Concise Minutes - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Meeting date: Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Meeting time: 09.15 - 11.52
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/3759


Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

John Griffiths AM (Chair)

Gareth Bennett AM

Janet Finch-Saunders AM

Siân Gwenllian AM

Rhianon Passmore AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

Joyce Watson AM

Witnesses:

Rhian Bowen-Davies, National Adviser for Violence Against Women and other forms of Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

Martin Swain, Welsh Government

Carl Sargeant AM, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

Committee Staff:

Jon Antoniazzi (Clerk)

Elizabeth Wilkinson (Second Clerk)

Stephen Davies (Legal Adviser)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

 

1.1.      The Chair welcomed Members and members of the public to the meeting.

1.2.      Apologies for absence were received from Bethan Jenkins AM.

 

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2       Post legislative inquiry into the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Act 2015 :  Evidence Session 5

 

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

Rhian Bowen-Davies, National Adviser for Violence Against Women and other forms of Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

 

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3       Post legislative inquiry into the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Act 2015 : Evidence Session 6

 

3.1 The committee received evidence from:

 

Carl Sargeant AM, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

 

3.2 The Cabinet Secretary agreed to write to the Committee:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4       Papers to note

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4.1   Letter from the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language regarding the Ministerial Taskforce for the South Wales Valleys

 

4.1 The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language regarding the Ministerial Taskforce for the South Wales Valleys.

 

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4.2   Letter from the Cabinet Secretary regarding the engagement  with the UK Government on support for Syrian refugees and on the UK Government's proposed introduction of a British Bill of Rights.

 

4.2 The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary regarding the engagement with the UK Government on support for Syrian refugees and on the UK Government's proposed introduction of a British Bill of Rights.

 

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

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6       Post legislative inquiry into the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Act 2015 - Consideration of Evidence

 

6.1 The Committee discussed the evidence during the morning’s meeting.

 

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7       Inquiry into refugees and asylum seekers in Wales - Consideration of approach to the inquiry

 

7.1 The Committee considered and agreed its initial approach to the Inquiry into refugees and asylum seekers in Wales.

 

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