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NDM6197 - United Kingdom Independence Party debate

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Meeting: 11/01/2017 - Plenary (Item 8)

United Kingdom Independence Party debate

NDM6197 Neil Hamilton (Mid and West Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Welcomes the First Minister's fact-finding trip to Norway to see for himself the regulatory burdens and costs imposed on Norway by full membership of the EU's Single Market.

2. Notes that these burdens and costs fall on all Norway's businesses, whether they export to the EU or not.

3. Believes that:

a) it is in Wales's best interests for laws and regulations to be made by Britain's democratically-elected representatives in Westminster and Cardiff, not remote and unaccountable officials in Brussels; and

b) Single Market membership would preclude effective control of immigration of EU citizens into the UK, thus undermining the referendum result and frustrating the wishes of a majority of Wales's voters.

4. Notes that the EU currently exports £8 billion more in goods to the UK every month than the UK exports to the EU.

5. Supports the UK Government's general negotiating position of seeking the maximum degree of free trade with the EU consistent with firm immigration control.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)
 
Delete all and replace with:
 
1. Welcomes the Prime Minister's intention to build a powerful new relationship with the European Union that works for the United Kingdom and Wales.
 
2. Recognises the importance of trade with Europe and the rest of the world, which is vital to the future of the Welsh economy.
 
3. Welcomes the UK Government's commitment to secure a strong trading relationship which provides British companies with the freedom to trade and operate in the Single Market and that reciprocal arrangements should be extended to EU businesses trading and operating in the UK.

[If amendment 1 is agreed, amendment 2 will be de-selected]
 
Amendment 2. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
 
Delete all and replace with:

1. Welcomes the First Minister's visit to Norway.

2. Notes that Norway is a member of the EEA and EFTA.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to support full and unfettered access to the European Single Market, through membership of the EEA and/or EFTA.

Minutes:

The item started at 17.22

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM6197 Neil Hamilton (Mid and West Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Welcomes the First Minister's fact-finding trip to Norway to see for himself the regulatory burdens and costs imposed on Norway by full membership of the EU's Single Market.

2. Notes that these burdens and costs fall on all Norway's businesses, whether they export to the EU or not.

3. Believes that:

a) it is in Wales's best interests for laws and regulations to be made by Britain's democratically-elected representatives in Westminster and Cardiff, not remote and unaccountable officials in Brussels; and

b) Single Market membership would preclude effective control of immigration of EU citizens into the UK, thus undermining the referendum result and frustrating the wishes of a majority of Wales's voters.

4. Notes that the EU currently exports £8 billion more in goods to the UK every month than the UK exports to the EU.

5. Supports the UK Government's general negotiating position of seeking the maximum degree of free trade with the EU consistent with firm immigration control.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

6

0

45

51

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Delete all and replace with:

1. Welcomes the Prime Minister's intention to build a powerful new relationship with the European Union that works for the United Kingdom and Wales.

2. Recognises the importance of trade with Europe and the rest of the world, which is vital to the future of the Welsh economy.

3. Welcomes the UK Government's commitment to secure a strong trading relationship which provides British companies with the freedom to trade and operate in the Single Market and that reciprocal arrangements should be extended to EU businesses trading and operating in the UK.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

1

39

51

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

Amendment 2. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Delete all and replace with:

1. Welcomes the First Minister's visit to Norway.

2. Notes that Norway is a member of the EEA and EFTA.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to support full and unfettered access to the European Single Market, through membership of the EEA and/or EFTA.

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

34

0

17

51

Amendment 2 was agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6197 Neil Hamilton (Mid and West Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Welcomes the First Minister's visit to Norway.

2. Notes that Norway is a member of the EEA and EFTA.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to support full and unfettered access to the European Single Market, through membership of the EEA and/or EFTA.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

34

11

6

51

The motion as amended was agreed.


 

 

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