Agenda - Plenary

Meeting Venue:

Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Meeting date:
Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Meeting time: 13.30



1       Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Education

(45 mins)                                                                                                         


The Presiding Officer will call Party Spokespeople to ask questions without notice to the Cabinet Secretary after Question 2.

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2       Questions to the Counsel General

(30 mins)                                                                                                         


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3       Topical Questions

(20 mins)                                                                                                         


To ask the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment and Rural Affairs

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): What assessment has the Welsh Government made of the European Court of Justice’s ruling on the breach of clean water rules in Wales, including at Burry Inlet near Llanelli?


To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Education

Llyr Gruffydd (North Wales): What is the Welsh Government’s assessment of the effect of possible redundancies at Aberystwyth University?




4       90 Second Statements

(5 mins)




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

(60 mins)                                                                                                         



Mike Hedges (Swansea East)
Steffan Lewis (South Wales East)
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)
Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that policing is a devolved matter in Scotland and in Northern Ireland.

2. Calls for the devolution of policing to Wales.

3. Believes that specialist policing matters such as counter-terrorism are best co-ordinated at a UK level.




6       Plaid Cymru debate

(60 mins)                                                                                                         


NDM6303 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Supports the principle of the Welsh National Health Service being kept in public hands.

2. Is concerned about the budgetary and cross-border implications for health services in Wales in light of the creeping privatisation of the National Health Service in England.

3. Believes that any future UK trade deals must be subject to the consent of this Assembly, where those deals affect devolved policy areas such as health.

The following amendment has been tabled:

Amendment 1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Delete points 2 and 3 and replace with:

Acknowledges the collaboration between Welsh and English health services and the dependency Welsh patients have on specialist services in England such as transgender services, acute neonatal services and child mental health services.




7       Welsh Conservatives debate

(60 mins)                                                                                                         


NDM6302 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that Wales and the United Kingdom require strong and stable leadership to continue the country's economic prosperity.

2. Regrets the First Minister's public endorsement of a proposal to borrow an extra £500 billion which would endanger the future of the Welsh economy.

3. Recognises the need for policies to be fully-costed to ensure Wales and the UK's economic progress is not put at risk.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

Delete all and replace with:

1. Notes that Wales and its economy will best be served by a UK Government that commits to investing fairly and sustainably in all parts of the country.

2. Regrets that as a result of current UK Government spending plans the Welsh Government's revenue budget will be £1bn lower in real terms at the end of this decade than at the start and capital budgets will have been reduced by £200m.

3. Regrets the UK Government plans to cut an additional £3.5bn from its budget which could reduce Wales' funding by a further £175m in 2019-20.

4. Notes the record of the Welsh Government in driving economic growth, with almost 150,000 jobs supported in the last Assembly term.

5. Welcomes the Welsh Government's £7bn, four-year capital investment plans to support public infrastructure.

6. Notes the Welsh Government's ambitious programme for government which sets out costed plans for:

a) an additional £100m of investment in Welsh schools;

b) a minimum of 100,000 all age apprenticeships;

c) a small business tax cut;

d) an £80m treatment fund;

e) a doubling of the residential care capital limit;

f) 30 hours of free childcare for working parents of three and four year olds, 48 weeks of the year.

Programme for Government

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

Amendment 2. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Delete all and replace with:

1. Recognises the need to defend Wales from the prospect of a reckless Conservative UK Government.

2. Believes that neither the Welsh or UK Governments can be relied upon to defend Wales, to promote the Welsh national interest, or to fulfil the nation's economic potential.




8       Voting time




9       Short Debate

(30 mins)                                                                                                         


NDM6300 Caroline Jones (South Wales West)

Rebuilding lives through community sport




The Assembly will sit again in Plenary at 13.30, Tuesday, 16 May 2017