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Transcript: Transcript for 03/11/2021 - Local Government and Housing Committee

Items
Note No. Item

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting of the Local Government and Housing Committee.

2.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

2.1

Letter to the Minister for Climate Change in relation to the LCM on the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1.a The Committee noted the letter to the Minister for Climate Change in relation to the LCM on the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill.

2.17

Letter from the Minister for Climate Change in relation to the LCM on the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.2.a The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Climate Change in relation to the LCM on the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill.

2.3

Letter from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution in relation to the LCM on the Elections Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.3.a The Committee noted the letter from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution in relation to the LCM on the Elections Bill.

2.4

Briefing from the Electoral Commission on the UK Government Elections Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.4.a The Committee noted the briefing from the Electoral Commission on the UK Government Elections Bill.

2.5

Letter from the Chair of the Llywydd's Committee to the UK Government's Minister of State for Levelling Up and Equalities in relation to the Elections Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.5.a The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Llywydd's Committee to the UK Government's Minister of State for Levelling Up and Equalities in relation to the Elections Bill.

2.6

Letter to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee in relation to the LCM on the Building Safety Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.6.a The Committee noted the letter to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee in relation to the LCM on the Building Safety Bill.

2.7

Letter to the Minister for Climate Change in relation to the LCM on the Building Safety Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.7.a The Committee noted the letter to the Minister for Climate Change in relation to the LCM on the Building Safety Bill.

2.8

Letter from the Minister for Climate Change in relation to the LCM on the Building Safety Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.8.a The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Climate Change in relation to the LCM on the Building Safety Bill and discussed it further under item 5 of this meeting.

2.9

Letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government in relation to allocations from the Welsh Government’s Covid Reserve

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.9.a The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government in relation to allocations from the Welsh Government’s Covid Reserve.

2.10

Letter from the Petitions Committee in relation to Petition P-05-1056 Give Local Authorities powers to control the housing market in rural and tourist areas of Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.10.a The Committee noted the letter from the Petitions Committee in relation to Petition P-05-1056 Give Local Authorities powers to control the housing market in rural and tourist areas of Wales and agreed to respond to the letter.

2.11

Letter from Make UK in relation to manufacturing in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.11.a The Committee noted the letter from Make UK in relation to manufacturing in Wales and agreed to respond to the letter.

2.12

Letter from the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales in relation to "Homelessness Reviewed: an open door to positive change"

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.12.a The Committee noted the letter from the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales in relation to "Homelessness Reviewed: an open door to positive change” and agreed to respond to the letter.

3.

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

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

(09.30 - 09.50)

4.

Consideration of the draft report on the LCM on the Elections Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee considered and agreed the draft report on the LCM on the Elections Bill.

(09.50 - 10.00)

5.

Update on the LCM and Supplementary LCM on the Building Safety Bill

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee discussed the LCM and Supplementary LCM on the Building Safety Bill, and a letter from the Minister for Climate Change, and agreed to invite the Minister for Climate Change to attend a future session relating to the LCM.

(10.00 - 11.00)

6.

Briefing from Dr Simon Brooks, Swansea University, in relation to second homes

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee received a briefing from Dr Simon Brooks, Swansea University, in relation to second homes.

(11.00 - 11.30)

7.

Consideration of the scope and approach to the inquiry into second homes

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered and agreed the scope and approach to the inquiry into second homes.