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Agenda and decisions

Venue: Y Siambr - Y Senedd

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Items
Note No. Item

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the First Minister

The Presiding Officer will call the Party Leaders to ask questions without notice to the First Minister after Question 2.

 

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Supporting documents:

Decision:

The item started at 13.30

 

The first 10 questions were asked. The Presiding Officer invited party leaders to ask questions to the First Minister after Question 2.

Personal Statement

Minister for Natural Resources and Food

 

The item started at 14.20

 

In accordance with Standing Order 12.52, the Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Alun Davies, made a personal statement on his observance of the Ministerial Code in respect of the Circuit of Wales.

 

Point of Order

 

The item started at 14.21

 

A Point of Order was raised by Kirsty Williams under Standing Orders 12.4 and 12.17 regarding the availability of the Report to the First Minister on the observance of the Ministerial Code by the Minister for Natural Resources and Food in respect of the Circuit of Wales, which had not yet been lodged in the Library. The Presiding Officer stated that she was always concerned to ensure that members have all the information they need to support them in holding Ministers to account, but that the timing of the release of this report was a matter for the First Minister.

 

Urgent Questions

 

The item started at 14.22

 

Urgent Question 1

 

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): Will the First Minister make a statement on the Permanent Secretary’s investigation into the actions of the Minister for Natural Resources and Food in connection with the Circuit of Wales project?

 

The item started at 14.36

 

Urgent Question 2

 

Darren Millar (Clwyd West): In light of the Auditor General for Wales’s decision to qualify his opinions on the accounts of three Health Boards for breaching their approved spending limits, will the Minister make a statement on health board overspending in the financial year 2013/14?

 

(30 mins)

2.

Business Statement and Announcement

Supporting documents:

Decision:

The item started at 14.44

(45 mins)

3.

Statement by the First Minister: The Welsh Government's Response to The Silk Commission's Second Report

Decision:

The item started at 14.58

(60 mins)

4.

Statement by the Minister for Local Government and Government Business: Introduction of the Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill

Decision:

The item started at 15.41

(60 mins)

5.

Legislative Consent Motion on the Wales Bill

NDM5501 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6, agrees that provisions in the Wales Bill which modify the legislative competence of the Assembly should be considered by the UK Parliament.

A Legislative Consent Memorandum has been laid in Table Office on 1 May 2014 in accordance with Standing Order 29.2.

A copy of the Wales Bill can be found at:

Bill documents — Wales Bill 2013-14 — UK Parliament

Supporting Documents

Legislative Consent Memorandum

Report of the Finance Committee - Report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Wales Bill
Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee Legislative Consent Memorandum Report: Wales Bill

 

 

Decision:

The item started at 16.36

 

NDM5501 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6, agrees that provisions in the Wales Bill which modify the legislative competence of the Assembly should be considered by the UK Parliament.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(15 mins)

6.

The Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 (Amendment) Order 2014

NDM5537 Lesley Griffiths (Wrecsam)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales; in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

Approves that the draft The Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 (Amendment) Order 2014 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 10 June 2014.

Supporting Documents
The Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 (Amendment) Order 2014

Explanatory memorandum
Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee – no reporting points

Decision:

The item started at 17.13

 

NDM5537 Lesley Griffiths (Wrecsam)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales; in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

 

Approves that the draft The Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 (Amendment) Order 2014 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 10 June 2014.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Proposal under Standing Order 12.24 to debate the following two items together but with separate votes:

(15 mins)

7.

The Town and Country Planning (Non-Material Changes and Corrections of Errors)(Wales) Order 2014

 

NDM5538 Lesley Griffiths (Wrecsam)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales; in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

Approves that the draft The Town and Country Planning (Non-Material Changes and Correction of Errors) (Wales) Order 2014 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 10 June 2014.

Supporting Documents
The Town and Country Planning (Non-Material Changes and Correction of Errors) (Wales) Order 2014

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee – no reporting points

 

Decision:

The item started at 17.14

 

It was agreed under Standing Order 12.24 that the following two items would be debated together but with separate votes.

 

NDM5538 Lesley Griffiths (Wrecsam)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales; in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

 

Approves that the draft The Town and Country Planning (Non-Material Changes and Correction of Errors) (Wales) Order 2014 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 10 June 2014.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(15 mins)

8.

The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Non-Material Changes) (Wales) Regulations 2014

NDM5539 Lesley Griffiths (Wrecsam)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales; in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

Approves that the draft The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Non-Material Changes) (Wales) Regulations 2014 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 10 June 2014.

Supporting Documents

The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Non-Material Changes) (Wales) Regulations 2014

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee – no reporting points

 

Decision:

The item started at 17.14

 

NDM5539 Lesley Griffiths (Wrecsam)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales; in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

 

Approves that the draft The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Non-Material Changes) (Wales) Regulations 2014 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 10 June 2014.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Voting Time

There was no Voting Time

 

At 17.15, proceedings were suspended for 15 minutes. The bell was rung 5 minutes before reconvening for Stage 3 proceedings on the Housing (Wales) Bill.

 

 

(180 mins)

9.

Stage 3 Standing Order 26.44 debate on the Housing (Wales) Bill

The amendments will be disposed of in the order that the sections and schedules to which they relate were set out in the motion under Standing Order 26.36, agreed by the Assembly on 17 June 2014.

 

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

 

Groups 1 – 28 were debated in plenary on 24 June 2014.

 

29. Homelessness: Duty to provide information, advice and assistance in accessing help

245, 419, 420, 414, 421, 422, 246, 423

30. Homelessness: Eligibility

8, 9

31. Homelessness: Duty to assess

424, 425, 354

32. Homelessness: Help to secure

247

33. Homelessness: Priority need

10*, 10A*, 355, 250, 11, 252, 12, 253, 13, 14, 254, 255, 28, 256, 426, 29, 257, 15, 16, 279

34. Homelessness: Circumstances in which homelessness duties end

260, 261, 262, 31

35. Homelessness: Duty to secure accommodation for applicants in priority need

427, 428, 429, 264, 430, 415, 431, 416, 417, 432, 30, 32

36.Homelessness: Intentionality

17

37. Homelessness: Local connection

18

38. Homelessness: Protection of property

272

39. Homelessness: Guidance

274, 275, 276

40. Homelessness: Interpretation

433, 278, 280

41. Gypsies and travellers

33

42. Standards for social housing

34

43. Council tax for long-term empty dwellings

356, 282, 283, 284, 357, 358, 37, 361

44. Council tax for dwellings occupied periodically

418, 434, 35, 359, 285, 360, 286

45. Council tax: other provisions

36, 362, 38

46. Leasehold Reform

287

47. Affordable Home s Target

39

48. Duties on the Welsh Ministers to report on implementation of the Housing Act 2004

363, 364

49. Commencement

365, 410

* These amendments will be disposed of in the order—10A, 10

Supporting Documents

Housing (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

Marshalled List of Amendments

Grouping List of Amendments

Decision:

The item started at 17.30

 

The amendments will be disposed of in the order that the sections and schedules to which they relate were set out in the motion under Standing Order 26.36 agreed by the Assembly on 17 June 2014.

 

Amendment 245 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 419 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 420 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 414 was not moved.

 

Amendment 421 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 422 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 246 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 423 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 8:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 9:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

11

25

50

Amendment 9 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 424 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 425 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 247 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 248 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 249 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 10A:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

39

50

Amendment 10A was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 10:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

36

50

Amendment 10 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 355:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

39

50

Amendment 355 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 250 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 251 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

As Amendment 251 was agreed, Amendment 11 fell.

 

Amendment 252 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 12:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

Amendment 253 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 13:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

24

0

26

50

Amendment 13 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 14:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

Amendment 254 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 255 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 28:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

As Amendment 28 was not agreed, Amendment 29 fell.

 

Amendment 256 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 426 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 257 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 258 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 15:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

36

50

Amendment 15 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 16:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

11

50

Amendment 16 was agreed.

 

Amendment 260 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 261 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 262 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 263 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 427 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 428 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 429 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 430 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

As Amendment 430 was agreed, Amendment 415 fell.

 

Amendment 431 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

As Amendment 431 was agreed, Amendment 416 fell.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 417:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

36

50

Amendment 417 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 432 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 30:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

36

50

Amendment 30 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 265 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 31:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 32:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

24

0

25

49

Amendment 32 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 17:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

36

50

Amendment 17 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 266 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 267 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 18:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

Amendment 271 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 272 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 273 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 274 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 275 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 276 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 433 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 278 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 279 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 280 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 33:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

36

50

Amendment 33 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 34:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

36

50

Amendment 34 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 281 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 356:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

30

50

Amendment 356 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 282 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 283 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 284:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

11

50

Amendment 284 was agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 357:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

34

50

Amendment 357 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 358:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

39

50

Amendment 358 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 418:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

39

50

Amendment 418 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 434:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

11

0

50

Amendment 434 was agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 35:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 359:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

39

50

Amendment 359 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 285:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

11

0

50

Amendment 285 was agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 360:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

34

50

Amendment 360 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 286:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

11

50

Amendment 286 was agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 36:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 37:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

34

50

Amendment 37 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 361:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

34

50

Amendment 361 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 362:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

39

50

Amendment 362 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 38:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

34

50

Amendment 38 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 287 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 39:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

34

50

Amendment 39 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 363:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

34

50

Amendment 363 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 364:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

34

50

Amendment 364 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 298 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 299 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 288 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 289 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 365:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

39

50

Amendment 365 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 410:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

39

50

Amendment 410 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 300:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

39

50

Amendment 300 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 301:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

39

50

Amendment 301 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 41 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 42 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 302:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

39

50

Amendment 302 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 43 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 303:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

39

50

Amendment 303 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 44 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 304:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

39

50

Amendment 304 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 45 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 305:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

39

50

Amendment 305 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 306:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

39

50

Amendment 306 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 46:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

11

50

Amendment 46 was agreed.

 

As Amendment 46 was agreed, Amendment 307 fell.

 

Amendment 47 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

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

 

In accordance with SO26.67, the Minister for Housing and Regeneration made a statement that he had it in command from Her Majesty the Queen to acquaint the Assembly that Her Majesty, having been informed of the purport of the Housing (Wales) Bill, has given her consent to this Bill.

 

 

 

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