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Transcript: Transcript for 28/04/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd

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Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the first virtual meeting of the Children, Young People and Education Committee.

1.2        In accordance with Standing Order 34.19, the Chair stated that she had determined that the public were excluded from the Committee’s meeting in order to protect public health.

1.3        The Chair stated that if for any reason she dropped out of the meeting, the Committee agreed that Dawn Bowden AM would become Temporary Chair in accordance with Standing Order 17.22.

1.4        There were no apologies or declarations of interest.


(13:00 - 14:00)


COVID-19: Evidence session with the Welsh Government

Kirsty Williams AM, Minister for Education 

Steve Davies, Director, Education Directorate  

Huw Morris, Group Director, Skills, Higher Education and Lifelong Learning


Supporting documents:


2.1 Members questioned the Minister for Education and her officials about Covid-19, its impact on children, young people and students, and her department’s response to date to the pandemic.




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


3.1 The Motion was agreed.

(14:00 - 14:30)


COVID-19: Consideration of evidence


4.1 Members considered the evidence heard during the scrutiny session. They agreed to write to the Minister for Education to request further information on some of the issues raised during the session.