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Transcript: Transcript for 27/11/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09.00)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members and members of the public to the meeting.  

1.2 Apologies for absence were received from Caroline Jones AM.

(09.00 - 11.00)

2.

Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill: evidence session 1

Julie James AM, Minister for Housing and Local Government

Cath Wyatt, Local Government and Elections Bill Manager

Claire Germain, Deputy Director Transformation and Partnerships

Angharad Thomas Richards, Head of Local Government Elections Policy Team

Lisa James, Deputy Director Local Government Democracy

 

Papers:

Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill

Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill - Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The committee received evidence from:

·         Julie James AM, Minister for Housing and Local Government

·         Cath Wyatt, Local Government and Elections Bill Manager

·         Claire Germain, Deputy Director Transformation and Partnerships

·         Angharad Thomas Richards, Head of Local Government Elections Policy Team

·         Lisa James, Deputy Director Local Government Democracy

 

2.2 The Minister agreed to write to the Committee with further information on the following points: 

  • to provide details of any analysis that has been undertaken by the Welsh Government in relation petitions schemes, the potential increase in their use by the public, and long-term cost implications for principal councils.
  • to share the timetable for the co-production of any guidance and regulatory arrangements created by the Bill.
  • to share examples or evidence of effective self-assessment arrangements that are currently in place around the world.

 

 

(11.00 - 11.05)

3.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

3.1

Wales Audit Office report - Progress in implementing the Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Act

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1a The Committee noted the Wales Audit Office report: Progress in implementing the Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Act.

 

3.2

Correspondence to the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales regarding additional information following the meeting held on 7 November 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.2a The Committee noted the correspondence to the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales regarding the additional information sought following the meeting held on 7 November 2019.

 

(11.05)

4.

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

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

 

(11.05 - 11.20)

5.

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

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 2.

 

 

 

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