Concise Minutes - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Meeting date: Monday, 21 November 2016

Meeting time: 14.31 - 15.49
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Assembly Members:

Huw Irranca-Davies AM (Chair)

Nathan Gill AM

Dai Lloyd AM

David Melding AM


Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Social Services and Public Health

Nia Roberts, Welsh Government

Chris Tudor-Smith, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

P Gareth Williams (Clerk)

Naomi Stocks (Second Clerk)

Sian Giddins (Deputy Clerk)

Alys Thomas (Researcher)

Gareth Howells (Legal Adviser)

Gareth Pembridge (Legal Adviser)



1       Introduction, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


1.1 Apologies were received from Dafydd Elis-Thomas. There was no substitute.




2       Public Health (Wales) Bill: Evidence session with the Minister for Social Services and Public Health


2.1 The Committee took evidence from the Minister for Social Services and Public Health




3       Instruments that raise no reporting issues under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3


3.0a The Committee considered the instruments and agreed to report to the Assembly.




3.1   SL(5)025 - The National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services and Optical Charges and Payments) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2016



3.2   SL(5)026 - The Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) (Wales) Order 2016



3.3   SL(5)027 - The Home Loss Payments (Prescribed Amounts) (Wales) Regulations 2016



3.4   SL(5)028 - The Plant Health (Export Certification) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2016



3.5   SL(5)029 - The Education Workforce Council (Registration of Youth Workers, Youth Support Workers and Work Based Learning Practitioners) Order 2016



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


4.1 The motion was agreed.




5       Public Health (Wales) Bill: Consideration of Evidence


5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.




6       Inter-Government and Inter-Parliamentary working: Inquiry plan


6.1 The Committee considered and agreed its inquiry name, objectives and terms of reference.