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Autism (Wales) Bill

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 29/11/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 4)

4 Autism (Wales) Bill: Consideration of draft report

Paper 2 – Draft report

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 29/11/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 10)

Autism (Wales) Bill: consideration of draft report

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee considered the draft report.


Meeting: 26/11/2018 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 8)

Autism (Wales) Bill: Draft Report

CLA(5)-30-18 – Paper 36 – Draft Report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee agreed its draft report subject to minor changes.


Meeting: 21/11/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 1.)

1. Autism (Wales) Bill: Consideration of draft report

 

Autism (Wales) Bill: Draft report

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 21/11/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 6.2)

6.2 Autism (Wales) Bill: Letter from Paul Davies, Member in Charge, to Chair of Finance Committee

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 21/11/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 6.1)

6.1 Autism (Wales) Bill: Additional Information from the Welsh Local Government Association

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 21/11/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 2)

2 PTN2 - Letter from Paul Davies AM - Autism (Wales) Bill - 15 November 2018

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 19/11/2018 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 9)

Autism (Wales) Bill: Draft Report

CLA(5)-29-18 – Paper 18 – Draft Report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee considered the draft report and agreed to consider a revised version of the report at the meeting on 26 November.


Meeting: 07/11/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Welsh Language Commissioner regarding the Welsh Language provision in the Autism (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.2 The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 07/11/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from the National Autistic Society Cymru regarding the Autism (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.3 The Committee noted the letter.

 


Meeting: 07/11/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 3)

3 Autism (Wales) Bill

 

Paul Davies AM, Member in charge of the Bill

Enrico Carpanini, Legal Services, Assembly Commission

Stephen Boyce, Research Service, Assembly Commission

 

Autism (Wales) Bill, as introduced

 

Explanatory Memorandum

 

Research Brief

Paper 12 - Letter from Paul Davies AM to the Finance Committee

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from Paul Davies AM, Member in charge of the Bill.


Meeting: 07/11/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from Powys Teaching Health Board regarding the Autism (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 07/11/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 7)

Autism (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

 


Meeting: 07/11/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 8)

Autism (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 07/11/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 7)

7 Autism (Wales) Bill: Evidence session - Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services

Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services

Matthew Jenkins, Deputy Director, Partnerships and Cooperation

Gareth Haven, Finance Division

 

Paper 3 – Letter from Paul Davies AM – 31 October 2018

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee took evidence from Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services; Matthew Jenkins, Deputy Director, Partnerships and Cooperation; and Gareth Haven, Finance Division on the Autism (Wales) Bill.

 

7.2 The Cabinet Secretary agreed to provide the Committee with a note setting out:

·         his views on the challenges around the way the Regulatory Impact Assessment is written and what he feels is missing; and

·         the development and implementation costs of delivering the Code of Practice.


Meeting: 05/11/2018 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 8)

8 Letter from the National Autistic Society: Autism Bill

CLA(5)-27-18 – Paper 25 – Letter from the National Autistic Society

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 25/10/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 4)

4 Autism (Wales) Bill: Engagement work with stakeholders

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee undertook engagement work with stakeholders as part of its scrutiny of the Autism (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 25/10/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 2)

2 Autism (Wales) Bill: Evidence session with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, Royal College of Occupational Therapists and ADHD Connections

Julie Mullis, Autism Consultant, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

David Davies, Policy Officer Wales, Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Sally Payne, Professional Adviser, Children, Young People and Families, Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Zoe Piper, Charity Chairperson, ADHD Connections


Paper 1 – Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Paper 2 – Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Paper 3 – ADHD Connections

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, Royal College of Occupational Therapists and ADHD Connections.


Meeting: 25/10/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 9)

Autism (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 25/10/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 6)

6 Autism (Wales) Bill: Evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services

Vaughan Gething, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services
Matthew Jenkins, Deputy Director, Partnerships and Cooperation, Welsh Government

Sarah Tyler, Lawyer, Welsh Government

 

Paper 4 – Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee received evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services.

6.2 The Cabinet Secretary agreed to provide further details of the proposed Code of Practice, including a reconciliation between the areas being considered for inclusion in the Code and the Bill as it currently stands, along with further information on waiting times by health board area.


Meeting: 15/10/2018 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 6)

Consideration of evidence: Autism (Wales) Bill

Minutes:

6.1 Members considered the evidence received and agreed matters which should be included in the draft report.


Meeting: 15/10/2018 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 Autism (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 2

Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services

Matthew Jenkins, Deputy Director – Partnerships and Cooperation, Welsh Government

Sarah Tyler, Lawyer, Welsh Government

 

CLA(5)-25-18 – Briefing

 

Autism (Wales) Bill, as introduced

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

  • CLA(5)-25-18 - Briefing

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee took evidence from Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services.


Meeting: 11/10/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 5)

5 Autism (Wales) Bill: Evidence session with the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Professor Alka Ahuja, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Aneurin Bevan Health Board & Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales
Dr Amani Hassan, Chair, Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales

Dr Catherine Norton, Consultant Community Paediatrician, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Dr Martin Simmonds Community Paediatrician, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee received evidence from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.


Meeting: 11/10/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 3)

3 Autism (Wales) Bill: Evidence session with Welsh Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Social Services

Naomi Alleyne, Director, Social Services and Housing, Welsh Local Government Association
Keith Ingram, Autism Spectrum Disorder Project Lead Officer, Vale of Glamorgan Council
Claire Lister, Head of Adult Services, Conwy County Borough Council
Jo Taylor, Service Manager for Learning Disabilities, Physical Difficulties & Sensory Impaired, Flintshire County Council

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from the Welsh Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Social Services.
3.2 The Welsh Local Government Association agreed to provide examples of good practice of collaboration between Local Health Boards and additional information on the funding allocation from the Welsh Government to the Committee.


Meeting: 11/10/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 9)

Autism (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 11/10/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 4)

4 Autism (Wales) Bill: Evidence session with the Community of Practice for adult diagnosis and Integrated Autism Service practitioners

Dr Nicola Griffiths, Clinical Psychologist, Gwent Integrated Autism Service
Sian Lewis, Service Manager, Gwent Integrated Autism Service

Dr Rona Aldridge, Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Lead for the Integrated Autism Service, Cardiff and the Vale

Wendy Thomas, National Professional Lead for Autism

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from the Community of Practice for adult diagnosis and Integrated Autism Service practitioners.
4.2. The Community of Practice for adult diagnosis and Integrated Autism Service practitioners agreed to provide statistical data relating to the variety of services available to those who have been diagnosed with ASD.


Meeting: 11/10/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 2)

2 Autism (Wales) Bill: Evidence session with representatives of Local Health Boards and the Royal College of General Practitioners

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of Local Health Boards and the Royal College of General Practitioners.


Meeting: 11/10/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 5)

Autism (Wales) Bill: Consideration of Evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 11/10/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 6)

6 Autism (Wales) Bill: Evidence session with the British Psychological Society and the Association of Educational Psychologists

Nigel Atter, Policy Officer, British Psychological Society
Dr Kate Swindon , Educational psychologist, Education Services, Conwy County Borough Council
Andrea Higgins, Academic Director and Programme Coordinator, Doctorate in Educational Psychology , School of Psychology, Cardiff University

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee received evidence from the British Psychological Society and the Association of Educational Psychologists.


Meeting: 11/10/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 3)

3 Autism (Wales) Bill: Evidence Session

Paul Davies AM, Member in charge of the Bill

Martin Jennings, Research Service, Assembly Commission

Stephen Boyce, Research Service, Assembly Commission

 

Autism (Wales) Bill, as introduced

Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence on the Autism (Wales) Bill from Paul Davies AM, Member in charge of the Bill; Martin Jennings, Research Service, Assembly Commission; and Stephen Boyce, Research Service, Assembly Commission.


Meeting: 03/10/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 3)

3 Autism (Wales) Bill: Evidence Session with Dr Duncan Holtom

Dr Duncan Holtom, Head of Research, People and Work

 

Paper 2 – Dr Duncan Holtom

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from Dr Duncan Holtom.


Meeting: 03/10/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 2)

2 Autism (Wales) Bill: Evidence session with The National Autistic Society Cymru and Autistic Spectrum Connections Cymru

Jane Harris, Director External Affairs and Social Change, The National Autistic Society Cymru

Meleri Thomas, External Affairs Manager, Wales, The National Autistic Society Cymru

Gareth Morgan, Projects Manager, Autism Spectrum Connections Cymru

 

Consultation Responses

 

Research Brief
Paper 1 – The National Autistic Society Cymru

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from The National Autistic Society Cymru and Autistic Spectrum Connections Cymru.


Meeting: 03/10/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 6)

Autism (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 03/10/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 5)

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of this meeting

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee agreed to the Motion.


Meeting: 03/10/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 4)

4 Autism (Wales) Bill: Evidence Session with Dr Dawn Wimpory & Dr Elin Walker-Jones

Dr Dawn Wimpory, Consultant Clinical Psychologist – Lead for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, and Lecturer, Bangor University
Dr Elin Walker-Jones, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

 

Paper 3 – Dr Dawn Wimpory

Paper 4 – Dr Elin Walker-Jones

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from Dr Dawn Wimpory and Dr Elin Walker-Jones.


Meeting: 24/09/2018 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 14)

Consideration of Evidence: Autism (Wales) Bill

Minutes:

Members considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 24/09/2018 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 12)

12 Autism (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 1

Paul Davies AM, Member in Charge of the Bill

Steve Boyce, Assembly Commission

Enrico Carpanini, Assembly Commission

 

CLA(5)-22-18 – Briefing

 

Autism (Wales) Bill, as introduced (PDF 93KB)

 

Explanatory Memorandum (PDF 1MB)

 

Statement of Policy Intent

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from Paul Davies AM, Member in Charge of the Bill.


Meeting: 19/09/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 2)

2 Autism (Wales) Bill

Paul Davies AM, Member in charge of the Bill

Enrico Carpanini, Legal Services, Assembly Commission

Stephen Boyce, Research Service, Assembly Commission

Autism (Wales) Bill, as introduced

 

Explanatory Memorandum

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from Paul Davies AM.


Meeting: 19/09/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 5)

Autism (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received by Paul Davies AM.


Meeting: 19/07/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 1)

1 Autism (Wales) Bill - consideration of approach to Stage 1 scrutiny

Scope and Approach Paper

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

1.1        The Committee noted the draft timetable and agreed the approach to Stage 1 scrutiny.  


Meeting: 18/07/2018 - Plenary (Item 6)

Statement by Paul Davies: Introduction of a Member Proposed Bill - Autism (Wales) Bill

Minutes:

The item started at 15.44

 


Meeting: 27/06/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 6)

6 Letter from Business Committee - timetable for Autism (Wales) Bill - 14 June 2018

Paper 7

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee noted the proposed timetable.


Meeting: 14/06/2017 - Plenary (Item 5)

Debate seeking the Assembly's agreement to introduce a Member Proposed Bill – The Autism (Wales) Bill

NDM6304 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 26.91:

Agrees that Paul Davies AM may introduce a Bill to give effect to the information included in the Explanatory Memorandum tabled on 4 May 2017 under Standing Order 26.91A.

Minutes:

The item started at 14.38

Voting on the motion under this item was deferred until voting time.

NDM6304 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 26.91:

Agrees that Paul Davies AM may introduce a Bill to give effect to the information included in the Explanatory Memorandum tabled on 4 May 2017 under Standing Order 26.91A.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

40

9

0

49

The motion was agreed.

 


 

 

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