Votes and Proceedings - Plenary


Meeting Venue:

Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Meeting date:
Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Meeting time: 13.30
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/4646


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Record of Proceedings

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Presiding Officer Statement

The item started at 13.30

The Llywydd expressed condolences on behalf of the Assembly to all those affected by the horrific events in Las Vegas on Sunday.

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1       Questions to the First Minister

The item started at 13.30

The first 8 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 14.21

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3       Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government: The Draft Budget 2018-19

The item started at 14.35

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4       Statement by the Minister for Social Services and Public Health: The Welsh Government Response to the Independent Review of Sport Wales

The item started at 16.28

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5       Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs: The Bovine Tb Eradication Programme

The item started at 17.17

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6       Motion to agree the financial resolution in respect of the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill

The item started at 18.00

NDM6517 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69, arising in consequence of the Bill.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

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7       Debate: The White Paper on Proposals for a Welsh Language Bill

The item started at 18.20

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

NDM6516 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the White Paper on proposals for a Welsh Language Bill published for consultation on 9 August 2017.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at the end of the motion:

Notes the variety of views expressed in the summary report of responses to the call for evidence, 'Preparing for a Welsh Language Bill', published in July 2017.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

44

0

11

55

Amendment 1 was agreed.

Amendment 2. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at the end of the motion:

Notes the narrow remit of the Welsh Government's White Paper.

A vote was taken on amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

4

40

55

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

Amendment 3. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that there will be no weakening of the current legal rights of Welsh speakers.

A vote was taken on amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

43

10

2

55

Amendment 3 was agreed.

Amendment 4. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that regulatory work and promotional work in relation to the Welsh language is undertaken by two different bodies.

A vote was taken on amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

11

30

55

Amendment 4 was not agreed.

Amendment 5. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Welcomes the Welsh Government's desire to reduce the level of bureaucracy that exists in the Welsh-language standards system.

A vote was taken on amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

54

0

1

55

Amendment 5 was agreed.

Amendment 6. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to proceed with the language standards for health and housing associations urgently, and to publish a timetable for the publication of language standards for the energy sectors, water companies, telecommunications, train and bus companies.

A vote was taken on amendment 6:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

30

55

Amendment 6 was not agreed.

Amendment 7. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to extend the language standards to the rest of the private sector.

A vote was taken on amendment 7:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

16

55

Amendment 7 was agreed.

Amendment 8. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to outline clearly its rationale for proposing the scrapping of the role of Welsh Language Commissioner.

A vote was taken on amendment 8:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

30

55

Amendment 8 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6516 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the White Paper on proposals for a Welsh Language Bill published for consultation on 9 August 2017.

2. Notes the variety of views expressed in the summary report of responses to the call for evidence, 'Preparing for a Welsh Language Bill', published in July 2017.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that there will be no weakening of the current legal rights of Welsh speakers.

4. Welcomes the Welsh Government's desire to reduce the level of bureaucracy that exists in the Welsh-language standards system.

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to extend the language standards to the rest of the private sector.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

40

4

11

55

The motion as amended was agreed.

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8       Voting Time

The item started at 19.05

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The meeting concluded at 19.09

The Assembly will sit again in Plenary at 13.30, Wednesday, 4 October 2017

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