Concise Minutes - Children, Young People and Education Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Meeting date: Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Meeting time: 09.17 - 11.27
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Assembly Members:

Lynne Neagle AM (Chair)

Dawn Bowden AM

Michelle Brown AM

Hefin David AM

Suzy Davies AM

Janet Finch-Saunders AM

Llyr Gruffydd AM

Julie Morgan AM


Kirsty Williams AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education

Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning

Huw Morris, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Llinos Madeley (Clerk)

Gareth Rogers (Second Clerk)

Sarah Bartlett (Deputy Clerk)

Phil Boshier (Researcher)

Michael Dauncey (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members, She thanked John Griffiths for all his work during his time on the Committee.




2       Scrutiny session with the Cabinet Secretary for Education and the Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning - focus on Higher and Further Education

2.1 The Committee scrutinised the Cabinet Secretary and the Minister on HE and FE issues.

2.2 They agreed to provide the following:

SLA’s the Welsh Government has with apprenticeship providers;

A copy of the Greystone report;

A note on when the Welsh Government expects the work with HEFCW and universities on their action plan and strategic approach to mental health to be concluded and implemented.




3       Papers to note

3.1     The papers were noted.




4       Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public for the remainder of the meeting.

4.1 The Motion was agreed.



5       Consideration of the evidence from the scrutiny session

5.1     The Committee agreed to follow up some issues with the Cabinet Secretary and Minister.




6       Inquiry into School Funding - Consideration of the approach

6.1 The Committee agreed the amended terms of reference and the approach to gathering evidence.