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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Naomi Stocks 

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Transcript: Transcript for 07/03/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(10.00)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

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

 

(10.00-11.00)

2.

Inquiry into voting rights for prisoners: evidence session 5

Elan Closs Stephens CBE, Electoral Commissioner, Electoral Commission in Wales

Rhydian Thomas, Head of Electoral Commission, Electoral Commission in Wales

 

Rhys George, Chair of the Wales Branch of the Association of Electoral Administrators

Amanda Bebb, Deputy Chair of the Wales Branch of the Association of Electoral Administrators

Peter Stanyon, Chief Executive, Association of Electoral Administrators

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Elan Closs Stephens CBE, Electoral Commissioner, Electoral Commission in Wales

·         Rhydian Thomas, Head of Electoral Commission, Electoral Commission in Wales

·         Rhys George, Chair of the Wales Branch of the Association of Electoral Administrators

·         Amanda Bebb, Deputy Chair of the Wales Branch of the Association of Electoral Administrators

·         Peter Stanyon, Chief Executive, Association of Electoral Administrators

 

 

(11.15 - 12.00)

3.

Inquiry into voting rights for prisoners: evidence session 6

Baroness Newlove, Victims’ Commissioner

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·       Baroness Newlove, Victims’ Commissioner

3.2 During the evidence session, Baroness Newlove agreed to write to the Committee regarding whether any issues related to victims’ rights fall within the National Assembly for Wales’s devolved competence.

 

 

4.

Papers to note

4.1

Letter from the Equality and Human Rights Commission in relation to the Cumulative Impact Assessment briefing for Committees

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1a The Committee noted the letter from the Equality and Human Rights Commission in relation to the Cumulative Impact Assessment briefing for Committees

(12.00)

5.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting and from the meeting on 13 March 2019

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

(12.00 - 12.15)

6.

Inquiry into voting rights for prisoners: consideration of oral evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under items 2 and 3. 

 

 

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