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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 1 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Naomi Stocks 

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Transcript: Transcript for 25/10/2018 - 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 were received from Jack Sargeant AM. David Melding AM substituted for Mark Isherwood AM for items 3 and 7 of the meeting.

(09.15 - 10.45)

2.

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2019-20: evidence session 1

Councillor Debbie Wilcox, Leader of the Welsh Local Government Association

Councillor Anthony Hunt, Finance Spokesperson, Welsh Local Government Association

Steve Thomas, Chief Executive, Welsh Local Government Association

Jon Rae, Director of Resources, Welsh Local Government Association

Carys Lord, Head of Finance, Vale of Glamorgan Council

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1. The Committee received evidence from:

·       Councillor Debbie Wilcox, Leader of the Welsh Local Government Association

·       Councillor Anthony Hunt, Finance Spokesperson, Welsh Local Government Association

·       Steve Thomas, Chief Executive, Welsh Local Government Association

·       Jon Rae, Director of Resources, Welsh Local Government Association

·       Carys Lord, Head of Finance, Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

2.2. During the evidence session the Welsh Local Government Association agreed to provide:

·       A note on local authorities’ approach to council tax increases, including the variation in approaches for those who have higher or lower reserves;

·       Examples of how local government is engaging all of its workforce with the preventative health agenda;

·       A note on the proportion of social care that’s provided by private providers.

(10.55 - 11.40)

3.

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (private sector): evidence session 6

Tom Jones, Senior Project Manager, Viridis Real Estate

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1.      The Committee received evidence from Tom Jones, Senior Project Manager, Viridis Real Estate.

4.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

4.1

Letter from the Chair of the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee in relation to the inquiry into the role of arts and culture in addressing poverty and social exclusion

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1.a The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee in relation to the inquiry into the role of arts and culture in addressing poverty and social exclusion.

4.2

Letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.2.a The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales.

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.

(11.40 - 11.55)

6.

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2019-20: consideration of the evidence received under item 2

Minutes:

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

(11.55 - 12.05)

7.

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (private sector): consideration of the evidence received under item 3

Minutes:

7.1. The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 3.

 

 

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