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Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Siân Phipps 

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(09:15-09:50)

1.

Briefing Session on the Inquiry (in private)

Minutes:

1.1 The new inquiry into Employment Opportunities for People Over 50 was introduced to Members.

 

2.

Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

2.1 Apologies were received from Gwenda Thomas, Dafydd Elis-Thomas and Byron Davies. Suzy Davies substituted for Byron Davies for part of the meeting.

 

(09.50-10.50)

3.

Office of the Older People's Commissioner

Daisy Cole, Director of Wellbeing and Empowerment, Office of the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales

Iwan Williams, Communities, Local Government and Wellbeing Lead, Office of the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Iwan Williams and Daisy Cole.

3.2 The Office of the Older People’s Commissioner agreed to send suggestions with regards to how a scheme similar to the current Jobs Growth Wales programme for people over 50 could be structured and funded.

 

(11.00-12.00)

4.

Jobcentre Plus

Huw Thomas, Senior Group Partnership Manager (Wales), Jobcentre Plus

Kevin Morgan, Group Partnership Manager (Wales), Jobcentre Plus

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee took evidence from Huw Thomas.

4.2 Jobcentre Plus agreed to provide the following information:

·         further information and any statistics on the guaranteed interview scheme.

·         statistics on the on-flows and off-flows to Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) for people over 50.

·         any available information on the number of DWP/JCP sanctions to people over 50.

·         a copy of the resources pack used by their work coaches.

·         look into the position of a small business owner who may choose to close their own, failing, business in respect of the benefits system.

 

 

 

(13.00-14.00)

5.

Age Alliance and Age Cymru

Graeme Francis, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Age Cymru

David Pugh, Chief Executive, Age Alliance/Prime Cymru

Hayley Ridge-Evans, Director of Operations, Age Alliance/Prime Cymru

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee took evidence from Graeme Francis, David Pugh and Hayley Ridge-Evans.

5.2 Prime Cymru agreed to provide suggestions with regards to how a scheme similar to the current Jobs Growth Wales programme for people over 50 could be structured and funded.

 

(14:00)

6.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting.

 

(14.15-15.00)

7.

Draft Report on Assisting Young People into Work

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed the draft report on Assisting Young People into Work.

 

8.

Papers to note

8.1

Follow-up Inquiry into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Skills: Response from the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology to the letter from the Chair on 27 November

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.

 

 

 

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