Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions
Contact: Lara Date
Introductions, apologies and substitutions
1.1 The Chair welcomed members of the Health and Social Care and Enterprise and Business sub-committees to the meeting.
1.2 Apologies for absence were received from Darren Millar, whose arrival had been delayed due to his attendance at a Business Committee meeting.
1.3 Apologies for absence were also received from representatives of PACT, who had been due to give evidence under Item 2, but were unable to attend.
(09.00 - 10.00)
The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 - Evidence session 1
BBC Cymru Wales
SFP(4)-01-13 – Paper 1
SFP(4)-01-13 – Paper 1a
SFP(4)-01-13 – Paper 1b
· Clare Hudson – Head of BBC Cymru Wales Productions
PACT (Producers Alliance for Cinema and
· Sue Vertue, Hartswood Films and Member of PACT
Annibynnol Cymru (Welsh Independent Producers)
SFP(4)-01-13 – Paper 3a
· Sion Clwyd Roberts, Media and IP Specialist - Capital Law and a Member of the TAC Council
2.1 The committee took evidence from the representatives of BBC Wales and TAC.
2.2 The witnesses agreed to provide further information on costs associated with the regulations, including: the cost of relocating BBC productions to England to record dramatic scenes in which actors were smoking; the cost arising from productions deciding not to locate in Wales as a result of the lack of an exemption in the legislation; and more detail on the cost of simulating smoking using CGI technology.
(10.00 - 11.00)
The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 - Evidence Session 2
· Felicity Waters, Press and Campaigns Manager
British Heart Foundation
· Delyth Lloyd, Public Affairs and Comms Manager
Cancer Research UK
· Dr Jean King, Director of Tobacco Control
3.1 The committee took evidence from the representatives of Ash Wales, the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK.
3.2 The committee agreed to seek further information on the impact on the film and television industries in Scotland and Northern Ireland of the prevention of smoking on film and television sets.
View the meeting transcript.