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(09.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Members.  There were no apologies.

(09.30 - 10.30)

2.

Children's Commissioner for Wales - discussion on priorities

Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Hywel Dafydd, Policy and Public Affairs Manager

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Commissioner updated the Committee on her priorities for the forthcoming year.

 

The Commissioner agreed to keep the Committee updated on her engagement with Welsh Government and others to develop processes to tackle bullying. 

(10.30)

3.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for item 4

Minutes:

The Motion was agreed.

(10.30 - 11.00)

4.

Consideration of Committee Forward Work Programme

Minutes:

The Committee provisionally agreed the outline forward work programme for the autumn term.  The Committee agreed to discuss the issue further at its next meeting, alongside the responses to the Committee’s public consultation on its priorities.

(11.00 - 12.00)

5.

Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport and Minister for Social Services and Public Health - Scrutiny session

Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport

Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Social Services and Public Health

Dr Sarah Watkins, Senior Medical Officer

Dr Heather Payne, Senior Medical Officer for Maternal and Child Health

Albert Heaney, Director of Social Services and Integration

Irfon Rees, Deputy Director, Public Health

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Minutes:

Under Standing Order 17.24 Hefin David AM declared he was a former lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

 

The Committee scrutinised the Cabinet Secretary and the Minister on their areas of responsibility.

 

The Minister for Public Health and Social Services agreed to provide a copy of the letter sent to the Secretary of State for Health regarding the UK Childhood Obesity Strategy.

 

The Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport agreed to provide:

·         A note on the number of school nurses in Wales;

·         An update on the review being undertaken by the Chief Nursing Officer on school nursing; and

·         The latest plans on the new neonatal development in Cardiff.  

6.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes:

The papers were noted.

6.1

Letter from Chair of Finance Committee regarding approach to scrutiny of Welsh Government draft budget 2017-18

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6.2

Letter from Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee regarding the Wales Bill

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6.3

Letter from Presiding Officer to the Chair regarding Committee Statements in Plenary

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6.4

Letter from Chair of the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee regarding the Committee's remit

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6.5

Letter from Cabinet Secretary for Education - further information following meeting on 13 July

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6.6

Letter from Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children - further information following meeting on 13 July

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6.7

Letter from Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh language - further information following meeting on 13 July

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7.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting on 22 September 2016

Minutes:

The Motion was agreed.

 

 

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