Health and Social Care Committee

 

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

 

 

 

Meeting date:

Thursday, 9 July 2015

 

 

 

Meeting time:

09.17 - 11.52

 

 

 

This meeting can be viewed on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/3026

 

 

Concise Minutes:

 

 

 

Assembly Members:

 

David Rees AM (Chair)

Alun Davies AM

John Griffiths AM

Altaf Hussain AM

Elin Jones AM

Lynne Neagle AM

Gwyn R Price AM

Lindsay Whittle AM

Kirsty Williams AM

 

 

 

 

 

Witnesses:

 

Dr Julie Bishop, Public Health Wales

Dr Quentin Sandifer, Public Health Wales

Dr Gillian Richardson, Aneurin Bevan Health Board

Dr Sara Hayes, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

 

 

 

 

 

Committee Staff:

 

Llinos Madeley (Clerk)

Helen Finlayson (Second Clerk)

Catherine Hunt (Second Clerk)

Sian Giddins (Deputy Clerk)

Rhys Morgan (Deputy Clerk)

 

Gareth Howells (Legal Adviser)

Amy Clifton (Researcher)

Philippa Watkins (Researcher)

 

 

 

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Transcript

View the meeting transcript.

 

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1   Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill: discussion on order of consideration for Stage 2 proceedings

1.1 The Committee agreed, in principle, the order of consideration for Stage 2 proceedings of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill.

 

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2   Introductions, apologies and substitutions

2.1 Apologies were received from Darren Millar.

 

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3   Public Health (Wales) Bill: evidence session 2

3.1 Apologies were received from Professor Mark Bellis.

3.2 The witnesses responded to questions from Members.

3.3 The witnesses agreed to provide the Committee with a note on:

·         the collaboration work being undertaken by Public Health Wales, Sport Wales and the Welsh Government to encourage physical activity in improving the health of local people;

·         their views on whether financial incentives should be offered to assist local authorities in providing public toilets;

·         their views on implementing a minimum age restriction for all body piercings;

·         any additional tobacco control measures which should be considered for inclusion in the Bill; and

·         any evidence which demonstrates the effect of residual and third hand vapours from e-cigarettes.

 

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4   Public Health (Wales) Bill: evidence session 3

4.1 The witnesses responded to questions from Members.

 

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5   Papers to note

 

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5.1 Minutes of the meetings on 17 and 25 June 2015

5.1a The Committee noted the minutes of the meetings on 17 and 25 June 2015.

 

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6   Motion under Standing Orders 17.42(vi) and (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

6.1 The motion was agreed.

 

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7   Public Health (Wales) Bill: consideration of evidence

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

 

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8   The Committee's forward work programme

8.1 The Committee agreed its outline forward work programme from September to October 2015, and agreed to return to this item at a later date.

8.2 In light of the Minister for Health and Social Services indication that he intended to move a financial resolution for the Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill early in the autumn term, the Committee agreed to write to the Business Committee to request an extension to the deadline for the completion of Stage 2 proceedings.

8.3 The Committee discussed its forward work programme from November 2015 to March 2016, and agreed to return to this item at a later date.

 

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