Agenda - Local Government and Housing Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 5

Meeting date: 29 September 2022

Meeting time: 08.45
For further information contact:

Manon George

Committee Clerk

0300 200 6565




Pre-meeting (08.45 - 09.00)




1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest




2       Ministerial scrutiny session - Minister for Climate Change

(09.00 - 10.15)                                                                           (Pages 1 - 20)

Julie James MS, Minister for Climate Change

Emma Williams, Director of Housing and Regeneration, Welsh Government

Amelia John, Deputy Director Housing Policy, Welsh Government

Jo Larner, Head of Building Safety Programme, Welsh Government

Tanya Wigfall, Head of Residential Decarbonisation Programme, Welsh Government

Simon White, Head of Housing Legislation, Welsh Government



Break (10.15 - 10.30)




3       Ministerial scrutiny session - Minister for Finance and Local Government

(10.30 - 11.45)                                                                         (Pages 21 - 41)

Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Local Government

Reg Kilpatrick, Director General, Covid Recovery & Local Government Group, Welsh Government

Claire Germain, Deputy Director, Local Gov Performance & Partnerships, Welsh Government

Emma Smith, Head of Local Government Finance Policy, Welsh Government



4       Papers to note

(11.45)                                                                                               (Page 42)



4.1   Response from the Welsh Government to the report on the inquiry into second homes

                                                                                                 (Pages 43 - 50)



4.2   Letter from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution in relation to local government electoral pilots

                                                                                                           (Page 51)



4.3   Joint letter from Community Housing Cymru, the Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru and Housing Leadership Cymru in relation to the Welsh Quality Housing Standard

                                                                                                 (Pages 52 - 53)



4.4   Letter from the Minister for Social Justice in relation to housing Ukrainian refugees

                                                                                                 (Pages 54 - 56)



4.5   Letter from the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales in relation to complaint handling practices of local authorities in Wales

                                                                                                 (Pages 57 - 63)



4.6   Further information from the Minister for Climate Change in relation to community assets

                                                                                                 (Pages 64 - 89)



4.7   Paper from Dr Sarah Nason, Bangor University: Legislating to Empower Communities: Comparing Community Asset Acquisition Law in the UK

                                                                                               (Pages 90 - 120)



5       Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting




6       Ministerial scrutiny sessions - consideration of the evidence received under items 2 and 3

(11.45 - 12.15)                                                                                                



Lunch (12.15 - 13.00)




7       Consideration of the draft report on the inquiry into community assets

(13.00 - 14.00)                                                                     (Pages 121 - 190)



8       Consideration of the approach to homelessness work

(14.00 - 14.15)                                                                     (Pages 191 - 195)



9       Consideration of the approach to council tax reform work

(14.15 - 14.30)                                                                     (Pages 196 - 205)





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