Votes and Proceedings - Plenary


Meeting Venue:

Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Meeting date:
Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Meeting time: 13.30
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/3998


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1       Questions to the First Minister

The item started at 13.30

The first 10 questions were asked. The Presiding Officer invited party leaders to ask questions to the First Minister after question 2.

 

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Urgent Question

The item started at 14.17

Russell George (Montgomeryshire):Will the Minister make a statement on the role of Transport for Wales in the procurement process to operate rail services in Wales, in light of the announcement that four bidders are competing for the next Wales and Borders franchise? EAQ(5)0055(EI)

 

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2       Business Statement and Announcement

The item started at 14.28

 

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3       Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government: The Draft Budget 2017-18

The item started at 14.44

 

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4       Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure: The National Infrastructure Commission for Wales

The item started at 15.33

 

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5       Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs: The Bovine TB Eradication Programme

The item started at 16.21

 

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6       Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure: The Future of Bus Services in Wales

The item started at 17.16

 

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7       Debate: The Welsh Language Commissioner's Annual Report 2015-16

The item started at 17.54

NDM 6117 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Acknowledges the Welsh Language Commissioner's Annual Report for 2015-16, which details the work undertaken by the Commissioner to promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

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Notes the importance of workforce planning to provide services through the medium of Welsh as a central aspect to the efforts of government to reach the target of a million Welsh speakers by 2050.

Amendment 1 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 2. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to work with the Welsh Language Commissioner to present a national Welsh language strategy in the workplace in order to increase the use of Welsh in the workplace and promote and raise awareness of the right to receive services through the medium of Welsh.

Amendment 2 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 3. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

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Calls on the Welsh Government to work with the Welsh Language Commissioner to implement recommendation 4 in the report of the Working Group on the Welsh Language and Local Government: Language, work and bilingual services, to place a statutory duty on local authorities, including in their role as local education authorities, to undertake workforce planning in terms of linguistic skills, and to provide suitable training to meet those needs.

Amendment 3 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM 6117 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Acknowledges the Welsh Language Commissioner's Annual Report for 2015-16, which details the work undertaken by the Commissioner to promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language.

2. Notes the importance of workforce planning to provide services through the medium of Welsh as a central aspect to the efforts of government to reach the target of a million Welsh speakers by 2050.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to work with the Welsh Language Commissioner to present a national Welsh language strategy in the workplace in order to increase the use of Welsh in the workplace and promote and raise awareness of the right to receive services through the medium of Welsh.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to work with the Welsh Language Commissioner to implement recommendation 4 in the report of the Working Group on the Welsh Language and Local Government: Language, work and bilingual services, to place a statutory duty on local authorities, including in their role as local education authorities, to undertake workforce planning in terms of linguistic skills, and to provide suitable training to meet those needs.

The Motion as amended was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

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8       Voting Time

There was no voting time.

 

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The meeting concluded at 18.30

The Assembly will sit again in Plenary at 13.30, Wednesday, 19 October 2016

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