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					Forthcoming National Assembly Business
issue date 30/1/2009 Plenary
Tuesday 3 February 2009
    Questions to the First Minister (available here) Assembly Business Statement and Questions Statement by the Minister for Heritage: Update on Tourism issues Statement by the Minster for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills: 21st Century Schools Legislative Statement by the Minister for Heritage: The proposed Welsh Language Legislative Competence Order Debate on the general principles of the proposed Local Government (Wales) Measure Proposed Measure (available here) Explanatory Memorandum available here Report of the Proposed Local Government (Wales) Measure Committee (available here)

Contents
 Plenary Assembly Committees            Audit Children & Young People Communities & Culture Enterprise & Learning Equality of Opportunity European & External Affairs Finance Health, Wellbeing & Local Government Petitions Standards of Conduct Sustainability

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Wednesday 4 February 2009
  Questions to the Minister for Health and Social Services Questions to the Deputy First Minister and Minister for the Economy and Transport

Sub-committees  Broadcasting  Rural Development Legislative Committees  Affordable Housing LCO  Domestic Fire Safety LCO  Environmental Protection & Waste Management LCO  Mental Health Services LCO  Healthy Eating in Schools (Wales) Measure  Local Government Measure  Legislative Committee 1  Legislative Committee 2  Legislative Committee 3  Subordinate Legislation

Questions available here  Motions to establish and elect the following Committees: Legislation Committee No. 4 – Membership: Lorraine Barrett AM (Labour), Joyce Watson AM (Labour), Bethan Jenkins AM (Plaid Cymru), Paul Davies AM (Conservative), Mike German AM (Liberal Democrat), Kirsty Williams AM (Liberal Democrat) Legislation Committee No. 5 – Membership: Alun Davies AM (Labour), Lesley Griffiths AM (Labour), Leanne Wood AM (Plaid Cymru), Mark Isherwood AM (Conservative), Darren Millar AM (Conservative), Mick Bates AM (Liberal Democrat)  Motion to annul the Nitrate Pollution Prevention (Wales) Regulations 2008 Regulations available here Explanatory Memorandum here Debate on the Children and Young People Committee’s Report into Child Poverty in Wales: Eradication through Education Report available here Welsh Conservatives’ Debate on the Motion: The National Assembly for Wales: 1. regrets the Welsh Assembly Government’s budgetary cuts to

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Useful Links
Wales Social Partners Unit Welsh Assembly Government National Assembly for Wales

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Further Education 2. believes that investment in the FE sector is particularly important during an economic recession when many people seek to retrain or improve their existing skills.  Welsh Liberal Democrats’ Debate on the Motion: The National Assembly for Wales: 1. notes that, as the country enters recession, personal debt remains at an alarming level; and 2. calls on the Welsh Assembly Government to publish an action plan to tackle personal debt in Wales, which includes support for third sector organizations involved in assisting people in debt. Short Debate nominated by Gareth Jones AM (Plaid Cymru): Welsh Second Language: Vision, Tokenism and Failure?

Contact Us
Wales Social Partners Unit Castle Court 6 Cathedral Road Cardiff CF11 9LJ Tel: 029 2064 7700 Fax: 029 2064 7601 www.wspu.co.uk Nigel Keane Senior Policy Adviser Mark Judd Policy Adviser Heather Eason Policy Adviser

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Tuesday 10 February 2009
    Questions to the First Minister (available here) Assembly Business Statement and Questions Debate on the Police Settlement Debate on the Housing Strategy

Wednesday 11 February 2009
 Questions to the Minister for Finance and Public Service Delivery Questions to the Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills

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Questions available here  Debate on the Sustainability Committee’s Report into Carrier Bags Debate on the Communities and Culture Committee Report into Domestic Abuse Welsh Conservatives’ Debate Short Debate back to top

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ASSEMBLY COMMITTEES Audit Committee
Next Committee meeting: 4 February 2009 am

Agenda (here)
 NHS Sickness Absence (Wales Audit Office Report available here) Paul Williams, Head of the Department of Health and Social Services, WAG Sheelagh Lloyd-Jones, Director of Human Resources, NHS Wales Policy Statement on Inspection, Audit and Regulation (available here)

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The Committee will go into Private Session for the following items   Evaluation of Evidence Session Consideration of the draft Committee report ‘Home Oxygen Therapy Services’ Consideration of the draft Committee report ‘Operation of the Forestry Commission Wales’ back to top

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Children and Young People Committee
Next Committee meeting: 10 February 2009 am

Agenda (here)
 Inquiry into Child Budgeting Ann Crowley – Save the Children back to top

Communities & Culture Committee
Next Committee meeting: 12 February 2009

No Agenda available
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Enterprise & Learning Committee
Next Committee meeting: 12 February 2009 am

Draft Agenda (here)
 Committee Inquiry into the Welsh Assembly Government’s Response to the international economic downturn Deputy First Minister and Minister for Economy and Transport – Ieuan Wyn Jones AM Draft Committee Report on Road Policing in Wales – Y Maniffesto, 2009 back to top

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Equality of Opportunity Committee
Next Committee meeting: 3 February 2009 am

Agenda (here)
 Scrutiny of the First Minister on how Equality of Opportunities is prioritized within the ‘One Wales’ agenda (paper available here) Inquiry into Home Maintenance and Adaptations Services for Older People in Wales Ruth Crowder - Policy Officer for Wales, College of Occupational Therapists (paper available here) Helene Mars – Occupational Therapist (Housing), Caerphilly County Borough Council Christine Synan – Occupational Therapy Service Manager, Cardiff Social Services Department back to top

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European & External Affairs Committee

Next Committee meeting: 3 February 2009 am

Agenda (here)
 Scrutiny Inquiry – Patients’ Rights in Cross Border Healthcare Bernard Merkel, Head of the Health Strategy and Health Systems Unit, DG SANCO European Commission (paper available here) Priorities for the Czech Republic’s Presidency of the European Union (paper available here) Czech Ambassador to the UK – Mr Jan Winkler Committee of the Regions Update Chris Chapman AM Nerys Evans AM The Committee will go into Private Session for the following item   Scrutiny Inquiry: Subsidiarity – Agreement of Report Paper to Note – EC-UK Chairs and Clerks meeting (available here) back to top

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Finance Committee
Next Committee meeting: 11 February 2009

No Agenda available
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Health, Wellbeing & Local Government Committee
Next Committee meeting: 5 February 2009 am

Agenda (here)
 Scrutiny session on CAFCASS Cymru – Evidence from the Deputy Minister for Social Services Scrutiny session on CAFCASS Cymru – Evidence from BBC Children in Need (Wales) (paper available here) Marc Phillips – National Head Scrutiny session on CAFCASS Cymru – Evidence from Tros Gynnal Roger Bishop back to top

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Petitions Committee
Next Committee meeting 10 February 2009

No Agenda available
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Standards of Conduct Committee
No meeting scheduled back to top

Sustainability Committee
Next Committee meeting: 12 January 2009

No Agenda available

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SUB-COMMITTEES
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Broadcasting Sub-Committee
Next Committee meeting: 5 February 2009

No Agenda available
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Rural Development Sub-Committee
Next Committee meeting: 5 February 2009

Agenda (here)
 Inquiry into Production and Promotion of Welsh Food: Evidence Session – National Farmers Union Cymru Dai Davies John Davies Dylan Morgan Inquiry into Production and Promotion of Welsh Food: Evidence Session – Farmers Union Wales Nick Fenwick Lorraine Howells back to top

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LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES Proposed Affordable Housing LCO Committee
No meeting scheduled back to top

Proposed Domestic Fire Safety LCO Committee
No meeting scheduled back to top

Proposed Environmental Protection and Waste Management LCO Committee
No meeting scheduled back to top

Proposed Mental Health Services LCO Committee
No meeting scheduled back to top

Proposed Healthy Eating in Schools (Wales) Measure Committee
No meeting scheduled back to top

Proposed Local Government Measure Committee
No meeting scheduled

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Legislative Committee No.1
No meeting scheduled back to top

Legislative Committee No.2
No meeting scheduled back to top

Legislative Committee No.3
No meeting scheduled back to top

Subordinate Legislation Committee
Next Committee meeting: 3 February 2009

Agenda (here)
 The Local Authorities (Charges for Property Searches) (Wales) Regulations 2009 The Local Government (Assistants for Political Groups) (Remuneration) (Wales) Order 2009 The Environmental Noise (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 The National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 The Local Authorities (Charges for Property Searches) (Disapplication) (Wales) Order 2009 The Education (Maintained Special Schools) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 Proposed Playing Fields (Community Involvement in Disposal Decisions) (Wales) Measure Proposed Measure here Explanatory Memorandum here Paper available here The Committee will go into Private Session for the following item  Enhancing the scrutiny of sub-ordinate legislation: Inquiry into the scrutiny of sub-ordinate legislation and delegated powers – consideration of key issues back to top

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