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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Naomi Stocks 

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Transcript: Transcript for 04/04/2019 - 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.

1.2        Apologies were received from Carwyn Jones AM and Jenny Rathbone AM.

(09:30-10:30)

2.

Inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation: evidence session 2

Samuel Stone, External Affairs Officer, National Autistic Society

Huw Owen, Policy Officer, Alzheimer’s Society Cymru

Helen Powell, Specialist Support Advisor, Benefits Advice Programme, Wales Macmillan Cancer Support

Martin Fidler Jones, Policy Officer, Tenovus Cancer Care

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·       Samuel Stone, External Affairs Officer, National Autistic Society

·       Huw Owen, Policy Officer, Alzheimer’s Society Cymru

·       Helen Powell, Specialist Support Advisor, Benefits Advice Programme, Wales Macmillan Cancer Support

·       Martin Fidler Jones, Policy Officer, Tenovus Cancer Care.

 

2.2 The witnesses agreed to write to the Committee to give examples of Local Authorities who demonstrate good practice in assessment procedures.

 

(10:30-11:20)

3.

Inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation: evidence session 3

Valerie Billingham, Policy and Campaigns Manager, Age Cymru

Kate Young, Director, All Wales Forum of Parents and Carers of People with Learning Disabilities

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Valerie Billingham, Policy and Campaigns Manager, Age Cymru

·         Kate Young, Director, All Wales Forum of Parents and Carers of People with Learning Disabilities.

(11:30-12:20)

4.

Inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation: evidence session 4

Andrew Meredith, Customer Services Team Leader, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Rhys J. Page, Senior Business Manager, Carmarthenshire County Council

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Andrew Meredith, Customer Services Team Leader, Caerphilly County Borough Council

·         Rhys J. Page, Senior Business Manager, Carmarthenshire County Council.

 

5.

Paper to note

5.1

Response from the Scottish Government in relation to engagement with victims' groups in the context of prisoner voting

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1a The Committee noted the response from the Scottish Government in relation to engagement with victims' groups in the context of prisoner voting.

6.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

(12:20-12:30)

7.

Inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation: consideration of oral evidence

Minutes:

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

(12:30-13:30)

8.

Inquiry into voting rights for prisoners: Key issues paper

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee agreed the key issue paper on the inquiry into voting rights for prisoners.

 

 

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