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P-04-628 To improve access to Education and services in British Sign Language

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.

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Meeting: 27/06/2017 - Petitions Committee (Item 5)

5 Evidence session - P-04-628 To improve access to Education and services in British Sign Language

Alun Davies AM, Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language

 

Ruth Conway, Welsh Government

Claire Rowlands, Welsh Government

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Minutes:

The Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language answered questions from the Committee.


Meeting: 23/05/2017 - Petitions Committee (Item 4)

4 Evidence session - P-04-628 To improve access to Education and services in British Sign Language

Cathie Robins-Talbot

 

Helen Robins-Talbot

 

Luke Collins- Hayes

 

Zoe Pallenson

 

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Minutes:

Cathie Robins-Talbot, Helen Robins-Talbot, Luke Collins-Hayes and Zoe Pallenson from Deffo! answered questions from the Committee.

 

 


Meeting: 21/03/2017 - Petitions Committee (Item 3)

3 P-04-628 To improve access to Education and services in British Sign Language

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Minutes:

Mike Hedges declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

 

His sister is profoundly deaf and he has had some involvement with the petitioners but not in relation to this specific petition.

 

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to ask the petitioners, the WLGA and the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language to come in to give evidence to the Committee at a future meeting.

 


Meeting: 13/12/2016 - Petitions Committee (Item 3)

3 P-04-628 To improve access to Education and services in British Sign Language

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Minutes:

Mike Hedges declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

 

He has met with the petitioners as the constituency Assembly Member for Swansea East.

 

The Committee considered the petition and agreed to write to the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language to request an update on the issues raised by the petition following his recent meeting with the petitioners.

 

 


Meeting: 08/12/2015 - Petitions Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 P-04-628 To Improve Access to Education and Services in British Sign Language

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to ask the petitioners to consider accepting the offer of a meeting with officials in the first instance and to feed back to the Committee to allow Members to consider how best to take matters forward.


Meeting: 22/09/2015 - Petitions Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 P-04-628 To improve access to Education and services in British Sign Language

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to ask the Minister for his comments on the petitioners’ latest correspondence and for an assurance that DEFFO will be contacted by staff supporting the Donaldson review.


Meeting: 16/09/2015 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Chair of the Petitions Committee - P-04-628 to Improve Access to Education and Services in British Sign Language

CYPE(4)-21-15 - Paper to note 4

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Meeting: 02/06/2015 - Petitions Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 P-04-628 To Improve Access to Education and Services in British Sign Language

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Minutes:

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

 

  • the Minister seeking his comments on the legal advice the Committee has received; and
  • on the petitioners’ correspondence, specifically asking that:

o   DEFFO’s views are considered alongside other responses to the consultation that closed on 8 May; and

o   DEFFO will be included in the next stage of the consultation;

o   For the Minister’s view on DEFFO’s contention that the needs of those seeking or needing BSL training are often unmet or unidentified due to BSL sometimes being a choice rather than an immediate or medical need.

  • highlight the petition to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee, and ask that DEFFO are included in the Committee’s consultation on the forthcoming Bill on special educational needs; and
  • suggest to the petitioners that they may want to engage with the review Professor Donaldson is currently undertaking and that they may also want to highlight the petition to Assembly Members as they may be interested in taking the issue forward as part of Private Members Bills. 

 


Meeting: 24/03/2015 - Petitions Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 P-04-628 To improve access to Education and services in British Sign Language

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to

 

  • seek a legal brief on the point raised in the Minister’s letter where he said that the ‘National Assembly for Wales does not have the power to legislate about any language other than Welsh.’; and
  • write to the Minister seeking his views on the petitioner’s response.

 


 

 

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