My call to Rosemary Butler for public debate on Welsh organ donations

I SEE from the News in Brief column of the South Wales Argus that the presiding officer of the Welsh Assembly, Rosemary Butler, is encouraging constituents to have their say on the Welsh Government’s draft bill on a soft opt-out system for consent for Welsh organ donations.

If this is the likes of the one they set up for consultations of this proposal, then I have no intention of spending weeks trying to put my views forward to a website that deliberately stops you trying to make your views known – and I am very computer literate.

Similarly, I attended the public consultation meeting held in Newport and the first thing that we were told by the Welsh Assembly representatives was that they would NOT accept any opposing views.

Now Rosemary, as you have no intention to reply to any of my previous letters about this bill – or anyone else’s, for that matter, other than to publish a Welsh Assembly press release – then through the letters column of the Argus, I challenge you to a public debate on this matter where the bill and its full proposals can be aired and the people of Wales can really find out what it entails!

Shaun McGuire, Mole Close, Newport

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2:29pm Mon 9 Jul 12

melaniew says...

I must have attended a different meeting that you because what was said was that the meetings were about the introduction of the bill as the 2008 consultation was about "if" we should change the organ donation system. The public debate has already happened.
I must have attended a different meeting that you because what was said was that the meetings were about the introduction of the bill as the 2008 consultation was about "if" we should change the organ donation system. The public debate has already happened. melaniew

11:05pm Mon 9 Jul 12

papa says...

Your talking through your rectum.
You must have attended a different meeting to me then because one person got up and left almost immediately when Dr Jones (I think) said those words. It was a "PUBLIC CONSULTATION" about the proposal that was set up by the Welsh Assembly asking people their views of the proposal as long as they agreed with theirs. That is why they brought along a lad with a "prepared statement" reading it from the front, a prepared statement in a consultation meeting?, well I ask you. The Welsh Assembly are using every devious move they can to bring this bill in but the saddest part of it is that it will be a very long time before any Welsh person would get any benefit from it and they are conning the Welsh people who are in dire need of a transplant into believing that their salvation is in the offing, many will be dead before they see that. I would suggest that you see about the memory loss that you are suffering!
Your talking through your rectum. You must have attended a different meeting to me then because one person got up and left almost immediately when Dr Jones (I think) said those words. It was a "PUBLIC CONSULTATION" about the proposal that was set up by the Welsh Assembly asking people their views of the proposal as long as they agreed with theirs. That is why they brought along a lad with a "prepared statement" reading it from the front, a prepared statement in a consultation meeting?, well I ask you. The Welsh Assembly are using every devious move they can to bring this bill in but the saddest part of it is that it will be a very long time before any Welsh person would get any benefit from it and they are conning the Welsh people who are in dire need of a transplant into believing that their salvation is in the offing, many will be dead before they see that. I would suggest that you see about the memory loss that you are suffering! papa

11:31pm Mon 9 Jul 12

papa says...

I should have added that if you have doubts about what kind of meeting you attended which I haven't then you should ask the Argus to adjudicate on what it was about especially as they advertised the date, time and subject of the meeting at the Newport Leisure Centre with similar meetings held in many area's of Wales and who also had a reporter there who later published an article on the meeting and its outcome. I am sure this will clear up any confusion you have.
I should have added that if you have doubts about what kind of meeting you attended which I haven't then you should ask the Argus to adjudicate on what it was about especially as they advertised the date, time and subject of the meeting at the Newport Leisure Centre with similar meetings held in many area's of Wales and who also had a reporter there who later published an article on the meeting and its outcome. I am sure this will clear up any confusion you have. papa

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