Votes and Proceedings - Plenary


Meeting Venue:

Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Meeting date:
Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Meeting time: 13.30
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/3997


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1       Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs

 

The item started at 13.30

All 15 questions 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

Questions 1 and 3 – 9 and 11 - 15 were asked. Question 2 was transferred for written answer by the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure. Question 10 was not asked. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary after Question 2.

 

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3       Debate by Individual Members under Standing Order 11.21(iv)

 

The item started at 15.01

Voting on the motion was deferred until Voting Time.

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM6089
Lee Waters (Llanelli)
Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore)
John Griffiths (Newport East)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the multiple health and wellbeing benefits of physical activity.

2. Notes that only 35 per cent of Welsh children are getting the recommended hour of physical activity that they need every day.

3. Recognises the potential of the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 to raise levels of physical activity amongst all age groups.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to fully engage communities in identifying the new routes that would link up local destinations and would be most likely to be well used.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

50

1

0

51

The motion without amendment was agreed.

 

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Urgent Question

The item started at 15.56

Adam Price (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): What is the Welsh Government’s response to reports that British Airways is looking to cut 66 jobs at its maintenance facility based at Cardiff Airport?

 

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4       Plaid Cymru debate

 

The item started at 16.06

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM6115 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Regrets that prejudice towards those who have, or have had, mental health problems continues, and the impact this can have on employment, income and well-being for those with mental health problems.

2. Believes that education about mental health should start at a young age and schools should be equipped to promote well-being amongst all pupils.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

a) continue to tackle prejudice and to seek powers over employment law so that protections for people with mental health problems at work can be strengthened; and

b) ensure that all public services examine ways in which their own practices can be improved to contribute towards better mental health.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

5

37

51

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire):

Delete point 3 and replace with:

Calls on the Welsh Government to:

a) end silo working in mental health delivery; and

b) work across the public sector to raise awareness of mental health issues, promoting preventative techniques, such as talking therapies and mindfulness.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

42

0

9

51

Amendment 1 was agreed.

As Amendment 1 was agreed Amendment 2 was de-selected

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6115 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Regrets that prejudice towards those who have, or have had, mental health problems continues, and the impact this can have on employment, income and well-being for those with mental health problems.

2. Believes that education about mental health should start at a young age and schools should be equipped to promote well-being amongst all pupils.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

a) end silo working in mental health delivery; and

b) work across the public sector to raise awareness of mental health issues, promoting preventative techniques, such as talking therapies and mindfulness.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

51

0

0

51

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

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5       Welsh Conservatives debate

 

The item started at 17.05

Voting on the motion was deferred until Voting Time.

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM6114 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Recognises that there is a need for specific legislation for autism, and calls on the Welsh Government to bring forward an autism (Wales) bill during the fifth Assembly term.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

24

0

27

51

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

 

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6       Voting time

 

The item started at 18.14

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7       Short Debate

 

The item started at 18.17

NDM6116 Joyce Watson (Mid and West Wales)

Common Cause: Women, Wales and the Commonwealth' – the role of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians in the post-Brexit era.

 

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The meeting concluded at 18.45

The Assembly will sit again in Plenary at 13.30, Tuesday, 18 October 2016

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