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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 4 - Ty_Hywel. View directions

Contact: Naomi Stocks 

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Transcript: Transcript for 05/12/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(12.30)

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 Huw Irranca-Davies AM,  Jenny Rathbone AM attended as a substitute.

 

(12.30)

2.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from items 3 and 6 of today's meeting

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

 

(12.30-13.00)

3.

Rough sleeping in Wales follow up: consideration of draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee considered and agreed the draft report, subject to minor changes.

 

(13.00-14.15)

4.

Fire safety in high-rise buildings follow up - Ministerial scrutiny session

Julie James AM, Minister for Housing and Local Government

Clare Severn, Head of the Building Safety Programme

Francois Samuel, Head of Building Regulations Policy

Steve Bryant, Assistant Fire and Rescue Advisor

Steve Pomeroy, Head of Fire & Rescue Services Branch

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Julie James AM, Minister for Housing and Local Government

·         Clare Severn, Head of the Building Safety Programme

·         Francois Samuel, Head of Building Regulations Policy

·         Steve Bryant, Assistant Fire and Rescue Advisor

·         Steve Pomeroy, Head of Fire & Rescue Services Branch

 

4.2        During the meeting, the Minister:

·         Offered for the Deputy Minister to update the Committee about the discussions had with Chief Fire Officers regarding the actions to be taken in Wales following the publication of the Phase 1 Grenfell Tower Inquiry report.

·         Agreed to provide a breakdown of the Welsh Government’s position on each of the  recommendations made in the Phase 1 Grenfell Tower Inquiry report as they relate to Wales. 

·         Agreed to share with the Committee the correspondence sent by the Minister for Education to higher education institutions in Wales stating their obligations around fire safety and the collation of accurate data.

·         Offered to provide the Committee with a technical briefing on fire safety issues.

·         Agreed to share with the Committee documentation sent out to managing agents demonstrating how the Government disseminates information with stakeholders.

 

(14.15)

5.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

5.1

Welsh Government response to the Committee's report on empty properties

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1a The Committee noted the Welsh Government’s response to the Committee's report on empty properties.

 

5.2

Correspondence from the Minister for Housing and Local Government regarding rough sleeping in Wales - 29 November 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.2a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Minister for Housing and Local Government regarding rough sleeping in Wales.

 

(14.15-14.30)

6.

Fire safety in high-rise buildings follow up - consideration of evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 4.

 

 

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