Votes and Proceedings - Plenary


Meeting Venue:

Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Meeting date:
Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Meeting time: 13.30
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/4078


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Record of Proceedings

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Statement by the Presiding Officer: Appointment of the new Chief Executive and Clerk of the Assembly

The Presiding Officer announced the appointment of Manon Antoniazzi as the Assembly’s new Chief Executive and Clerk of the Assembly. She will replace Claire Clancy when she retires in April.

 

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1       Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

The item started at 13.32

The first 9 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 Health, Well-being and Sport

The item started at 14.21

The first 8 questions were asked. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary and the Minister after Question 2.

 

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Presiding Officer Statement

The item started at 15.16

The Presiding Officer announced the results of the legislative ballot held today and that Dai Lloyd may seek the Assembly’s agreement to introduce a Member Bill on Protection of Welsh Historical Place Names.

 

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3       90 Second Statements

The item started at 15.16

Vicki Howells made a statement in memory of the passing of Bernard Baldwin MBE.

Russell George made a statement paying tribute to a well-known Newtown historian and Mayor of the Town who has recently died.

 

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4       Statement by the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee: Future inquiries and engagement work

The item started at 15.20

 

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

The item started at 15.44

NDM6191

Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)
Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)
Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
Mark Isherwood (North Wales)
Hefin David (Caerphilly)
Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Calls on the UK Government to hold a full public inquiry into the contaminated blood tragedy of the 1970s and 1980s.

2. Notes that 70 people in Wales have died from HIV and Hepatitis C acquired when they received contaminated blood or blood products and others are still living with these diseases.

3. Acknowledges that bereaved relatives are living with the consequences of this tragedy.

4. Notes that, in March 2015, the UK Government apologised to people infected by contaminated blood treatment and further notes that the affected families have never received full answers about how this was allowed to happen and are still campaigning for justice.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

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6       Welsh Conservatives debate

The item started at 16.39

NDM6215 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the international trend to evaluate cities on liveability, green and sustainability criteria.

2. Believes that cities and urban areas are a key driver for economic resilience and prosperity.

3. Commends the value of the following objectives and strategies to promote urban renewal and regeneration:

a) access to clean, open space;

b) availability of affordable housing;

c) effective traffic management and the provision of high quality public transport;

d) the development of active transport routes, including the re-designation on some existing routes for cycling and walking;

e) high standards of air quality;

f) investment in the design quality of public and landmark buildings;

g) the involvement of citizens in plans to improve amenities, both on a city-wide and neighbourhood basis; and

h) the centrality of the city-region concept to the regeneration of hinterlands, such as the South Wales Valleys.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

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7       United Kingdom Independence Party debate

The item started at 17.36

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM6214 Caroline Jones (South Wales West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises that the majority of patients their first, and sometimes only, contact with the NHS is through general practice.

2. Regrets that, despite this, general practice receives less than eight per cent of the health budget.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to prioritise general practice with significant investment in resources, people and infrastructure.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

45

50

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Delete point 1 and replace with:

Recognises that the majority of patients have chronic conditions that are best managed in the community, and this requires strong primary care with general practice at the centre.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

31

51

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

Amendment 2. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

Delete all after Point 1 and replace with:

Recognises the extent to which Welsh Government continues to invest in primary care services across Wales and the ongoing commitment to work in partnership with GPs and other primary care professionals to improve care for people across Wales.

A vote was taken on amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

24

51

Amendment 2 was agreed.

As amendment 2 was agreed, amendments 3, 4, 5 and 6 were de-selected

Amendment 7. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire):

Add as new point at end of motion:

Recognises the importance that allied health care professionals play in ensuring that primary care is effectively delivered.

A vote was taken on amendment 7:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

50

0

1

51

Amendment 7 was agreed.

Amendment 8. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to publish regular performance data for primary care, with performance indicators and targets established in collaboration with health professionals.

A vote was taken on amendment 8:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

31

51

Amendment 8 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6214 Caroline Jones (South Wales West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises that the majority of patients their first, and sometimes only, contact with the NHS is through general practice.

2. Recognises the extent to which Welsh Government continues to invest in primary care services across Wales and the ongoing commitment to work in partnership with GPs and other primary care professionals to improve care for people across Wales.

3. Recognises the importance that allied health care professionals play in ensuring that primary care is effectively delivered.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

12

50

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

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8       Voting time

The item started at 18.23

 

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9       Short Debate

The item started at 18.27

NDM6213 Russell George (Montgomeryshire)

The challenge of recycling for businesses and residents in rural Wales.

 

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The meeting concluded at 18.46

The Assembly will sit again in Plenary at 13.30, Tuesday, 31 January 2017

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