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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 2 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Naomi Stocks 

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Transcript: Transcript for 27/03/2019 - 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.

(09:30-10:30)

2.

Inquiry into voting rights for prisoners: Evidence session with Minister for Housing and Local Government

Julie James, Minister for Housing and Local Government

Lisa James, Deputy Director, Local Government Democracy Division

Gareth Thomas, Policy Adviser, Electoral Reform (Local Government Division)

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Julie James, Minister for Housing and Local Government

·         Lisa James, Deputy Director, Local Government Democracy Division

·         Gareth Thomas, Policy Adviser, Electoral Reform (Local Government Division)

2.2 During the evidence session, the Minister for Housing and Local Government agreed to provide the Committee with information regarding what actions could be taken if a prison in England decided not to co-operate with any potential change in law to enable Welsh prisoners to vote.   

3.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from items 4, 7 and 8

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

(10:30-10:40)

4.

Voting rights for prisoners: consideration of oral evidence

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 2.

(10:50-12:05)

5.

Future Generations Commissioner: annual scrutiny

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Marie Brousseau-Navarro, Director for Policy, Legislation and Innovation

 

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales Annual Report 2017-2018

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

·         Marie Brousseau-Navarro, Director for Policy, Legislation and Innovation

5.2 During the evidence session, the Future Generations Commissioner agreed to provide the following information:

·         details of how KeolisAmey has set out how it aims to meet the well-being goals;

·         details of work being done by health boards and local government to meet the well-being goals; and

·         a copy of the joint programme of work she is preparing with the Auditor General for Wales on priority areas.

 

6.

Papers to note

7.1

Letter from the Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee in relation to the Inter-Institutional relations agreement between the National Assembly for Wales and the Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1a The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee in relation to the Inter-Institutional relations agreement between the National Assembly for Wales and the Welsh Government.

6.1

Letter from the Counsel General and Brexit Minister in relation to the Inquiry into voting rights for prisoners

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.2a The Committee noted the letter from the Counsel General and Brexit Minister in relation to the Inquiry into voting rights for prisoners.

(12:05-12:15)

7.

Future Generations Commissioner annual scrutiny: consideration of oral evidence

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 5.

7.2 The Committee agreed to write to the Future Generations Commissioner on issues it wishes to pursue further.

 

(12:15-12:25)

8.

Inquiry into empty properties and second homes: scoping paper

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee discussed and agreed the scoping paper.

 

 

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