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Transcript: Transcript for 14/07/2020 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(14.00)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

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

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.

(14.00-15.00)

2.

Inquiry into Covid-19 and its impact: evidence session on homelessness

Rhys Gwilym-Taylor, Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer, Crisis

Jennie Bibbings, Campaigns Manager, Shelter Cymru

Katie Dalton, Director, Cymorth Cymru 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Rhys Gwilym-Taylor, Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer, Crisis

·         Jennie Bibbings, Campaigns Manager, Shelter Cymru

·         Katie Dalton, Director, Cymorth Cymru

 

2.2 During the meeting, Shelter Cymru agreed to provide data on local authority responses to homelessness during the pandemic.

(15.15-16.15)

3.

Inquiry into Covid-19 and its impact: evidence session on housing

Clarissa Corbisiero, Director of Policy and External Affairs / Deputy Chief Executive, Community Housing Cymru

Matt Dicks, Director, CIH Cymru

Cllr Andrea Lewis, Housing Spokesperson, Welsh Local Government Association

Jim McKirdle, Housing Policy Officer, Welsh Local Government Association

Calum Davies, Welsh Policy & Public Affairs Officer, National Residential Landlords Association

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Clarissa Corbisiero, Director of Policy and External Affairs / Deputy Chief Executive, Community Housing Cymru

·         Matt Dicks, Director, CIH Cymru

·         Cllr Andrea Lewis, Housing Spokesperson, Welsh Local Government Association

·         Jim McKirdle, Housing Policy Officer, Welsh Local Government Association

·         Calum Davies, Welsh Policy & Public Affairs Officer, National Residential Landlords Association

 

3.2 During the meeting:

  • CHC agreed to provide further information on the phasing out of priority need for homeless people in Scotland.
  • The WLGA agreed to provide more information on the work undertaken by Swansea Council regarding the development of new homes in supporting wider economic recovery.

(16.15)

4.

Paper to note

Supporting documents:

4.1

Correspondence from the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip regarding the evidence session on 14 May - 30 June 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip regarding the evidence session on 14 May.

(16.15)

5.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting and items 1 and 2 of the meeting on 16 July 2020

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

(16.15-16.25)

6.

Inquiry into Covid-19 and its impact: consideration of evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under Item 2 and 3.

(16.25-16.30)

7.

Consideration of correspondence with the Llywydd regarding the Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed the correspondence with the Llywydd in relation to the Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill.

 

 

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