Concise Minutes - Petitions Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Meeting date: 6 October 2015

Meeting time: 09.03 - 10.15
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/3251


Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

William Powell AM (Chair)

Russell George AM

Bethan Jenkins AM

Joyce Watson AM

Witnesses:

Committee Staff:

Steve George (Clerk)

Kayleigh Driscoll (Deputy Clerk)

Kath Thomas (Deputy Clerk)

Jonathan Baxter (Researcher)

Lisa Salkeld (Legal Adviser)

 

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Transcript

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1       Introduction, apologies and substitutions

The Chair welcomed everybody to the meeting. There were no apologies.

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2       New petitions

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2.1   P-04-650 Scrap Local Government Councillors’ Salaries

William Powell declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

He is a Member of Powys County Council.

 

Russell George declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

He is a Member of Powys County Council.

 

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition for the first time and agreed to:

·         write to Minister asking him to clarify some of the issues raised in the wording of the petition; and

·         await the petitioner’s views on the Minister’s original letter.

 

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2.2   P-04-652 Android and iOS - Welsh in the 21st Century

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition for the first time and agreed to await the views of the petitioner before responding to the First Minister.

 

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3       Updates to previous petitions

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3.1   P-04-408 Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Service

Bethan Jenkins declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

She is Chair of the Cross Party Group on Eating Disorders.

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to draw together the history of the Committee’s consideration of the issue and report to the Assembly before closing the petition.

 

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3.2   P-04-492 Diagnosis of autism in children

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to:

 

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3.3   P-04-532 Improving specialised neuromuscular services in Wales

Bethan Jenkins declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

She is Chair of the Cross Party Group on Muscular Dystrophy and Neuromuscular Conditions.

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to:

 

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3.4   P-04-640 Bring Down the Age of Smears to 18

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to:

 

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3.5   P-04-539 Save Cardiff Coal Exchange

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to await comments from the petitioner before considering further steps.

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3.6   P-04-544 Ban the Shooting of Greenland White-fronted Geese

Joyce Watson declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

She is involved with a number of groups who are in support of the petition.

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to:

 

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3.7   P-04-632 Mynyddoedd Pawb

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to:

 

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

The motion was agreed.

 

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5       Review of the National Assembly for Wales Petitions System

The Committee considered progress on the review of the petitions system.

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