Health and Social Care Committee

 

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

 

 

 

Meeting date:

Thursday, 10 January 2013

 

 

 

Meeting time:

09:04 - 15:23

 

 

 

This meeting can be viewed on Senedd TV at:
http://www.senedd.tv/archiveplayer.jsf?v=en_400000_10_01_2013&t=0&l=en

 

 

Concise Minutes:

 

 

 

Assembly Members:

 

Mark Drakeford (Chair)

Mick Antoniw

Rebecca Evans

Vaughan Gething

William Graham

Mike Hedges

Elin Jones

Darren Millar

Julie Morgan

Lindsay Whittle

Kirsty Williams

 

 

 

 

 

Witnesses:

 

Mary Burrows, Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board

Professor Peter Donnelly, Wales Deanery

Dr Helen Fardy, Wales Deanery

Professor Derek Gallen, Wales Deanery

Dr Jeremy Gasson, Wales Deanery

Professor Michael Harmer, National Clinical Forum

Joanne Barnes-Mannings, Asbestos Awareness and Support Cymru

Hannah Blythyn, Unite Wales

Paul Davies, Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care

Marie Hughes, Asbestos Victims Support Groups’ Forum UK

Lorna Johns, Asbestos Awareness and Support Cymru

Mike Payne, GMB Wales & South West

Tony Whitston, Asbestos Victims Support Groups’ Forum UK

 

 

 

 

 

Committee Staff:

 

Fay Buckle (Clerk)

Llinos Dafydd (Clerk)

Steve George (Clerk)

Claire Griffiths (Deputy Clerk)

Catherine Hunt (Deputy Clerk)

Olga Lewis (Deputy Clerk)

Gwyn Griffiths (Legal Advisor)

Joanest Jackson (Legal Advisor)

Philippa Watkins (Researcher)

Victoria Paris (Researcher)

Robin Wilkinson (Researcher)

 

 

 

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1.  Introductions, apologies and substitutions

1.1 Apologies were received from Lynne Neagle.  Mike Hedges substituted for Mick Antoniw for Items 1-4.  Julie Morgan substituted for Vaughan Gething for Items 1-6.

 

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2.  Recovery of Medical Costs for Asbestos Diseases (Wales) Bill: Evidence Session 1

2.1 The Committee took evidence from the Member in Charge of the Bill, Mick Antoniw AM, Vaughan Gething AM, Mr Paul Davies and Mrs Joanest Jackson.

 

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3.  Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the following business:

3.1 The Committee resolved, in accordance with Standing Order 17.42(ix), to meet in private for items 4, 7, 8 and 12.

 

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4.  Recovery of Medical Costs for Asbestos Diseases (Wales) Bill: Consideration of Member in charge's evidence

4.1 The Committee considered this item in private session.

 

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5.  Recovery of Medical Costs for Asbestos Diseases (Wales) Bill: Evidence Session 2

5.1 The Committee took evidence from the representatives of Asbestos Awareness and Support Cymru and Asbestos Victims Support Groups’ Forum UK.

 

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6.  Recovery of Medical Costs for Asbestos Diseases (Wales) Bill: Evidence Session 3

6.1 The Committee took evidence from representatives of the GMB and UNITE Trade Unions.

 

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7.  Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Bill: Consideration of Expert Advisers

7.1 The Committee considered the paper and requested that the Clerks approach suggested candidates.

 

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8.  Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Bill: Factual Briefing

8.1 The Committee received a factual briefing from Welsh Government officials.

 

 

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Break

 

The Committee adjourned from 12.01 to 13.30

 

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9.  Health board reconfiguration plans - Evidence from Wales Deanery

9.1 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee.

 

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10.      Health board reconfiguration plans - Evidence from the National Clinical Forum

10.1 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee.

 

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11.      Papers to note

11.1 The Committee approved the minutes of the meetings held on 29 November and 5 December 2012.

 

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11.1      Recovery of Medical Costs for Asbestos Diseases (Wales) Bill: Letter from Presiding Officer

 

11.1 The Committee noted the letter.

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11.2      Forward Work Programme - January to February 2013

 

11.3      The Committee noted the paper.

 

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12.      Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Bill: Consideration of Draft Regulations

12.1 Members considered the draft Regulations and the Chair agreed to write to the Minister on the points raised.

 

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Transcript

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