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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 Minister for Finance and Government Business

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

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Supporting documents:

Decision:

The item started at 13.30

The first 11 questions were asked. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Minister after Question 2.

 

(45 mins)

2.

Questions to the Minister for Public Services

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

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Decision:

The item started at 14.15

Questions 1 -2 and 4 – 11 were asked. Question 2 and 5 were grouped together for answer.  Question 3 was not asked. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Minister after Question 2.

 

(60 mins)

3.

Debate by Individual Members under Standing Order 11.21(iv)

NNDM5942

Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)

Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Aled Roberts (North Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Deplores the number of bank branch closures in Wales, and in particular the frequency of closures even when the bank branch may be the last bank in the area.

2. Calls on banks to consider the impact of bank branch closures on urban and rural communities and individuals, especially older people and small businesses before final decisions on closures are made.

3. Calls on banks to carry out meaningful consultation, including local community organisations, pensioner organisations and business groups before final closure decisions, especially when the bank branch concerned is the only one remaining in the area.

4. Calls on the UK Government, the Welsh Government and the Financial Conduct Authority to ensure that they take the impact of bank branch closures into account when formulating their respective policies on financial services, economic development, and financial regulation.

Supported by:

Christine Chapman (Cynon Valley)

Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy)

Russell George (Montgomeryshire)

Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Mark Isherwood (North Wales)

Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)

John Griffiths (Newport East)

Mike Hedges (Swansea East)

David Rees (Aberavon)

Sandy Mewies (Delyn)

Llyr Gruffydd (North Wales)

Ann Jones (Vale of Clwyd)

Alun Ffred Jones (Arfon)

Gwyn Price (Islwyn)

Joyce Watson (Mid and West Wales)

Decision:

The item started at 15.03

NNDM5942

Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)

Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Aled Roberts (North Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Deplores the number of bank branch closures in Wales, and in particular the frequency of closures even when the bank branch may be the last bank in the area.

2. Calls on banks to consider the impact of bank branch closures on urban and rural communities and individuals, especially older people and small businesses before final decisions on closures are made.

3. Calls on banks to carry out meaningful consultation, including local community organisations, pensioner organisations and business groups before final closure decisions, especially when the bank branch concerned is the only one remaining in the area.

4. Calls on the UK Government, the Welsh Government and the Financial Conduct Authority to ensure that they take the impact of bank branch closures into account when formulating their respective policies on financial services, economic development, and financial regulation.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(60 mins)

4.

Debate on the Children, Young People and Education Committee report on Supply Teaching

NDM5951 Ann Jones (Vale of Clwyd)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Children, Young People and Education Committee on the inquiry into Supply Teaching, which was laid in the Table Office on 16 December 2015.

The response by the Welsh Government was laid on 3 February 2016.

Decision:

The item started at 16.03

NDM5951 Ann Jones (Vale of Clwyd)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Children, Young People and Education Committee on the inquiry into Supply Teaching, which was laid in the Table Office on 16 December 2015.

The response by the Welsh Government was laid on 3 February 2016.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(30 mins)

5.

Plaid Cymru Debate

NDM5952 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Welcomes the UK Government's intention to devolve the specification and procurement of the next Wales and Borders rail franchise.

2. Notes with alarm the UK Government's intention to remove some services from that franchise prior to its devolution.

3. Notes that such a restriction does not and has not applied to rail franchising with respect to Scotland.

4. Believes that radically re-drawing the service map of the Wales and Borders franchise would undermine the devolution of transport functions and harm the interests of rail passengers in Wales and the Borders.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Insert as new point 2 and renumber accordingly:

Notes the importance of cross-border rail connections to Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham to the economies of north and mid Wales.

Amendment 2 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Delete points 2, 3 and 4.

[If amendment 2 is agreed, amendment 3 will be de-selected]

Amendment 3 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Insert at end of point 2:

', in particular the removal of cross-border routes which may undermine the commercial attractiveness of the franchise'

Decision:

The item started at 16.52

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5952 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Welcomes the UK Government's intention to devolve the specification and procurement of the next Wales and Borders rail franchise.

2. Notes with alarm the UK Government's intention to remove some services from that franchise prior to its devolution.

3. Notes that such a restriction does not and has not applied to rail franchising with respect to Scotland.

4. Believes that radically re-drawing the service map of the Wales and Borders franchise would undermine the devolution of transport functions and harm the interests of rail passengers in Wales and the Borders.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

35

0

16

51

The motion without amendment was agreed.

(30 mins)

6.

Plaid Cymru Debate

NDM5954 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the value to the Welsh economy of hosting major events in Wales.

2. Calls for the development of a Commonwealth Games bid with Wales as the host nation in 2026 or 2030.

3. Calls for the development of a bid to bring a cycling Grand Tour to Wales, for both men and women.

4. Calls for an official send off in this Assembly for the Wales football team ahead of this year's UEFA Euro 2016;

5. Calls for the establishment of 'fan zones' across Wales so those that don't attend the UEFA Euro 2016 can support their team at home.

The following amendment has been tabled:

Amendment 1 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Insert as new point 2 and renumber accordingly:

Believes that every major event needs effective management and transport planning to ensure a high-quality experience for visitors and to minimise disruption for local residents and businesses.

Decision:

The item started at 17.19

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5954 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the value to the Welsh economy of hosting major events in Wales.

2. Calls for the development of a Commonwealth Games bid with Wales as the host nation in 2026 or 2030.

3. Calls for the development of a bid to bring a cycling Grand Tour to Wales, for both men and women.

4. Calls for an official send off in this Assembly for the Wales football team ahead of this year's UEFA Euro 2016;

5. Calls for the establishment of 'fan zones' across Wales so those that don't attend the UEFA Euro 2016 can support their team at home.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

51

0

0

51

The motion without amendment was agreed.

(15 mins)

7.

Stage 4 Debate on the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill

NDM5956 Kirsty Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire)

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

Approves the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill.

Decision:

The item started at 17.52

NDM5956 Kirsty Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire)

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

Approves the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

8.

Voting Time

Decision:

The item started at 18.05

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

(30 mins)

9.

Short Debate

NDM5953 Kirsty Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire)

The importance of rural schools: How schools are the lifeblood of a rural community.

Decision:

The item started at 18.08

NDM5953 Kirsty Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire)

The importance of rural schools: How schools are the lifeblood of a rural community.

 

 

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