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Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Act 2013

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.

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Meeting: 18/06/2013 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 7.)

Stage 4 Standing Order 26.47 motion to approve the Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill

At the conclusion of Stage 3 the Minister may propose that the Bill be passed in accordance with Standing Order 26.47. If the proposition is agreed:

 

Decision:

The item started at 16.55

At the conclusion of Stage 3 the Minister may propose that the Bill be passed in accordance with Standing Order 26.47. If the proposition is agreed:

Stage 4 Standing Order 26.47 motion to approve the Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 18/06/2013 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 6.)

Stage 3 Standing Order 26.44 debate on the Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill

In accordance with Standing Order 26.36, amendments will be disposed of in the order which the sections and schedules to which they relate, arise in the Bill.

The Amendments have been grouped for the purposes of debate and the groupings will be debated as follows:

1. Access to council meetings and council information

18, 1, 2, 3, 58, 8, 59

2. Members of the Boundary Commission

10


3. Technical

19, 46, 47, 49, 50

4. Electoral reviews

20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 57

5. Reviews of qualifying bodies

11, 12, 13, 14, 17

6. Payment to Presiding Members

51, 52, 56

 

7. Private Bills

53

8. Democratic services committee

4

9. Functions relating to salaries of heads of paid service

54, 9, 15*, 55

10.Independent Remuneration Panel Reports

16

11. Local Authority elections

5, 6, 7

* This amendment has been withdrawn

Supporting Documents
Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill
Explanatory Memorandum
Marshalled List of Amendments
Grouping of Amendments

 

Decision:

The item started at 15.41

In accordance with Standing Order 26.36, amendments will be disposed of in the order which the sections and schedules to which they relate, arise in the Bill.

The Amendments have been grouped for the purposes of debate and the groupings will be debated as follows:

1. Access to council meetings and council information

18, 1, 2, 3, 58, 8, 59

2. Members of the Boundary Commission

10


3. Technical

19, 46, 47, 49, 50

4. Electoral reviews

20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 57

5. Reviews of qualifying bodies

11, 12, 13, 14, 17

6. Payment to Presiding Members

51, 52, 56

 

7. Private Bills

53

8. Democratic services committee

4

9. Functions relating to salaries of heads of paid service

54, 9, 15*, 55

10.Independent Remuneration Panel Reports

16

11. Local Authority elections

5, 6, 7

* This amendment has been withdrawn

Voting was taken in the order set out in the Marshalled List of Amendments:

Amendment 18 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

24

0

27

51

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 10:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

24

0

27

51

Amendment 10 was not agreed.

Amendment 19 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 20 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 21 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 22 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 23 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 24 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 25 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 26 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 27 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 28 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 29 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 30 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 31 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 32 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 33 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 34 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 35 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 36 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 37 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 38 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 39 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 40 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 41 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 42 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 43 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 44 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 45 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 46 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 47 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 48 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 49 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendment 11:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

24

0

27

51

Amendment 11 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 12:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

24

0

27

51

Amendment 12 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 13:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

24

0

26

50

Amendment 13 was not agreed.

As Amendment 13 was not agreed, Amendment 17 fell.

A vote was taken on Amendment 14:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

24

0

27

51

Amendment 14 was not agreed.

Amendment 50 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 51 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 52 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 53 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

24

0

27

51

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

As Amendment 2 was not agreed, Amendment 8 fell.

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

24

0

27

51

Amendment 3 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 58:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

12

51

Amendment 58 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

24

0

27

51

Amendment 4 was not agreed.

Amendment 54 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendment 9:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

12

0

40

52

Amendment 9 was not agreed.

Amendment 15 was withdrawn prior to the meeting.

A vote was taken on Amendment 16:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

Amendment 16 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

39

53

Amendment 5 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 6:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

0

39

52

Amendment 6 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 7:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

Amendment 7 was not agreed.


Amendment 59 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 55 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 56 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 57 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

All sections and schedules of the Bill were deemed agreed, concluding Stage 3 proceedings.


Meeting: 05/06/2013 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Letter from Powys County Council

CELG(4)-17-13 – Paper (to note) 7

 

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 09/05/2013 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill - Stage 2: Consideration of Amendments

Papers:        Marshalled List of Amendments, 9 May 2013

                   Groupings of Amendments, 9 May 2013

 

In accordance with Standing Order 26.21, the Committee will dispose of amendments to the Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill in the following order:

 

Sections      1 - 70

Schedules    1 - 3

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Chair said that the Committee would consider the amendments in the following order:

Sections 1 – 70

Schedules 1 - 3

 

2.1 The Committee disposed of the following amendments:

 

Section 1:

Amendment 46 – Lesley Griffiths

For

Against

Abstain

Peter Black

Christine Chapman

Mike Hedges

Gwyn Price

Jenny Rathbone

Ken Skates

Janet Finch-Saunders

Mark Isherwood

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Lindsay Whittle

 

6

4

0

Amendment 46 was agreed.

 

Amendment 47, was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Amendment 48 – Lesley Griffiths

For

Against

Abstain

Christine Chapman

Mike Hedges

Gwyn Price

Jenny Rathbone

Ken Skates

Peter Black

Janet Finch-Saunders

Mark Isherwood

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Lindsay Whittle

 

5

5

0

As there was an equality of votes, the Chair cast her vote in the negative, in accordance with Standing Orders 17.37 and 6.20(ii).

Amendment 48 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 49, was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Sections 2 and 3: No amendments were tabled to these sections, therefore these sections were deemed agreed.

 

Section 4:

Amendment 9 – Rhodri Glyn Thomas

For

Against

Abstain

Peter Black

Janet Finch-Saunders

Mark Isherwood

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Lindsay Whittle

Christine Chapman

Mike Hedges

Gwyn Price

Jenny Rathbone

Ken Skates

 

5

5

0

As there was an equality of votes, the Chair cast her vote in the negative, in accordance with Standing Orders 17.37 and 6.20(ii).

Amendment 9 was not agreed.

 

Sections 5 to 21: No amendments were tabled to these sections, therefore these sections were deemed agreed.

 

Section 22:

Amendment 23, 50, 24 and 25 were agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Sections 23 and 24: No amendments were tabled to these sections, therefore these sections were deemed agreed.

 

Section 25:

Amendments 51 and 52, were agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Section 26:

Amendment 53, was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Sections 27 and 28: No amendments were tabled to these sections, therefore these sections were deemed agreed.

 

Section 29:

Amendments 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 30, 32 and 33 were agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Amendments 10, 11 and 12 were withdrawn in accordance with Standing Order 26.66.

 

Section 30: No amendments were tabled to this section, therefore this section was deemed agreed.

 

Section 31:

Amendments 54 and 55, were agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Section 32:

Amendment 56, was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Section 33: No amendments were tabled to this section, therefore this section was deemed agreed.

 

Section 34:

Amendments 34 and 35, were agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Section 35:

Amendment 36, was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Section 36:

Amendment 37, was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Section 37: No amendments were tabled to this section, therefore this section was deemed agreed

 

Section 38:

Amendment 57, was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Section 39:

Amendment 58, was agreed in accordance with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2


Meeting: 16/04/2013 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 10.)

Motion to approve the Financial Resolution of the Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill

NDM5198 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69, arising in consequence of the Bill.

Decision:

The item started at 17.22

NDM5198 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Local Government (Democracy) (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.


Meeting: 16/04/2013 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 9.)

Motion to agree the general principles of the Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill

NDM5197 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.11:

Agrees to the general principles of the Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill

The Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 26 November 2012.

The report of the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee on the Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill was laid before the Assembly on 21 March 2013.

Supporting Documents:
The Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill
Explanatory Memorandum
Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee Report
Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee Report

Decision:

The item started at 16.33

NDM5197 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.11:

Agrees to the general principles of the Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 11/03/2013 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7.)

Consideration of the Draft Report on the Local Government Democracy (Wales) Bill

CLA(4)-08-13 Paper 6 – Draft Report on the Local Government Democracy (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 19

Meeting: 07/03/2013 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill: Consideration of the Stage 1 Draft 1 Report

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the draft report.


Meeting: 21/02/2013 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill (Stage 1) - Consideration of key issues

CELG(4)-06-13: Private Paper 1

Minutes:

The Committee considered the key issues of the Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 06/02/2013 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill (Stage 1): Evidence Session Minister for Local Government and Communities

·         Carl Sargeant AM, Minister for Local Government and Communities

·         Frank Cuthbert, Head of Scrutiny, Democracy and Participation Team

·         Louise Gibson, Lawyer

 

Minutes:

The Committee received evidence from the Minister for Local Government and Communities on the Bill.


Meeting: 04/02/2013 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6.)

Evidence in relation to the Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill

Carl Sargeant, Minister for Local Government (3.00 – 3.30pm)

Frank Cuthbert, Head of Scrutiny, Democracy and Participation Team, Welsh Government;

Patricia Gavigan, Legal Services, Welsh Government

 

 

http://www.senedd.assemblywales.org/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=5052&AIID=8648

 

 


Meeting: 31/01/2013 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill (Stage 1): Evidence Session Public Services Ombudsman for Wales

·         Peter Tyndall, Public Services Ombudsman

·         Elizabeth Thomas, Director of Investigations and Legal Adviser

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1     The Committee received evidence from the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales on the Bill.


Meeting: 31/01/2013 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill (Stage 1): Evidence Session Wales Audit Office

·         Anthony Barrett, Assistant Auditor General

·         Martin Peters, Compliance Manager

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1     The Committee received evidence from the Wales Audit Office on the Bill.


Meeting: 23/01/2013 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill (Stage 1): Evidence Session 3

Electoral Reform Society Wales

·         Stephen Brooks, Director

·         Darren Hughes, UK Campaigns & Research Director

·         Owain ap-Gareth, Wales Campaigns & Research Officer

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from the Electoral Reform Society Wales.


Meeting: 23/01/2013 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill (Stage 1): Evidence Session 3

One Voice Wales

·         Lyn Cadwallader, Chief Executive

 

North Wales Association of Town and Larger Community Councils

·         Robert Robinson, Secretary to the Association

·         Councillor Mariette Roberts, Towyn & Kinmel Bay

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from One Voice Wales and the North Wales Association of Town and Larger Community Councils.


Meeting: 17/01/2013 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill Evidence Session 2: (Stage 1) Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) & Association of Council Secretaries and Solicitors, Wales Branch (ACSeS)

·         Daniel Hurford, WLGA, Head of Policy Improvement and Governance

  • Dilys Phillips, ACSeS, Monitoring Officer, Gwynedd
  • Phillip Johnson, Association of Electoral Administrators, Electoral Services Manager, Newport

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.3 The Committee received evidence from the WLGA and ACSeS.


Meeting: 17/01/2013 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill Evidence Session 2: (Stage 1) Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales

·         Owen Watkin, Chairman

·         Steve Halsall, Deputy Secretary

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.2 The Committee received evidence from the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales.


Meeting: 09/01/2013 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill: Evidence Session 1 (Stage 1)

·         Minister for Local Government and Communities, Carl Sargeant AM

 

Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill

 

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from the Minister for Local Government and Communities, Carl Sargeant AM.

 

2.2 The Minister agreed to provide the Committee with further information on the Bill.


Meeting: 28/11/2012 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

Agreement of approach for Stage 1 scrutiny of Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 58 , View reasons restricted (7/1)
  • Restricted enclosure 59
  • Restricted enclosure 60
  • Restricted enclosure 61
  • Restricted enclosure 62

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered and agreed their approach to Stage 1scruitny of the Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 27/11/2012 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 3.)

Statement by the Minister for Local Government and Communities: Introduction of the Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill

Decision:

The item started at 15.01

 


 

 

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