Agenda - Local Government and Housing Committee

Meeting Venue:

Video Conference via Zoom

Meeting date: 22 September 2021

Meeting time: 08.45
For further information contact:

Manon George

Committee Clerk

0300 200 6565




Pre-meeting (08.45 - 9.00)




1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest




2       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from items 3 and 7 of the meeting today and from the meeting on 6 October 2021




3       Consideration of the Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) on the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rents) Bill

(09.00 - 09.30)                                                                             (Pages 1 - 8)



4       Ministerial scrutiny session - Minister for Climate Change

(09.30 - 10.45)                                                                           (Pages 9 - 52)

Julie James MS, Minister for Climate Change

Emma Williams, Director, Housing and Regeneration, Welsh Government

Amelia John, Deputy Director, Housing Policy Division, Welsh Government

Francois Samuel, Head of Building Regulations, Welsh Government

Dr Jess Pearce, Deputy Director, Housing Safety, Regulation and Improvement Division, Welsh Government



Break (10.45 - 11.00)




5       Ministerial scrutiny session - Minister for Finance and Local Government

(11.00 - 12.15)                                                                         (Pages 53 - 58)

Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Local Government

Reg Mitchell-Kilpatrick, Director General, Covid Crisis Coordination, Welsh Government

Claire Germain, Deputy Director, Local Government Transformation and Partnerships, Welsh Government



6       Papers to note

                                                                                                 (Pages 59 - 60)



6.1   Letter from the Finance Committee in relation to the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2022-23

                                                                                                 (Pages 61 - 64)



6.2   Letter from the Welsh Language Commissioner in relation to the Committee's work

                                                                                                 (Pages 65 - 66)



6.3   Letter from the Children, Young People and Education Committee in relation to its priorities

                                                                                                 (Pages 67 - 68)



6.4   Report by the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales "Homes Fit for the Future: The Retrofit Challenge"

                                                                                                 (Pages 69 - 87)



6.5   Letter from the NHBC in relation to the housing sector and "NHBC Accepts"

                                                                                                 (Pages 88 - 91)



6.6   Letter from the Bevan Foundation in relation to poverty and inequality policy areas

                                                                                                 (Pages 92 - 94)



6.7   Letter from Llyr Gruffydd MS to the Minister for Finance and Local Government in relation to local authority electoral boundaries

                                                                                               (Pages 95 - 102)



6.8   Parliamentary briefing from the Electoral Commission in relation to the Elections Bill

                                                                                             (Pages 103 - 120)



6.9   Letter from the Equality and Social Justice Committee in relation to joint working between committees

                                                                                                         (Page 121)



6.10Briefing from Llamau in relation to Upstream Cymru

                                                                                             (Pages 122 - 123)



7       Ministerial scrutiny sessions - consideration of the evidence received under items 4 and 5

(12.15 - 12.30)                                                                                                





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