Votes and Proceedings - Plenary

Meeting Venue:

Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Meeting date:
Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Meeting time: 13.30
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Record of Proceedings


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   Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Education


The item started at 13.30


In accordance with Standing Order 12.58 the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language answered questions on behalf of the Cabinet Secretary for Education.


Questions 1- 8 and 10 – 11 were asked. Question 9 was withdrawn. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language after Question 2.




   Questions to the Counsel General


The item started at 14.19


All 5 questions were asked.




Urgent Question


The item started at 14.42


To the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children:


David Rees (Aberavon): What discussions has the Cabinet Secretary held with the UK Government regarding the decision to build a prison in Port Talbot? EAQ(5)0124(CC)




   90 Second Statements


The item started at 15.07.


No requests were received.




   Debate by Individual Members under Standing Order 11.21(iv)


The item started at 15.07


Jeremy Miles (Neath)
Lee Waters (Llanelli)
Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)
Jayne Bryant (Newport West)
Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that Wales benefits from a long coast line and the second highest tidal reach in the world.

2. Further notes that economic activity related to the sea is already valued at around £2.1bn in Wales, supporting tens of thousands of jobs.

3. Believes that a strategic commitment to the blue economy will enable Wales to turn our seas into one of our biggest economic assets.

4. Further believes that Wales can be a leader in marine renewable energy, tourism and sport, fishing, food and aquaculture, and marine manufacturing and engineering.

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to bring forward an ambitious Marine Plan to support the sustainable development of the blue economy and to make it a central plank of its new economic strategy.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Presiding Officer’s Statement


At 15.57, the Llywydd made a statement concerning events unfolding at Westminster. Appropriate security steps were being taken in the Assembly and the matter was being kept under review. The Llywydd said that thoughts were with colleagues and all those involved at Westminster at this very difficult time.




   Debate on the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee report on the implications for Wales of leaving the European Union


The item started at 16.04


Presiding Officer’s Statements


At 16.17, the Llywydd adjourned the day’s proceedings in accordance with Standing Order 12.18, in light of what was being treated as a serious terrorist incident in Westminster. Assembly business would be re-arranged accordingly.




   Plaid Cymru debate



   Voting time



   Short Debate



The meeting was adjourned at 16.18.

The Assembly will sit again in Plenary at 13.30, Tuesday, 28 March 2017