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Transcript: Transcript for 27/01/2021 - Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee - Fifth Senedd

Items
Note No. Item

(09.45)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1  Apologies were received by Joyce Watson MS and Suzy Davies MS

1.2 Jack Sargeant MS substituted for Joyce Watson MS

There were no declarations of interest

(09.45-10.45)

2.

Remote Working: Implications for Wales - Workforce and equalities

Shavanah Taj, General Secretary, Wales Trades Union Congress

Cerys Furlong, Chief Executive, Chwarae Teg

Professor Abigail Marks, Newcastle University

Minutes:

2.1 Shavanah Taj, General Secretary, Wales Trades Union Congress, Cerys Furlong, Chief Executive, Chwarae Teg and Professor Abigail Marks, Newcastle University answered questions from Committee Members

2.2 Cerys Furlong agreed to provide further details on the terminology and the difference between flexibility, agile, remote and distributed working.

(10.55-11.25)

3.

Remote Working: Implications for Wales - International evidence

Antti Närhinen, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finnish Government

Marianne Keyriläinen, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finnish Government

Minutes:

3.1 Antti Närhinen, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finnish Government and Marianne Keyriläinen, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finnish Government answered questions from Committee Members.

(11.30-12.10)

4.

Remote Working: Implications for Wales - International evidence

Professor Kirsimarja Blomqvist, LUT University, Finland

Dr Noortje M Wiezer, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research

Minutes:

4.1 Professor Kirsimarja Blomqvist, LUT University, Finland and Dr Noortje M Wiezer, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research answered questions from Committee Members.

4.2 Dr Noortje M Wiezer agreed to provide further details on differential impacts on different groups of people.

(12.10)

5.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public for the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee agreed the motion

(12.10-12.20)

6.

Private

Minutes:

6.1 Members considered the evidence heard during the session