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Local Government (Wales) Act 2015

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Meeting: 20/10/2015 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 11)

Stage 4 debate on the Local Government (Wales) Bill

NDM5855 Leighton Andrews (Rhondda)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 26.47:

Approves the Local Government (Wales) Bill

Supporting Documents
Local Government (Wales) Bill
Explanatory Memorandum

 

 

 

Decision:

The item started at 18.26

Voting on the motion under this item was deferred until Voting Time.

NDM5855 Leighton Andrews (Rhondda)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 26.47:

Approves the Local Government (Wales) Bill

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

9

17

52

The motion was agreed.


Meeting: 06/10/2015 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 12)

Stage 4 debate on the Local Government (Wales) Bill - This item was withdrawn


Meeting: 29/09/2015 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

Stage 3 Standing Order 26.44 debate on the Local Government (Wales) Bill

In accordance with Standing Order 26.36, amendments will be disposed of in the order which the sections and schedules to which they relate, arise in the Bill.

 

The amendments have been grouped for the purposes of debate and the groupings will be debated as follows:

 

1. Voluntary mergers of local authorities: public involvement

14, 26, 27

 

2. Voluntary mergers of local authorities: Assembly procedures

1, 7, 10

 

3. Voluntary mergers of local authorities: economic regeneration and use of the Welsh language

32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39

 

4. Amendments to the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004

15, 16

 

5. Voluntary mergers of local authorities: cycle of elections

17

 

6. Voluntary mergers of local authorities: consequential provision

22, 23, 24

 

7. Voluntary mergers of local authorities: duties on Welsh Ministers to report

18, 19

 

8. Electoral arrangements for new principal areas: directions, guidance and reporting

2, 25, 3, 4, 8, 11, 12

 

9. Voluntary mergers of local authorities: elections

5, 13, 28, 30, 31

 

10. Amendment to the Local Government Finance Act 1992

20

 

11. Code of Practice on Workforce Matters

21

 

12. Youth Councils

29

 

13. Restraints on transactions by merging authorities: Assembly procedure

9

 

Supporting Documents
Local Government (Wales) Bill
Explanatory Memorandum

Marshalled List of Amendments

Grouping of Amendments

 

Decision:

The item started at 14.50

 

In accordance with Standing Order 26.36, amendments will be disposed of in the order which the sections and schedules to which they relate, arise in the Bill.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 14:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 32:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

1

27

54

Amendment 32 was not agreed

 

As amendment 32 was not agreed, amendment 33 fell.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 34:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

1

28

54

Amendment 34 was not agreed

 

As amendment 34 was not agreed, amendment 35 fell.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 36:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

1

27

54

Amendment 36 was not agreed

 

As amendment 36 was not agreed, amendment 37 fell.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 38:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

1

27

54

Amendment 38 was not agreed

 

As amendment 38 was not agreed, amendment 39 fell.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 26:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

0

41

54

Amendment 26 was not agreed

 

As amendment 26 was not agreed, amendment 27 fell.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 15:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 16:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 17:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

9

27

54

Amendment 17 was not agreed

 

Amendment 22 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 23 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 24 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 18:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 19:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

Amendment 25 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

40

54

Amendment 5 was not agreed

 

As amendment 5 was not agreed, amendments 13, 28, 30 and 31 fell.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 20:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

0

36

54

Amendment 20 was not agreed

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 21:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 29:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 7:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 8:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 9:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 10:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 11:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 12:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

38

54

Amendment 12 was not agreed

 

 

All sections and schedules of the Bill were deemed agreed, concluding Stage 3 proceedings.

 


Meeting: 22/09/2015 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 8)

Motion under Standing Order 26.36 to vary the order of Consideration of Stage 3 Amendments to the Local Government (Wales) Bill

NDM5823 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.36:

Agrees to dispose of sections and schedules to the Local Government (Wales) Bill at Stage 3 in the following order:

a) sections 2 - 47

b) section 1

c) long title

 

Decision:

The item started at 18.01

NDM5823 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.36:

Agrees to dispose of sections and schedules to the Local Government (Wales) Bill at Stage 3 in the following order:

a) sections 2 - 47

b) section 1

c) long title

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 24/06/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Local Government (Wales) Bill - Stage 2 - consideration of amendments

In accordance with Standing Order 26.21 the Committee will dispose of amendments to the Bill in the following order:

 

Sections 2-42

Section 1

Long title

 

Supporting documents:

Marshalled List of Amendments

Groupings of Amendments

 

In attendance:

Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Public Services

Sharon Barry, Lawyer, Welsh Government

Gareth Thomas, Policy Adviser, Local Government Reform, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

In accordance with Standing Order 26.21, the Committee disposed of the following amendments to the Bill:

 

Amendment 2 (Leighton Andrews) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 48 (Janet Finch-Saunders)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Janet Finch-Saunders

Christine Chapman

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Mark Isherwood

John Griffiths

Jocelyn Davies

Peter Black

Gwyn Price

 

 

Mike Hedges

 

 

Sandy Mewies

 

Amendment 48 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 28 (Peter Black)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Janet Finch-Saunders

Christine Chapman

 

Mark Isherwood

John Griffiths

 

Peter Black

Gwyn Price

 

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Mike Hedges

 

Jocelyn Davies

Sandy Mewies

 

As the vote was tied, the Chair used her casting vote in the negative (in accordance with SO 6.20 (ii)).  Therefore amendment 28 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 40 (Rhodri Glyn Thomas)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Christine Chapman

Janet Finch-Saunders

Jocelyn Davies

John Griffiths

Mark Isherwood

Peter Black

Gwyn Price

 

 

Mike Hedges

 

Sandy Mewies

 

Amendment 40 was not agreed.

 

As amendment 40 was not agreed, amendment 41 (Rhodri Glyn Thomas) fell.

 

Amendment 42 (Rhodri Glyn Thomas)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Christine Chapman

Mark Isherwood

Jocelyn Davies

John Griffiths

Janet Finch-Saunders

Peter Black

Gwyn Price

 

 

Mike Hedges

 

Sandy Mewies

 

Amendment 42 was not agreed.

 

As amendment 42 was not agreed, amendment 43 (Rhodri Glyn Thomas) fell.

 

Amendment 44 (Rhodri Glyn Thomas)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Christine Chapman

Janet Finch-Saunders

Jocelyn Davies

John Griffiths

Mark Isherwood

Peter Black

Gwyn Price

 

 

Mike Hedges

 

Sandy Mewies

 

Amendment 44 was not agreed.

 

As amendment 44 was not agreed, amendment 45 (Rhodri Glyn Thomas) fell.

 

Amendment 46 (Rhodri Glyn Thomas)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Christine Chapman

Janet Finch-Saunders

Jocelyn Davies

John Griffiths

Mark Isherwood

Peter Black

Gwyn Price

 

 

Mike Hedges

 

Sandy Mewies

 

Amendment 46 was not agreed.

 

As amendment 46 was not agreed, amendment 47 (Rhodri Glyn Thomas) fell.

 

Amendment 49 (Janet Finch-Saunders)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Janet Finch-Saunders

Christine Chapman

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Mark Isherwood

John Griffiths

Jocelyn Davies

Peter Black

Gwyn Price

 

 

Mike Hedges

 

 

Sandy Mewies

 

Amendment 49 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 50 (Janet Finch-Saunders)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Janet Finch-Saunders

Christine Chapman

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Mark Isherwood

John Griffiths

Jocelyn Davies

Peter Black

Gwyn Price

 

 

Mike Hedges

 

 

Sandy Mewies

 

Amendment 50 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 51 (Janet Finch-Saunders)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Janet Finch-Saunders

Christine Chapman

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Mark Isherwood

John Griffiths

Jocelyn Davies

Peter Black

Gwyn Price

 

 

Mike Hedges

 

 

Sandy Mewies

 

Amendment 51 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 3 (Leighton Andrews) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 4 (Leighton Andrews) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 52 (Janet Finch-Saunders)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Janet Finch-Saunders

Christine Chapman

 

Mark Isherwood

John Griffiths

 

Peter Black

Gwyn Price

 

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Mike Hedges

 

Jocelyn Davies

Sandy Mewies

 

As the vote was tied, the Chair used her casting vote in the negative (in accordance with SO 6.20 (ii)). Therefore amendment 52 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 53 (Janet Finch-Saunders)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Janet Finch-Saunders

Christine Chapman

 

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Meeting: 04/06/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 11)

Local Government (Wales) Bill: order of consideration for Stage 2 proceedings in Committee

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

11.1 The Committee discussed and agreed to vary the order of consideration for stage 2 proceedings on the Local Government (Wales) Bill as follows:

  • Sections 2-42
  • Section 1
  • Long title

Meeting: 19/05/2015 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 9)

Debate on the Financial Resolution of the Local Government (Wales) Bill

NDM5761 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Local Government (Wales) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69 arising in consequence of the Bill.

 

Decision:

The item started at 18.36

 

NDM5761 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Local Government (Wales) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69 arising in consequence of the Bill.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 


Meeting: 19/05/2015 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 8)

Debate on the General Principles of the Local Government (Wales) Bill

NDM5760 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.11:

Agrees to the general principles of the Local Government (Wales) Bill.

The Local Government (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 26 January 2015;

The report of Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee on the Local Government (Wales) Bill was laid before the Assembly on 5 May 2015.

Supporting Documents
Local Government (Wales) Bill
Explanatory Memorandum
Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee Report
Finance Committee Report
Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee Report





 

Decision:

The item started at 17.41

 

NDM5760 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.11:

 

Agrees to the general principles of the Local Government (Wales) Bill.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 27/04/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Draft report on the Local Government (Wales) Bill

CLA(4)-11-15 – Paper 13 – Draft Report

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 23/04/2015 - Finance Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

7 Local Government (Wales) Bill: Consideration of Draft Report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1     Members agreed to draft report with a few amendments.

 

7.2     Members noted the additional information provided by the Minister for Public Services.


Meeting: 22/04/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Local Government (Wales) Bill: consideration of draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6. The Committee discussed the Draft Report.


Meeting: 20/04/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Draft report on the Local Government (Wales) Bill

CLA(4)-10-15 – Paper 9 – Draft Report

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 26/03/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Local Government (Wales) Bill: consideration of key issues

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5. The Committee discussed the key issues for inclusion in its report.

 


Meeting: 26/03/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Local Government (Wales) Bill: evidence session 7 - Minister for Public Services

Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Public Services

Gareth Thomas, Policy Adviser, Local Government Reform, Welsh Government

Sharon Barry, Lawyer, Local Government Team, Welsh Government

 

Supporting documents:

Local Government (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Public Services

 


Meeting: 26/03/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Local Government (Wales) Bill - consultation responses

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee discussed the Consultations Responses


Meeting: 25/03/2015 - Finance Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Local Government (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 1

Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Public Services

Gareth Thomas, Policy Adviser, Local Government Reform, Welsh Government

Clare Smith, Regulatory Impact Assessment Lead for the Bill, Welsh Government

 

Local Government (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1     The Committee took evidence from the Minister for Public Services on the Local Government (Wales) Bill.

 

5.2     The Minister agreed to make available to the Committee:

·         any estimates of costs contained in the cases submitted to him by the six local authorities for voluntary mergers;

·         clarification on whether the Welsh Government has the power to merge pension funds and if there are specific rules regarding local government pension funds; and

·         a report of the previous staff commission (possibly published in September 1996) in relation to previous mergers.


Meeting: 12/03/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Local Government (Wales) Bill: discussion of evidence received in sessions 5 and 6

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee discussed the evidence.


Meeting: 12/03/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Local Government (Wales) Bill: evidence session 5 - Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales

Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales

Owen Watkin, Chair

Steve Halsall, Chief Executive

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Owen Watkin, Chair  Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales.   

·         Steve Halsall, Chief Executive Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales

 


Meeting: 12/03/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Local Government (Wales) Bill: evidence session 6 - Auditor General for Wales

Huw Vaughan Thomas, Auditor General for Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Huw Vaughan Thomas, Auditor General for Wales

·         Alan Morris, Director, Sector Leader for Local Government Criminal Justice.

 

3.2 The Auditor General for Wales agreed to provide the Committee with the following:

 

  • A copy of his letter to the Minister for Public Services in respect of the definition of “chief officer” for the purpose of section 28 of the Local Government (Wales) Bill, and
  • Further details of any studies undertaken following previous restructuring in the public sector (either in Wales or elsewhere).

 

 

 


Meeting: 05/03/2015 - Finance Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Initial Consideration of Local Government (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1     The Committee considered the financial implications of the Local Government (Wales) Bill.

 

3.2     The Committee agreed to invite the Minister for Public Services to provide evidence on the Local Government (Wales) Bill and write to all local authorities who expressed an interest in voluntary merger for information on the costs of putting together the business cases.


Meeting: 04/03/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Local Government (Wales) Bill: discussion of evidence received in sessions 3 and 4

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed the evidence sessions in 3 and 4. 


Meeting: 04/03/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Local Government (Wales) Bill: evidence session 4 - Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales

Richard Penn, Chair, Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from, Richard Penn,  Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales

 


Meeting: 04/03/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Local Government (Wales) Bill: evidence session 3 - unions

Unison

Dominic Macaskill, Regional Manager, Head of Local Government

 

GMB

Mike Payne, Regional Political Officer

 

Unite

John Toner, Regional Officer for Swansea

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Dominic Macaskill, Unison

·         Mike Payne, GMB

·         John Toner, Unite

 


Meeting: 02/03/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Evidence in relation to the Local Government (Wales) Bill

(Indicative time 1.30pm)

 

Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Public Services

 

CLA(4)-06-15-  Paper 1 – Statement of Policy Intent

CLA(4)-06-15 – Research Service Briefing

CLA(4)-06-15 – Legal Advice Note

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received evidence from Leighton Andrews AM,  Minister for Public Services.


Meeting: 26/02/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

Local Government (Wales) Bill: discussion of evidence received in session 2

Minutes:

4.1     The Committee discussed the evidence.


Meeting: 26/02/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Local Government (Wales) Bill: evidence session 2 - local government representatives

Gwynedd Council

Councillor Dyfed Edwards, Leader of Gwynedd Council

 

Ceredigion County Council

Councillor Ray Quant, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member Corporate Services, Improvement and Performance Management

 

Torfaen County Borough Council

Councillor Anthony Hunt, Executive Member Resources

 

Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA)

Steve Thomas, Chief Executive WLGA

Daniel Hurford, Head of Policy, WLGA

 

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Steve Phillips, Chief Executive, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

 

Flintshire County Council and Lawyers in Local Government

Gareth Owens, Chief Officer (Governance), Monitoring Officer and Deputy Returning Officer at Flintshire County Council; also representing Lawyers in Local Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1.    The Committee received evidence from:

 

  • Councillor Dyfed Edwards, Leader of Gwynedd Council
  • Councillor Ray Quant, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member Corporate Services, Improvement and Performance Management, Ceredigion County Council
  • Councillor Anthony Hunt, Executive Member Resources, Torfaen County Borough Council
  • Daniel Hurford, Head of Policy, Welsh Local Government Association
  • Steve Phillips, Chief Executive, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
  • Gareth Owens, Chief Officer (Governance), Monitoring Officer and Deputy Returning Officer at Flintshire County Council; also representing Lawyers in Local Government

Meeting: 05/02/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Local Government (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 1 Minister for Public Services

Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Public Services

Gareth Thomas, Policy Adviser, Local Government Reform, Welsh Government

Sharon Barry, Lawyer, Local Government Team, Welsh Government

 

Supporting documents:

Local Government (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Public Services, and his officials.

 

2.2 During the session the Minister agreed to provide:

  • The timetable for the work that will be undertaken in respect of local authority mergers post 2016, to include elections, shadow authorities etc;
  • A note on the timeframe for reviews of the number of councillors within communities/wards, which are currently scheduled to take place following the publication of the map of new principal areas, which is expected in summer 2015.

Meeting: 05/02/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Local Government (Wales) Bill: discussion of evidence received in session 1

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee discussed the evidence.


Meeting: 05/02/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Local Government (Wales) Bill: discussion of further evidence sessions

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed further evidence sessions.


Meeting: 22/01/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 1)

1 Consideration of scope and approach to Stage 1 scrutiny of the Local Government (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

1.1 The Committee considered the scope and approach to Stage 1 scrutiny of the Local Government (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 14/01/2015 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Consideration of the proposed timetable for the Local Government (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the proposed timetable for the Local Government (Wales) Bill