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Transcript: Transcript for 30/06/2020 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

Items
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1.

Introductions, Apologies and Substitutions - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

Minutes:

1.1     The Chair welcomed Members of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee to the meeting.

 

1.2     In accordance with Standing Order 34.19, the Chair stated that he had determined that the public were excluded from the Committee’s meeting in order to protect public health.

 

1.3     The Chair stated that if for any reason he dropped out of the meeting, the Committee agreed that Dawn Bowden MS would become Temporary Chair in accordance with Standing Order 17.22.

 

(14.00-15.00)

2.

Inquiry into Covid-19 and its impact: evidence session on disability

Miranda Evans, Policy and Programmes Officer, Disability Wales

Megan Thomas, Policy Officer, Disability Wales

Zoe Richards, Chief Executive, Learning Disability Wales

Ansley Workman, Director, RNIB Cymru

Nathan Owen, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, RNIB Cymru

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1.The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Miranda Evans, Policy and Programmes Officer, Disability Wales

·         Megan Thomas, Policy Officer, Disability Wales

·         Zoe Richards, Chief Executive, Learning Disability Wales

·         Ansley Workman, Director, RNIB Cymru

·         Nathan Owen, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, RNIB Cymru

 

2.2 During the meeting, RNIB Cymru agreed to provide the Committee with additional information on the training of guide dogs and social distancing.

 

(15.15-16.00)

3.

Inquiry into Covid-19 and its impact: evidence session on low income households

Steffan Evans, Policy and Research Officer, The Bevan Foundation

Claire Thomas, Policy and Research Officer, The Bevan Foundation

Rachel Cable, Head of Oxfam Cymru    

Gwennan Hardy, Senior Policy Officer, Citizens Advice Cymru

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1.    The Committee received evidence from:

·         Steffan Evans, Policy and Research Officer, The Bevan Foundation

·         Claire Thomas, Policy and Research Officer, The Bevan Foundation

·         Rachel Cable, Head of Oxfam Cymru   

·         Gwennan Hardy, Senior Policy Officer, Citizens Advice Cymru

 

3.2 During the meeting, Oxfam Cymru agreed to share its report, ‘The Welsh Doughnut 2020’ with the Committee.

 

(16.15-17.00)

4.

Inquiry into Covid-19 and its impact: evidence session on gender

Catherine Fookes, Director, Womens Equality Network (WEN) Wales   

Cerys Furlong, Chief Executive, Chwarae Teg

Robert Visintainer, Project Manager, Men’s Sheds Cymru

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·       Catherine Fookes, Director, Women’s Equality Network (WEN) Wales  

·       Cerys Furlong, Chief Executive, Chwarae Teg

·       Robert Visintainer, Project Manager, Men’s Sheds Cymru

(17.00)

5.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

5.1

Correspondence from the Llywydd regarding the Committee's request for a Plenary debate on benefits in Wales - 17 June 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1a The Committee considered the correspondence from the Llywydd regarding the Committee's request for a Plenary debate on benefits in Wales.

5.2

Correspondence from the Royal College of General Practitioners Wales regarding advance care planning and the committee meeting on 16 June - 23 June 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.2a The Committee discussed the correspondence from the Royal College of General Practitioners Wales regarding advance care planning and the committee meeting on 16 June.

(17.00)

6.

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

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

(17.00-17.15)

7.

Inquiry into Covid-19 and its impact: consideration of evidence

Minutes:

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

 

 

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