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Transcript: Transcript for 17/10/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09:45-10:00)

1.

Rough sleeping in Wales follow up: Update on citizen engagement activity, Rhys Jones, Citizen Engagement Manager

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Minutes:

1a. The Committee received an update on the series of events that the Citizen Engagement team ran with people with lived experience of rough sleeping.

(10:00-10:30)

2.

Rough Sleeping in Wales follow up: Briefing on research into priority need and rough sleeping, Dr Helen Taylor, Academic Fellow

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Minutes:

2a. The Committee received a briefing on research undertaken on priority need and rough sleeping.

3.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

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

(10:30-12:00)

4.

Rough sleeping in Wales follow up: evidence session with the Minister

·       Julie James, Minister for Housing and Local Government

·       Emma Williams, Deputy Director Housing Policy Division

·       Sarah Rhodes, Head of Homelessness Branch

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Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·       Julie James, Minister for Housing and Local Government

·       Emma Williams, Deputy Director Housing Policy Division

·       Sarah Rhodes, Head of Homelessness Branch

 

4.2 The Minister agreed to provide further information relating to the funding of housing projects.

 

 

5.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

5.1

Correspondence to the Minister for Economy and Transport in regarding the inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation

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Minutes:

5.1a The Committee noted the correspondence to the Minister for Economy and Transport regarding the inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales.

5.2

Correspondence from the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip in relation to Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015

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Minutes:

5.2a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip in relation to the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015.

5.3

Correspondence to the Chair in relation to the Inquiry into fire safety in high-rise buildings

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Minutes:

5.3a The Committee noted the correspondence to the Chair in relation to the inquiry into fire safety in high-rise buildings.

5.4

Correspondence from Llamau in relation to the Inquiry into rough sleeping in Wales

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Minutes:

5.4a The Committee noted the correspondence from Llamau in relation to the inquiry into rough sleeping in Wales.

6.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the following business: Item 7

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

 

(12:00-12:20)

7.

Rough sleeping in Wales follow up: - consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 4.

 

 

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