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1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

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

 

(09.15 - 10.45)

2.

Inquiry into refugees and asylum seekers in Wales: evidence session 10

Carl Sargeant AM, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

Maureen Howell, Deputy Director, Equality & Prosperity Division

Alistair Davey, Deputy Director, Enabling People Division

John Davies, Senior Inclusion Manager, Equality & Prosperity Division

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1. The Committee received evidence from:

 

·        Carl Sargeant AM, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

·        Maureen Howell, Deputy Director, Equality & Prosperity Division

·        Alistair Davey, Deputy Director, Enabling People Division

·        John Davies, Senior Inclusion Manager, Equality & Prosperity Division

 

2.2. The Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children agreed to provide:

·        The contact details for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, following the inspection that was carried out in relation to integration and community cohesion and the subsequent feedback session that was held with the Cabinet Secretary;

·        Information about the outputs from the five communications programmes that are being run by the Welsh Refugee Council, or any other relevant organisations that receive funding for programmes from the Welsh Government.

3.

Papers to Note

3.1

Additional information provided by City of Sanctuary UK and Ireland and Chair of Asylum Justice in relation to the inquiry into refugees and asylum seekers in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1.1. The Committee noted the additional information provided by City of Sanctuary UK and Ireland and Chair of Asylum Justice in relation to the inquiry into refugees and asylum seekers in Wales

3.2

Correspondence from the Chair to Clearsprings in relation to refugees and asylum seekers

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.2.1. The Committee noted the correspondence from the Chair to Clearsprings in relation to refugees and asylum seekers.

3.3

Correspondence from the Chair to the Minister of State for Immigration in relation to refugees and asylum seekers

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.3.1. The Committee noted the correspondence from the Chair to the Minister for State for Immigration in relation to refugees and asylum seekers.

 

3.4

Additional information provided by the WLGA in relation to the inquiry into refugees and asylum seekers in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.4.1. The Committee noted the additional information provided by the WLGA in relation to the inquiry into refugees and asylum seekers in Wales.

3.5

House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts report on the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement programme

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.5.1. The Committee noted the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts report on the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement programme.

3.6

Correspondence between the Chair, the Chair of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee and the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport in relation to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales Annual Report 2015-16

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.6.1. The Committee noted the correspondence between the Chair, the Chair of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee and the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport in relation to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales Annual Report 2015-16.

4.

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

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

(11.00 - 11.30)

5.

Inquiry into refugees and asylum seekers in Wales - consideration of evidence under item 2

Minutes:

5.1. The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 2 and agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children on matters raised during the session.

(11.30 - 12.00)

6.

Trade Union (Wales) Bill - Briefing from Assembly Commission Legal Services

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee received a briefing from the Assembly Commission Legal Services on the Trade Union (Wales) Bill.

 

 

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