Agenda and minutes

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Items
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(9:45)

1.

Introduction, apologies and substitutions

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Minutes:

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

 

2.

New petitions

2.1

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

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

 

  • write to the UK national screening committee asking for details on the recent public consultation that informed the Minister’s decision to put the age up;
  • write to the Minister asking for statistics on how the HPV vaccination programme is expected to decrease the number of cancer patients over the next 10 years; and
  • await comments from the petitioner on the Minister’s response.

 

 

2.2

P-04-643 Save Croeserw Flying Start

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2.3

P-04-645 Save Glyncorrwg Flying Start

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Minutes:

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

 

  • write to the Minister for:
    • a response to both Action for Children and the petitioners’ comments;
    • to ask how the funding they supply to local authorities is calculated; and
    • what recent assessment they have made of whether funding is sufficient to cover costs;
  • Action for Children to ask how much more funding they would need to be able to continue provision at the current level; and
  • Neath Port Talbot Council to ask:
    • whether replacement provision will be in place by September;
    • whether the petitioners’ concerns that there may be a considerable gap in provision has foundation; and
    • why alternative provision was not put in place earlier given the amount of notice given by Action for Children

 

Bethan Jenkins declared an interest in the petition.

 

2.4

P-04-644 The Future of Further Education

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Minutes:

This item was withdrawn and will be considered at the meeting on 14 July.

3.

Updates to previous petitions

3.1

P-04-552 Child Protection

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to:

 

  • request a legal note in light of the Minister’s view that the matter is non-devolved and that he has no powers or remit; and until then
  • await the petitioners’ views on the Minister’s correspondence.

 

3.2

P-04-589 Reduce the Number of Councillors and Executive Members in Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to close the petition. 

3.3

P-04-602 Personalisation of Graves

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to close the petition.

3.4

P-04-616 Please Prevent Fireworks From Being Sold to the General Public

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to close the petition if a response from the petitioner is not forthcoming within six weeks.

 

3.5

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

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to:

 

  • await further comments from the petitioner; and
  • write as suggested by the Minister to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board seeking further clarity on the funding they would need to provide robotic assisted procedures within North Wales.

 

3.6

P-04-588 Charter for Children and Fathers

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to:

 

  • write to the Minister to:
    • welcome his engagement with the petitioners;
    • welcome the steps to implement recording of gender details of parents by CAFCASS;
    • ask for his views on the petitioner’s comments.  In particular:
      • why CAFCASS in England does not seem to feel that publishing the CAWAC assessment tool is problematic in the way suggested by CAFCASS in Wales; and
      • whether any requirement to record gender information can be placed on local authorities in Wales.
  • Ask the petitioners to expand on the reason for their concern about the use of the CAWAC tool.

 

3.7

P-04-577 Reinstate Funding to the Real Opportunities Project

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed given the petitioner’s concerns to:

 

  • write directly to WEFO asking for a response to the points made; and
  • copy the letter to the Minister.

 

3.8

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

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to write to Children in Wales asking them to respond to the petitioners’ specific concerns, particularly around location of meetings.

 

3.9

P-04-573 Call on the Welsh Government to Investigate the Residential Leasehold System in Wales.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to close the petition. 

3.10

P-04-538 Involving lecturers to ensure a Further Education Inspection Framework that is fit for purpose

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Minutes:

The Committee agreed to close the petition.

 

3.11

P-04-319 Newtown traffic petition

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to await the promised further update from the Minister.

3.12

P-04-373 School Exclusion Zones for Mobile Hot Food Vans

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to write to the:

 

  • Minister for Health as suggested by the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport, including whether this issue could be addressed in the Public Health Bill; and
  • The Welsh Local Government Association for their views.

 

3.13

P-04-514 A Welsh clean coal and/or renewable energy power station instead of the proposed Wylfa B nuclear plant at Anglesey

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to close the petition.

 

The above petition will be considered again at the meeting on 14 July. This is due to a piece of correspondence that was inadvertently not brought to the Committee’s attention prior their decision to close the petition.