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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 7 questions were asked.

 

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

(30 mins)

2.

Business Statement and Announcement

Supporting documents:

Decision:

The item started at 14.17

(45 mins)

3.

Statement by the Minister for Public Services on the Local Government White Paper

Decision:

The item started at 14.40

(30 mins)

4.

Statement by the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport: Business Rates

Decision:

The item started at 15.25

(30 mins)

5.

Statement by the Minister for Education and Skills: Raising the Ambitions and Educational Attainment of Children who are Looked After in Wales

Decision:

The item started at 15.50

(30 mins)

6.

Statement by the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology: Update on joint working with the Department for Work and Pensions

(30 mins)

7.

Legislative Consent Motion on the Medical Innovation Bill

NDM5680 Mark Drakeford (Cardiff West)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6 agrees that provisions in the Medical Innovation Bill, relating to treatment and alleviation of disease, illness, injury, disability and mental disorder; provision of health services; clinical governance and standards of health care 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 10 December 2014 in accordance with Standing Order 29.2(ii).

 

The Bill can be found at:

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

 

Supporting Document

Legislative Consent Memorandum

Report of the Health and Social Care Committee

Decision:

The item started at 17.05

 

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

 

NDM5680 Mark Drakeford (Cardiff West)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6 agrees that provisions in the Medical Innovation Bill, relating to treatment and alleviation of disease, illness, injury, disability and mental disorder; provision of health services; clinical governance and standards of health care in so far as they fall within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

 

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

0

0

54

54

The Motion was not agreed.

(60 mins)

8.

Debate: The Review of Independent Living Adaptations

NDM5682 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Acknowledges the importance of adaptations services and how they help people to continue living independently in their own home for as long as possible.

 

2. Notes the findings of the Review of Independent Living Adaptations, which was published on 23rd January 2015.

 

3. Supports action by the Welsh Government to enhance the help available to people in need of adapted housing.

 

A copy of the Review can be accessed using the attached link:

http://wales.gov.uk/statistics-and-research/review-independent-living-adaptations/?lang=en

 

The following amendments have been tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Delete Point 3 and replace with:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to:

 

a) ensure that local authorities work with social landlords to produce a customer charter setting out commitments in relation to adaptation services;

 

b) work with local authorities and social housing providers to set out delivery time standards and ensure that they are met by all local authorities;

 

c) audit adaptation services to identify best practice and its implementation; and

 

d) put in place mechanisms to monitor customer satisfaction and longer-term outcomes.

 

Amendment 2 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Believes means testing for adaptations is inequitable and outdated.

 

Amendment  3 – Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add new point at the end of the motion:

 

Notes the key recommendations of the Leonard Cheshire Disability Home Truths campaign and No Place Like Home Report.

 

A copy of the report can be accessed here: http://www.leonardcheshire.org/who-we-are/publications/latest-publications-download/no-place-like-home#.VMpZXmYYTcs

 

Amendment 4 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to require local authorities to exempt minor adaptations from means testing, as recommended in the review.

Decision:

The item started at 17.24

 

NDM5682 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Acknowledges the importance of adaptations services and how they help people to continue living independently in their own home for as long as possible.

 

2. Notes the findings of the Review of Independent Living Adaptations, which was published on 23rd January 2015.

 

3. Supports action by the Welsh Government to enhance the help available to people in need of adapted housing.

 

The following amendments were tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Delete Point 3 and replace with:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to:

 

a) ensure that local authorities work with social landlords to produce a customer charter setting out commitments in relation to adaptation services;

 

b) work with local authorities and social housing providers to set out delivery time standards and ensure that they are met by all local authorities;

 

c) audit adaptation services to identify best practice and its implementation; and

 

d) put in place mechanisms to monitor customer satisfaction and longer-term outcomes.

 

Amendment 1 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

 

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

 

Amendment 2 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Believes means testing for adaptations is inequitable and outdated.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

11

32

54

Amendment 2 was not agreed.   

 

Amendment  3 – Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add new point at the end of the motion:

 

Notes the key recommendations of the Leonard Cheshire Disability Home Truths campaign and No Place Like Home Report.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

54

0

0

54

Amendment 3 was agreed.

 

Amendment 4 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to require local authorities to exempt minor adaptations from means testing, as recommended in the review.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

54

0

0

54

Amendment 4 was agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

NDM5682 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Acknowledges the importance of adaptations services and how they help people to continue living independently in their own home for as long as possible.

 

2. Notes the findings of the Review of Independent Living Adaptations, which was published on 23rd January 2015.

 

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

 

a) ensure that local authorities work with social landlords to produce a customer charter setting out commitments in relation to adaptation services;

 

b) work with local authorities and social housing providers to set out delivery time standards and ensure that they are met by all local authorities;

 

c) audit adaptation services to identify best practice and its implementation; and

 

d) put in place mechanisms to monitor customer satisfaction and longer-term outcomes.

 

4. Notes the key recommendations of the Leonard Cheshire Disability Home Truths campaign and No Place Like Home Report.

 

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to require local authorities to exempt minor adaptations from means testing, as recommended in the review.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

54

0

0

54

The motion as amended was agreed.

9.

Voting Time

Decision:

The item started at 18.06

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

 

 

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