Social Justice and Regeneration Committee
The Committee’s broad remit was based on the portfolio of the Assembly Minister for Social Justice and Regeneration. The portfolio covered the government’s programme for regenerating the communities of Wales, in particular those suffering the greatest disadvantages, including:
- Communities first,
- anti-poverty initiatives,
- the social economy,
- the voluntary sector,
- community safety and relations with the police,
- the fire service,
- drug and alcohol misuse, and
- youth justice and housing.
The main functions of subject committees, as set out in Standing Order 9
, were: policy development; scrutiny of Ministers and Assembly Sponsored Bodies; and scrutiny of legislation. They also advised on budget allocations.