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Decision details

Welsh Liberal Democrats Debate

Decision Maker: Plenary - Fourth Assembly

Status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Purpose:

Debates are one of the most frequent items of business on the Plenary agenda. Many types of debate are brought forward in Plenary, including:

  • Opposition party debates on a topic of their choice;

Other than in the case of Government debates, the time allocated for all other types of debates and their frequency are determined by the Business Committee

Decision:

The item started at 17.35.

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM4947 Peter Black (South Wales West)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Regrets new statistics that show the GDP per capita of West Wales and the Valleys has fallen from 79% to 68.4% of the EU average;

 

2. Notes that those statistics have been measured on a consistent basis from year to year and across the different regions and nations of the EU; and

 

3. Calls on the Welsh government to publish an economic development strategy for West Wales and the Valleys as a matter of urgency, in order to ensure that should Wales qualify for an additional round of funding, projects focused on driving economic growth can begin immediately.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

33

50

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

 

The following amendments were tabled:

 

Amendment 1- Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

 

Delete point 3 and replace with:

 

‘Notes that the Welsh Government in association with its partners, is preparing strategies and possible projects to be delivered in the impending Structural Funds 2014-2019 Programme period, together with the series of actions currently being undertaken to assist the economic recovery of West Wales & the Valleys and East Wales.’

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

33

0

17

50

Amendment 1 was agreed.

 

Amendment 2 - William Graham (South Wales East)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Acknowledges that a strong private sector is essential in order to encourage economic growth in the poorest parts of Wales.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

50

0

0

50

Amendment 2 was agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

NDM4947 Peter Black (South Wales West)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Regrets new statistics that show the GDP per capita of West Wales and the Valleys has fallen from 79% to 68.4% of the EU average;

 

2. Notes that those statistics have been measured on a consistent basis from year to year and across the different regions and nations of the EU; and

 

3. Notes that the Welsh Government in association with its partners, is preparing strategies and possible projects to be delivered in the impending Structural Funds 2014-2019 Programme period, together with the series of actions currently being undertaken to assist the economic recovery of West Wales & the Valleys and East Wales.

 

4. Acknowledges that a strong private sector is essential in order to encourage economic growth in the poorest parts of Wales.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

0

13

50

The motion as amended was agreed.

Publication date: 21/03/2012

Date of decision: 21/03/2012

Decided at meeting: 21/03/2012 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly

 

 

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