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Inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation

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: 23/10/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

3 Correspondence from the Minister for Economy and Transport regarding the report on the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales - 15 October 2019

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Minutes:

3.1a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Minister for Economy and Transport regarding the report on the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales.


Meeting: 17/10/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 5)

5 Correspondence to the Minister for Economy and Transport in regarding the inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation

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Minutes:

5.1a The Committee noted the correspondence to the Minister for Economy and Transport regarding the inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales.


Meeting: 03/10/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 6)

6 Consideration of the Welsh Government's response to the report on the Inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation

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Minutes:

6.1 The committee discussed the Welsh Government's response to the report on the Inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation


Meeting: 27/06/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 1)

1 Inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: consideration of draft report

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Minutes:

1.1 The Committee considered and agreed the report, subject to minor changes.


Meeting: 05/06/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2)

2 Welsh Government correspondence in relation to the evidence session on blue badges

Paper 2

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.2a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Welsh Government.

 


Meeting: 05/06/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2)

2 Correspondence from Macmillan and Tenovus in relation to blue badges inquiry

Paper 1

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1a The Committee noted the correspondence from Macmillan and Tenovus.


Meeting: 15/05/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation - correspondence from Alzheimer's Society Cymru

Paper 1

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1a The Committee noted the correspondence from Alzheimer's Society Cymru.


Meeting: 15/05/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation: Key issues paper

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Minutes:

4.1 The Committee discussed the key issue paper.


Meeting: 01/05/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation: Evidence Session 5

·  Ken Skates, Minister for Economy and Transport

·  Simon Jones, Director of Economic Infrastructure

·  Dewi Rowlands, Deputy Director, Transport Policy, Planning and Partnerships

 

Research briefing

Paper 1 – Welsh Government

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·  Ken Skates, Minister for Economy and Transport

·  Simon Jones, Director of Economic Infrastructure

·  Dewi Rowlands, Deputy Director, Transport Policy, Planning and Partnerships

4.2 The Minister agreed:

·  to provide further information on the prevalence of abuse in the blue badge scheme in Wales, including details of National Fraud Authority data that indicated that 20 per cent of blue badges are being misused across the UK;

·  to provide details on local authorities’ engagement with the Welsh Government’s training workshops and toolkit for blue badge assessments; and

·  to provide details on the proportion of system abuse that can be eradicated by the cleansing of invalid badges.

 


Meeting: 01/05/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 6)

Inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation: Consideration of Evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 4.


Meeting: 01/05/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

Inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation: Feedback from focus group sessions

Summary note of focus groups

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Minutes:

3.1 The Committee discussed the feedback received from the focus group sessions. 


Meeting: 04/04/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation: evidence session 2

Samuel Stone, External Affairs Officer, National Autistic Society

Huw Owen, Policy Officer, Alzheimer’s Society Cymru

Helen Powell, Specialist Support Advisor, Benefits Advice Programme, Wales Macmillan Cancer Support

Martin Fidler Jones, Policy Officer, Tenovus Cancer Care

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·  Samuel Stone, External Affairs Officer, National Autistic Society

·  Huw Owen, Policy Officer, Alzheimer’s Society Cymru

·  Helen Powell, Specialist Support Advisor, Benefits Advice Programme, Wales Macmillan Cancer Support

·  Martin Fidler Jones, Policy Officer, Tenovus Cancer Care.

 

2.2 The witnesses agreed to write to the Committee to give examples of Local Authorities who demonstrate good practice in assessment procedures.

 


Meeting: 04/04/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 7)

Inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation: consideration of oral evidence

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under items 2, 3 and 4.


Meeting: 04/04/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 4)

Inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation: evidence session 4

Andrew Meredith, Customer Services Team Leader, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Rhys J. Page, Senior Business Manager, Carmarthenshire County Council

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·  Andrew Meredith, Customer Services Team Leader, Caerphilly County Borough Council

·  Rhys J. Page, Senior Business Manager, Carmarthenshire County Council.

 


Meeting: 04/04/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation: evidence session 3

Valerie Billingham, Policy and Campaigns Manager, Age Cymru

Kate Young, Director, All Wales Forum of Parents and Carers of People with Learning Disabilities

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·  Valerie Billingham, Policy and Campaigns Manager, Age Cymru

·  Kate Young, Director, All Wales Forum of Parents and Carers of People with Learning Disabilities.


Meeting: 21/03/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 7)

Inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation: consideration of the evidence received

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received from Disability Wales.


Meeting: 21/03/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation: evidence session 1

Miranda Evans, Policy and Programmes Manager, Disability Wales 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1. The Committee received evidence from:

·  Miranda Evans, Policy and Programmes Manager, Disability Wales.

 


Meeting: 09/01/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 9)

Inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation: consideration of approach to the inquiry

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1.  The Committee discussed and agreed its approach for the inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implemetation.


 

 

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