Agenda - Plenary


Meeting Venue:

Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Meeting date:
Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Meeting time: 13.30
 


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1       Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

(45 mins)                                                                                                         

 

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

(45 mins)                                                                                                         

 

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 1

 

 

Dai Lloyd (South Wales West):Will the Minister make a statement on devolving the Wales and Borders rail franchise, following comments yesterday by the Secretary of State for Transport suggesting that the UK Government will not devolve the franchise as a whole?

 

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Urgent Question 2

 

 

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales):Will the Minister make a statement on steps the Welsh Government is taking to protect birds in Wales from avian flu?

 

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3       90 Second Statements

(5 mins)                                                                                                           

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

(60 mins)                                                                                                         

 

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Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)
Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley)
Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire)
Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes that

a) levels of obesity across Wales continue to rise and obesity is more prevalent amongst poorer communities;

b) changing people's eating habits is complicated and involves a combination of good food availability, affordability and cookery skills;

c) the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 has yet to impact significantly on the amount of exercise people undertake;

d) declining rates of smoking have only been achieved through decades of education and tough government action, and took place against the tobacco industry's efforts to deny the science and block government action; and

e) a combination of education, legislation and public procurement is required to tackle a growing public health problem.

'Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013'

 

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5       Welsh Conservatives debate

(60 mins)                                                                                                         

 

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Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the UK Government's Autumn Statement;

2. Acknowledges the announcement that the Welsh Government will benefit from an additional £436 million by 2020-21 to its capital budgets from the Autumn Statement;

3. Notes that the UK Government will raise the National Living Wage to £7.50 to support jobs and earnings across the UK;

4. Further notes that the Personal Allowance and Higher Rate threshold will increase to £12,000 and £50,000 respectively by 2020-21, which will reduce the income tax bill for 1.4 million individuals in Wales in 2017-18.

'Autumn Statement 2016
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The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)
 
Delete point 2 and replace with, renumbering accordingly:

2. Notes the Autumn Statement includes additional capital allocations for the Welsh budget of £442m between 2016-17 and 2020-21.

3. Regrets the UK Government did not use the Autumn Statement to end its damaging policy of austerity.

4. Regrets the UK Government did not recognise the need for investment in the health service, social care and other essential public services in the Autumn Statement.

Amendment 2. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn):

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the UK Government failed to commit to a timescale for the delivery of electrification of the Great Western railway between Cardiff and Swansea, and the electrification of the North Wales Main Line.

Amendment 3. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn):

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the UK Government failed to commit to delivering the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon.

Amendment 4. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn):

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the UK Government failed to designate HS2 as an England-only infrastructure project.

Amendment 5. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn):

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets the failure of the UK Government to devolve air passenger duty.

 

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6       United Kingdom Independence Party debate

(60 mins)                                                                                                         

 

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Neil Hamilton (Mid and West Wales):
Gareth Bennett (South Wales Central):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes proposals from the UK Government to abolish fees charged by letting agents to tenants in England.

2. Regrets that, on average, tenants are charged £233 in letting fees.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

(a) take action to consider the impact of the abolition of these fees which has already taken place in Scotland;

(b) bring forward legislation in this Assembly to ban renters fees, ensuring that costs cannot be passed on to:

(i) tenants, by way of artificially higher rents; and

(ii) private landlords, noting that they form a valuable part of helping renters on to the property ladder

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn):
 
Add as new point 3 and renumber accordingly:

regrets that in the previous Assembly, the Welsh Government failed to take the opportunity to ban excessive letting agents fees.

Amendment 2. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

In point 3, delete sub-points (a) and (b) and replace with:

(a) Consider how legislation on this subject might work in light of the evidence on the impact of abolition in Scotland and the responses to the consultation in England.

(b) Consult with other parties in the Assembly and stakeholders on the best way forward for Wales.

Amendment 3. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn):

Add as new sub-point at end of point 3:

further consider ways of tackling excessive and unfair service charges, or unjustified rises in service charges, that are levied on to leaseholders.

Amendment 4. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn):
 
Add as new point at end of motion:

Believes that, if the Welsh Government has produced legal advice suggesting a Bill on banning excessive agents fees would be outside of the legislative competency of the Assembly, this advice should be published.

 

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Urgent Question 3

 

 

Adam Price (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): Will the Welsh Government make a statement on the outcome of recent talks between Tata Steel and unions over the future of its Welsh and British operations?

 

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7       Voting time

                                                                                                                          

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8       Short Debate

(30 mins)                                                                                                         

 

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John Griffiths (Newport East):
 
Newport – a city on the rise

To highlight the regeneration, growth, and future potential of Newport and its surrounding area.

 

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The Assembly will sit again in Plenary at 13.30, Tuesday, 13 December 2016

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