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Meetings

Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 21/10/2015 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 5.)

Debate on the Health and Social Care Committee's report on the inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse

NDM5851 David Rees (Aberavon)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report by the Health and Social Care Committee on its inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse, which was laid in the Table Office on 5 August 2015.

Note: The response of the Minister for Health and Social Services was laid on 14 October 2015.

Supporting Documents

Health and Social Care Committee’s Report
Health and Social Care Committee’s Summary Report
Welsh Government’s Response

Decision:

The item started at 15.27

NDM5851 David Rees (Aberavon)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report by the Health and Social Care Committee on its inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse, which was laid in the Table Office on 5 August 2015.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 15/07/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: additional information from the Deputy Minister for Health

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.2a The Committee noted the additional information.


Meeting: 15/07/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

7 Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: consideration of draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered and agreed the draft report subject to minor amendments.


Meeting: 25/06/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: consideration of key issues

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee discussed and agreed the key issues that have arisen during the Committee’s inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse.


Meeting: 11/06/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 9)

9 Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: additional information

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.2a The Committee noted the additional information received.


Meeting: 11/06/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

5.2 The Committee agreed to write to the Deputy Minister seeking additional information on a number of points not covered during the meeting.


Meeting: 11/06/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: evidence session 10

Vaughan Gething AM, Deputy Minister for Health

Tracey Breheny, Deputy Director, Substance Misuse Policy

Dr Sarah Watkins, Senior Medical Officer

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Deputy Minister responded to questions from Members.

3.2 The Deputy Minister agreed to provide the Committee with:

-     a note detailing the specific targets and measures that will be used by the Welsh Government to measure the effectiveness (particularly in relation to service delivery, and changing people’s behaviour) of the £50 million funding announced to tackle alcohol and substance misuse over the next year; and

-     a copy of the research undertaken by the University of Sheffield into the impact of minimum unit pricing in Wales.


Meeting: 11/06/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 1)

Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: informal meeting with reference groups

The reference groups will take place in Conference Room C and D, Tŷ Hywel. Please note that this item is not open to the public.

 

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 19/03/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 10)

10 Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: evidence session 9

Inspector Nick McLain, Gwent Police

Paul Roberts, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons

Assistant Chief Constable Jon Stratford, Association of Chief Police Officers

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

10.2 The witnesses agreed to:

  • provide the Committee with figures on the number of arrests and/or offences where alcohol was a contributory factor; and
  • figures on call demand and incident demand over a given week.

Meeting: 19/03/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 9)

9 Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: evidence session 8

Stephen Coole, NUS Wales

Lucy-Ann Henry, NUS Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.2 The witnesses agreed to:

  • provide the Committee with a copy of the NUS strategy organised bar crawls; and
  • a copy of the NUS interim report findings.

Meeting: 19/03/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 12)

Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

12.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 19/03/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 8)

8 Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: evidence session 7

Sue Goodman, the Wallich

Antonia Watson, the Wallich

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The witnesses responded to questions from Members.


Meeting: 11/03/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: evidence session 4

Dr Sarah J Jones, Public Health Wales

Josie Smith, Public Health Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The witnesses responded to questions from Members.


Meeting: 11/03/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 8)

Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: preparation for engagement activity

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee agreed the arrangements for the engagement activity for the inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse.


Meeting: 11/03/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: consideration of evidence

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

 


Meeting: 11/03/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: evidence session 6

Dr Jake Hard, Royal College of General Practitioners

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The witness responded to questions from Members.


Meeting: 11/03/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: evidence session 5

Richard Lee, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust

Stuart Moncur, Hywel Dda University Health Board

Libby Ryan-Davies, Hywel Dda University Health Board

Sue Stone, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The witnesses responded to questions from Members.


Meeting: 04/02/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: summary of survey responses

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.2a The Committee noted the summary of survey responses.


Meeting: 04/02/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: Note from the reference group event held on 21 January 2015

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1a The Committee noted the note from the reference group event held on 21 January 2015.  


Meeting: 04/02/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 8)

Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: consideration of evidence

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

8.2 The Committee agreed to write to universities in Wales to seek more information about:

  • what alcohol and substance misuse policies they have in place; and
  • the support available to people at university who may be affected by alcohol and substance misuse.

 


Meeting: 04/02/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: evidence session 3

Harry Shapiro, DrugScope

Nathan David, Drugaid Cymru

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The witness responded to questions from Members.


Meeting: 04/02/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: evidence session 2

Dr Raman Sakhuja, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Minutes:

4.1 The witness responded to questions from Members.

4.2 The witness agreed to provide the Committee with additional information regarding statistics on the success rates (in terms of numbers of patients being rehabilitated) of treatments identified during the session (such as in-patient detox treatment).

 


Meeting: 04/02/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: evidence session 1

Andrew Misell, Alcohol Concern Cymru

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The witness responded to questions from Members.


Meeting: 04/02/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: consultation responses

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.3a The Committee noted the consultation responses.


Meeting: 15/01/2015 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: preparation for engagement activity

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee agreed the arrangements for the engagement activity for the inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse.


Meeting: 03/12/2014 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Health and Social Care Committee - Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse in Wales

CYPE(4)-29-14  - Paper to note 6

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 12/11/2014 - Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

7 Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: consultation arrangements

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered and agreed the consultation arrangements for the inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse.


 

 

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