Votes and Proceedings - Plenary


Meeting Venue:

Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Meeting date:
Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Meeting time: 13.30
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/3611


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1       Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs

The item started at 13.30

Questions 1 – 11 and 13 were asked. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary after Question 2.

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2       Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

The item started at 14.15

All 15 questions were asked. Questions 5 and 7 and 10 and 15 were grouped together for answer.  The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary after Question 2.

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3       Motion proposing the titles and remits of committees

The item started at 15.08

NDM6031 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

The National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 16.1:

1. Establishes a Finance Committee to carry out the functions of the responsible committee set out in Standing Order 19; the functions of the responsible committee set out in Standing Orders 18.10 and 18.11; and consider any other matter relating to the Welsh Consolidated Fund.

2. Establishes a Public Accounts Committee to carry out the functions set out in Standing Orders 18.2 and 18.3 and consider any other matter that relates to the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which resources are employed in the discharge of public functions in Wales

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

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4       Motion to elect members to a Committee

The item started at 15.08

NDM6049 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 17.3, elects:

(i) Mike Hedges (Welsh Labour), Eluned Morgan (Welsh Labour), Jeremy Miles (Welsh Labour), Simon Thomas (Plaid Cymru), Adam Price (Plaid Cymru), Nick Ramsay (Welsh Conservatives) and Mark Reckless (United Kingdom Independence Party) as members of the Finance Committee; and

(ii) Simon Thomas (Plaid Cymru) as interim Chair of the Finance Committee.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

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5       Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 15.09

Voting on the motion and amendments under this item was deferred until Voting Time.

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM6029 Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the challenges to the health service in looking after an older population.

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

a) proceed with greater integration between health and social care; and

b) increase the amount of GPs, with a focus on recruiting to rural and deprived communities.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

33

4

11

48

The motion without amendment was agreed.

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6       Welsh Conservatives Debate

The item started at 16.14

Voting on the motion and amendments under this item was deferred until Voting Time.

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM6032 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the role that local government plays in delivering public services to communities across Wales.

2. Notes with concern the uncertainty that the lack of clarity regarding local government reform is having on the delivery of effective services.

3. Acknowledges that more has to be done to address voter apathy in Wales given that, in the 2012 local government elections, overall turnout in Wales was low, at an average of 38.9 per cent, which was a 4 per cent drop from the previous local election turnout in 2008.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to outline a provisional timetable for its planned reforms of Welsh local authorities, and to engage in a robust consultation process.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

5

7

49

The motion without amendment was agreed.

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7       United Kingdom Independence Party Debate

The item started at 17.16

Voting on the motion under this item was deferred until Voting Time.

NDM6030 Neil Hamilton (Mid and West Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Believes that Wales would be stronger, safer and more prosperous if it were to leave the European Union

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

0

38

48

The motion was not agreed.

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8       Voting time

The item started at 18.14

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9       Short Debate

The item started at 18.17

NDM6033 Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)

Should I stay or should I go?

What factors have influenced public opinion over the EU referendum campaign?

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The meeting concluded at 18.43

The Assembly will sit again in Plenary at 13.30, Tuesday, 28 June 2016

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