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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Llinos Madeley 

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Transcript: Transcript for 18/07/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09.15)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 Under Standing Order 17.22 Dawn Bowden AM was elected as Temporary Chair for first part of the meeting. Lynne Neagle AM chaired the meeting from item 8. 

1.2 The Chair welcomed the Committee. Hefin David AM sent his apologies for the afternoon session. Alun David AM substituted.

 

(09.15 - 10.05)

2.

Post-Legislative Scrutiny of the Higher Education (Wales) Act 2015 - evidence session 1

Estyn and Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW)

David Blaney, Chief Executive – HEFCW

Bethan Owen, Deputy Chief Executive – HEFCW

Meilyr Rowlands, HM Chief Inspector – Estyn

Jassa Scott, Strategic Director – Estyn

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from HEFCW and Estyn.

(10.05 - 10.50)

3.

Post-Legislative Scrutiny of the Higher Education (Wales) Act 2015 - evidence session 2

Universities Wales

Professor Julie Lydon, Chair - Universities Wales

Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Deputy Chair - Universities Wales

Ben Arnold, Policy Adviser - Universities Wales

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.2 The Committee heard evidence from Universities Wales.

(11.00 - 11.30)

4.

Post-Legislative Scrutiny of the Higher Education (Wales) Act 2015 - evidence session 3

ColegauCymru

Maggie Griffiths, Assistant Principal - Grŵp Llandrillo Menai (Via Video Conference)

Emil Evans, Vice Principal - Cardiff and Vale College

Mike Williams, Assistant Principal - Coleg Sir Gâr / Coleg Ceredigion

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee heard evidence from Colegau Cymru.

(11.30 - 12.15)

5.

Post-Legislative Scrutiny of the Higher Education (Wales) Act 2015 - evidence session 4

National Union of Students Wales (NUS) and University and College Union (UCU)
Margaret Phelan, UCU Wales Official

Dr Bethan Winter, Policy and Communications Officer – UCU wales

Rob Simkins, President - NUS Wales

Joni Alexander, Interim Director – NUS Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee heard evidence from NUS and UCU.

5.2 Under Standing Order 17.24A Hefin David AM declared he is a Member of UCU.

(12.15)

6.

Papers to note

Minutes:

6.1 The papers were noted.

6.1

Letter from the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services - further information from the meeting on 12 June for the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

6.2

Letter from the Minister for Education - further information from the meeting on 20 June for the 'Mind over Matter' report follow-up

Supporting documents:

6.3

Letter from the Children Commissioner for Wales - Tier 4 In-patient CAMHS Services

Supporting documents:

6.4

Letter from the Children Commissioner for Wales - Elective Home Education – update

Supporting documents:

6.5

Letter from the Children Commissioner for Wales - Looked-after children targets

Supporting documents:

6.6

Letter from the Chair of Finance Committee - Welsh Government Draft Budget 2020-21

Supporting documents:

6.7

Letter from the Minister for Education - update on Home Education

Supporting documents:

6.8

Letter from the Children Commissioner for Wales - Additional information for the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

(12.15)

7.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42(vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

7.1 The Motion was agreed.

(13.30 - 14.20)

8.

Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill - consideration of draft report

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered the draft report. Subject to minor amendments the report was agreed. The Committee agreed to publish its report on 2 August.

(14.20 - 14.25)

9.

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2020 - 2021 - consideration of approach

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee agreed it’s approach to scrutinising the Welsh Government draft budget.

(14.25 - 14.30)

10.

Implications of Brexit: UK-wide common policy frameworks

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee agreed to write to relevant Ministers to request information.

 

 

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