By continuing to use our site, you are agreeing for us to set a small number of cookies. Cookie policy

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Naomi Stocks 

Senedd.TV: View the webcast

Transcript: Transcript for 15/01/2020 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

Items
Note No. Item

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 Caroline Jones AM.

(09.00-10.15)

2.

Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill: evidence session 9

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

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

Rhys George, Chair, Association of Electoral Administrators Wales

Ian Westley, Wales Electoral Coordination Board

 

Consultation responses

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, Association of Electoral Administrators Wales

·         Ian Westley, Wales Electoral Coordination Board

 

2.2 During the evidence session, Ian Westley agreed to share a report on Pembrokeshire Council’s ‘Democracy and Champions’ event with the Committee.

(10.15-11.30)

3.

Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill: evidence session 10

Lyn Cadwallader, Chief Executive, One Voice Wales

Robert Robinson, Secretary to the North and Mid Wales Association of Local Councils

Rob Smith, Chief Executive, The Society of Local Council Clerks

Mark Galbraith, Wales Policy Officer, The Society of Local Council Clerks

       

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Lyn Cadwallader, Chief Executive, One Voice Wales

·         Robert Robinson, Secretary to the North and Mid Wales Association of Local Councils

·         Rob Smith, Chief Executive, The Society of Local Council Clerks

·         Mark Galbraith, Wales Policy Officer, The Society of Local Council Clerks

(11.30-12.00)

4.

Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill: evidence session 11

Catherine Fookes, Director, Women’s Equality Network Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·       Catherine Fookes, Director, Women’s Equality Network Wales

(12.00-12.05)

5.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

5.1

Correspondence from Tracey Burke, Welsh Government to the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee regarding town and community councils in Wales - 11 December 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1a The Committee noted the correspondence from Tracey Burke, Welsh Government to the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee regarding town and community councils in Wales.

5.2

Correspondence from Martin Peters, Wales Audit Office regarding the Local Government & Elections (Wales) Bill - 6 January 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.2a The Committee noted the correspondence from Martin Peters, Wales Audit Office regarding the Local Government & Elections (Wales) Bill.

5.3

Correspondence from the Temporary Chair of the Public Accounts Committee regarding the Local Government and Elections (Wales Bill) - 8 January 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.3a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Temporary Chair of the Public Accounts Committee regarding the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill.

(12.05)

6.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of today's meeting and item 1 of the meeting on 23 January

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed the motion.  

(12.05-12.20)

7.

Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill: consideration of evidence

Minutes:

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

(12.20-12.30)

8.

Consideration of correspondence relating to Assembly electoral reform

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee discussed and agreed their response to the correspondence sent from the Committee on Assembly Electoral Reform.

 

 

You are in :

  1. Home
  2. Assembly Business

Partners & Help