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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 2 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Naomi Stocks 

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Transcript: Transcript for 20/02/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(10.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members and members of the public to the meeting.

5.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

1.1

Inquiry into public services boards - additional information from the Minister for Housing and Local Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1a The Committee noted the additional information from the Minister for Housing and Local Government.

1.2

Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill - correspondence from Llyr Gruffydd AM

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.2a The Committee noted the correspondence from Llyr Gruffydd AM.

2.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public for items 4, 5 and 8

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

(10.30 - 10.45)

3.

Public Services Boards: consideration of draft report

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee agreed the draft report.

(10.45 - 11.00)

4.

Inquiry into voting rights for prisoners: consideration of the evidence received at the informal visit

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received at the informal visit.

(11.00 - 11.30)

7.

Inquiry into voting rights for prisoners: evidence session 3

Bernie Bowen-Thompson, Chief Executive, Safer Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Bernie Bowen-Thompson, Chief Executive, Safer Wales


6.2 During the session, Bernie Bowen-Thompson agreed to write to the Committee after giving further consideration to the demographic differences in views on female prisoner voting. She also agreed that she would check with her teams whether any of her staff had discussed prisoner voting with victims of crime.

6.3 The Committee also agreed to write to Bernie regarding any outstanding questions.

(11.30 - 12.00)

8.

Inquiry into voting rights for prisoners: evidence session 4

Darren Trollope, Head of Planning and Advice Cymru, Youth Justice Board

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·       Darren Trollope, Head of Planning and Advice Cymru, Youth Justice Board

(12.00 - 12.15)

6.

Inquiry into voting rights for prisoners: consideration of the evidence received under items 3 and 4

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee discussed the evidence.

 

 

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