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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Naomi Stocks 

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Items
Note No. Item

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.    Apologies were received from Bethan Jenkins AM.

 

1.3.    The following Members declared relevant interests as members of unions:

·         John Griffiths AM;

·         Jenny Rathbone AM

·         Joyce Watson AM

·         Rhianon Passmore AM

·         Siân Gwenllian AM.

(09.15 - 10.45)

2.

Trade Union (Wales) Bill - evidence session 1: Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government

Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government

Paul Webb, Deputy Director, Devolved Services Reform

Nicola Charles, Lawyer

 

Trade Union (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1. The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government

·         Paul Webb, Deputy Director, Devolved Services Reform

·         Nicola Charles, Lawyer

 

2.2.    The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government declared a relevant interest as a member of a union.

 

2.3. During the session, the Cabinet Secretary agreed to provide clarification on the extent to which the Bill would affect those who provide public services on behalf of devolved Welsh authorities as well as those authorities and their own employees.

(11.00 - 12.00)

3.

Scrutiny of the Future Generations Commissioner

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner

Marie Brousseau-Navarro, Director of Policy, Legislation and Innovation

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1. The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner

·         Marie Brousseau-Navarro, Director of Policy, Legislation and Innovation

 

3.2. The Future Generations Commissioner agreed to provide a copy of the letter sent to all local authorities in relation to the statutory timescales in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009.

 

3.3. The Committee agreed to write to the Future Generations Commissioner on matters not reached during the meeting, and on matters raised during the session.

The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 2 and agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children on matters raised during the session.

 

4.

Papers to note

4.1

Correspondence from the Llywydd in relation to Senedd@Newport

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1.a. The Committee noted the correspondence from the from the Llywydd in relation to Senedd@Newport

4.2

Correspondence from the Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee in relation to 'A Stronger Voice for Wales: engaging with Wales and the devolved institutions'

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.2.a. The Committee noted the correspondence from the Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee in relation to 'A Stronger Voice for Wales: engaging with Wales and the devolved institutions'

4.3

Correspondence from the Chair to the Welsh Local Government Association in relation to refugees and asylum seekers

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.3.a. The Committee noted the correspondence from the Chair to the Welsh Local Government Association in relation to refugees and asylum seekers

4.4

Correspondence from the Chair to the Minister for State for Immigration in relation to refugees and asylum seekers

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.4.a. The Committee noted the correspondence from the Chair to the Minister for State for Immigration in relation to refugees and asylum seekers

5.

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

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

 

(12.00 - 12.15)

6.

Scrutiny of the Future Generations Commissioner - consideration of evidence received under item 3

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 3.

(12.15 - 12.30)

7.

Trade Union (Wales) Bill - consideration of evidence under item 2

Minutes:

7.1. The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 2.

 

 

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