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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 2 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Jon Antoniazzi 

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Transcript

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

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

1.2        Janet Finch-Saunders AM declared an interest as a landlord in the private rented sector.

 

(09.15 - 10.30)

2.

Scrutiny of the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language - role and priorities of the Ministerial Taskforce for the Valleys

Alun Davies AM, Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language

Maureen Howell - Deputy Director - Equality and Prosperity

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Alun Davies AM, Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language

·         Maureen Howell - Deputy Director - Equality and Prosperity

 

 

2.2 The Committee agreed to write to the Minister to follow-up on points raised during discussions

 

(10.40 - 12.00)

3.

Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children - discussion of early priorities

Carl Sargeant AM, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

Jo-anne Daniels, Director, Communities and Tackling Poverty

John Howells, Director, Housing and Regeneration

 

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

 

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Carl Sargeant AM, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

·         Jo-anne Daniels, Director, Communities and Tackling Poverty

·         John Howells, Director, Housing and Regeneration

·          

3.2 The Cabinet Secretary agreed to write to the Committee:

 

·         on the outcome of his planned future discussion with the UK Government Minister with responsibility for Syrian refugees on the role of the Welsh Government in the resettlement of refugees, in particular unaccompanied children.

·         and with details of timings for the proposed introduction by the UK Government of a British Bill of Rights as soon as they become available, and of how the Welsh Government intends to influence the development of such a Bill

4.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) and (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting and for the meeting on the 29 September 2016

For consideration of:

·         evidence given by the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language, under item 2

·         evidence given by the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children, under item 3

·         the committee’s forward work programme. 

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

(12.00 - 12.10)

5.

Consideration of the evidence given by the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language and Cabinet Secretary for the Communities and Children

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee discussed the evidence.

(12.10-12.30)

6.

Scrutiny of the UK Government Wales Bill - consideration of draft response

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed and agreed the draft letter on the UK Government Wales Bill.

 

 

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