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Transcript: Transcript for 29/11/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

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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 for absence were received from Bethan Jenkins AM.

1.3 The Chair welcomed Mick Antoniw AM as a new member on the Committee, in place of Joyce Watson AM, and thanked Joyce Watson AM for her contribution to the Committee’s work.

 

 

(09.15 - 10.15)

2.

Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill: evidence session 1

Simon Thomas AM, Member in Charge

Gareth Howells, Legal Services, Assembly Commission

Joanne McCarthy, Research Service, Assembly Commission

 

Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill, as introduced

Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·       Simon Thomas AM, Member in Charge

·       Gareth Howells, Legal Services, Assembly Commission

·       Joanne McCarthy, Research Service, Assembly Commission

 

 

(10.30 - 11.30)

3.

Scrutiny of the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales annual report 2016/17

Nick Bennett, Public Services Ombudsman for Wales

Chris Vinestock, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Investigations

Katrin Shaw, Director of Policy, Legal and Governance

 

Public Services Ombudsman for Wales: Annual Report and Accounts 2016/17

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

  • Nick Bennett, Public Services Ombudsman for Wales
  • Chris Vinestock, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Investigations
  • Katrin Shaw, Director of Policy, Legal and Governance

 

3.2 During the session the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales agreed to provide a note to include a breakdown of the themes of complaints about the Ombudsman’s services, from the independent external review that was undertaken.

 

4.

Papurau i’w nodi

4.1

Additional information from the Welsh Local Government Association in relation to the Welsh Government draft budget 2018-19

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1.a The Committee noted the additional information from the Welsh Local Government Association in relation to the Welsh Government draft budget 2018-19.

 

4.2

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance to the Chair of the Finance
Committee in relation to the Welsh Government draft budget 2018-19

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.2.a The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance to the Chair of the Finance Committee in relation to the Welsh Government draft budget 2018-19.

 

4.3

Correspondence with the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public
Services, the Leader of the House and Chief Whip and the Minister for
Housing and Regeneration in relation to the Welsh Government draft budget
2018-19

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.3.a The Committee noted the correspondence with the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services, the Leader of the House and Chief Whip and the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to the Welsh Government draft budget 2018-19.

 

4.4

Letter from the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee to the Minister for
Housing and Regeneration in relation to the Welsh Government draft budget
2018-19

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.4.a The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee to the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to the Welsh Government draft budget 2018-19.

 

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.

 

 

(11.30 - 11.35)

6.

Scrutiny of the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales annual report 2016-17: consideration of evidence received under item 3

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 3.

 

(11.35 - 11.40)

7.

Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill: consideration of evidence received under item 2

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 2 and agreed to write to the Member in charge on matters raised.

 

 

(11.40 - 12.30)

8.

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government draft budget 2018-19:consideration of draft report

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee discussed and agreed the draft report

 

 

 

 

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