Votes and Proceedings - Plenary


Meeting Venue:

Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Meeting date:
Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Meeting time: 13.30
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/4080


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1       Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs

The item started at 13.30

 

Questions 2 - 11 were asked. Question 1 was withdrawn. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary after Question 3.

 

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2       Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

The item started at 14.15

 

The first 7 questions were asked. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary after Question 2.

 

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Urgent Question

To the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport:

Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the Welsh Government’s response to the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales report on ophthalmology services in Wales? EAQ(5)0116(HWS)

 

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3       90 Second Statements

No requests were received.

 

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4       Statement by the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee on Committee Led Inquiries

The item started at 15.10

 

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5       Debate on the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee's report on its inquiry into winter preparedness 2016/17

The item started at 15.37

NDM6220
Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee on the inquiry into winter preparedness 2016-17, which was laid in the Table Office on 9 December 2016.

Note: The response of the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport to the report was laid in the Table Office on 25 January 2017.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

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6       Plaid Cymru debate

The item started at 16.23

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM6223 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Believes that good social care services play an essential role in keeping the NHS sustainable.

2. Notes that unpaid carers make a critical and unappreciated contribution towards ensuring the sustainability of health and social care and regrets the fall in the number of nights of respite care provided since 2011.

3. Believes that community hospitals could play a vital role in providing respite care, and in easing the transition back to community health settings for those who have required hospital settings.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to reverse the practice of closing community hospitals and explore ways of restoring the availability of beds for use by both health and social care services.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

19

0

32

51

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

 

The following amendments were tabled:

 

Amendment 1. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)
 
Delete all after point 1 and replace with:

Recognises and appreciates the contribution unpaid carers make to the health and social care system.

Believes respite care should be flexible and can take place in a wide variety of settings, including at home and in the wider community.

Notes that community hospitals are one of several settings which can play a role in providing both respite care and step up/step down care.

Welcomes:

a) the Welsh Government's commitment to develop a national approach to respite to ensure that respite is responsive to individuals' needs in a consistent manner across Wales;

b) the investment in extra care services made possible through the £60m Intermediate Care Fund in 2017-18; and

c) the new £40m fund announced in the 2017-18 Budget to develop new integrated health and social care centres across Wales.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

13

52

Amendment 1 was agreed.

 

Amendment 2. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire):

Add at end of point 1:

"and recognises the role of allied healthcare professionals in reducing avoidable demand for social care."

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

51

0

1

52

Amendment 2 was agreed.

Amendment 3. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire):
 
Add as new point at end of the motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to update the Assembly on the operation of S35 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, with regard to meeting carers' respite needs.

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

51

0

1

52

Amendment 3 was agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

NDM6223 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Believes that good social care services play an essential role in keeping the NHS sustainableand recognises the role of allied healthcare professionals in reducing avoidable demand for social care.

2. Recognises and appreciates the contribution unpaid carers make to the health and social care system.

3. Believes respite care should be flexible and can take place in a wide variety of settings, including at home and in the wider community.

4. Notes that community hospitals are one of several settings which can play a role in providing both respite care and step up/step down care.

5. Welcomes:

a) the Welsh Government's commitment to develop a national approach to respite to ensure that respite is responsive to individuals' needs in a consistent manner across Wales;

b) the investment in extra care services made possible through the £60m Intermediate Care Fund in 2017-18; and

c) the new £40m fund announced in the 2017-18 Budget to develop nw integrated health and social care centres across Wales.

 

6. Calls on the Welsh Government to update the Assembly on the operation of S35 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, with regard to meeting carers' respite needs.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

14

52

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

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7       Voting time

The item started at 17.37

 

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8       Short Debate

The item started at 17.39

 

NDM6221 Nick Ramsay (Monmouth):

Striking the City Deal – the next steps for the Cardiff Capital Region.

 

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The meeting concluded at 18.03

 

The Assembly will sit again in Plenary at 13.30, Tuesday, 7 February 2017

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