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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Lara Date 

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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        The Chair read out a letter received from the BBC following their oral evidence session on 22 January. The letter apologised for an error in their evidence.


1.3        The sub-committee members noted the letter of apology and correction.    


(09.00 - 10.00)


The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 - Evidence Session 3


SFP(4)-02-13 – Paper 1


·         Sian Gale, Chair South Wales Freelance Branch, BECTU


SFP(4)-02-13 – Paper 2


·         Simon Curtis, National Organiser for Wales



Supporting documents:


2.1 The sub-committees took evidence from BECTU and Equity.


2.2 The witnesses agreed to provide further information on how the exemption to the Smoke-free Premises Legislation works in England.


2.3 Equity agreed to provide sub-committee members with the figures for the last few years to show the proportion of its members who are Welsh.

(10.00 - 11.00)


The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 - Evidence Session 4

Local Health Boards

SFP(4)-02-13 – Paper 3


·         Dr Sharon Hopkins, Director of Public Heath, Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust


Public Health Wales
SFP(4)-02-13 – Paper 4


·         Dr Hugo Van Woerden, Director of Health and Healthcare Improvement Division

Supporting documents:


3.1The sub-committees took evidence from the Local Health Boards and Public Health Wales.


3.2 Public Health Wales agreed to provide sub-committee members with information on the following:


-       Smoking cessation rates in Wales and England from 2007, by age group;

-       Figures showing changes in the prevalence rates for smoking in Wales and England since the smoking ban was introduced. 




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