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1.

Introductions, Apologies and Substitutions

Minutes:

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

1.2 Apologies for absence were received from Gwenda Thomas AM and Gwyn Price AM. Jeff Cuthbert AM and John Griffiths AM substituted for them in accordance with Standing Order 17.48.

 

(09.15 - 10.45)

2.

Local Government (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 1 Minister for Public Services

Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Public Services

Gareth Thomas, Policy Adviser, Local Government Reform, Welsh Government

Sharon Barry, Lawyer, Local Government Team, Welsh Government

 

Supporting documents:

Local Government (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Public Services, and his officials.

 

2.2 During the session the Minister agreed to provide:

  • The timetable for the work that will be undertaken in respect of local authority mergers post 2016, to include elections, shadow authorities etc;
  • A note on the timeframe for reviews of the number of councillors within communities/wards, which are currently scheduled to take place following the publication of the map of new principal areas, which is expected in summer 2015.

3.

Papers to Note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee noted the papers.

 

4.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting and from the whole of the meeting on 11 February 2015 (approach to scrutiny and technical briefing of the renting homes bill; consideration of draft report on inquiry into poverty in Wales).

Minutes:

4.1  The Committee agreed the motion.

 

(11.00 - 11.10)

5.

Local Government (Wales) Bill: discussion of evidence received in session 1

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Minutes:

5.1 The Committee discussed the evidence.

11.10 - 11.25)

6.

Local Government (Wales) Bill: discussion of further evidence sessions

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed further evidence sessions.

(11.25 - 11.40)

7.

Consideration of European Commission Work Programme

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Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed the Consideration of European Commission Work Programme