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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 2 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Naomi Stocks 

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Transcript: Transcript for 03/10/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09:00)

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 and Leanne Wood AM

 

(09:00-10:15)

2.

Scrutiny of the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales Annual Report and Accounts 2018/19

Nick Bennett, Public Services Ombudsman for Wales

Chris Vinestock, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Improvement

Katrin Shaw, Chief Legal Advisor and Director of Investigations.

 

Public Services Ombudsman for Wales: annual report and accounts 2018/19

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·        Nick Bennett, Public Services Ombudsman for Wales

·        Chris Vinestock, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Improvement

·        Katrin Shaw, Chief Legal Advisor and Director of Investigations.

 

     2.2 The Ombudsman agreed to provide further information relating to the increase in the number of complaints against GPs and dentists.

 

 

 

(10:15-10:20)

3.

Paper(s) to note

Supporting documents:

3.1

Correspondence from the Scottish Government regarding Benefits in Wales: options for better delivery

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1a The Committee noted the Correspondence from the Scottish Government regarding Benefits in Wales: options for better delivery

4.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of this meeting and items 1 and 2 of the meeting on 17 October 2019

Minutes:

 4.1. The Committee agreed the motion.

(10:20-10:30)

5.

Scrutiny of the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales Annual Report and Accounts 2018/19 - consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence and agreed to write to the Ombudsman to request further information on a number of issues.

 

 

(10:30-10:40)

6.

Consideration of the Welsh Government's response to the report on the Inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The committee discussed the Welsh Government's response to the report on the Inquiry into the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation

(10:40-12:40)

7.

Benefits in Wales: options for better delivery - consideration of draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee agreed the draft report, subject to changes.

 

 

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