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Meetings

Topical Questions

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 18/07/2018 - Plenary (Item 4)

Topical Questions

[To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs]

 

Lee Waters (Llanelli) What assessment has the Cabinet Secretary made of the Auditor General’s decision to qualify the accounts of National Resources Wales for the third year in succession?

 

[To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Education]

 

Lynne Neagle (Torfaen) Will the Cabinet Secretary provide an update on the Pupil Development Grant – Access scheme?

 

Minutes:

The item started at 15.18

[Answered by the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs]

Lee Waters (Llanelli) What assessment has the Cabinet Secretary made of the Auditor General’s decision to qualify the accounts of National Resources Wales for the third year in succession? 

[Answered by the Cabinet Secretary for Education]

Lynne Neagle (Torfaen) Will the Cabinet Secretary provide an update on the Pupil Development Grant – Access scheme?

 


Meeting: 11/07/2018 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services:

 

Jack Sargeant (Alyn and Deeside): Does the Welsh Government intend to stop NHS mesh operations, in light of the announcement of an immediate stop to these operations in England?  

 

Joyce Watson (Mid and West Wales): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the expansion of medical education and training in north Wales, following the announcement made earlier this week?

 

Minutes:

The item started at 15.09

 

[To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services]

Jack Sargeant (Alyn and Deeside) Does the Welsh Government intend to stop NHS mesh operations, in light of the announcement of an immediate stop to these operations in England?

 

[To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services]

Joyce Watson  (Mid and West Wales) Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the expansion of medical education and training in north Wales, following the announcement made earlier this week?

 


Meeting: 04/07/2018 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

[To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport]

 

David Rees (Aberavon): What analysis has the Welsh Government undertaken of the impact on the steel industry in Wales of the merger between TATA steel and Thyssenkrupp AG announced last week?

 

[To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Education]

 

Please note that the question below will be answered by: The Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning.

 

Dawn Bowden (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney): What is the Welsh Government's response to comments made by the owner of Trago Mills that Welsh language signage is visual clutter?

 

[To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services]

 

Sian Gwenllian (Arfon) Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on local government reorganisation plans following his comments in the WLGA conference on 29 June 2018?

 

[To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services]

 

Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley) Will the Welsh Government make a statement on the recent spate of grass fires affecting communities across Wales?

Minutes:

The item started 14.43

[To the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport]

David Rees (Aberavon): What analysis has the Welsh Government undertaken of the impact on the steel industry in Wales of the merger between TATA steel and Thyssenkrupp AG announced last week?

[To  the Cabinet Secretary for Education]

Answered by: The Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning.

 

Dawn Bowden (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney): What is the Welsh Government's response to comments made by the owner of Trago Mills that Welsh language signage is visual clutter?

[To the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services]

Sian Gwenllian (Arfon) Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on local government reorganisation plans following his comments in the WLGA conference on 29 June 2018?

[To the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services]

Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley) Will the Welsh Government make a statement on the recent spate of grass fires affecting communities across Wales?

 


Meeting: 27/06/2018 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

No Topical Questions were accepted.

Minutes:

The item started at 14.59

No Topical Questions were accepted

 


Meeting: 20/06/2018 - Plenary (Item 4)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport:

 

Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): What action will the Welsh Government take in response to the loss of 203 jobs at the Barclays call centre in Pontprennau, Cardiff?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.23

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport:

Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): What action will the Welsh Government take in response to the loss of 203 jobs at the Barclays call centre in Pontprennau, Cardiff?


Meeting: 13/06/2018 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services

 

Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd): What assessment has the Cabinet Secretary made of the implications for former Welsh Miners and their families and communities in Wales of the Scottish Government's decision to hold an independent enquiry on the impact of policing during the miners’ strike?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.12

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services

Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd): What assessment has the Cabinet Secretary made of the implications for former Welsh Miners and their families and communities in Wales of the Scottish Government's decision to hold an independent enquiry on the impact of policing during the miners’ strike?

 


Meeting: 06/06/2018 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

No Topical Questions have been accepted

Minutes:

No topical questions were accepted.

 


Meeting: 23/05/2018 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport:

Russell George (Montgomeryshire): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the role of Transport for Wales in the new rail franchise which has been announced today?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services (to be answered by the Minister for Housing and Regeneration):

David Melding (South Wales Central): What is the Welsh Government's response to the final report of Dame Judith Hackitt's independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.18

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport:

Russell George (Montgomeryshire): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the role of Transport for Wales in the new rail franchise which has been announced today?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services (answered by the Minister for Housing and Regeneration):

David Melding (South Wales Central): What is the Welsh Government's response to the final report of Dame Judith Hackitt's independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety?


Meeting: 16/05/2018 - Plenary (Item 4)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport:

Dai Lloyd (South Wales West): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement following confirmation that the Welsh Government welcomed proposals to rename the second Severn Crossing the Prince of Wales Bridge?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services:

Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the GP indemnity scheme for Wales, following its announcement on Monday?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.21

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport:

Dai Lloyd (South Wales West): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement following confirmation that the Welsh Government welcomed proposals to rename the second Severn Crossing the Prince of Wales Bridge?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services:

Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the GP indemnity scheme for Wales, following its announcement on Monday?


Meeting: 09/05/2018 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport:

Suzy Davies (South Wales West): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement following Virgin Media's decision to close its call centre in Swansea resulting in the loss of over 700 jobs?

 

To ask the Minister for Housing and Regeneration.

 

Hefin David (Caerphilly): What discussions has the Welsh Government had with the UK Government regarding the proposed centralisation of existing Department of Work and Pensions jobs at Treforest industrial estate?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.08

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport:

Suzy Davies (South Wales West): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement following Virgin Media's decision to close its call centre in Swansea resulting in the loss of over 700 jobs?

To ask the Minister for Housing and Regeneration:

Hefin David (Caerphilly): What discussions has the Welsh Government had with the UK Government regarding the proposed centralisation of existing Department of Work and Pensions jobs at Treforest industrial estate?


Meeting: 02/05/2018 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

No Topical Questions have been accepted.

Minutes:

No topical questions were accepted.


Meeting: 25/04/2018 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

No topical questions were selected.

Minutes:

No topical questions were accepted.


Meeting: 18/04/2018 - Plenary (Item 5)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport:

Neil McEvoy (South Wales Central): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the Welsh Government's role in the proposed renaming of the second Severn crossing to the Prince of Wales bridge?

Minutes:

The item started at 16.05

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport:

Neil McEvoy (South Wales Central): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the Welsh Government's role in the proposed renaming of the second Severn crossing to the Prince of Wales bridge?


Meeting: 21/03/2018 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services:

Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd): Will the Welsh Government make a statement on the implications of the Gambling Commission’s report on gambling in Wales?

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): In light of today's announcement by the UK Government to increase pay for over a million NHS staff in England, will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the Welsh Government's plans for NHS pay in Wales?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.15

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services:

Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd): Will the Welsh Government make a statement on the implications of the Gambling Commission’s report on gambling in Wales?

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): In light of today's announcement by the UK Government to increase pay for over a million NHS staff in England, will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the Welsh Government's plans for NHS pay in Wales?


Meeting: 14/03/2018 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To ask the Leader of the House and Chief Whip:

Bethan Sayed (South Wales West): Will the Leader of the House make a statement on Welsh Government plans to tackle Islamophobia and improve community cohesion in light of the 'Punish a Muslim' letters that have come to light recently?

Minutes:

The item started at 14.53

To ask the Leader of the House and Chief Whip:

Bethan Sayed (South Wales West): Will the Leader of the House make a statement on Welsh Government plans to tackle Islamophobia and improve community cohesion in light of the 'Punish a Muslim' letters that have come to light recently?


Meeting: 07/03/2018 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs:

Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn): What is the Welsh Government's response to the effects of storm Emma on Holyhead?

 

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport (to be answered by the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport):

 

Lee Waters (Llanelli): What assessment has the Cabinet Secretary made of the effect of the end of free-to air-coverage of regional rugby from next season?

 

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services (to be answered by the Minister for Housing and Regeneration):

 

David Melding (South Wales Central): Will the Minister make a statement on the Welsh Government’s leasehold contract agreement with five major home builders?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.06

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs:

Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn): What is the Welsh Government's response to the effects of storm Emma on Holyhead?

 

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport (to be answered by the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport):

 

Lee Waters (Llanelli): What assessment has the Minister made of the effect of the end of free-to air-coverage of regional rugby from next season?

 

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services (to be answered by the Minister for Housing and Regeneration):

 

David Melding (South Wales Central): Will the Minister make a statement on the Welsh Government’s leasehold contract agreement with five major home builders?

 


Meeting: 28/02/2018 - Plenary (Item 4)

Topical Questions

No Topical Questions have been accepted.

Minutes:

No Topical Questions were accepted.

 


Meeting: 14/02/2018 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services (to be answered by the Minister for Children and Social Care):

 

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on children's services in Powys, in the wake of a report by the Mid and West Wales Safeguarding Board regarding the death of a child in the care of the County Council?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.12

To ask the Minister for Children and Social Care:

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on children's services in Powys, in the wake of a report by the Mid and West Wales Safeguarding Board regarding the death of a child in the care of the County Council?

 


Meeting: 07/02/2018 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

No Topical Questions have been accepted.

Minutes:

No Topical Questions were accepted.


Meeting: 31/01/2018 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services:

Darren Millar (Clwyd West): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on mortality figures in Welsh emergency departments?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Finance:

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): What assessment has the Welsh Government made of the impact of leaving the EU on Wales in light of the analysis of three scenarios undertaken by the Department for Exiting the European Union, which was leaked on Monday?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.24

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services:

Darren Millar (Clwyd West): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on mortality figures in Welsh emergency departments?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Finance:

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): What assessment has the Welsh Government made of the impact of leaving the EU on Wales in light of the analysis of three scenarios undertaken by the Department for Exiting the European Union, which was leaked on Monday?


Meeting: 24/01/2018 - Plenary (Item 4)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services:

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on Hywel Dda University Health Board’s most recent service change proposals which could potentially result in the closure of Withybush Hospital in the future?

To ask the First Minister (to be answered by the Minister for Housing and Regeneration):

Neil McEvoy (South Wales Central): Will the First Minister make a statement on the Welsh Government's decision to take legal action against two firms in relation to the sale of land through the Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.30

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services:

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on Hywel Dda University Health Board’s most recent service change proposals which could potentially result in the closure of Withybush Hospital in the future?

To ask the First Minister (answered by the Minister for Housing and Regeneration):

Neil McEvoy (South Wales Central): Will the First Minister make a statement on the Welsh Government's decision to take legal action against two firms in relation to the sale of land through the Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales?


Meeting: 17/01/2018 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

Russell George (Montgomeryshire): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the Welsh Government's £2.5 million investment in TVR?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.04

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

Russell George (Montgomeryshire): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the Welsh Government's £2.5 million investment in TVR?


Meeting: 10/01/2018 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services:

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire) Will the Cabinet Secretary provide an update on the crisis in the Welsh NHS this winter, in light of reports that services are at breaking point?

To ask the First Minister:

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): Will the First Minister make a statement on the impact of the EU Withdrawal Bill on Wales, given that the UK Government has not tabled amendments relating to devolution to the Bill?

Suzy Davies (South Wales West): Will the First Minister make a statement on the announcement this morning of Welsh Government capital funding for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon?

Minutes:

The item started at 14.37

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services:

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): Will the Cabinet Secretary provide an update on the crisis in the Welsh NHS this winter, in light of reports that services are at breaking point?

To ask the First Minister (answered by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance):

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): Will the First Minister make a statement on the impact of the EU Withdrawal Bill on Wales, given that the UK Government has not tabled amendments relating to devolution to the Bill?

Suzy Davies (South Wales West): Will the First Minister make a statement on the announcement this morning of Welsh Government capital funding for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon?


Meeting: 13/12/2017 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services:

David Melding (South Wales Central): Given the recently released new house building figures for Wales, will the Cabinet Secretary confirm why the number of new homes built in Wales each year is shrinking?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Finance:

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the reasons why the starting threshold for land transaction tax will increase for the residential main rates when the tax is devolved in April 2018?

Adam Price (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the introduction of a permanent small business rates relief scheme for Wales, following its announcement today through a written statement?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.08

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services (answered by the Minister for Housing and Regeneration):

David Melding (South Wales Central): Given the recently released new house building figures for Wales, will the Cabinet Secretary confirm why the number of new homes built in Wales each year is shrinking?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Finance:

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the reasons why the starting threshold for land transaction tax will increase for the residential main rates when the tax is devolved in April 2018?

Adam Price (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the introduction of a permanent small business rates relief scheme for Wales, following its announcement today through a written statement?


Meeting: 06/12/2017 - Plenary (Item 4)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

Adam Price (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): Following the latest in a long line of local bank closure announcements, what action is the Welsh Government taking to introduce a Public Bank in accordance with the research conducted by the Public Policy Institute for Wales?

Suzy Davies (South Wales West): Will the Cabinet Secretary provide assurances that Pinewood remains fully committed to continue operating its current studio in Wales, in light of the lack of information provided by the Welsh government in response to a series of written questions on this matter?

To ask the First Minister

David Melding (South Wales Central): Will the First Minister make a statement on the postponement of new energy powers under the Wales Act 2017?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.08

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport (answered by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance)

Adam Price (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): Following the latest in a long line of local bank closure announcements, what action is the Welsh Government taking to introduce a Public Bank in accordance with the research conducted by the Public Policy Institute for Wales?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport (answered by the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport)

Suzy Davies (South Wales West): Will the Cabinet Secretary provide assurances that Pinewood remains fully committed to continue operating its current studio in Wales, in light of the lack of information provided by the Welsh government in response to a series of written questions on this matter?

To ask the First Minister (answered by the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs)

David Melding (South Wales Central): Will the First Minister make a statement on the postponement of new energy powers under the Wales Act 2017?


Meeting: 29/11/2017 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

Russell George (Montgomeryshire): Given the announced 23 per cent overspend on the project to dual the A465 between Abergavenny and Hirwaun, will the Cabinet Secretary confirm where the additional resource to fund this will come from?

Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the impact of the recent floods on Anglesey's road network?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services

Darren Millar (Clwyd West): What consideration has the Cabinet Secretary given to commissioning an independent inquiry into allegations of abuse on Caldey Island?

To ask the First Minister

Leanne Wood (Rhondda): Will the First Minister make a statement on the implications for Wales of the UK Government's Brexit Impact Assessments following their release on Tuesday?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.10

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

Russell George (Montgomeryshire): Given the announced 23 per cent overspend on the project to dual the A465 between Abergavenny and Hirwaun, will the Cabinet Secretary confirm where the additional resource to fund this will come from?

Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the impact of the recent floods on Anglesey's road network?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services (answered by the Minister for Children and Social Care)

Darren Millar (Clwyd West): What consideration has the Cabinet Secretary given to commissioning an independent inquiry into allegations of abuse on Caldey Island?

To ask the First Minister (answered by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance)

Leanne Wood (Rhondda): Will the First Minister make a statement on the implications for Wales of the UK Government's Brexit Impact Assessments following their release on Tuesday?


Meeting: 22/11/2017 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Education

Darren Millar (Clwyd West): Further to reports of spending on celebrity speakers by GwE, will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on accountability arrangements for regional education consortia in Wales?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

Adam Price (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): Will the government make a statement on the A465 Heads of the Valleys road enlargement scheme, following reports that the long term cost of the project could soar from £428m to more than £1.2bn?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services

Leanne Wood (Rhondda): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the impact of the UK Budget on public sector pay in Wales?

Minutes:

The item started 14.45

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Education

Darren Millar (Clwyd West): Further to reports of spending on celebrity speakers by GwE, will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on accountability arrangements for regional education consortia in Wales?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport (answered by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance)

Adam Price (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): Will the government make a statement on the A465 Heads of the Valleys road enlargement scheme, following reports that the long term cost of the project could soar from £428m to more than £1.2bn?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services (answered by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance)

Leanne Wood (Rhondda): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the impact of the UK Budget on public sector pay in Wales?


Meeting: 15/11/2017 - Plenary (Item 5)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on action taken to protect wild animals in Borth zoo near Aberystwyth, in light of the death of two of its wild cats?

To ask the First Minister

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): Will the First Minister confirm whether he was aware of allegations of bullying within the Welsh Government in 2014, given that his response to a written question in November 2014 indicated that no allegations had been made?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the warning from Aston Martin yesterday that their investment in St Athan could be at risk as a result of a Brexit ‘no deal’?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.04

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on action taken to protect wild animals in Borth zoo near Aberystwyth, in light of the death of two of its wild cats?

To ask the First Minister

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): Will the First Minister confirm whether he was aware of allegations of bullying within the Welsh Government in 2014, given that his response to a written question in November 2014 indicated that no allegations had been made?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport (answered by the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services)

Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the warning from Aston Martin yesterday that their investment in St Athan could be at risk as a result of a Brexit ‘no deal’?


Meeting: 25/10/2017 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children:

Mark Isherwood (North Wales): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the Targeted Regeneration Investment Programme, following its launch on 20 October 2017?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Education (to be answered by the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language):

Darren Millar (Clwyd West): Will the Cabinet Secretary respond to data which shows that Welsh students accounted for just 2 per cent of last year’s Oxbridge intake?

Minutes:

The item started at 14.33

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children:

Mark Isherwood (North Wales): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the Targeted Regeneration Investment Programme, following its launch on 20 October 2017?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Education (answered by the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language):

Darren Millar (Clwyd West): Will the Cabinet Secretary respond to data which shows that Welsh students accounted for just 2 per cent of last year’s Oxbridge intake?


Meeting: 18/10/2017 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport:

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the Welsh Government’s progress in bringing forward a long-term solution to the high cost of medical insurance facing Welsh GPs?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport (to be answered by the Minister for Social Services and Public Health):

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales’s recent report on safeguarding children in Powys?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.03

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport:

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the Welsh Government’s progress in bringing forward a long-term solution to the high cost of medical insurance facing Welsh GPs?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport (answered by the Minister for Social Services and Public Health):

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales’s recent report on safeguarding children in Powys?


Meeting: 11/10/2017 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

No topical questions were selected.

Minutes:

The item started at 14.48

No topical questions were selected.


Meeting: 04/10/2017 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

Bethan Jenkins (South Wales West): What assessment has the Cabinet Secretary made of the announcement that Ford Bridgend will lose contracts with Jaguar Land Rover post 2020?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.05

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

Bethan Jenkins (South Wales West): What assessment has the Cabinet Secretary made of the announcement that Ford Bridgend will lose contracts with Jaguar Land Rover post 2020?


Meeting: 27/09/2017 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): In light of Transport for London’s decision to revoke Uber’s private hire operator licence, will the Cabinet Secretary outline the Welsh Government’s position on the firm’s presence in Wales?

Minutes:

The item started at 14.22

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): In light of Transport for London’s decision to revoke Uber’s private hire operator licence, will the Cabinet Secretary outline the Welsh Government’s position on the firm’s presence in Wales?


Meeting: 20/09/2017 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

1. David Rees (Aberavon): What discussions has the Welsh Government had regarding the impact on the Welsh steel sector of the joint venture between Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp AG?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-Being and Sport

2. Bethan Jenkins (South Wales West): Will the Cabinet Secretary outline the lessons that have been learnt from the Kris Wade scandal at the ABMU Health Board?

3. Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the All-Wales Medicines Strategy Group’s decision not to make Avastin, a potentially life-prolonging cancer drug, routinely available on the Welsh NHS?

To ask the First Minister

4. Adam Price (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): In light of events in Catalonia, what discussions has the First Minister had with the UK Government as part of the UK-EU Brexit negotiations regarding the rights of sub-state governments to act autonomously without being restricted by the state government?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.05

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

1. David Rees (Aberavon): What discussions has the Welsh Government had regarding the impact on the Welsh steel sector of the joint venture between Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp AG?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport

2. Bethan Jenkins (South Wales West): Will the Cabinet Secretary outline the lessons that have been learnt from the Kris Wade scandal at the ABMU Health Board?

3. Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the All-Wales Medicines Strategy Group’s decision not to make Avastin, a potentially life-prolonging cancer drug, routinely available on the Welsh NHS?

To ask the First Minister (answered by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government)

4. Adam Price (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): In light of events in Catalonia, what discussions has the First Minister had with the UK Government as part of the UK-EU Brexit negotiations regarding the rights of sub-state governments to act autonomously without being restricted by the state government?


Meeting: 19/07/2017 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

Steffan Lewis (South Wales East): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the decline in safety in youth jails in light of the publication of the HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales' Annual Report 2016 –17?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment and Rural Affairs

David Melding (South Wales Central): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on current guidance for the management and removal of dangerous structures, following yesterday’s fatal building collapse in Splott?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.19

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

Steffan Lewis (South Wales East): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the decline in safety in youth jails in light of the publication of the HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales' Annual Report 2016 –17?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment and Rural Affairs

David Melding (South Wales Central): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on current guidance for the management and removal of dangerous structures, following yesterday’s fatal building collapse in Splott?


Meeting: 12/07/2017 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport:

Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): What are the implications for Wales following the decision to hold a public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal?

To the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure (to be answered by the Minister for Skills and Science):

Eluned Morgan (Mid and West Wales): What discussions has the Cabinet Secretary held regarding job losses resulting from the confirmed closure of DWP offices in Llanelli and other parts of Wales?

To the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure:

Mohammad Asghar (South Wales East): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on how the Welsh Government intends to prevent job losses at Coilcolor in Newport?

Minutes:

The item started at 14.37

To the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport:

Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): What are the implications for Wales following the decision to hold a public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal?

To the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure (answered by the Minister for Skills and Science):

Eluned Morgan (Mid and West Wales): What discussions has the Cabinet Secretary held regarding job losses resulting from the confirmed closure of DWP offices in Llanelli and other parts of Wales?

To the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure:

Mohammad Asghar (South Wales East): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on how the Welsh Government intends to prevent job losses at Coilcolor in Newport?


Meeting: 05/07/2017 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport:

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): What consideration has the Cabinet Secretary given to prioritising all heart attacks in the most urgent eight minute ambulance response category, in light of the statement he issued on 29 June which said that a patient’s chance of surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest decreases by an estimated 10 per cent every minute? WITHDRAWN

To the First Minister:

Steffan Lewis (South Wales East): What assessment has the First Minister made of the UK Government’s policy paper ‘Safeguarding the position of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU’, published last week?

To the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure:

Dai Lloyd (South Wales West): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on support for 'Y Cymro' given current uncertainty around its long-term future?

Minutes:

The item started at 14.32

To the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport:

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): What consideration has the Cabinet Secretary given to prioritising all heart attacks in the most urgent eight minute ambulance response category, in light of the statement he issued on 29 June which said that a patient’s chance of surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest decreases by an estimated 10 per cent every minute? WITHDRAWN

To the First Minister (answered by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government):

Steffan Lewis (South Wales East): What assessment has the First Minister made of the UK Government’s policy paper ‘Safeguarding the position of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU’, published last week?

To the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure:

Dai Lloyd (South Wales West): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on support for 'Y Cymro' given current uncertainty around its long-term future?


Meeting: 28/06/2017 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure:

Adam Price (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): What actions is the Welsh Government taking in response to the proposed plans to close the Tesco Customer Engagement Centre in Cardiff?

Minutes:

This item started at 15.04

To the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure:

Adam Price (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): What actions is the Welsh Government taking in response to the proposed plans to close the Tesco Customer Engagement Centre in Cardiff?


Meeting: 21/06/2017 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To the Cabinet Secretary for Education:

Darren Millar (Clwyd West): Will the Cabinet Secretary confirm what the Government’s targets are for the 2018 PISA assessment?

To the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport:

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the commercial access deal struck between NHS Wales and Roche, which will mean that breast cancer patients in Wales can access the Kadcyla drug?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.08

To the Cabinet Secretary for Education:

Darren Millar (Clwyd West): Will the Cabinet Secretary confirm what the Government’s targets are for the 2018 PISA assessment?

To the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport:

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the commercial access deal struck between NHS Wales and Roche, which will mean that breast cancer patients in Wales can access the Kadcyla drug?


Meeting: 14/06/2017 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

No questions were tabled.

Minutes:

No questions were tabled.

 


Meeting: 07/06/2017 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To the First Minister:

Steffan Lewis (South Wales East): Will the First Minister make a statement on relations between the Welsh and Qatari Governments following the severing of diplomatic ties with that country by its neighbours?

Minutes:

The item started at 14.16

To the First Minister:

Steffan Lewis (South Wales East): Will the First Minister make a statement on relations between the Welsh and Qatari Governments following the severing of diplomatic ties with that country by its neighbours?


Meeting: 24/05/2017 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

No Topical Questions were tabled.

Minutes:

No Topical Questions were tabled.


Meeting: 17/05/2017 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport:

 

Eluned Morgan (Mid and West Wales): What assurances can the Cabinet Secretary give that the IT infrastructure in Wales is protected, to ensure the continuity of care for Welsh patients following the cyber-attacks in the NHS in England?

 

To the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs:

 

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the 1,761 Glastir applications that have still not been paid?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.14

To the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport

 

Eluned Morgan (Mid and West Wales): What assurances can the Cabinet Secretary give that the IT infrastructure in Wales is protected, to ensure the continuity of care for Welsh patients following the cyber-attacks in the NHS in England?

 

To the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs

 

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the 1,761 Glastir applications that have still not been paid?

 


Meeting: 10/05/2017 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

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?

Minutes:

The item started at 14.40

To the Cabinet Secretary for 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 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?


Meeting: 03/05/2017 - Plenary (Item 3)

Topical Questions

To the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-Being and Sport

Jeremy Miles (Neath): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement about his decision to approve the use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in Wales as part of a study?

To the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-Being and Sport

Darren Millar (Clwyd West): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement into the investigation being undertaken by Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board into reports that the quality of care for dementia patients on the Tawel Fan ward at Glan Clwyd Hospital may have contributed to at least seven deaths?

Minutes:

The item started at 14.26


 

 

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