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Agenda and minutes

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(09.30 - 09.45)

1.

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2016-17: preparation for oral evidence session

Minutes:

1.1 The Committee discussed its approach to the scrutiny of the Draft Budget 2016-17.

(09.45)

2.

Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

2.1 Apologies were received from Darren Millar and Lynne Neagle. Jenny Rathbone substituted for Lynne Neagle.

(09.45 - 11.15)

3.

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2016-17: Ministerial scrutiny session

Mark Drakeford AM, Minister for Health and Social Services

Vaughan Gething AM, Deputy Minister for Health

 

Andrew Goodall, Director General for Health and Social Services and NHS Wales Chief Executive

Albert Heaney, Director of Social Services & Integration

Martin Sollis, Director of Finance

 

Supporting information:

Correspondence between the Children, Young People and Education Committee and the Minister for Health and Social Services relating to health and social services aspects of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2016-17

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee scrutinised the Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minsiter for Health on the Welsh Government’s draft budget for 2016-17.

 

3.2 The Minister and Deputy Minister agreed to provide:

·         an outline of how the £200 million additional to support core NHS delivery has been distributed;

·         a response to the figures outlined in the WAO report Supporting the Independence of Older People: Are Councils Doing Enough? (Oct 2015) which shows that – on the basis of the WAO’s analysis:

o   preventative services have experienced a 16.8 per cent cut with budgets falling from £147.3 million in 2013-14 to £122.5 million in 2014-15, with seven of the areas they have reviewed seeing their budgets reduce.

·         a breakdown of the planned capital spending for 2016-17 including:

o   details of discretionary capital allocations to local health boards;

o   details of costs of 2016-17 schemes which are already being funded;

o   details of new capital allocations for 2016-17.

 

3.3 David Rees declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

·         His wife is employed as a superintendent radiographer by the National Health Service.

(11.15)

4.

Papers to note

4.1

Minutes of the meeting held on 3 December 2015

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1a The Committee noted the minutes.

4.2

Correspondence between the Minister for Health and Social Services and the Children, Young People and Education Committee

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.2a The Committee noted the correspondence.

(11.15)

5.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42(vi) and (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of this meeting and for item 1 of the meeting on 20 January 2016

Minutes:

5.1 The motion was agreed.

(11.15 - 11.30)

6.

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2016-17: consideration of evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received from the Minister and Deputy Minister and agreed to write to them seeking clarification on a number of issues raised during the session.

6.2 The Committee agreed that this letter would be shared with the Finance Committee, and the Children, Young People and Education Committee to inform scrutiny of the draft budget 2016-17.

(11.30 - 11.45)

7.

Follow-up inquiry into the performance of Ambulance Services in Wales: consideration of output

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered and agreed the draft letter to the Deputy Minister for Health subject to minor changes.

(11.45 - 11.55)

8.

Fourth Assembly Committee Legacy: consideration of approach

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered and agreed its approach.

(11.55 - 12.00)

9.

Public Health (Wales) Bill: discussion on order of consideration for Stage 2 proceedings

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee agreed, in principle, the order of consideration for Stage 2 proceedings of the Public Health (Wales) Bill.

 

 

 

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