Agenda - Plenary


Meeting Venue:

Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Meeting date:
Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Meeting time: 13.30
 


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1       Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

(45mins)                                                                                                          

 

The Presiding Officer will call Party Spokespeople to ask questions without notice to the Cabinet Secretary after Question 2.

 

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2       Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport

(45mins)                                                                                                          

 

The Presiding Officer will call Party Spokespeople to ask questions without notice to the Cabinet Secretary after Question 2.

 

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Urgent Question

Darren Millar (Clwyd West):Will the Minister make a statement on staff suspensions by the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board following concerns in relation to the Bryn Hesketh Mental Health Unit in Colwyn Bay? EAQ(5)0054(FM)

 

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3       Plaid Cymru debate

(30mins)                                                                                                          

 

NDM6111 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Calls on the Welsh Government to provide clarity regarding funding for Rural Development Plan projects post January 2017 and provide a more proactive approach to the current programme.

2. Affirms that remaining part of the single market is the best current option to ensure tariff and quota free access to that market.

3. Recognises the importance of migrant workers to the rural economy.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

In point 1, delete all after 'Calls on the' and replace with:

'UK Government to provide an unconditional guarantee to fund all projects contracted under the Rural Development Programme 2014-20 after the Autumn Statement until 2023.'

Amendment 2. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)
 
Delete point 2 and replace with:

Affirms the importance of access to the single market for Welsh rural businesses.

 

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4       Plaid Cymru debate

(30mins)                                                                                                          

 

NDM6112 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
 
To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the importance of a vibrant and diverse high street in supporting local enterprise.

2. Regrets that the shop vacancy rate on our high streets is consistently higher than the UK average.

3. Regrets the loss of community assets or local services as a result of low footfall on Welsh high streets.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to set up a new fund to enable local authorities and community groups to offer free car parking in towns throughout Wales, providing a vital boost to town centre regeneration.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)
 
Delete point 4 and replace with:

Calls on the Welsh Government to provide a stimulus for Welsh high streets by developing a long-term regeneration strategy, incorporating planning policy, public transport, and fostering closer links between retail businesses and local authorities.


[If amendment 1 is agreed, amendment 2 will be de-selected]

Amendment 2. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

In point 4, delete 'Calls on the Welsh Government to set' and replace with:

'Agrees to explore further the desirability of setting'.

Amendment 3. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add new point at end of motion

Recognises the importance of businesses which provide services on the high street.

 

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5       Welsh Conservatives debate

(60mins)                                                                                                          

 

NDM6109 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)
 
To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Welsh Government's decision to revoke the 'right to buy' initiative.

2. Recognises that since 1980, when 'right to buy' was introduced in Wales, 130,000 families have been given the opportunity to buy their own council house, and that the people of Wales need to be trusted to make their own decisions on home ownership.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to recognise that 'right to buy' creates a valuable opportunity for people to own their own homes.

4. Believes that the annual target for house building should be at least 14,000 homes a year by 2020, following the recommendations of the Federation of Master Builders in their Programme for Government: 2015 to 2020.

'FMB Programme for Government: 2015 to 2020'

The following amendments have been tabled:

 
Amendment 1. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Delete all after point 1.

Amendment 2. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add new point at end of motion:

Believes that people are more likely to be able to own their own home if the economy is stronger, employment more secure, and public services actively help people to remain in their homes.

Amendment 3. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add new point at end of motion:

Recognises that home ownership is not the only option, and that social housing should have parity of status with home ownership.

Amendment 4. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add new point at end of motion:

Believes that house building targets could be severely affected by the re-classification of housing association borrowing as public sector debt, and calls on the Welsh Government to take action, including legislation if necessary, to ensure this does not limit the ability of housing associations to finance new home building or home improvements in Wales.

 

 

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6       United Kingdom Independence Party debate

(60mins)                                                                                                          

 

NDM6110 Neil Hamilton (Mid and West Wales)

The National Assembly for Wales believes:

That the HS2 project should be scrapped and the capital savings used to enhance the existing rail network, including:

(a) fully funding the electrification of the south Wales main line, and the south Wales metro project; and

(b) an extensive upgrading of the north Wales rail network.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)
 
Delete all and replace with:

1. Recognises the social and economic benefits that HS2 will have for the people of mid and north Wales.

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to work constructively with the UK Government and regional transport bodies to ensure services and timetabling are organised to deliver maximum benefits of HS2 to the people of mid and north Wales.

[If amendment 1 is agreed, amendments 2 and 3 will be de-selected]

Amendment 2. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

Delete all and replace with:

1. Recognises the social and economic benefits that HS2 will have for the people of mid and north Wales.

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to work constructively with the UK Government and regional transport bodies to ensure services and timetabling are organised to deliver maximum benefits of HS2 to the people of mid and north Wales.

3. Calls on the UK Government to:

(a) publish a timetable for electrification of the south Wales main line to Swansea;

(b) fully fund electrification of the north Wales mainline and south Wales valleys lines;

(c) guarantee all European Union funding planned for the South Wales Metro; and

(d) Begin negotiations to transfer funding and responsibility for rail infrastructure to Welsh Ministers.

[If amendment 2 is agreed, amendment 3 will be de-selected]

Amendment 3. Rhun ap Iowerth (Ynys Môn)

Delete all and replace with:

1. Believes that the HS2 project is an England only infrastructure project and that Wales should receive a Barnett consequential that reflects this.

2. Believes that the funds received as a Barnett consequential should be used to create an effective transport infrastructure that links together all the regions of Wales, and that this should include the following projects:

(a) improving transport connections within Wales; improving links between north and south; and creating regional networks in our main urban areas such as the south Wales metro project and an extensive north Wales metro project;

(b) transport solutions that work for rural Wales and its particular demographic and geographic challenges; and

(c) the electrification of the north and south Wales main railway lines, and extensive upgrading of the broader Welsh rail network.

 

 

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7       Voting time

                                                                                                                          

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8       Short Debate

(30mins)                                                                                                          

 

NDM6108 Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore)
 
The safety, storage and disposal of biomass and contaminated wood products by South Wales Wood Recycling.

 

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The Assembly will sit again in Plenary at 13.30, Tuesday, 11 October 2016

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