Agenda - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: 15 January 2020

Meeting time: 08.50
For further information contact:

Naomi Stocks

Committee Clerk

0300 200 6222



Private pre-meeting




1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest



2       Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill: evidence session 9

(09.00-10.15)                                                                             (Pages 1 - 28)

Elan Closs Stephens CBE, Electoral Commissioner, Electoral Commission in Wales

Rhydian Thomas, Head of Electoral Commission, Electoral Commission in Wales

Rhys George, Chair, Association of Electoral Administrators Wales

Ian Westley, Wales Electoral Coordination Board


Consultation responses



3       Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill: evidence session 10

(10.15-11.30)                                                                           (Pages 29 - 61)

Lyn Cadwallader, Chief Executive, One Voice Wales

Robert Robinson, Secretary to the North and Mid Wales Association of Local Councils

Rob Smith, Chief Executive, The Society of Local Council Clerks

Mark Galbraith, Wales Policy Officer, The Society of Local Council Clerks




4       Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill: evidence session 11

(11.30-12.00)                                                                           (Pages 62 - 67)

Catherine Fookes, Director, Women’s Equality Network Wales



5       Papers to note

(12.00-12.05)                                                                                    (Page 68)



5.1   Correspondence from Tracey Burke, Welsh Government to the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee regarding town and community councils in Wales - 11 December 2020

                                                                                                           (Page 69)



5.2   Correspondence from Martin Peters, Wales Audit Office regarding the Local Government & Elections (Wales) Bill - 6 January 2020

                                                                                                 (Pages 70 - 72)



5.3   Correspondence from the Temporary Chair of the Public Accounts Committee regarding the Local Government and Elections (Wales Bill) - 8 January 2020

                                                                                                 (Pages 73 - 75)



6       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of today's meeting and item 1 of the meeting on 23 January




7       Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill: consideration of evidence




8       Consideration of correspondence relating to Assembly electoral reform

(12.20-12.30)                                                                           (Pages 76 - 77)





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