, Cardiff University;

Professor Jackie Jones, Professor of Feminist Legal Studies, Bristol Law School, UWE Chair, Wales Assembly of Women President, European Women Lawyers Association.

 


Meeting: 17/07/2014 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill: Evidence Session 1: Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Local Government and Government Business

Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Local Government and Government Business

Lynne Schofield, Head of the Violence Against Women and Domestic Abuse Team

Rhys Davies, Lawyer

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The committee received evidence from Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Local Government and Government Business.

 

2.2 During the session, the Minister agreed to provide the following:

 

·         information on the sanctions available to the courts in cases where relevant authorities do not comply with the statutory guidance issued under the Bill.

 


Meeting: 17/07/2014 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill - Discussion of evidence and future evidence sessions

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received from Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Local Government Business, and her officials  


Meeting: 16/07/2014 - Finance Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill: Financial Implications of the Bill

PAC(4)-14-14(paper 2)

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 Members considered the briefing paper on the Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill and agreed they would not invite the Minister for Local Government and Government Business to answer questions on the financial implications of the Bill at this stage but would write to her seeking clarification on a number of issues.

6.2 The Chair agreed to write to Christine Chapman AM, Chair of Communities, Equalities and Local Government Committee (CELG) advising that Finance Committee does not wish to invite the Minister to Committee at this stage but would welcome updates on the financial implications of the Bill.


Meeting: 03/07/2014 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Consideration of scope and approach to Stage 1 scrutiny of the Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the scope and approach to stage 1 scrutiny of the Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill


Meeting: 01/07/2014 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 4.)

Statement by the Minister for Local Government and Government Business: Introduction of the Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill

Decision:

The item started at 15.41


 

 

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