Concise Minutes - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 2 - Senedd

Meeting date: Thursday, 15 June 2017

Meeting time: 09.07 - 12.44
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/4212


------

Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

John Griffiths AM (Chair)

Gareth Bennett AM

Janet Finch-Saunders AM

Siân Gwenllian AM

Bethan Jenkins AM

Rhianon Passmore AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

Joyce Watson AM

Witnesses:

Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance

Paul Webb, Devolved Sercvices Reform

Nicola Charles, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Naomi Stocks (Clerk)

Chloe Davies (Deputy Clerk)

Jonathan Baxter (Researcher)

Stephen Davies (Legal Adviser)

Gwyn Griffiths (Legal Adviser)

 

<AI1>

Transcript

View the meeting transcript (PDF 999KB) View as HTML (999KB)

</AI1>

<AI2>

1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

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

 

1.2 The following Members declared relevant interests as members of unions:

 

·            John Griffiths AM;

·            Jenny Rathbone AM

·            Joyce Watson AM

·            Rhianon Passmore AM

·            Siân Gwenllian AM.

 

 

</AI2>

<AI3>

2       Trade Union (Wales) Bill - stage 2 proceedings

2.1 In accordance with Standing Order 26.21, the Committee disposed of the following amendments to the Bill:

 

Amendment 1 (Janet Finch-Saunders)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Janet Finch-Saunders

Gareth Bennett

 

 

Siân Gwenllian

 

 

Jenny Rathbone

 

 

Bethan Jenkins

 

 

Joyce Watson

 

 

Rhianon Passmore

 

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 2 (Janet Finch-Saunders)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Janet Finch-Saunders

Gareth Bennett

 

 

Siân Gwenllian

 

 

Jenny Rathbone

 

 

Bethan Jenkins

 

 

Joyce Watson

 

 

Rhianon Passmore

 

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 3 (Janet Finch-Saunders)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Janet Finch-Saunders

John Griffiths

 

 

Gareth Bennett

 

 

Siân Gwenllian

 

 

Jenny Rathbone

 

 

Bethan Jenkins

 

 

Joyce Watson

 

 

Rhianon Passmore

 

Amendment 3 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 4 (Mark Drakeford)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

John Griffiths

 

Janet Finch-Saunders

Gareth Bennett

 

 

Siân Gwenllian

 

 

Jenny Rathbone

 

 

Bethan Jenkins

 

 

Joyce Watson

 

 

Rhianon Passmore

 

 

Amendment 4 was agreed.

 

Amendment 5 (Mark Drakeford)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

John Griffiths

 

Janet Finch-Saunders

Gareth Bennett

 

 

Siân Gwenllian

 

 

Jenny Rathbone

 

 

Bethan Jenkins

 

 

Joyce Watson

 

 

Rhianon Passmore

 

 

Amendment 5 was agreed.

 

Amendment 6 (Mark Drakeford)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

John Griffiths

 

Janet Finch-Saunders

Gareth Bennett

 

 

Siân Gwenllian

 

 

Jenny Rathbone

 

 

Bethan Jenkins

 

 

Joyce Watson

 

 

Rhianon Passmore

 

 

Amendment 6 was agreed.

 

Amendment 7 (Mark Drakeford)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

John Griffiths

Janet Finch-Saunders

 

Gareth Bennett

 

 

Siân Gwenllian

 

 

Jenny Rathbone

 

 

Bethan Jenkins

 

 

Joyce Watson

 

 

Rhianon Passmore

 

 

Amendment 7 was agreed.

 

Amendment 8 (Mark Drakeford)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

John Griffiths

Janet Finch-Saunders

 

Gareth Bennett

 

 

Siân Gwenllian

 

 

Jenny Rathbone

 

 

Bethan Jenkins

 

 

Joyce Watson

 

 

Rhianon Passmore

 

 

Amendment 8 was agreed.

 

Amendment 9 (Mark Drakeford)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

John Griffiths

Janet Finch-Saunders

 

Gareth Bennett

 

 

Siân Gwenllian

 

 

Jenny Rathbone

 

 

Bethan Jenkins

 

 

Joyce Watson

 

 

Rhianon Passmore

 

 

Amendment 9 was agreed.

 

2.2 The Chair confirmed that all sections of the Bill have been deemed agreed, completing Stage 2 proceedings.

</AI3>

<AI4>

3       Paper(s) to note

</AI4>

<AI5>

3.1   Letter to the Chair of the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee in relation to the Great Repeal Bill White Paper

3.1.a The Committee noted the letter to the Chair of the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee in relation to the Great Repeal Bill White Paper.

</AI5>

<AI6>

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

4.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

</AI6>

<AI7>

5       Forward work planning - autumn 2017

5.1 The Committee discussed the forward work programme for autumn 2017 and agreed to consider potential inquiries in further detail.

</AI7>

<AI8>

6       Preparation for debate on the report on refugees and asylum seekers in Wales

6.1. The Committee discussed the preparation for debate on the report on refugees and asylum seekers in Wales.

</AI8>

<AI9>

7       Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill: consideration of draft report

7.1. The Committee considered its draft report on the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.

</AI9>

<TRAILER_SECTION>

</TRAILER_SECTION>

<LAYOUT_SECTION>

1.FIELD_TITLE

FIELD_SUMMARY

</LAYOUT_SECTION>

<TITLE_ONLY_LAYOUT_SECTION>

2.FIELD_TITLE

</TITLE_ONLY_LAYOUT_SECTION>

<HEADING_LAYOUT_SECTION>

FIELD_TITLE

</HEADING_LAYOUT_SECTION>

<TITLED_COMMENT_LAYOUT_SECTION>

FIELD_TITLE

FIELD_SUMMARY

</TITLED_COMMENT_LAYOUT_SECTION>

<COMMENT_LAYOUT_SECTION>

FIELD_SUMMARY

</COMMENT_LAYOUT_SECTION>

 

<SUBNUMBER_LAYOUT_SECTION>

2.1FIELD_TITLE

FIELD_SUMMARY

</SUBNUMBER_LAYOUT_SECTION>

 

<TITLE_ONLY_SUBNUMBER_LAYOUT_SECTION>

2.2FIELD_TITLE

</TITLE_ONLY_SUBNUMBER_LAYOUT_SECTION>