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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 2 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Naomi Stocks 

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Items
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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.      David Melding AM substituted for Janet Finch-Saunders AM on items 3 and 6.

 

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 - 10.30)

2.

Scrutiny of the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government - Local Government reform

Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government

Claire Bennett, Deputy Director, Local Government Transformation & Partnerships

Lisa James, Deputy Director, Local Government Democracy

 

Reforming Local Government: Resilient and Renewed White paper

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1.    The Committee received evidence from:

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

·         Claire Bennett, Deputy Director, Local Government Transformation & Partnerships

·         Lisa James, Deputy Director, Local Government Democracy

(10.30 - 12.00)

3.

Abolition of Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill - evidence session 1: Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

Carl Sargeant AM, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

John G Rees, Bill Manager

Katie Wilson, Lawyer

 

Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1. The Committee received evidence from:

·         Carl Sargeant AM, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

·         John G Rees, Bill Manager

·         Katie Wilson, Lawyer

 

2.2. During the session the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children agreed:

·         To provide the figures on any increase in social housing stock in local authority areas where the Right to Buy and Right to Acquire have been temporarily suspended under the Housing (Wales) Measure 2011;

·         To provide a note on the procedure and eligibility criteria for applications for temporary suspensions under the Housing (Wales) Measure 2011;

·         To provide a draft of the document containing information for tenants and prospective tenants required under section 8 of the Bill;

·         To clarify the purpose and intended effect of section 2 and 4 of the Bill.

4.

Papers to note

4.1

Correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1.a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.

4.2

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government to the Chair of Finance Committee in relation to the Trade Union (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.2.a The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government to the Chair of Finance Committee in relation to the Trade Union (Wales) Bill.

4.3

Additional information from the Future Generations Commissioner following the evidence session on 2 February 2017

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.3.a The Committee noted the Additional information from the Future Generations Commissioner following the evidence session on 2 February 2017

4.4

Additional information from the Wales Strategic Migration Partnership in relation to refugees and asylum seekers in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.4.a The Committee noted the additional information from the Wales Strategic Migration Partnership in relation to refugees and asylum seekers in Wales.

4.5

Report by the National Youth Advocacy Service: Children Services six monthly Narrative Report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.5.a The Committee noted the report by the National Youth Advocacy Service: Children Services six monthly Narrative Report.

4.6

Correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure in relation to poverty in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.6.a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure in relation to poverty in Wales.

4.7

Correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to poverty in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.7.a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to poverty in Wales.

4.8

Note of focus group discussions in relation to the Trade Union (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.8.a The Committee noted the note of focus group discussions in relation to the Trade Union (Wales) Bill.

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 - 12.05)

6.

Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill: consideration of evidence received under item 3

Minutes:

6.1. The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 3 and agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary on matters raised during the session.

(12.05 - 12.10)

7.

Scrutiny of the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government - Local Government reform: consideration of evidence received under item 2

Minutes:

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

(12.10 - 12.20)

8.

Trade Union (Wales) Bill - consideration of draft report

Minutes:

8.1. The Committee considered and agreed its draft report, subject to minor changes.

(12.20 - 12.30)

9.

Inquiry into refugees and asylum seekers in Wales - consideration of draft report

Minutes:

9.1. The Committee considered and agreed its draft report, subject to minor changes. 

 

 

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