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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.

View Questions

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.

 

Urgent Question

The item started at 14.15

Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd): What discussions has the First Minister had with the UK Government regarding the Trade Union Bill, in light of the letter from the UK Minister of State for Skills on progressing the Bill in Wales? EAQ(4)2717(FM)R

 

(30 mins)

2.

Business Statement and Announcement

Supporting documents:

Decision:

The item started at 14.29

3.

The Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order 2016

NDM5950 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

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

Approves that the draft The Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order 2016 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 18 December 2015.

Supporting Documents
The Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order 2016
Explanatory Memorandum
Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

Decision:

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

The item started at 14.37

NDM5950 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

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

Approves that the draft The Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order 2016 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 18 December 2015.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

4.

The Welsh Language Standards (No.2) Regulations 2016

NDM5949 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

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

Approves that the draft The Welsh Language Standards (No.2) Regulations 2016 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 18 December 2015.

Supporting Documents
The Welsh Language Standards (No.2) Regulations 2016
Explanatory Memorandum
Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

Decision:

NDM5949 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

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

Approves that the draft The Welsh Language Standards (No.2) Regulations 2016 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 18 December 2015.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(15 mins)

5.

The Housing Act 1985 (Amendment of Schedule 2A) (Serious Offences) (Wales) Order 2016

NDM5948 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

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

Approves that the draft The Housing Act 1985 (Amendment of Schedule 2A) (Serious Offences) (Wales) Order 2016 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 17 November 2015.

Supporting Documents
The Housing Act 1985 (Amendment of Schedule 2A) (Serious Offences) (Wales) Order 2016
Explanatory Memorandum
Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee – no reporting points

Decision:

The item started at 15.03

NDM5948 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

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

Approves that the draft The Housing Act 1985 (Amendment of Schedule 2A) (Serious Offences) (Wales) Order 2016 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 17 November 2015.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(15 mins)

6.

Stage 4 of the Historic Environment (Wales) Bill

NDM5955 Ken Skates (Clwyd South):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.47:

Approves the Historic Environment (Wales) Bill.

Supporting Documents
Historic Environment (Wales) Bill
Revised Explanatory Memorandum

 

Decision:

The item started at 15.06

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

NDM5955 Ken Skates (Clwyd South):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.47:

Approves the Historic Environment (Wales) Bill. The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

34

22

0

56

The motion was agreed.

 

(120 mins)

7.

Debate on the Draft Budget 2016-17

NDM5947 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 20.12:

Notes the Draft Budget for the financial year 2016-2017 laid in the Table Office by the Minister for Finance and Government Business on 8 December 2015.

'Draft Budget Proposals 2016-17'

Supporting Documents
Draft Budget for the financial year 2016-2017
Report of the Finance Committee

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Does not believe the Welsh Government's Draft Budget 2016-17 meets the needs of the Welsh people.

Amendment 2 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Add as a new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the draft bdget fails to take an all-Wales approach to future capital investment.

Amendment 3 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Add as a new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the draft budget proposes a damaging and severe cut to funding support for Welsh higher education institutions.

Amendment 4 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Add as a new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the draft budget's proposal for continued funding pressure on local government has not been matched with a proposal for a rural stabilisation grant.

Decision:

The item started at 15.22

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

NDM5947 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 20.12:

Notes the Draft Budget for the financial year 2016-2017 laid in the Table Office by the Minister for Finance and Government Business on 8 December 2015.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Does not believe the Welsh Government's Draft Budget 2016-17 meets the needs of the Welsh people.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

23

5

28

56

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

Amendment 2 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Add as a new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the draft budget fails to take an all-Wales approach to future capital investment.

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

23

5

28

56

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

Amendment 3 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Add as a new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the draft budget proposes a damaging and severe cut to funding support for Welsh higher education institutions.

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

23

5

28

56

Amendment 3 was not agreed.

Amendment 4 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Add as a new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the draft budget's proposal for continued funding pressure on local government has not been matched with a proposal for a rural stabilisation grant.

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

23

5

28

56

Amendment 4 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion:

NDM5947 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 20.12:

Notes the Draft Budget for the financial year 2016-2017 laid in the Table Office by the Minister for Finance and Government Business on 8 December 2015.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

28

5

23

56

The motion was agreed.

 

8.

Voting Time

Decision:

The item started at 17.08

 

Votes Summary

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