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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Contact: Steve George  Deputy Clerk: Kayleigh Driscoll

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Transcript

1.

Introduction, apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed everyone to the Committee. There were no apologies.

(9:00 - 9:20)

2.

New petitions

2.1

P-04-504 A483 Maerdy bridge Road Junction safety

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the petition for the first time and agreed to write to:

 

·         the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport; and

·         Powys County Council

 

seeking their views on the Petition.

2.2

P-04-505 Eating Disorder Unit in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the petition for the first time and agreed to write the Minister for Health and Social Services, seeking his views on the petition.

2.3

P-04-506 Free bus pass / concessionary travel for benefit claimants, students and under 18s

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the petition for the first time and agreed to write to:

 

·         the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport; and

·         the Transport Consortia

 

seeking their views on the petition.

2.4

P-04-507 A Welsh bill of rights for women and girls: adhering to CEDAW

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the petition for the first time and agreed to write to the Minister responsible for Equalities seeking his views on the petition.

2.5

P-04-508 Restore the Glandyfi view

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the petition for the first time and agreed to write to the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport seeking her views on the petition.

2.6

P-04-509 Save the Welsh National Tennis Centre

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the petition for the first time and agreed to write to:

 

·         the Minister for Culture and Sport seeking his views on the petition and clarifying the current position regarding the designation of the facility as the Welsh National Tennis Centre;

·         Virgin Active seeking clarification on whether they have any contracts with the Council or the Welsh Government;

·         Swansea Tennis Centre seeking information on their recent experience regarding funding issues;

 

 

(9:20 - 10:00)

3.

Updates to previous petitions

3.1

P-03-263 List Stradey Park

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

 

·         the Minister for Culture and Sport seeking clarification on the timeframe for the proposed Heritage Bill and whether it will contain proposals in respect of local listing;

·         Cadw asking for more information on discussions that have taken place with the developer and the reasons why sporting venues cannot be listed; and

·         the Local Authority regarding local listing.

3.2

P-04-393 Llanymynech and Pant Bypass Action Group

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to write to the Minister thanking her for her response, asking to be kept informed of developments and consider whether they will set up a joint working group with the Transport Department in England.

3.3

P-04-415 Support for Designation of Highly Protected Marine Conservation Zones

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to close it in light of the Minister’s recent statement.

3.4

P-04-459 A direct rail connection from Cardiff Airport to Cardiff central and west Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to await an update from the Minister.

3.5

P-04-468 Road Safety Concerns A48 Chepstow

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to write to the Minister asking her to take account of the petitioner’s further comments.

3.6

P-04-491 A National Bank of Wales and complementary Welsh currency

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to:

 

·         close the petition as Ministers have ruled out plans to establish a National Bank of Wales at this stage and that there Is an on-going review on Access to Finance currently being undertaken; and

·         forward the petitioner’s further points to the Ministers and Professor Jones-Evans.

3.7

P-04-402 Council Prayers

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Chair and Russell George placed on record that they are Members of Powys County Council.

 

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to:

 

·         write to the Minister asking for further clarification on the need for legislation;

·         Seek further legal advice if necessary; and

·         write to the petitioner asking for their views on the Minister’s statement.

3.8

P-04-413 Maternity Services in the Cynon Valley

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the petition and agreed to close it as no response from the petitioner has been received.

3.9

P-04-450 Barry & Vale needs a fully functioning hospital

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to forward the petitioner’s further comments to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

3.10

P-04-428 Alternative energy for street lighting

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the petition and agreed to close it as no response from the petitioner has been received.

3.11

P-04-484 EMA for all!

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to write to the petitioner seeking a response to the Minister’s letter.

3.12

P-04-485 Abuse of casual contracts in Further Education

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to take oral evidence on the petition from:

 

·         the petitioner; and

·         Colegau Cymru;

 

The Committee also agreed to seek a summary of the consultation responses received on the petition from the Research Service, which could also include any research carried out by the UCU.

3.13

P-04-487 A Welsh Government deposit loan scheme for first time Welsh home buyers

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to seek the Minister’s views on the petitioner’s further comments.

3.14

P-04-489 A National affordable and priority housing Act of Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to seek the Minister’s views on the petitioner’s further comments.

(10:00 - 10.30)

4.

P-04-408 Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Service: Evidence Session with the Petitioner

Helen Missen, Petitioner

 

Susannah Humphrey, B-eat Cymru Project Manager

 

Dr Robin Glaze, Lead Clinician for the North Wales Adolescence Service

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Helen Missen, Susannah Humphrey and Dr Robin Glaze answered questions from the Committee.

(10:30 - 11:00)

5.

P-04-408 Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Service: Evidence Session with the Minister for Health and Social Services

Mark Drakeford AM, Minister for Health and Social Services

 

Jo Jordan, Director of Corporate Services & Partnerships

 

Dr Sarah Watkins, Head of Mental Health, Vulnerable Groups & Offenders.

 

Minutes:

Mark Drakeford AM, supported by Jo Jordan and Dr Sarah Watkins answered questions from the Committee.

 

 

 

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