Votes and Proceedings - Plenary


Meeting Venue:

Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Meeting date:
Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Meeting time: 13.30
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/4302


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Record of Proceedings

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Presiding Officer Statement

The item started at 13.30

The Presiding Officer announced, in accordance with Standing Order 26.75, that the Public Health (Wales) Bill was given Royal Assent on 23 May 2017.

 

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1       Questions to the First Minister

The item started at 13.30

The first 7 questions were asked. The Presiding Officer invited party leaders to ask questions to the First Minister after question 2.

 

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2       Business Statement and Announcement

The item started at 14.16

 

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3       Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children: Update following the Grenfell Tower Fire

The item started at 14.38

 

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4       Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure: Historic Environment Policy and Legislation

The item started at 15.20

 

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5       Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport: The New Treatment Fund - Progress Report

The item started at 16.13

 

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6       Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport: Update on the Pathfinder 111 NHS Service in Wales

The item started at 16.43

 

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7       Debate: Considering the case for new taxes in Wales

The item started at 17.05

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

NDM6352 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that the Wales Act 2014 allows for the creation of new Welsh taxes.

2. Recognises that it will be necessary to test this new aspect of the devolution machinery.

3. Welcomes a wide range of potential ideas for use of this new fiscal possibility in Wales.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Believes that any new taxes should adhere to the views expressed by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, in his written statement issued on 5 July 2016, that "there should be no change for change's sake".

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

44

9

0

53

Amendment 1 was agreed.

Amendment 2. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to make arrangements for an independent review of any new taxes to be completed within 6 years of their introduction.

A vote was taken on amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

53

0

0

53

Amendment 2 was agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6352 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that the Wales Act 2014 allows for the creation of new Welsh taxes.

2. Recognises that it will be necessary to test this new aspect of the devolution machinery.

3. Welcomes a wide range of potential ideas for use of this new fiscal possibility in Wales.

4. Believes that any new taxes should adhere to the views expressed by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, in his written statement issued on 5 July 2016, that "there should be no change for change's sake".

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to make arrangements for an independent review of any new taxes to be completed within 6 years of their introduction.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

53

0

0

53

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

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8       Voting Time

The item started at 18.08

 

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Votes Summary

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The meeting concluded at 18.10

The Assembly will sit again in Plenary at 13.30, Wednesday, 5 July 2017

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