Agenda - Plenary

Meeting Venue:

Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Meeting date:
Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Meeting time: 13.30



1       Questions to the First Minister

(45 mins)                                                                                                         


The Presiding Officer will call the Party Leaders to ask questions without notice to the First Minister after Question 2.

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Urgent Question 1


To the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure:


Russell George (Montgomeryshire): Will the Cabinet Secretary update members on steps being taken by the Welsh Government to safeguard the future of the Ford factory in Bridgend?




Urgent Question 2


To the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure:


Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): Will the Cabinet Secretary inform Members whether he intends to grant the University of Wales Trinity St David’s application for between £4 - 6million to fund the development of S4C’s new headquarters in Carmarthen?




2       Business Statement and Announcement

(30 mins)                                                                                                         


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3       Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport: The Heart Conditions Delivery Plan

(45 mins)                                                                                                         


Supporting Document


Heart Conditions Delivery Plan




4       Statement by the Minister for Skills and Science: Small Business Research Initiative - Postponed




5       Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children: Working Together for Safer Communities

(45 mins)                                                                                                         



6       Debate: "Securing Wales' Future": Transition from the European Union to a new relationship with Europe

(120 mins)                                                                                                       


Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)
Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
To propose the National Assembly for Wales:


1.   Notes that the UK Government has yet to set out a detailed plan for how the UK should withdraw from the European Union and its future relations with the rest of Europe.

2.   Recognises the result of the referendum about the UK's membership of the European Union.

3.   Welcomes the publication of the White Paper, Securing Wales' Future.

4.   Endorses the priorities it identifies and the approach it describes.

5.   Believes the UK Government should fully respect Wales' priorities, as set out in the White Paper, in the overall UK negotiating position and supports continuing efforts by the Welsh Government through the Joint Ministerial Committee to convince the UK Government of the merits of this approach.

6.   Notes the UK Government's intention to seek to trigger Article 50 by the end of March.

7.   Reaffirms the critical importance of the Sewel Convention, and believes that this should require the UK Government to consult and seek the approval of the devolved administrations on its negotiating position both before and during negotiations, and on any final agreements with the European Union.

8.   Demands that any final deal must be developed with the best interests of the Welsh economy and society at heart, and not designed around narrow political interests.

Supporting Document
Securing Wales' Future


The following amendments have been tabled:


1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire):


Delete all and replace with:


To propose the National Assembly for Wales:


1. Recognises the result of the referendum about the UK’s membership of the European Union.


2. Welcomes the UK Government’s 12 negotiating objectives for our withdrawal from the European Union and the publication of its White Paper.   


3. Notes the publication of the Welsh Government’s White Paper.


4. Notes the UK Government’s intention to seek to trigger Article 50 by the end of March.


5. Recognises the Joint Ministerial Committee meeting held in Cardiff and welcomes the Prime Minister’s continued commitment to engage with the devolved administrations and secure the right deal for Wales and the United Kingdom.


‘UK Government White Paper’


2. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)


Add as new point at end of motion:


Opposes the triggering of Article 50 without assurances from the UK Government that Wales’s participation in the European Single Market will be maintained, given the importance to Wales of single market participation.




7       Voting Time




The Assembly will sit again in Plenary at 13.30, Wednesday, 8 February 2017