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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 8 questions were asked.

The Presiding Officer invited party leaders to ask questions to the First Minister after Question 2. Aled Roberts stood in for the Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats.

(30 mins)

2.

Business Statement and Announcement

Supporting documents:

Decision:

The item started at 14:15

(45 mins)

3.

Statement by the First Minister: UK Government announcement on the St David's Day Process

Decision:

The item started at 14.24

(5 mins)

4.

Motion under Standing Order 26.36 to vary the order of consideration of Stage 3 amendments for the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Bill

NDM5706 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.36:

Agrees to dispose of sections and schedules to the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Bill at Stage 3 in the following order:

a)         sections 2 - 11

b)         Schedule 1

c)         sections 12-14

d)         Schedule 2

e)         sections 15 – 31

f)          Schedule 3

g)         sections 32 – 44

h)        Schedule 4

i)          sections 45 - 55

j)          section 1

k)         long title

 

Decision:

The item started at 15.05

NDM5706 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.36:

Agrees to dispose of sections and schedules to the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Bill at Stage 3 in the following order:

a)         sections 2 - 11

b)         Schedule 1

c)         sections 12-14

d)         Schedule 2

e)         sections 15 – 31

f)          Schedule 3

g)         sections 32 – 44

h)        Schedule 4

i)          sections 45 - 55

j)          section 1

k)         long title

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(15 mins)

5.

Statutory Instrument Consent Memorandum on the Public Bodies (Abolition of the Advisory Committees on Pesticides) Order 2015

NDM5704 Rebecca Evans (Mid and West Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales agrees, in accordance with section 9(6) of the Public Bodies Act 2011, and Standing Order 30A.10, that the Secretary of State makes The Public Bodies (Abolition of the Advisory Committees on Pesticides) Order 2015, in accordance with the draft laid in Table Office on 16 December 2014.

The Statutory Instrument Consent Memorandum was laid in Table Office on 16 December 2014.

Supporting Documents

The Public Bodies (Abolition of the Advisory Committees on Pesticides) Order 2015
Explanatory Document

Statutory Instrument Consent Memorandum

Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

Decision:

The item started at 15.06

NDM5704 Rebecca Evans (Mid and West Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales agrees, in accordance with section 9(6) of the Public Bodies Act 2011, and Standing Order 30A.10, that the Secretary of State makes The Public Bodies (Abolition of the Advisory Committees on Pesticides) Order 2015, in accordance with the draft laid in Table Office on 16 December 2014.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(30 mins)

6.

Supplementary Legislative Consent Motion Serious Crime Bill (Memorandum No. 4): Child Sexual Exploitation and Mandatory Reporting of FGM

NDM5705 Leighton Andrews (Rhondda)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6 agrees that provisions in the Serious Crime Bill relating to child sexual exploitation and the offence of loitering or soliciting for the purposes of prostitution, and the imposition of a  notification duty on various professionals in respect of identified cases of female genital mutilation and an associated statutory guidance power, in so far as they fall within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

A Legislative Consent Memorandum has been laid in Table Office on 19 February 2015 in accordance with Standing Order 29.2(iii).

A copy of the Bill can be found on the Parliament website:

http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2014-15/seriouscrime.html

Supporting Document
Legislative Consent Memorandum

 

Decision:

The item started at 15.08

NDM5705 Leighton Andrews (Rhondda)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6 agrees that provisions in the Serious Crime Bill relating to child sexual exploitation and the offence of loitering or soliciting for the purposes of prostitution, and the imposition of a  notification duty on various professionals in respect of identified cases of female genital mutilation and an associated statutory guidance power, in so far as they fall within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

7.

Voting Time

Decision:

There was no voting time.

At 15.23, proceedings were suspended for 10 minutes. The bell was rung 5 minutes before reconvening for Stage 3 proceedings on the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill.

 

(240 mins)

8.

Stage 3 debate on the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (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.

 

1. Violence against Women and children

54, 55, 56, 64

2. Further and higher education institutions – advice and guidance

22, 24, 17, 53

3. Meaning of “relevant functions”

21, 23

4. Duty to have regard to the Convention on the Rights of the Child

1

5. Victim’s rights

57

6. National and local strategies – gender-specific needs

69, 72

7. National strategy – perpetrator programmes

70, 71

8. Local strategies - implementation

2, 3, 4

9. Education about healthy relationships

5, 6, 7, 11, 58

10. Duties of governing bodies of maintained schools

59

11. National Indicators

8, 9, 10,

12. Annual progress reports

12, 68

13. Statutory Guidance

13, 67, 65, 14, 15, 16

14. Ministerial Adviser

25-32, 18, 62, 33-52, 20

15. Functions of Ministerial Adviser

60, 61, 19

16. Removal of reasonable punishment defence

66

17. Meaning of abuse

63

Supporting Documents
Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill

Revised Explanatory Memorandum

Marshalled List of Amendments

Grouping of Amendments

Decision:

The item started at 15.33

 

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 24 February 2015.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 54:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 22 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 21 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

As amendment 54 was not agreed, amendment 55 fell.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 56:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

12

26

52

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 57:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

11

26

52

Amendment 57 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 69:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 70:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 70 was not agreed, amendment 71 fell.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 72:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 23 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

As amendment 2 was not agreed, amendment 3 fell.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

12

26

52

Amendment 4 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 6:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 7:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 5 was not agreed, amendment 11 fell.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 58:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 59:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 24 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 8:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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

26

0

27

53

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 8 was not agreed, amendment 10 fell.

 

Amendment 12 was withdrawn in accordance with Standing Order 12.27.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 68:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 13:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 67 was not moved.

Amendment 65 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 14:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 15:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 16:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 17 was not moved.

 

The Presiding Officer proposed that amendments 25 -32 were disposed of en bloc. A Member objected, therefore the amendments were disposed of individually.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 25:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

0

0

52

Amendment 25 was agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 26:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

51

0

0

51

Amendment 26 was agreed/not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 27:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 28:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 29:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 30:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 31 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 32 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 18:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 60:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

11

27

52

Amendment 60 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 61:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 62:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 19:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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.

 

The Presiding Officer proposed that amendments 33 -52 were disposed of en bloc. A Member objected, therefore the amendments were disposed of individually.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 33:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

0

0

52

Amendment 33 was agreed.

 

Amendment 34 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 35 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 36:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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

26

0

27

53

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 38:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 39:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

Amendment 39 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 40:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 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.

 

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.

 

At 17.57, proceedings were suspended for 15 minutes. The bell was rung 5 minutes before reconvening for Stage 3 proceedings on the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 66:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

36

52

Amendment 66 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 63 was withdrawn in accordance with Standing Order 12.27.

 

Amendment 53 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 64 was not moved.

 

Amendment 20 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

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

 

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

 

 

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