Meetings

Electing a more diverse Senedd

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 06/08/2020 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Electing a more diverse Senedd: written evidence

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Minutes:

2.1  The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 18/06/2020 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

Electing a more diverse Senedd: written evidence

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Minutes:

3.1  The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 18/06/2020 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Responses to the Committee's consultation on electing a more diverse Senedd

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Meeting: 16/03/2020 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 8)

Electing a more diverse Assembly: inquiry update

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Minutes:

8.1  The Committee considered evidence received in relation to its inquiry into the diversity of the Assembly.

8.2  The Committee considered and agreed to publish a written note of issues raised during its stakeholder discussion event on the diversity of the Assembly on 10 February 2020.


Meeting: 24/02/2020 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Wales with additional information following the meeting on 13 January 2020 – 12 February 2020

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Meeting: 24/02/2020 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Electing a more diverse Assembly: approach to consultation

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Minutes:

2.1   The Committee agreed its approach to consultation for its inquiry into the diversity of the Assembly.


Meeting: 10/02/2020 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 1.)

Electing a more diverse Assembly: Discussion event (invitee only) (Conference Rooms C and D, Tŷ Hywel)

The Committee will be meeting stakeholders to discuss the diversity of the Assembly. This event is not open to the public.

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Meeting: 03/02/2020 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Electing a more diverse Assembly – consideration of the oral evidence on job-sharing

Minutes:

5.1   The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 03/02/2020 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Electing a more diverse Assembly – evidence session on job-sharing

Professor Sarah Childs, Birkbeck, University of London

Councillor Mary Sherwood, City and County of Swansea Council

Dr bob Watt

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Minutes:

2.1   The Committee heard evidence from the panel.


Meeting: 27/01/2020 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Electing a more diverse Assembly – evidence session with the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Lisa James, Deputy Director, Local Government Democracy, Welsh Government

Elaina Chamberlain, Head of Democracy, Diversity and Remuneration, Welsh Government

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Minutes:

2.1   The Committee heard evidence from the Minister.

2.2   The Minister agreed to:

i.      write to the Committee to provide any further information following consideration of the transcript by the Minister for Housing and Local Government; and

ii.     provide a summary of issues raised during discussions with local government about enabling councillors to participate remotely in council business.


Meeting: 27/01/2020 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Electing a more diverse Assembly – consideration of the oral evidence from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Minutes:

5.1   The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 27/01/2020 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Llywydd – additional information following the meeting on 2 December 2019

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Minutes:

3.1   The paper was noted.


Meeting: 20/01/2020 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Oral evidence sessions with academics and the Remuneration Board - consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

5.1   The Committee considered the evidence received.

5.2   The Committee agreed to write to the Remuneration Board to seek further information on areas of interest.


Meeting: 20/01/2020 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

Oral evidence session on the diversity of the Assembly - evidence session with the Remuneration Board


Meeting: 20/01/2020 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Diversity of the Assembly: approach to engagement

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Minutes:

6.1   The Committee agreed its approach to engagement for its inquiry into the diversity of the Assembly.


Meeting: 20/01/2020 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Oral evidence session on the diversity of the Assembly - consideration of the evidence


Meeting: 20/01/2020 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

Oral evidence session on the capacity and diversity of the Assembly - evidence session with the Remuneration Board

Dawn Primarolo, Chair of the Remuneration Board

Anna Daniel, Senior Advisor to the Remuneration Board, Assembly Commission

Minutes:

3.1   The Committee heard evidence from the panel.


Meeting: 13/01/2020 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Oral evidence sessions on the diversity of the Assembly - consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

5.1     The Committee considered the evidence received.

5.2     The Committee agreed to write to the Wales Equality and Human Rights Commission to seek its views on job sharing and how it might improve diversity.


Meeting: 13/01/2020 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

Oral evidence session on the diversity of the Assembly - evidence session with academics

Professor Rosie Campbell, Kings College London

Dr Nicole Martin, The University of Manchester

 

Minutes:

3.1     The Committee heard evidence from the panel.

3.2     Professor Rosie Campbell agreed to provide the Committee with relevant research in relation to job sharing.


Meeting: 13/01/2020 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Oral evidence session on the diversity of the Assembly - evidence session with the Wales Equality and Human Rights Commission

Ruth Coombs, Head of Wales Equality and Human Rights Commission

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Minutes:

2.1     The Committee heard evidence from the Wales Equality and Human Rights Commission.


Meeting: 02/12/2019 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

Oral evidence session on the diversity of the Assembly - consideration of the evidence


Meeting: 02/12/2019 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Oral evidence session on the diversity of the Assembly - evidence session with the Llywydd and Assembly Commission


Meeting: 02/12/2019 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

Oral evidence session with the Llywydd and Assembly Commission - consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

4.1     The Committee discussed the evidence received.

4.2     Members agreed to ask the Llywydd to provide the Committee with the following additional information:

·         Measures by which the capacity of the Assembly could be increased without increasing the size of the Assembly.

·         Examples of devolved legislatures which have arrangements for working collaboratively with other tiers of governance as part of their formal parliamentary business.

·         Analysis of the Assembly’s sitting times and number of sitting weeks, and any implications for the Assembly’s capacity and the exercise of Members’ other roles and responsibilities.

·         Updated estimated costs of any increase in the number of Assembly Members.

·         Information about how measures to encourage diversity might be framed so as to fall within the Assembly’s legislative competence.

·         Views on the extent to which the current devolution framework enable the collection of Assembly election candidate data, and any actions the Assembly Commission or others could take without the need for further legislation.

 


Meeting: 02/12/2019 - Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Oral evidence session with the Llywydd and Assembly Commission

Elin Jones AM, Llywydd

Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive and Clerk of the Assembly

Anna Daniel, Head of Strategic Transformation, Assembly Commission

Matthew Richards, Head of Legal Services, Assembly Commission

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Minutes:

2.1     The Committee heard evidence from the panel.

2.2     The Llywydd agreed to provide additional information to the Committee.