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Transcript: Transcript for 05/05/2020 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd

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Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the first virtual meeting of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee.

1.2        In accordance with Standing Order 34.19, the Chair stated that he had determined that the public were excluded from the Committee’s meeting in order to protect public health.

1.3        The Chair stated that if for any reason he dropped out of the meeting, the Committee agreed that Dawn Bowden MS would become Temporary Chair in accordance with Standing Order 17.22.

1.4        There were no apologies or declarations of interest.




COVID-19 and its impact on matters relating to the Committee’s remit - Ministerial scrutiny session

Julie James AM, Minister for Housing and Local Government

Emma Williams, Director of Housing & Regeneration

Reg Kilpatrick, Director, Local Government


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2.1 Members questioned the Minister for Housing and Local Government and her officials about Covid-19 and her department’s response to date to the pandemic.

2.2 The Minister agreed, if possible, to provide more information on the number of people taking mortgage holidays and the number of evictions during the pandemic.