Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 2 - Senedd




Meeting date:

Monday, 2 February 2015




Meeting time:

13.30 - 15.06




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Concise Minutes:





Assembly Members:


David Melding AM (Chair)

Alun Davies AM

Angela Burns AM (In place of Suzy Davies AM)

William Powell AM

Simon Thomas AM








Mark Drakeford AM, The Minister for Health and Social Services, The Minister for Health and Social Services

Dr Jean White, Welsh Government

Fiona Davies, Welsh Government

Kirsty Williams AM

Joanest Varney-Jackson






Committee Staff:


P Gareth Williams (Clerk)

Ruth Hatton (Deputy Clerk)

Gwyn Griffiths (Legal Adviser)

Stephen Boyce (Researcher)

Alys Thomas (Researcher)





1    Introduction, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Apologies were received from Suzy Davies AM.   Angela Burns AM substituted.




2    Evidence in relation to the Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill

The Committee received evidence from the Mark Drakeford AM, Minister for Health and Social Care.


The Committee also received evidence from Kirsty Williams AM, Member in charge of the Bill.




3    Evidence in relation to the inquiry into making Laws in the Fourth Assembly

This item of business has been postponed to a future meeting date.




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

The Committee agreed to conduct the remainder of the meeting in Private.




5    Paper to note