Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 2 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Naomi Stocks 

Media

Senedd.TV: View the webcast

Items
Note No. Item

Transcript

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

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

1.2        Apologies for absence were received from Gareth Bennett AM and Rhianon Passmore AM.

 

 

(09.15 - 10.00)

2.

Inquiry into refugees and asylum seekers in Wales: evidence session 7

Dr Mike Chick, University of South Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Dr Mike Chick,UniversitySouth Wales

(10.00 - 10.45)

3.

Inquiry into refugees and asylum seekers in Wales: evidence session 8

Alicja Zalesinska, Director, Tai Pawb

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Alicja Zalesinska, Director, Tai Pawb

 

3.2 Tai Pawb agreed to provide:

·         Details on the impact of the Right to Rent checks on individuals who have been refused asylum and who have no recourse to public funds;

·         Information on why there are increasing numbers of refused asylum seekers being evicted from asylum accommodation in recent years.

(11.00 - 11.45)

4.

Inquiry into refugees and asylum seekers in Wales: evidence session 9

Canon Aled Edwards, Displaced People in Action

Faruk Ogut, Resettlement Project Co-ordinator, Displaced People in Action

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Canon Aled Edwards, Displaced People in Action

·         Faruk Ogut, Resettlement Project Co-ordinator, Displaced People in Action

 

4.2 Displaced People in Action agreed to provide:

·         Information about a mentoring project run by Sova which encouraged unaccompanied minors wishing to tell their stories to do so in a secure environment;

·         Information about Wales Strategic Migration Partnership discussions in relation to providing refugees with the same 56-day move on period that others at risk of homelessness have.

5.

Paper(s) to note

5.1

Correspondence from the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales in relation to scrutiny of the annual report 2015-16

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee noted the correspondence from the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales in relation to scrutiny of the annual report 2015-16

5.2

Correspondence from the Scottish Parliament's Equalities and Human Rights Committee in relation to human rights

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.2 The Committee noted the correspondence from the Scottish Parliament's Equalities and Human Rights Committee in relation to human rights

5.3

Additional information provided by Oxfam in relation to refugees and asylum seekers

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.3 The Committee noted the Additional information provided by Oxfam in relation to refugees and asylum seekers

5.4

Correspondence from the Chair to the Secretary of State for the Home Department in relation to refugees and asylum seekers

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.4 The Committee noted the Correspondence from the Chair to the Secretary of State for the Home Department in relation to refugees and asylum seekers

5.5

Correspondence from the UK Government's Minister for Immigration in relation to refugees and asylum seekers

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.5 The Committee noted the Correspondence from the UK Government's Minister for Immigration in relation to refugees and asylum seekers

5.6

Additional information provided by the Wales Strategic Migration Partnership in relation to refugees and asylum seekers

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.6 The Committee noted the Additional information provided by the Wales Strategic Migration Partnership in relation to refugees and asylum seekers

5.7

Additional information provided by the British Psychological Society in relation to refugees and asylum seekers

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.7 The committee noted the Additional information provided by the British Psychological Society in relation to refugees and asylum seekers

5.8

Correspondence from Cytun in relation to the Welsh Government's consultation on Talk Communities

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.8 The Committee noted the correspondence from Cytun in relation to the Welsh Government's consultation on Talk Communities.

6.

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

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

 

(11.45 - 12.15)

7.

Inquiry into refugees and asylum seekers in Wales - consideration of evidence under items 2, 3 and 4

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed the evidence under items 2,3 and 4

 

 

You are in :

  1. Home
  2. Senedd Business

Partners & Help