Agenda - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: 25 January 2018

Meeting time: 09.00
For further information contact:

Naomi Stocks

Committee Clerk

0300 200 6565

SeneddCommunities@assembly.wales


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Pre-meeting (09.00 – 09.15)

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

                                                                                                                          

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2       Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - evidence session 11

(09.15 - 10.45)                                                                           (Pages 1 - 71)

Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning

Marcella Maxwell, Deputy Director for Organisational Development & Change Programme, Welsh Government

Maureen Howell, Deputy Director, Equality and Prosperity, Welsh Government

Rachel Garside-Jones, Acting Deputy Director, Skills, Employability and EU Funding, Welsh Government

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3       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from items 4, 8, 9 and 10 of the meeting

                                                                                                                          

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4       Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - discussion of evidence received under item 2

(10.45 - 10.55)                                                                                                

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Break (10.55 – 11.00)

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5       Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill: evidence session 11 - financial scrutiny

(11.00 - 12.00)                                                                       (Pages 72 - 116)

Simon Thomas AM, Member in Charge

Gareth Howells, Legal Services, Assembly Commission

Joanne McCarthy, Research Service, Assembly Commission

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Lunch (12.00 – 12.30)

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6       Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill: evidence session 12 - scrutiny of general principles

(12.30 - 14.00)                                                                     (Pages 117 - 137)

Simon Thomas AM, Member in Charge

Gareth Howells, Legal Services, Assembly Commission

Joanne McCarthy, Research Service, Assembly Commission

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7       Paper(s) to note

                                                                                                                          

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7.1   Letter from Simon Thomas AM in relation to the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill

                                                                                             (Pages 138 - 165)

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7.2   Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance in relation to the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill

                                                                                             (Pages 166 - 167)

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7.3   Additional information from Citizens Advice Bureau in relation to the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill

                                                                                             (Pages 168 - 170)

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7.4   Response from the Welsh Government to the report on the draft budget 2018-19

                                                                                             (Pages 171 - 187)

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8       Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill: consideration of key issues

(14.00 - 14.45)                                                                                                

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9       Consideration of the draft report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum: Financial Guidance and Claims Bill

(14.45 - 14.50)                                                                     (Pages 188 - 193)

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10   Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales: consideration of scope and approach

(14.50 - 15.00)                                                                     (Pages 194 - 199)

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