Concise Minutes - Petitions Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Meeting date: 20 October 2015

Meeting time: 09.01 - 10.45
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/3268


Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

William Powell AM (Chair)

Russell George AM

Bethan Jenkins AM

Joyce Watson AM

Witnesses:

Cenric Clement-Evans, Petitioner

Committee Staff:

Steve George (Clerk)

Kayleigh Driscoll (Deputy Clerk)

Kath Thomas (Deputy Clerk)

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-04-653 Ban the Use of Wild Animals in Circuses in Wales

Members declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

 

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition for the first time and agreed to write to the Minister asking her:

·         to comment on the further views from the petitioner;

·         for more information on the review, including what the timeframe is likely to be, how the work will be carried out, and what organisations will be contacted;

·         to comment on whether powers under section 12 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 can be used to implement prohibition, if the evidence of the independent review on use of wild animals in circuses points to the need for it; and

·         whether she believes that primary legislation would be needed.

 

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3       Updates to previous petitions

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3.1   P-04-564 Restoration of Inpatient Beds, Minor Injuries Cover and X-Ray Unit to the Ffestiniog Memorial Hospital

See agreed action under item 3.3.

 

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3.2   P-04-466 Medical Emergency - Preventing the introduction of a poorer Health Service for North Wales

See agreed action under item 3.3.

 

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3.3   P-04-479 Tywyn Memorial Hospital X-ray & Minor Injuries Unit Petition

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

William Powell had met the petitioners for petition P-04-564 (Restoration of Inpatient Beds, Minor Injuries Cover and X-Ray Unit to the Ffestiniog Memorial Hospital).

 

The Committee considered correspondence on the petitions and agreed to:

 

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3.4   P-04-494 Robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy must be made available to men in Wales now

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to await comments from the petitioner on the correspondence from the Health Board.

 

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3.5   P-04-603 Helping Babies Born at 22 Weeks to Survive

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed:

 

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3.6   P-04-630 Facebook Regulations for Looked after Children

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to:

·         Close the petition and;

·         In closing the petition, ensure that the Minister is made aware of the latest correspondence and ask that it is taken into account.

 

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3.7   P-04-540 Stop Sexism In Domestic Abuse

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to await the views of the petitioner and if no response is forthcoming in four weeks, close the petition.

 

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3.8   P-04-631 Save our service- Large Animal Rescue in North Wales

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to:

 

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3.9   P-04-511 Support for children and young people participation standards

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to:

 

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3.10P-04-399 Slaughter Practices

See agreed action under item 3.11.

 

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3.11P-04-433 CCTV in Slaughterhouses

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to:

·         draw Animal Aid’s response to the attention of the Deputy Minister and ask for her comments on their further proposals into how CCTV footage might be accessed and monitored; and

·         ask the Deputy Minister for her views on whether the FAWC’s recommendation, and her written statement, will have any impact on the somewhat different issue of slaughter without pre-stunning. 

 

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4       Evidence Session - P-04-522 Asbestos in Schools

Cenric Clement-Evans answered questions from the Committee.

 

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5       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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6       Consideration of Oral Evidence under Agenda Item 4

Members discussed the evidence session and agreed to await the proposed oral evidence session with the Minister for Education and Skills.

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