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Agenda and minutes

Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
Tuesday, 22 January 2013 09.00

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Lara Date 

Note No. Item



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 Television)
SFP(4)-01-13 – Paper 2


·         Sue Vertue, Hartswood Films and Member of PACT


Teledwyr Annibynnol Cymru (Welsh Independent Producers)
SFP(4)-01-13 – Paper 3

SFP(4)-01-13 – Paper 3a


·         Sion Clwyd Roberts, Media and IP Specialist - Capital Law and a Member of the TAC Council

Supporting documents:


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

ASH Wales
SFP(4)-01-13 – Paper 4


·         Felicity Waters, Press and Campaigns Manager


British Heart Foundation
SFP(4)-01-13 – Paper 5


·         Delyth Lloyd, Public Affairs and Comms Manager


Cancer Research UK
SFP(4)-01-13 – Paper 6


·         Dr Jean King, Director of Tobacco Control

Supporting documents:


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.





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