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Agenda and minutes

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(09.10 - 09.30)

1.

The Committee's forward work programme

Minutes:

1.1 Members noted the Committee’s outline forward work programme for the remainder of the 4th Assembly, and agreed to return to this item at a later date.

1.2 The Committee agreed:

·         its approach to the focused piece of follow up work on its inquiry into the performance of Ambulance Services in Wales;

·         to make time in its programme to consider the draft Wales Bill, particularly the impact any reserved powers model might have on the devolution settlement as it relates to health and social care matters; and

·         to postpone its consideration of the Welsh Government’s draft budget 2016-17 until January 2016.

 

(09.30)

2.

Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

2.1 Apologies were received from Elin Jones and Darren Millar.

(09.30 - 10.15)

3.

Public Health (Wales) Bill: evidence session 13

Dr Steven Macey, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Wales Cymru

Jamie Matthews, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Wales Cymru

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The witnesses responded to questions from Members.

3.2 The witnesses agreed to explore whether information was available in relation to:

·         how smokers use e-cigarettes to reduce their consumption of conventional cigarettes;

·         a comparison of the possible health harms from toxins and carcinogens released from everyday products with those released from e-cigarettes; and

·         evidence of any health improvements experienced by smokers who use e-cigarettes to reduce their consumption  of conventional cigarettes.

(10.15 - 11.05)

4.

Public Health (Wales) Bill: evidence session 14

Professor Linda Bauld, Cancer Research UK

Professor John Britton, UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies and Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, University of Nottingham and Nottingham City Hospital

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The witnesses responded to questions from Members.

(11.20 - 12.10)

5.

Public Health (Wales) Bill: evidence session 15

Evidence session with Professor Peter Hajek, UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, and co-author of the Public Health England commissioned report ‘E-cigarettes: an evidence update

Minutes:

5.1 The witness responded to questions from Members.

5.2 The witness agreed to provide the Committee with a copy of the study he referred to on how young people’s relationships with e-cigarettes can impact on their relationship with conventional cigarettes.

(13.00 - 13.50)

6.

Public Health (Wales) Bill: evidence session 16

Dr Phil Banfield, British Medical Association (Wales)

Dr Iain Kennedy, British Medical Association (Wales)

Royal College of Physicians (representative to be confirmed)

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The witnesses responded to questions from Members.

(13.50 - 14.20)

7.

Public Health (Wales) Bill: evidence session 17

Professor Alan Maryon-Davis, UK Faculty of Public Health

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The witness responded to questions from Members.

(14.20)

8.

Papers to note

8.1

Minutes of the meetings on 17 and 23 September 2015

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1a The Committee noted the minutes of the meetings on 17 and 23 September 2015.

8.2

Public Health (Wales) Bill: additional information

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.2a The Committee noted the additional information received from Public Health Wales and the British Medical Association.  

(14.20)

9.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42(vi) and (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of this meeting and item 1 of the meeting on 7 October 2015

Minutes:

9.1 The motion was agreed.

(14.20 - 14.50)

10.

Public Health (Wales) Bill: consideration of evidence

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

 

 

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