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Transcript: Transcript for 12/03/2020 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

Items
Note No. Item

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1.      The Committee welcomed Members and members of the public to the Committee.

 

1.2.      Apologies for absence were received from Caroline Jones AM. David Melding AM substituted for Mark Isherwood AM in accordance with Standing Order 17.48. Apologies for absence from item 8 were received from Mark Isherwood AM.

 

1.3.      Huw Irranca-Davies AM declared a relevant interest in accordance with Standing Order 17.24A.

(09.30 - 10.30)

2.

Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill - evidence session 3

David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA | Propertymark

Douglas Haig, Vice-Chair and Director for Wales, Residential Landlords Association

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1. The Committee received evidence from:

·         David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA | Propertymark

·         Douglas Haig, Vice-Chair and Director for Wales, Residential Landlords Association

 

2.2. During the evidence session ARLA | Propertymark agreed to provide a note on whether any of the proposals in the Bill as currently drafted contravene human rights legislation.

 

 

(10.40 - 11.40)

3.

Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill - evidence session 4

Rob Simkins, NUS Wales President

Dan Wilson Craw, Director, Generation Rent

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1. The Committee received evidence from:

·         Rob Simkins, NUS Wales President

·         Dan Wilson Craw, Director, Generation Rent

 

3.2. During the evidence session Generation Rent agreed to provide detailed statistics from the English Housing Survey, on homelessness as a result of no fault evictions.

(11.40 - 12.40)

4.

Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill - evidence session 5

Alun Evans, Senior Campaigns and Advocacy Officer, Citizen’s Advice

Jennie Bibbings, Campaigns Manager, Shelter Cymru

Nick Morris, Policy and Communications Manager (Wales), Crisis

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1. The Committee received evidence from:

·         Alun Evans, Senior Campaigns and Advocacy Officer, Citizen’s Advice

·         Jennie Bibbings, Campaigns Manager, Shelter Cymru

·         Nick Morris, Policy and Communications Manager (Wales), Crisis

 

4.2. During the evidence session Shelter Cymru agreed to share details of their Living Homes Standard research, published in July 2017.

 

5.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

5.1

Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government in relation to the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1.a The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government in relation to the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill.

5.2

Additional information from the Minister for Housing and Local Government in relation to the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.2.a The Committee noted the additional information from the Minister for Housing and Local Government in relation to the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill.

5.3

Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government in relation to the Welsh Government draft budget 2020-21

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.3.a The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government in relation to the Welsh Government draft budget 2020-21.

5.4

Letter from the Llywydd in relation to the Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.4.a The Committee noted the letter from the Llywydd in relation to the Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill.

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.

(12.40 - 12.50)

7.

Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill - consideration of the evidence received

Minutes:

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

(12.50 - 12.55)

8.

Consideration of response to the letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government in relation to the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1. The Committee agreed the response to the letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government in relation to the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill.

 

 

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