Concise Minutes - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 2 - The Senedd

Meeting date: Thursday, 3 May 2018

Meeting time: 09.04 - 12.14
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/4847


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Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

John Griffiths AM (Chair)

Janet Finch-Saunders AM

Siân Gwenllian AM

Bethan Sayed AM

Rhianon Passmore AM

Jack Sargeant AM

Witnesses:

Anna Whitehouse, Mother Pukka

Committee Staff:

Naomi Stocks (Clerk)

Elizabeth Wilkinson (Second Clerk)

Chloe Davies (Deputy Clerk)

Hannah Johnson (Researcher)

Jennifer Cottle (Legal Adviser)

 

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1       Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - consideration of draft report

1.1 The Committee discussed the draft report.

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2       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

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

2.2. Apologies for absence were received from Jenny Rathbone AM and Gareth Bennett AM.

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3       Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - evidence session 6

3.1. The Committee received evidence from:

·         Anna Whitehouse, Founder, Mother Pukka

3.2 During the evidence session, Anna Whitehouse agreed to provide statistics that she has collated from her followers in preparation for the session, as well as any examples of practice from businesses in relation to flexible working.

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4       Papers to note

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4.1   Letter from the Chair of the Finance Committee in relation to the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill

4.1.a The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Finance Committee in relation to the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill.

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4.2   Letter to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee in relation to pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales

4.2.a The Committee noted the letter to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee in relation to pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales.

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

5.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

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6       Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - discussion of the evidence received under item 3

6.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 3.

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