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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Y Siambr - Y Senedd. View directions

Note: 22(v2) 

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Transcript: Transcript for 05/10/2016 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

(45mins)

1.

Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

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

The first 9 questions were asked. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary after Question 2.

 

(45mins)

2.

Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport

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 14.19

The first 8 questions were asked. Questions 1 and 7 were answered by the Minister for Social Services and Public Health. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary after Question 2.

 

Urgent Question

The item started at 15.13

Darren Millar (Clwyd West): Will the Minister make a statement on staff suspensions by the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board following concerns in relation to the Bryn Hesketh Mental Health Unit in Colwyn Bay? EAQ(5)0054(FM)

 

(30mins)

3.

Plaid Cymru debate

NDM6111 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Calls on the Welsh Government to provide clarity regarding funding for Rural Development Plan projects post January 2017 and provide a more proactive approach to the current programme.

2. Affirms that remaining part of the single market is the best current option to ensure tariff and quota free access to that market.

3. Recognises the importance of migrant workers to the rural economy.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

In point 1, delete all after 'Calls on the' and replace with:

'UK Government to provide an unconditional guarantee to fund all projects contracted under the Rural Development Programme 2014-20 after the Autumn Statement until 2023.'

Amendment 2. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)
 
Delete point 2 and replace with:

Affirms the importance of access to the single market for Welsh rural businesses.

Minutes:

The item started at 15.22

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM6111 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Calls on the Welsh Government to provide clarity regarding funding for Rural Development Plan projects post January 2017 and provide a more proactive approach to the current programme.

2. Affirms that remaining part of the single market is the best current option to ensure tariff and quota free access to that market.

3. Recognises the importance of migrant workers to the rural economy.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

0

43

53

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

In point 1, delete all after 'Calls on the' and replace with:

'UK Government to provide an unconditional guarantee to fund all projects contracted under the Rural Development Programme 2014-20 after the Autumn Statement until 2023.'

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

43

0

10

53

Amendment 1 was agreed.

Amendment 2. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Delete point 2 and replace with:

Affirms the importance of access to the single market for Welsh rural businesses.

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

37

53

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6111 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Calls on the UK Government to provide an unconditional guarantee to fund all projects contracted under the Rural Development Programme 2014-20 after the Autumn Statement until 2023.

2. Affirms that remaining part of the single market is the best current option to ensure tariff and quota free access to that market.

3. Recognises the importance of migrant workers to the rural economy.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

44

10

0

54

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

(30mins)

4.

Plaid Cymru debate

NDM6112 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
 
To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the importance of a vibrant and diverse high street in supporting local enterprise.

2. Regrets that the shop vacancy rate on our high streets is consistently higher than the UK average.

3. Regrets the loss of community assets or local services as a result of low footfall on Welsh high streets.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to set up a new fund to enable local authorities and community groups to offer free car parking in towns throughout Wales, providing a vital boost to town centre regeneration.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)
 
Delete point 4 and replace with:

Calls on the Welsh Government to provide a stimulus for Welsh high streets by developing a long-term regeneration strategy, incorporating planning policy, public transport, and fostering closer links between retail businesses and local authorities.


[If amendment 1 is agreed, amendment 2 will be de-selected]

Amendment 2. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

In point 4, delete 'Calls on the Welsh Government to set' and replace with:

'Agrees to explore further the desirability of setting'.

Amendment 3. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add new point at end of motion

Recognises the importance of businesses which provide services on the high street.

Minutes:

The item started at 15.49

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM6112 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the importance of a vibrant and diverse high street in supporting local enterprise.

2. Regrets that the shop vacancy rate on our high streets is consistently higher than the UK average.

3. Regrets the loss of community assets or local services as a result of low footfall on Welsh high streets.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to set up a new fund to enable local authorities and community groups to offer free car parking in towns throughout Wales, providing a vital boost to town centre regeneration.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

38

54

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Delete point 4 and replace with:

Calls on the Welsh Government to provide a stimulus for Welsh high streets by developing a long-term regeneration strategy, incorporating planning policy, public transport, and fostering closer links between retail businesses and local authorities.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

0

39

54

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

Amendment 2. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

In point 4, delete 'Calls on the Welsh Government to set' and replace with:

'Agrees to explore further the desirability of setting'.

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

16

54

Amendment 2 was agreed.

Amendment 3. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add new point at end of motion:

Recognises the importance of businesses which provide services on the high street.

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

54

0

0

54

Amendment 3 was agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6112 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the importance of a vibrant and diverse high street in supporting local enterprise.

2. Regrets that the shop vacancy rate on our high streets is consistently higher than the UK average.

3. Regrets the loss of community assets or local services as a result of low footfall on Welsh high streets.

4. Agrees to explore further the desirability of setting up a new fund to enable local authorities and community groups to offer free car parking in towns throughout Wales, providing a vital boost to town centre regeneration.

5. Recognises the importance of businesses which provide services on the high street.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

54

0

0

54

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

(60mins)

5.

Welsh Conservatives debate

NDM6109 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)
 
To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Welsh Government's decision to revoke the 'right to buy' initiative.

2. Recognises that since 1980, when 'right to buy' was introduced in Wales, 130,000 families have been given the opportunity to buy their own council house, and that the people of Wales need to be trusted to make their own decisions on home ownership.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to recognise that 'right to buy' creates a valuable opportunity for people to own their own homes.

4. Believes that the annual target for house building should be at least 14,000 homes a year by 2020, following the recommendations of the Federation of Master Builders in their Programme for Government: 2015 to 2020.

'FMB Programme for Government: 2015 to 2020'

The following amendments have been tabled:

 
Amendment 1. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Delete all after point 1.

Amendment 2. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add new point at end of motion:

Believes that people are more likely to be able to own their own home if the economy is stronger, employment more secure, and public services actively help people to remain in their homes.

Amendment 3. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add new point at end of motion:

Recognises that home ownership is not the only option, and that social housing should have parity of status with home ownership.

Amendment 4. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add new point at end of motion:

Believes that house building targets could be severely affected by the re-classification of housing association borrowing as public sector debt, and calls on the Welsh Government to take action, including legislation if necessary, to ensure this does not limit the ability of housing associations to finance new home building or home improvements in Wales.

 

 

Minutes:

The item started at 16.21

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM6109 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Welsh Government's decision to revoke the 'right to buy' initiative.

2. Recognises that since 1980, when 'right to buy' was introduced in Wales, 130,000 families have been given the opportunity to buy their own council house, and that the people of Wales need to be trusted to make their own decisions on home ownership.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to recognise that 'right to buy' creates a valuable opportunity for people to own their own homes.

4. Believes that the annual target for house building should be at least 14,000 homes a year by 2020, following the recommendations of the Federation of Master Builders in their Programme for Government: 2015 to 2020.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

38

54

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Delete all after point 1.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

16

54

Amendment 1 was agreed.

Amendment 2. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add new point at end of motion:

Believes that people are more likely to be able to own their own home if the economy is stronger, employment more secure, and public services actively help people to remain in their homes.

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

53

1

0

54

Amendment 2 was agreed.

Amendment 3. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add new point at end of motion:

Recognises that home ownership is not the only option, and that social housing should have parity of status with home ownership.

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

48

6

0

54

Amendment 3 was agreed.

Amendment 4. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add new point at end of motion:

Believes that house building targets could be severely affected by the re-classification of housing association borrowing as public sector debt, and calls on the Welsh Government to take action, including legislation if necessary, to ensure this does not limit the ability of housing associations to finance new home building or home improvements in Wales.

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

48

6

0

54

Amendment 4 was agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6109 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1.Notes the Welsh Government's decision to revoke the 'right to buy' initiative.

2. Believes that people are more likely to be able to own their own home if the economy is stronger, employment more secure, and public services actively help people to remain in their homes.

3. Recognises that home ownership is not the only option, and that social housing should have parity of status with home ownership.

4. Believes that house building targets could be severely affected by the re-classification of housing association borrowing as public sector debt, and calls on the Welsh Government to take action, including legislation if necessary, to ensure this does not limit the ability of housing associations to finance new home building or home improvements in Wales.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

48

6

0

54

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

(60mins)

6.

United Kingdom Independence Party debate

NDM6110 Neil Hamilton (Mid and West Wales)

The National Assembly for Wales believes:

That the HS2 project should be scrapped and the capital savings used to enhance the existing rail network, including:

(a) fully funding the electrification of the south Wales main line, and the south Wales metro project; and

(b) an extensive upgrading of the north Wales rail network.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)
 
Delete all and replace with:

1. Recognises the social and economic benefits that HS2 will have for the people of mid and north Wales.

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to work constructively with the UK Government and regional transport bodies to ensure services and timetabling are organised to deliver maximum benefits of HS2 to the people of mid and north Wales.

[If amendment 1 is agreed, amendments 2 and 3 will be de-selected]

Amendment 2. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

Delete all and replace with:

1. Recognises the social and economic benefits that HS2 will have for the people of mid and north Wales.

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to work constructively with the UK Government and regional transport bodies to ensure services and timetabling are organised to deliver maximum benefits of HS2 to the people of mid and north Wales.

3. Calls on the UK Government to:

(a) publish a timetable for electrification of the south Wales main line to Swansea;

(b) fully fund electrification of the north Wales mainline and south Wales valleys lines;

(c) guarantee all European Union funding planned for the South Wales Metro; and

(d) Begin negotiations to transfer funding and responsibility for rail infrastructure to Welsh Ministers.

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

Amendment 3. Rhun ap Iowerth (Ynys Môn)

Delete all and replace with:

1. Believes that the HS2 project is an England only infrastructure project and that Wales should receive a Barnett consequential that reflects this.

2. Believes that the funds received as a Barnett consequential should be used to create an effective transport infrastructure that links together all the regions of Wales, and that this should include the following projects:

(a) improving transport connections within Wales; improving links between north and south; and creating regional networks in our main urban areas such as the south Wales metro project and an extensive north Wales metro project;

(b) transport solutions that work for rural Wales and its particular demographic and geographic challenges; and

(c) the electrification of the north and south Wales main railway lines, and extensive upgrading of the broader Welsh rail network.

 

 

Minutes:

The item started at 17.15

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM6110 Neil Hamilton (Mid and West Wales)

The National Assembly for Wales believes:

That the HS2 project should be scrapped and the capital savings used to enhance the existing rail network, including:

(a) fully funding the electrification of the south Wales main line, and the south Wales metro project; and

(b) an extensive upgrading of the north Wales rail network.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

6

0

48

54

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Delete all and replace with:

1. Recognises the social and economic benefits that HS2 will have for the people of mid and north Wales.

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to work constructively with the UK Government and regional transport bodies to ensure services and timetabling are organised to deliver maximum benefits of HS2 to the people of mid and north Wales.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

0

44

54

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

Amendment 2. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

Delete all and replace with:

1. Recognises the social and economic benefits that HS2 will have for the people of mid and north Wales.

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to work constructively with the UK Government and regional transport bodies to ensure services and timetabling are organised to deliver maximum benefits of HS2 to the people of mid and north Wales.

3. Calls on the UK Government to:

(a) publish a timetable for electrification of the south Wales main line to Swansea;

(b) fully fund electrification of the north Wales mainline and south Wales valleys lines;

(c) guarantee all European Union funding planned for the South Wales Metro; and

(d) Begin negotiations to transfer funding and responsibility for rail infrastructure to Welsh Ministers.

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

16

54

Amendment 2 was agreed.

As Amendment 2 was agreed, Amendment 3 was de-selected.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6110 Neil Hamilton (Mid and West Wales)

1. Recognises the social and economic benefits that HS2 will have for the people of mid and north Wales.

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to work constructively with the UK Government and regional transport bodies to ensure services and timetabling are organised to deliver maximum benefits of HS2 to the people of mid and north Wales.

3. Calls on the UK Government to:

(a) publish a timetable for electrification of the south Wales main line to Swansea;

(b) fully fund electrification of the north Wales mainline and south Wales valleys lines;

(c) guarantee all European Union funding planned for the South Wales Metro; and

(d) Begin negotiations to transfer funding and responsibility for rail infrastructure to Welsh Ministers.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

46

0

8

54

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

7.

Voting time

Minutes:

The item started at 17.49

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

(30mins)

8.

Short Debate

NDM6108 Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore)
 
The safety, storage and disposal of biomass and contaminated wood products by South Wales Wood Recycling.

Minutes:

The item started at 18.00

NDM6108 Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore)

The safety, storage and disposal of biomass and contaminated wood products by South Wales Wood Recycling.

 

 

 

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