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Agenda and minutes

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Note: 28(v4) 

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Transcript: Transcript for 02/11/2016 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Education

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

View Questions

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The item started at 13.30

The first 7 questions were asked. Questions 2 and 6 were answered by the Minister for Lifelong Learning and the Welsh Language. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary and the Minister after Question 2.

(15 mins)

2.

Questions to the Counsel General

Minutes:

The item started at 14.22

The 3 questions were asked.

Urgent Question

The item started at 14.39

Dawn Bowden (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney): What is the Welsh Government’s response to the announcement that 350 jobs are at risk due to the decision of 2 Sisters Food Group to move all its retail services from Merthyr Tydfil to Cornwall?

(5 mins)

3.

90 Second Statements

Minutes:

The item started at 14.52

Jeremy Miles made a statement on the Neath Abbey Iron Works.

John Griffiths made a statement on the Anniversary of the Chartist Uprising in Newport.

Caroline Jones made a statement on the Sandville Self Help Centre.

(5mins)

4.

Motions to elect Members to Committees

NDM6130 Elin Jones (Ceredigion):
 
To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 17.14, elects Neil McEvoy (Plaid Cymru) as a Member of the Public Accounts Committee in place of Rhun ap Iorwerth (Plaid Cymru).
 
NDM6131Elin Jones (Ceredigion):
 
To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 17.3, elects Dafydd Elis-Thomas (Independent) as a Member of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee.

Minutes:

The item started at 14.57

NDM6130 Elin Jones (Ceredigion):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 17.14, elects Neil McEvoy (Plaid Cymru) as a Member of the Public Accounts Committee in place of Rhun ap Iorwerth (Plaid Cymru).

NDM6131 Elin Jones (Ceredigion):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 17.3, elects Dafydd Elis-Thomas (Independent) as a Member of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee.

The motions were agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(60 mins)

5.

Plaid Cymru debate

NDM6129 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales;

1. Endorses the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as a step on the path to a zero-carbon Wales.

2. Calls on the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs to take this message to the Marrakech Climate Change Conference in November 2016.

'Paris Climate change agreement'

Minutes:

The item started at 14.58

NDM6129 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales;

1. Endorses the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as a step on the path to a zero-carbon Wales.

2. Calls on the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs to take this message to the Marrakech Climate Change Conference in November 2016.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(60 mins)

6.

Welsh Conservatives debate

NDM6126 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Regrets that the previous Welsh Government failed to deliver on its ambition in the 2011 programme for government that all residential premises and all businesses in Wales would have access to next generation broadband by 2015.

2. Recognises that Wales has the highest average of people who do not use the internet in Britain and calls on the Welsh Government to do more to promote digital literacy and set a more ambitious target for broadband exploitation.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

(a) work with Ofcom, the UK Government and network operators, to deliver universal access to high speed broadband and mobile coverage;

(b) reform the planning system to promote telecoms infrastructure investment and network deployment;

(c) reflect on the progress made by the Scottish Government through its mobile action plan and bring forward a plan to deliver next generation mobile coverage in areas of market failure; and

(d) provide a timescale for its commitment to procure a contract to extend superfast broadband access to every property in Wales.

'Welsh Government Programme for Government 2011-2016'

'Scottish Government Mobile Action Plan'

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)
 
Delete all and replace with:

1. Welcomes the progress made in implementing the Superfast Cymru scheme which has brought high-speed broadband to over 610,000 premises across Wales and will provide access for an additional 100,000 further premises before project close in 2017.

2. Notes the progress of Access Broadband Cymru and its predecessor project which have provided broadband to over 6,500 premises across Wales using a range of innovative technologies.

3. Recognises the importance of high speed broadband and digital connectivity to businesses, communities and the economy in all parts of Wales and notes the Programme for Government commitment to offer fast reliable broadband to every property in Wales.

4. Notes the Welsh Government's intention to:

a) work with Ofcom, the UK Government and network operators, to deliver universal access to high speed broadband and mobile coverage;

b) reform Permitted Development Rights in the planning system to promote telecoms infrastructure investment and network deployment;

c) reflect on the progress made by the Scottish Government through its mobile action in developing proposals in Wales; and

d) publish further information about extending fast reliable broadband access to every property in Wales.

'Programme for Government'

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

Amendment 2. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn):

Add as new sub-point at end of point 3:
 
'explore establishing and funding a catch-all scheme to enable local authorities to fund a bespoke scheme to ensure no home or business in Wales goes without access to next generation broadband.'

Amendment 3. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn):
 
Add as new point after point 3 and renumber accordingly:

Believes that adequate broadband is essential for commerce, healthy living, reduced environmental impact, social interaction, education and human rights.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 15.59

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM6126 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Regrets that the previous Welsh Government failed to deliver on its ambition in the 2011 programme for government that all residential premises and all businesses in Wales would have access to next generation broadband by 2015.

2. Recognises that Wales has the highest average of people who do not use the internet in Britain and calls on the Welsh Government to do more to promote digital literacy and set a more ambitious target for broadband exploitation.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

(a) work with Ofcom, the UK Government and network operators, to deliver universal access to high speed broadband and mobile coverage;

(b) reform the planning system to promote telecoms infrastructure investment and network deployment;

(c) reflect on the progress made by the Scottish Government through its mobile action plan and bring forward a plan to deliver next generation mobile coverage in areas of market failure; and

(d) provide a timescale for its commitment to procure a contract to extend superfast broadband access to every property in Wales.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

0

31

46

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

Delete all and replace with:

1. Welcomes the progress made in implementing the Superfast Cymru scheme which has brought high-speed broadband to over 610,000 premises across Wales and will provide access for an additional 100,000 further premises before project close in 2017.

2. Notes the progress of Access Broadband Cymru and its predecessor project which have provided broadband to over 6,500 premises across Wales using a range of innovative technologies.

3. Recognises the importance of high speed broadband and digital connectivity to businesses, communities and the economy in all parts of Wales and notes the Programme for Government commitment to offer fast reliable broadband to every property in Wales.

4. Notes the Welsh Government's intention to:

a) work with Ofcom, the UK Government and network operators, to deliver universal access to high speed broadband and mobile coverage;

b) reform Permitted Development Rights in the planning system to promote telecoms infrastructure investment and network deployment;

c) reflect on the progress made by the Scottish Government through its mobile action in developing proposals in Wales; and

d) publish further information about extending fast reliable broadband access to every property in Wales.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

4

18

49

Amendment 1 was agreed.

As amendment 1 was agreed, amendments 2 and 3 were de-selected.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6126 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Welcomes the progress made in implementing the Superfast Cymru scheme which has brought high-speed broadband to over 610,000 premises across Wales and will provide access for an additional 100,000 further premises before project close in 2017.

2. Notes the progress of Access Broadband Cymru and its predecessor project which have provided broadband to over 6,500 premises across Wales using a range of innovative technologies.

3. Recognises the importance of high speed broadband and digital connectivity to businesses, communities and the economy in all parts of Wales and notes the Programme for Government commitment to offer fast reliable broadband to every property in Wales.

4. Notes the Welsh Government's intention to:

a) work with Ofcom, the UK Government and network operators, to deliver universal access to high speed broadband and mobile coverage;

b) reform Permitted Development Rights in the planning system to promote telecoms infrastructure investment and network deployment;

c) reflect on the progress made by the Scottish Government through its mobile action in developing proposals in Wales; and

d) publish further information about extending fast reliable broadband access to every property in Wales.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

29

9

12

50

The motion as amended was agreed.

(60 mins)

7.

United Kingdom Independence Party debate

NDM6128
Neil Hamilton (Mid and West Wales)
Caroline Jones (South Wales West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that November is lung cancer awareness month.

2. Regrets that only 6.6% of Welsh patients who are diagnosed with lung cancer are still alive five years after diagnosis and that Wales lags behind the rest of the UK and Europe in cancer survival rates.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

(a) take action to improve five year lung cancer survival rates in Wales;

(b) improve diagnostic services and speed up access to diagnostic tests;

(c) deliver improvements to end of life care;

(d) ensure that people's individual needs, priorities and preferences for end of life case can be identified, documented, reviewed, respected and acted upon; and

(e) guarantee access to everyone who needs specialist palliative care services.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

Delete all after point 1 and replace with:

Recognises the significant improvement in Wales for one year survival rates for lung cancer and the lung cancer initiative being delivered as part of the Cancer Delivery Plan.

Welcomes the £240m of additional investment in health services in Wales proposed in the recent draft budget including an additional £15m for diagnostic equipment and £1m for end of life care.

Notes the Welsh Government's commitment to further improve lung cancer survival rates and intention to:

a) publish a refreshed Cancer Delivery Plan by the end of November 2016 and continue to focus on improving lung cancer outcomes;

b) publish a refreshed End of Life Care plan by the end of January 2017;

c) continue to work closely with the Wales Cancer Alliance on the development of cancer services in Wales and with hospices on end of life care.

'Cancer Delivery Plan'

'Draft Budget 2017-18'

[If amendment 1 is agreed, amendments 2, 3 and 4 will be de-selected]

Amendment 2. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point 3 and renumber accordingly:

Regrets that the number of female lung cancer cases in Wales has increased by more than a third over the last decade.

Amendment 3. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn):
 
Delete point 3 and replace with:

Notes the investment in diagnostic services and end of life care achieved by Plaid Cymru in negotiations on the 2017-18 draft budget, and recognises more work needs to be done to improve these services.

Amendment 4. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new sub-point at end of point 4:

'improve access to screening, education and awareness.'

 

Minutes:

The item started at 16.49

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM6128
Neil Hamilton (Mid and West Wales)
Caroline Jones (South Wales West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that November is lung cancer awareness month.

2. Regrets that only 6.6% of Welsh patients who are diagnosed with lung cancer are still alive five years after diagnosis and that Wales lags behind the rest of the UK and Europe in cancer survival rates.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

(a) take action to improve five year lung cancer survival rates in Wales;

(b) improve diagnostic services and speed up access to diagnostic tests;

(c) deliver improvements to end of life care;

(d) ensure that people's individual needs, priorities and preferences for end of life case can be identified, documented, reviewed, respected and acted upon; and

(e) guarantee access to everyone who needs specialist palliative care services.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

7

0

43

50

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

Delete all after point 1 and replace with:

Recognises the significant improvement in Wales for one year survival rates for lung cancer and the lung cancer initiative being delivered as part of the Cancer Delivery Plan.

Welcomes the £240m of additional investment in health services in Wales proposed in the recent draft budget including an additional £15m for diagnostic equipment and £1m for end of life care.

Notes the Welsh Government's commitment to further improve lung cancer survival rates and intention to:

a) publish a refreshed Cancer Delivery Plan by the end of November 2016 and continue to focus on improving lung cancer outcomes;

b) publish a refreshed End of Life Care plan by the end of January 2017;

c) continue to work closely with the Wales Cancer Alliance on the development of cancer services in Wales and with hospices on end of life care.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

23

50

Amendment 1 was agreed.

As amendment 1 was agreed, amendments 2, 3 and 4 were de-selected.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6128
Neil Hamilton (Mid and West Wales)
Caroline Jones (South Wales West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that November is lung cancer awareness month.

2. Recognises the significant improvement in Wales for one year survival rates for lung cancer and the lung cancer initiative being delivered as part of the Cancer Delivery Plan.

3. Welcomes the £240m of additional investment in health services in Wales proposed in the recent draft budget including an additional £15m for diagnostic equipment and £1m for end of life care.

4. Notes the Welsh Government's commitment to further improve lung cancer survival rates and intention to:

a) publish a refreshed Cancer Delivery Plan by the end of November 2016 and continue to focus on improving lung cancer outcomes;

b) publish a refreshed End of Life Care plan by the end of January 2017;

c) continue to work closely with the Wales Cancer Alliance on the development of cancer services in Wales and with hospices on end of life care.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

9

2

50

The motion as amended was agreed.

8.

Voting time

Minutes:

The item started at 17.32

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

(30 mins)

9.

Short Debate

NDM6123 Hannah Blythyn (Delyn)

A new economy for North Wales

Enhancing cross border co-operation and making devolution work for key sectors across North Wales

Minutes:

The item started at 17.36

NDM6123 Hannah Blythyn (Delyn)

A new economy for North Wales

Enhancing cross border co-operation and making devolution work for key sectors across North Wales.

 

 

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