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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 2 - Senedd

Contact: Policy: Marc Wyn Jones  Legislation: Bethan Davies

Items
Note No. Item

1.

Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

1.1 Apologies were received from Bethan Jenkins and Janet Finch-Saunders, there were no subsitutions.

(09.30 - 10.30)

2.

Ministerial Scrutiny session - Minister for Local Government and Communities

Carl Sargeant AM, Minister for Local Government and Communities

June Milligan, Director General, Local Government and Communities

Owain Lloyd, Deputy Director of Operations, Local Government and Communities

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Chair welcomed the Minister and his officials. The Members questioned the Minister.

 

2.2 The Minister agreed to provide a note on the following:

 

The structure of the Public Service Leadership Group (PSLG);

 

The Minister agreed to write to the local authorities who hadn’t completed the Equal Pay Settlement process and update the Committee with their predicted timescales;

 

Progress update on the new role of the Partnership Council for Wales;

 

When appropriate an update on the monitoring and outcomes of the Communities First clusters;

 

Update on the progression with the Tier 4 planned proposals and the dual diagnostics issues.

(10.30 - 11.30)

3.

Ministerial Scrutiny session - Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage

Huw Lewis AM, Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage

John Howells, Director of Housing, Regeneration and Heritage

Kath Palmer, Deputy Director, Housing Directorate

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Chair welcomed the Minister and his officials. The Members questioned the Minister.

 

3.2 The Minister agreed to provide a note on the following points:

 

Details on any plans for an Empty Homes Strategy;

 

Update on co-operative housing;

 

List of all grants available for sports clubs.

4.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the following business:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee agreed to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for item 5.

(11.30 - 12.00)

5.

Consideration of Key Issues on the National Assembly for Wales (Official Languages) Bill

Minutes:

5.1 The Chair welcomed Alun Ffred Jones, who was substituting for Rhodri Glyn Thomas, and Eluned Parrott, who was substituting for Peter Black, in accordance with Standing Order 17.48.

 

5.2 The Committee considered the Key Issues on the Bill.

 

5.2 Members were informed that the points and recommendations they suggested would be included in the draft report, which would be considered at the Committee’s next meeting on Wednesday 25 April.

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