Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 4 - Tŷ Hywel. View directions

Contact: Llinos Madeley 

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Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


1.1 The Chair welcomed Members. There were no apologies.

(09.30 - 10.30)


Welsh Government technical briefing - Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill


2.1 The Committee received a briefing on the Bill.

(10.45 - 11.15)


Consideration of approach to Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill


3.1 The Committee considered its approach to the Bill. Members agreed the following:


·         The draft terms of reference for scrutinising the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1;

·         To issue an open call for evidence and write to key stakeholders for written evidence;

·         A schedule of witnesses for oral evidence sessions; and

·         To carry out wider engagement activities with the Welsh Youth Parliament and to invite the two main campaign groups (Children are Unbeatable and Be Reasonable Wales) to facilitate focus groups between Members and adults.

(11.15 - 11.45)


Healthy Weight: Healthy Wales - consideration of draft consultation response


4.1 Subject to a few minor amendments the Committee agreed the draft consultation response. The response will be submitted to the Welsh government by its deadline of 12 April.