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1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2 Apologies were received from Rhun Ap Iorwerth AM.

(09.00 - 10.30)

2.

Public Health (Wales) Bill - Stage 1 evidence session 7 - Minister for Social Services and Public Health

Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Social Services and Public Health

Chris Tudor-Smith, Senior Responsible Officer

Rhian Williams, Legal Services

Chris Brereton, Chief Environmental Health Officer

Sue Bowker, Tobacco Policy Branch

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from the Minister and her accompanying officials.

2.2 The Minister agreed to provide the following:

        a note detailing a practitioner’s ability to refuse to perform an intimate piercing on a person under the age of 18 when the legal restrictions only apply to those under the age of 16, and the potential consequences, legal or otherwise, for such a practitioner;

        further details on the relevant offences outlined in section 63(3) of the Bill, and the current lack of mention of sexual offences;

        a copy of her letter to BMA Cymru Wales, sent in December 2016, addressing their concerns about pharmaceutical services and Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments.

(10.35 - 11.35)

3.

Public Health (Wales) Bill - Stage 1 evidence session 8 - Royal College of Physicians

Dr Olwen Williams FRCP, Royal College of Physicians (RCP)

Lowri Jackson, Royal College of Physicians (RCP)

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of the Royal College of Physicians.

(11.40 - 12.10)

4.

Public Health (Wales) Bill - Stage 1 evidence session 9 - ASH Wales Cymru

Suzanne Cass, Chief Executive, ASH Wales Cymru

Dr Steven Macey, Research and Policy Officer, ASH Wales Cymru

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of ASH Wales Cymru.

5.

Paper(s) to note

5.1

Correspondence from the Chair of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee regarding the Public Service Ombudsman for Wales's Annual Report 2015-16

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1a The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee regarding the Public Service Ombudsman for Wales's Annual Report 2015-16.

5.2

Correspondence from the Children and Young People Wales Diabetes Network regarding routine screening for Type 1 Diabetes in children

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.2a The Committee noted the letter from the Children and Young People Wales Diabetes Network regarding routine screening for Type 1 Diabetes in children.

5.3

Correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport regarding improving Specialised Neuromuscular Services in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.3a The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport regarding improving Specialised Neuromuscular Services in Wales

5.4

Correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport regarding the establishment of Health Education Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.4a The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport regarding the establishment of Health Education Wales.

6.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

(12.10 - 12.20)

7.

Public Health (Wales) Bill - Stage 1 evidence sessions 7, 8 and 9 - consideration of evidence

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence given by the Minister, the Royal College of Physicians and ASH Wales Cymru.

(12.20 - 12.30)

8.

Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - consideration of scope and approach to the inquiry

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee agreed the final terms of reference for its inquiry into loneliness and isolation and agreed to consult widely.

 

 

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