The Research Service publishes a fortnightly Brexit update, for the Assembly’s External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee, on the latest government, parliament, EU and other relevant announcements and reports on Brexit.
What is Bovine TB and what is the disease picture in Wales?
Bovine TB (bovine tuberculosis) is an infectious and chronic disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) and usually affects the lungs and lymph nodes of cattle. The latest figures for Wales show that in the 12 months to end January 2017, 10,002 cattle were slaughtered (this includes cattle with the disease and those exposed to M.bovis).
This Research Briefing (PDF, 1.66MB) is the first in a series of policy briefings on low carbon energy in Wales. It introduces the national and global context for low carbon energy in relation to the energy trilemma, and outlines the policy landscape in Europe, the UK and Wales. Subsequent briefings will provide a summary of low carbon energy statistics in Wales and the role of low carbon energy in electricity, heat and transport.
Under the current devolution settlement, the licensing of taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers, vehicles and operators is the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Transport and is not devolved.
Healthcare needs in school
There cannot be much disagreement that children with medical needs must be supported to ensure they are able to access and enjoy their education and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Schools in Wales should have policies in place to administer medication. They should also be clear about how they will support children with short-term healthcare needs so that it doesn’t affect their participation in educational activities. There is also a small, but significant number of children and young people with complex and/or long-term healthcare needs, which requires more attention.