Agenda - Plenary

Meeting Venue:

Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Meeting date:
Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Meeting time: 13.30



1       Questions to the First Minister

(45 mins)                                                                                                         


The Presiding Officer has received notification, under Standing Order 12.58, that the Leader of the House will answer questions on behalf of the First Minister.

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 Communities and Children:

Dawn Bowden (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney):Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the potential health impacts of the Ffos y Fran opencast coalmine, following the announcement last week by the UN special rapporteur on hazardous substances and waste?




Urgent Question 2

To the Minister for Life-Long Learning and Welsh Language:

Lee Waters (Llanelli): Will the Minister make a statement on the failure to appoint a Welsh representative on the BBC board?




Urgent Question 3

To the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure:

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the long-term future of the subsidised north-south air link in light of news that Citywing has gone into liquidation?




Urgent Question 4

Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-Being and Sport

Darren Millar (Clwyd West)?:Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the data security breach affecting NHS staff using radiation dose meters?




2       Business Statement and Announcement

(30 mins)                                                                                                         


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3       Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children: The Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

(60 mins)




4       Statement by the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language: Welsh in Education Strategic Plans - the way forward

(45 mins)




5       Legislative Consent Motion on the Digital Economy Bill

(30 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM6254 Mark Drakeford (Cardiff West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6 agrees that provisions in the Digital Economy Bill, relating to data sharing in so far as they fall within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

A Legislative Consent Memorandum has been laid in Table Office on 24 November 2016 in accordance with Standing Order 29.2(i).  A Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum has been laid in Table Office on 3 March 2017 in accordance with Standing Order 29.2(i).

Supporting Documents
Digital Economy Bill
Legislative Consent Memorandum
Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum
Report of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee: Legislative Consent Memorandum




6       Debate: Municipal Waste and Recycling

(60 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM6255 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Agrees that Wales is a world leader in municipal waste recycling and supports the intention for:

a) further initiatives to achieve the best overall sustainable development outcomes and the objectives of Taking Wales Forward

b) Wales to become the best recycling nation in the world.

Supporting Document
Taking Wales Forward

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1. David Rowlands (South Wales East)
Delete sub-point a)

[If amendment 1 is agreed, amendment 2 will be de-selected]

Amendment 2. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
Add at end of sub-point a):

'such as a deposit return scheme for plastic, glass and cans and a ban on polystyrene packaging.'

Amendment 3. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Insert as new sub-point at end of motion:

'sustainable development outcomes to be achieved through a more circular economy based on the innovative use of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.'
'Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015'

Amendment 4. David Rowlands (South Wales East)

Add as new points at end of motion:

Notes with concern that recycling rates vary considerably across local authority areas in Wales, partly owing to differences in waste collection and recycling schemes used in each local authority area;

Regrets that there were 36,000 reported incidents of illegal fly tipping in Wales in 2015/2016, costing local authorities over £2.1 million in clearance costs;

Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that local authorities collect residual household waste no less frequently than fortnightly, to protect public health, and deter fly-tipping.

Amendment 5. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
Add as new point at end of motion:

In order for Wales to become the best recycling nation in the world, local authorities need to adopt best practice to increase recycling rates, learning from authorities such as Ceredigion where 68.1 per cent of municipal waste was recycled in 2015/16.




7       Voting Time




The Assembly will sit again in Plenary at 13.30, Wednesday, 15 March 2017