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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Michael Kay 

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Transcript

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(09:00)

1.

Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcome the Members to the meeting.

 

1.2 Apologies were received from Jocelyn Davies.

(09:00-09:10)

2.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted. Members discussed the letter from Dr Peter Higson (Item 2.2) during the private part of the meeting.

2.1

Scrutiny of Commissioners’ Accounts 2013-14: Letter from the Arts Council for Wales (13 May 2015)

Supporting documents:

2.2

Governance Arrangements at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board: Letter from Dr Peter Higson (15 May 2015)

Supporting documents:

2.3

Health Finances 2013-14: Additional information from Board of Community Health Councils in Wales (May 2015)

Supporting documents:

2.4

Welfare Reform: Additional Information from Wales and West Housing Association (May 2015)

Supporting documents:

2.5

Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Letter from Steve Martin Public Policy Institute for Wales (21 May 2015)

Supporting documents:

(09:10-10:15)

3.

Welfare Reform: Evidence Session 5

PAC(4)-15-15 Paper 1

Research Briefing

 

June Milligan - Director General, Local Government and Communities, Welsh Government

John Howells - Director, Housing & Regeneration, Welsh Government

Sara Ahmad - Economist, Local Government & Communities, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from June Milligan, Director General, Local Government and Communities, Welsh Government; John Howells, Director, Housing & Regeneration, Welsh Government and Sara Ahmad, Economist, Local Government & Communities, Welsh Government,  on its inquiry into welfare reform.

3.2 June Milligan agreed to:

·       Send a note advising of the sites local authorities have released for housing development on;

·       Note on the current situation of housing associations changing their allocations policies so there is no prohibition on tenants who have rent arrears based on housing benefit debts;

·       Note on the impact in Wales of the proposed lower benefit cap;

·       Breakdown of local authority area of affected households (where available) by the proposed lower benefit cap

 

 

 

(10:15)

4.

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

Items 5 & 6 and all of the meeting on 9 June

Minutes:

4.1 The motion was agreed.

(10:15-10:35)

5.

Welfare Reform: Consideration of Evidence Received

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(10:35-11:00)

6.

Primary Care Prescribing: Briefing from the Auditor General for Wales

PAC(4)-15-15 Paper 2

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 Due to time restraints, this item was not reached. It was agreed that the Auditor General for Wales will brief the Committee on his memorandum on Primary Care Prescribing during the Committee meeting on 9 June.

 

 

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