Concise Minutes - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 2 - Senedd

Meeting date: Thursday, 6 June 2019

Meeting time: 09.03 - 14.07
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/5532


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Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

Bethan Sayed AM (Chair)

Mick Antoniw AM

Vikki Howells AM

Delyth Jewell AM

David Melding AM

Rhianon Passmore AM

Witnesses:

Alex Slade, Welsh Government

Sioned Rees, Welsh Government

Dr Phil White, BMA Cymru Wales

Ian Harris, BMA Cymru Wales

Dr Caroline Seddon, British Dental Association Wales

Roger Pratley, British Dental Association - Welsh Council

Steve Simmonds, Community Pharmacy Wales

Rhodri Thomas, Community Pharmacy Wales

Sian Walker, Optometry Wales

Heledd Gwyndaf, Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg

Colin Nosworthy, Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg

Dyfan Sion, Director of Policy and Research, Welsh Language Commissioner

Committee Staff:

Martha Da Gama Howells (Second Clerk)

Lowri Jones (Deputy Clerk)

Osian Bowyer (Researcher)

Megan Jones (Researcher)

Rhiannon Lewis (Legal Adviser)

 

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1       The National Health Service (Welsh Language in Primary Care Services) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2019: Oral briefing from Welsh Government officials - Private

1.1 Welsh Government officials agreed to provide a copy of the correspondence sent to the Welsh Language Commissioner regarding the Regulations.

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2       Private debrief

2.2 Members discussed the briefing received.

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3       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

3.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting

3.2 Apologies were received from Jayne Bryant AM.

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4       The National Health Service (Welsh Language in Primary Care Services) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2019: British Medical Association Cymru Wales and British Dental Association Wales

4.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.

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5       The National Health Service (Welsh Language in Primary Care Services) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2019: Community Pharmacy Wales and Optometry Wales

5.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.

5.2 Witnesses from Community Pharmacy Wales agreed to provide additional information to the Committee regarding data which has been collected on the delivery of services through the medium of Welsh once it is publicly available. 

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6       The National Health Service (Welsh Language in Primary Care Services) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2019: Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg

6.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.

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7       The National Health Service (Welsh Language in Primary Care Services) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2019: Representative of the Welsh Language Commissioner's office

7.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.

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8       Paper(s) to note

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8.1   Correspondence with the Welsh Government regarding undertaking a thematic review of the teaching of Welsh history and culture

8.1 Members noted the paper.

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8.2   Correspondence with the Minister for Health and Social Services regarding The National Health Service (Welsh Language in Primary Care Services) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2019

8.2 Members noted the paper.

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8.3   Correspondence with the Welsh Government regarding the community radio fund

8.3 Members noted the paper.

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8.4   Correspondence from the Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee to the Minister for Health and Social Services

8.4 Members noted the paper.

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9       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of this meeting

9.1 The motion was agreed.

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10    Private debrief

10.1 Members discussed the evidence received.

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