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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Naomi Stocks 

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Transcript: Transcript for 27/09/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

Items
Note No. Item

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 Mark Isherwood AM, with David Melding AM as substitute. Apologies were also received from Jack Sargeant AM, Sian Gwenllian AM and Jayne Bryant AM.

 

(09.00 - 10.00)

2.

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (private sector): evidence session 1

David Hancock, Group Manager, Head of Business Fire Safety, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Kevin Roberts, Senior Fire Safety Manager, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Christian Hadfield, GM - Operations Department, Vale of Glamorgan and Bridgend, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Owen Jayne, Group Manager, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·       David Hancock, Group Manager, Head of Business Fire Safety, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

·       Kevin Roberts, Senior Fire Safety Manager, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

·       Christian Hadfield, GM - Operations Department, Vale of Glamorgan and Bridgend, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

·       Owen Jayne, Group Manager, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

 

 

 

 

(10.00 - 11.00)

3.

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (private sector): evidence session 2

Nigel Glen, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Residential Managing Agents

Jason Clarke, Head of Risk Management, Warwick Estates

Rachel Dobson, Head of Health and Safety, Mainstay Group Limited

Julie Griffiths, Property Manager for managed properties in Wales, Mainstay Group Limited

David Clark, Chairman, Mainstay Group Limited

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Nigel Glen, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Residential Managing Agents

·         Jason Clarke, Head of Risk Management, Warwick Estates

·         Rachel Dobson, Head of Health and Safety, Mainstay Group Limited

·         Julie Griffiths, Property Manager for managed properties in Wales, Mainstay Group Limited

·         David Clark, Chairman, Mainstay Group Limited

(11.00 - 12.00)

4.

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (private sector): evidence session 3

Cassandra Zanelli, honorary consultant to the Federation of Private Residents Association

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·       Cassandra Zanelli, honorary consultant to the Federation of Private Residents Association

(12.00 - 13.00)

5.

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (private sector): evidence session 4

Jim McKirdle, Housing Policy Officer, Welsh Local Government Association

Graham Bond, Acting Building Control Manager, Planning, Transport and Environment, Cardiff Council

Dave Holland, Head of Shared Regulatory Services, Shared Regulatory Services, Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

 

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Jim McKirdle, Housing Policy Officer, Welsh Local Government Association

·         Graham Bond, Acting Building Control Manager, Planning, Transport and Environment, Cardiff Council

·         Dave Holland, Head of Shared Regulatory Services, Shared Regulatory Services, Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

 

5.2 During the evidence session the WLGA agreed to provide more information on how resourcing of local authority regulatory functions has changed over the last 20 years.

 

6.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

6.1

Written submission from CRM

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1.a The Committee noted the written submission from CRM.

6.2

Written submission from Home Builders Federation

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.2.a The Committee noted the written submission from the Home Builders Federation.

6.3

Written submission from RICS

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.3.a The Committee noted the written submission from RICS.

7.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting and from the meeting on 3 October 2018 and from item 1 of the meeting on 11 October 2018

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

 

(13.00 - 13.20)

8.

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (private sector): discussion of the evidence received under items 2, 3, 4 and 5

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under items 2, 3, 4 and 5.

(13.20 - 13.25)

9.

Consideration of the letter received from the Llywydd in relation to voting rights for prisoners

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee discussed the letter received from the Llywydd and agreed to undertake an inquiry into voting rights for prisoners.

 

 

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