Concise Minutes - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 2 - Senedd

Meeting date: Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Meeting time: 08.55 - 12.23
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/4153


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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:

Alex Bevan, Wales TUC

Lynne Hackett, UNISON Cymru

Nick Ireland, USDAW

Dr Alison Parken, Cardiff University

Cerys Furlong, Chwarae Teg

Joshua Miles, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

Helen Walbey, FSB

Committee Staff:

Naomi Stocks (Clerk)

Chloe Davies (Deputy Clerk)

Gareth David Thomas

Megan Jones

Gwyn Griffiths (Legal Adviser)

 

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Transcript

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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       Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - evidence session 4

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Alex Bevan, Economic Policy Officer, Wales TUC

·         Lynne Hackett, Head of Community UNISON Cymru

·         Nick Ireland, Divisional Officer, South Wales and West, USDAW

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3       Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - evidence session 5

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Cerys Furlong, Chief Executive, Chwarae Teg

·         Dr. Alison Parken, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School

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4       Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - evidence session 6

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Joshua Miles, Policy Manager, Federation of Small Businesses Wales

·         Helen Walbey, Director, Recycle Scooters

 

4.2 During the session Joshua Miles, Federation of Small Businesses Wales agreed to provide the field survey results for wages paid by SMEs.

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5       Paper(s) to note

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5.1   Correspondence from the Specialist Engineers Contractors Group Wales (SEC Group) in relation to the inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales

5.1.a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Specialist Engineers Contractors Group Wales (SEC Group) in relation to the inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales.

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5.2   Letter from the Llywydd in relation to the Implementation of the Wales Act 2017

5.2.a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Llywydd in relation to the Implementation of the Wales Act 2017.

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5.3   Letter from the Llywydd in relation to programming forthcoming legislation

5.3.a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Llywydd in relation to programming forthcoming legislation.

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5.4   Letter from the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language in relation to Communities First - lessons learnt

5.4.a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language in relation to Communities First - lessons learnt.

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5.5   Letter from the Minister for Skills and Science in relation to Communities First - lessons learnt

5.5.a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Minister for Skills and Science in relation to Communities First - lessons learnt.

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5.6   Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to Communities First - lessons learnt

5.6.a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to Communities First - lessons learnt.

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5.7   Letter from the Chair of the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee in relation to City Deals and the Regional Economies of Wales

5.7.a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Chair of the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee in relation to City Deals and the Regional Economies of Wales.

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6       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

6 .1 The Committee agreed the motion.

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7       Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - consideration of evidence received under items 2, 3 and 4

7.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received.

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8       Consideration of Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill

8.1 The Committee considered the Legislative Consent Memorandum and agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children.

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