Concise Minutes - Children, Young People and Education Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Meeting date: Thursday, 6 June 2019

Meeting time: 12.55 - 14.16
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Assembly Members:

Lynne Neagle AM (Chair)

Dawn Bowden AM

Suzy Davies AM

Janet Finch-Saunders AM

Siân Gwenllian AM

Vikki Howells AM (In place of Jack Sargeant AM)


Barry Hughes, The Crown Prosecution Service

Kwame Biney, The Crown Prosecution Service

Iwan Jenkins, The Crown Prosecution Service

Committee Staff:

Llinos Madeley (Clerk)

Sarah Bartlett (Deputy Clerk)

Sian Thomas (Researcher)

Lisa Salkeld (Legal Adviser)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members. Apologies were received from Jack Sargeant AM and Hefin David AM. Vikki Howells AM substituted for Jack Sargeant.



2       Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill - evidence session 11

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Chief Crown Prosecutor for Wales.



3       Papers to note

3.1 The papers were noted.





4       Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the remainder of the meeting

4.1 The Motion was agreed



5       Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill - consideration of the evidence

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence heard during the evidence.





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