What might a Great Repeal Bill mean for Wales? The Assembly’s External Affairs Committee has set out its view on the Legislating for Brexit White Paper.

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On 30 March 2017 the then UK Government published its White Paper on Legislating for the United Kingdom’s Withdrawal from the European Union. Essentially the White Paper set out the changes the UK Government believed would need to be made to the law and legal frameworks in the UK in preparation for the UK’s exit from the EU.

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Post Compulsory Education and Training Consultation: A single regulatory and funding body for FE and HE?

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On Tuesday 20 June 2017 the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams, will make a statement on Post Compulsory Education and Training Consultation. This is likely to be the announcement of the consultation on the Welsh Government’s plans to implement its response to Professor Ellen Hazelkorn’s report, Towards 2030: A framework for building a world-class post-compulsory education system for Wales.

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What is social prescribing?

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Ahead of the plenary debate on social prescribing scheduled for Tuesday 23 May 2017, this article briefly summarises what is meant by the term ‘social prescribing’, the existing evidence base for this approach, and how social prescribing is being taken forward in Wales.

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New Publication: The Public Health (Wales) Bill – Summary of changes at Stage 2

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Stage 2 consideration of the Public Health (Wales) Bill was carried out in the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee on 23 March 2017.

All amendments brought forward by the Welsh Government were agreed. Whilst no opposition amendments were agreed, the Minister for Social Services and Public Health indicated that she would work with Members and consider bringing forward further amendments in a number of areas at Stage 3.

The Public Health (Wales) Bill – Summary of changes at Stage 2 (PDF, 316KB).


Article by Philippa Watkins, National Assembly for Wales Research Service.