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Transcript: Transcript for 12/02/2020 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

Items
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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.

 

1.2        Apologies for absence were received from Huw Irranca-Davies AM. Jack Sargeant AM substituted in accordance with Standing Order 17.48.

(09.30 - 11.00)

2.

Post legislative inquiry into the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015: follow-up work - evidence session 3

Jane Hutt AM, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip

Alyson Francis, Deputy Director, Communities Division, Welsh Government

Christine Grimshaw, Head of Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Jane Hutt AM, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip

·         Alyson Francis, Deputy Director, Communities Division, Welsh Government

·         Christine Grimshaw, Head of Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence, Welsh Government

 

2.2 During the evidence session, the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip agreed to provide:

·         A list of the Act’s achievements since the last evidence session took place in November 2018;

·         A note on the national indicators, including how they’re measured, responsibility for delivery, how data is collected;

·         The Wales Centre for Public Policy research, when available;

·         Links to the toolkit for schools and to the online guidance toolkit.

3.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

3.1

Welsh Government response to the report "Rough sleeping follow up: Mental health and substance misuse services"

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1.a The Committee noted the Welsh Government response to the report "Rough sleeping follow up: Mental health and substance misuse services".

3.2

Additional information provided by the Wales Audit Office in relation to the post legislative inquiry into the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015: follow-up work

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.2.a The Committee noted the additional information provided by the Wales Audit Office in relation to the post legislative inquiry into the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015: follow-up work.

4.

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

Minutes:

4.1 The motion was agreed.

(11.00 - 11.10)

5.

Post legislative inquiry into the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015: follow-up work - consideration of the evidence received

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received.

(11.15 - 12.00)

6.

Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill: technical briefing

Emma Williams, Deputy Director Housing Policy Division, Welsh Government

Simon White, Head of Housing Strategy and Legislation, Welsh Government

Rebecca Raikes, Lawyer, Welsh Government

Nia Evans, Legislative Counsel, Welsh Government

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee received a technical briefing on the Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill from Welsh Government officials.

(12.00 - 12.10)

7.

Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill: consideration of scope and approach to scrutiny

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed and agreed its approach to scrutiny of the Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill.

(12.10 - 12.30)

8.

Consideration of the forward work programme

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee discussed its forward work programme.

 

 

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