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Transcript: Transcript for 15/11/2021 - Equality and Social Justice Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(12.45)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members and witnesses to the meeting of the Equality and Social Justice Committee.

  

1.2 The Chair stated that if for any reason she dropped out of the meeting, the Committee agreed that Sarah Murphy MS would become Temporary Chair in accordance with Standing Order 17.22.

 

1.3 Apologies were received from Altaf Hussain MS. Tom Giffard MS attended as a substitute. 

 

(12.45)

2.

Motion under SO17.42(ix) to exclude the public from items 3 and 8 of today's meeting

Minutes:

2.1 The motion was agreed.

(14.45 - 15.30)

3.

Forward work programme

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 Members discussed and agreed the Committee’s future work and also considered their approach to scrutiny of the Well-being of Future Generations Act 2015.

(13.45 - 14.30)

4.

Childcare and parental employment - evidence session 1

Catherine Fookes, Director WEN Wales

Shavanah Taj, General Secretary of the Wales TUC

Cerys Furlong, Chief Executive, Chwarae Teg

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 Members received evidence related to childcare and parental employment.

(14.45 - 15.30)

5.

Childcare and parental employment - evidence session 2

Dr Gwenllian Lansdown Davies, Chief Executive, Mudiad Meithrin, CWLWM

Jane O’Toole, Chief Executive Officer Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs, CWLWM

Sharon Davies, Head of Education, Welsh Local Government Association

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 Members received evidence related to childcare and parental employment.

(15.45 - 16.30)

6.

Childcare and parental employment - evidence session 3

Johan Kaluza, Senior Advisor of the Department of Policy Analysis, Swedish Gender Equality Agency

Alison Cumming, Director, Early Learning and Childcare, Scottish Government

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 Members received evidence related to childcare and parental employment.

(16.30)

7.

Papers to note

7.1

Additional information from the Minister for Social Justice regarding debt and the pandemic - 5 November 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1a Members noted the additional information.

(16.30 - 16.45)

8.

Childcare and parental employment - consideration of evidence

Minutes:

8.1 Members considered the evidence received under items 4,5 and 6.