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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Y Siambr - Y_Senedd. View directions

Note: 8(v3) 

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Transcript: Transcript for 22/06/2016 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs

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

 

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Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The item started at 13.30

 

Questions 1 – 11 and 13 were asked. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary after Question 2.

(45 mins)

2.

Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

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

 

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Minutes:

The item started at 14.15

 

All 15 questions were asked. Questions 5 and 7 and 10 and 15 were grouped together for answer.  The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary after Question 2.

(5 mins)

3.

Motion proposing the titles and remits of committees

NDM6031 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

The National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 16.1:

 

1. Establishes a Finance Committee to carry out the functions of the responsible committee set out in Standing Order 19; the functions of the responsible committee set out in Standing Orders 18.10 and 18.11; and consider any other matter relating to the Welsh Consolidated Fund.

 

2. Establishes a Public Accounts Committee to carry out the functions set out in Standing Orders 18.2 and 18.3 and consider any other matter that relates to the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which resources are employed in the discharge of public functions in Wales

Minutes:

The item started at 15.08

 

NDM6031 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

The National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 16.1:

 

1. Establishes a Finance Committee to carry out the functions of the responsible committee set out in Standing Order 19; the functions of the responsible committee set out in Standing Orders 18.10 and 18.11; and consider any other matter relating to the Welsh Consolidated Fund.

 

2. Establishes a Public Accounts Committee to carry out the functions set out in Standing Orders 18.2 and 18.3 and consider any other matter that relates to the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which resources are employed in the discharge of public functions in Wales

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(5 mins)

4.

Motion to elect members to a Committee

NDM6049 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 17.3, elects:

 

(i) Mike Hedges (Welsh Labour), Eluned Morgan (Welsh Labour), Jeremy Miles (Welsh Labour), Simon Thomas (Plaid Cymru), Adam Price (Plaid Cymru), Nick Ramsay (Welsh Conservatives) and Mark Reckless (United Kingdom Independence Party) as members of the Finance Committee; and

 

(ii) Simon Thomas (Plaid Cymru) as interim Chair of the Finance Committee.

Minutes:

The item started at 15.08

 

NDM6049 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 17.3, elects:

 

(i) Mike Hedges (Welsh Labour), Eluned Morgan (Welsh Labour), Jeremy Miles (Welsh Labour), Simon Thomas (Plaid Cymru), Adam Price (Plaid Cymru), Nick Ramsay (Welsh Conservatives) and Mark Reckless (United Kingdom Independence Party) as members of the Finance Committee; and

 

(ii) Simon Thomas (Plaid Cymru) as interim Chair of the Finance Committee.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(60 mins)

5.

Plaid Cymru Debate

NDM6029 Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the challenges to the health service in looking after an older population.

 

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

 

a) proceed with greater integration between health and social care; and

 

b) increase the amount of GPs, with a focus on recruiting to rural and deprived communities.

 

The following amendments have been tabled

 

Amendment 1 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)
 
Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to introduce voluntary stay at home assessments to promote independent living and planning for future need.
 
Amendment 2 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)
 
Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to bring forward, at the earliest opportunity, a new plan for access to health services and health service infrastructure for rural communities.
 
Amendment 3 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)
 
Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to review the role of the Older People's Commissioner.
 
Amendment 4 - Caroline Jones (South Wales West):

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Regrets the closure of community hospitals across Wales and calls on the Welsh Government to support and, where possible, re-establish community hospitals in order to bring services closer to people's homes.

Minutes:

The item started at 15.09

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM6029 Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the challenges to the health service in looking after an older population.

 

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

 

a) proceed with greater integration between health and social care; and

 

b) increase the amount of GPs, with a focus on recruiting to rural and deprived communities.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

33

4

11

48

The motion without amendment was agreed.

(60 mins)

6.

Welsh Conservatives Debate

NDM6032 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Recognises the role that local government plays in delivering public services to communities across Wales.

 

2. Notes with concern the uncertainty that the lack of clarity regarding local government reform is having on the delivery of effective services.

 

3. Acknowledges that more has to be done to address voter apathy in Wales given that, in the 2012 local government elections, overall turnout in Wales was low, at an average of 38.9 per cent, which was a 4 per cent drop from the previous local election turnout in 2008.

 

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to outline a provisional timetable for its planned reforms of Welsh local authorities, and to engage in a robust consultation process.

 

The following amendments have been tabled

 

Amendment 1 - Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)
 
Insert after point 3:

 

Notes the content of the Sunderland report into local government electoral arrangements in Wales
 
'
Report of the Commission on Local Government Electoral Arrangements in Wales'
 
Amendment 2 - Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)
 
Insert after point 3:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to implement single transferrable vote as the basis for local government elections to ensure fair representation for all political viewpoints.

Minutes:

The item started at 16.14

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM6032 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Recognises the role that local government plays in delivering public services to communities across Wales.

 

2. Notes with concern the uncertainty that the lack of clarity regarding local government reform is having on the delivery of effective services.

 

3. Acknowledges that more has to be done to address voter apathy in Wales given that, in the 2012 local government elections, overall turnout in Wales was low, at an average of 38.9 per cent, which was a 4 per cent drop from the previous local election turnout in 2008.

 

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to outline a provisional timetable for its planned reforms of Welsh local authorities, and to engage in a robust consultation process.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

5

7

49

The motion without amendment was agreed.

(60 mins)

7.

United Kingdom Independence Party Debate

NDM6030 Neil Hamilton (Mid and West Wales)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Believes that Wales would be stronger, safer and more prosperous if it were to leave the European Union.

Minutes:

The item started at 17.16

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

 

NDM6030 Neil Hamilton (Mid and West Wales)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Believes that Wales would be stronger, safer and more prosperous if it were to leave the European Union.

 

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

0

38

48

The motion was not agreed.

8.

Voting time

Minutes:

The item started at 18.14

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

(30 mins)

9.

Short Debate

NDM6033 Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)

 

Should I stay or should I go?

 

What factors have influenced public opinion over the EU referendum campaign?

Minutes:

The item started at 18.17

 

NDM6033 Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)

 

Should I stay or should I go?

 

What factors have influenced public opinion over the EU referendum campaign?

 

 

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