Concise Minutes - Health and Social Care Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: Thursday,

19 November 2015

Meeting time: 09.20 - 11.35
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Assembly Members:

Alun Davies AM

John Griffiths AM

Altaf Hussain AM

Elin Jones AM

Darren Millar AM

Lynne Neagle AM (Temporary Chair)

Gwyn R Price AM

Joyce Watson AM (In place of David Rees AM)

Lindsay Whittle AM

Kirsty Williams AM

Committee Staff:

Llinos Madeley (Clerk)

Catherine Hunt (Second Clerk)

Sian Giddins (Deputy Clerk)

Gareth Howells (Legal Adviser)

Amy Clifton (Researcher)

Philippa Watkins (Researcher)




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1       Motion under Standing Order 17.22 to elect temporary Chair

1.1 As apologies were received from the Chair of the Committee, David Rees, the Clerk called for nominations for the election of a Temporary Chair in accordance with Standing Order 17.22. Elin Jones, supported by Gwyn Price, nominated Lynne Neagle, who was duly elected.



2       Introductions, apologies and substitutions

2.1 Joyce Watson substituted for David Rees.



3       Papers to note



3.1   Minutes of the meeting on 11 November 2015

3.1a The Committee noted the minutes.



3.2   Public Health (Wales) Bill: additional information from the Minister for Health and Social Services

3.2a The Committee noted the additional information.



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

4.1 The motion was agreed.



5       Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill: discussion on order of consideration for Stage 2 proceedings

5.1 The Committee agreed the order of consideration for Stage 2 proceedings of the Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill.



6       Draft Wales Bill: consideration of findings

6.1 The Committee considered and agreed a draft letter to the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee.



7       Public Health (Wales) Bill: consideration of the draft report

7.1 The Committee considered the draft report. It agreed to give further consideration to the draft report at its meeting on 25 November 2015.



8       Public Health (Wales) Bill: consideration of the draft report

8.1 The Committee completed its business for 19 November before the lunch break