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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Y Siambr - Y Senedd. View directions

Note: 55(v3) 

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Transcript: Transcript for 07/03/2017 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

Record of Proceedings

(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:

Minutes:

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.

Urgent Question

The item started at 14.16

 

To the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure:

 

Hannah Blythyn (Delyn): What discussions has the Cabinet Secretary held on the future of jobs for Welsh workers employed at the Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port, in the light of the General Motors announcement that they intend to sell Vauxhall to Peugeot?

(30 mins)

2.

Business Statement and Announcement

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The item started at 14.28

(45 mins)

3.

Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport: The Refreshed Stroke Delivery Plan

Minutes:

The item started at 14.59

(30 mins)

4.

Debate: The Second Supplementary Budget 2016-17

NDM6236 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the Assembly, in accordance with Standing Order 20.30, approves the Second Supplementary Budget for the financial year 2016-17 laid in the Table Office and emailed to Assembly Members on Tuesday, 7 February 2017.

Footnote:

In accordance with the relevant provisions contained in the Government of Wales Act 2006 and Standing Order 20, the Supplementary Budget comprises the following information:

(i) the written statement required under section 125(3) of the Government of Wales Act;

(ii) the resources agreed by the Treasury for the Welsh block budget for the financial year covered by the motion;

(iii) a reconciliation between the resources allocated to the Welsh block budget by the Treasury and the resources to be authorised for use in the motion;

(iv) a reconciliation between the estimated amounts to be paid into the Welsh Consolidated Fund by the Secretary of State and the amounts to be authorised for payment out of the Fund in the motion; and

(v) a reconciliation between the resources to be authorised under section 125(1)(a) and (b) of the Act and the amounts to be authorised for payment out of the Welsh Consolidated Fund under section 125(1)(c).

The following additional information has been made available to Members:

- a note explaining the main changes from previous plans.

Supporting Documents
The Second Supplementary Budget for the financial year 2016-17
Report of the Finance Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 15.42

 

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

NDM6236 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the Assembly, in accordance with Standing Order 20.30, approves the Second Supplementary Budget for the financial year 2016-17 laid in the Table Office and emailed to Assembly Members on Tuesday, 7 February 2017.

Footnote:

In accordance with the relevant provisions contained in the Government of Wales Act 2006 and Standing Order 20, the Supplementary Budget comprises the following information:

(i) the written statement required under section 125(3) of the Government of Wales Act;

(ii) the resources agreed by the Treasury for the Welsh block budget for the financial year covered by the motion;

(iii) a reconciliation between the resources allocated to the Welsh block budget by the Treasury and the resources to be authorised for use in the motion;

(iv) a reconciliation between the estimated amounts to be paid into the Welsh Consolidated Fund by the Secretary of State and the amounts to be authorised for payment out of the Fund in the motion; and

(v) a reconciliation between the resources to be authorised under section 125(1)(a) and (b) of the Act and the amounts to be authorised for payment out of the Welsh Consolidated Fund under section 125(1)(c).

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

26

53

The motion was agreed.

 

(60 mins)

5.

Debate: The Estyn Annual Report 2015-16

NDM6246 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the annual report for 2015-16 of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales.

A copy of the report was laid in the Table Office on 28 February 2017.

Supporting Document
The annual report for 2015-16 of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the quality and variability of teaching still remains one of the weakest aspects of provision across sectors in the Welsh education system.

Amendment 2. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the education system is still not meeting the needs of all learners.

Amendment 3. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes that leadership is the most significant factor affecting school improvement and calls upon the Welsh Government to bring forward more detailed information on the establishment of the National Academy of Educational Leadership, including its finances, targets, and how leaders will be able to access its support.

Amendment 4. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets the relative poor performance of the pupil referral units inspected in 2015-16, of which none were identified with excellent practice and all four were placed in a statutory category of follow up, and calls on the Welsh Government to address weaknesses in provision, leadership and management as a matter of urgency.

Minutes:

The item started at 16.25

 

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

NDM6246 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the annual report for 2015-16 of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the quality and variability of teaching still remains one of the weakest aspects of provision across sectors in the Welsh education system.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

Amendment 2. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the education system is still not meeting the needs of all learners.

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

Amendment 3. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes that leadership is the most significant factor affecting school improvement and calls upon the Welsh Government to bring forward more detailed information on the establishment of the National Academy of Educational Leadership, including its finances, targets, and how leaders will be able to access its support.

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

53

0

0

53

Amendment 3 was agreed.

Amendment 4. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets the relative poor performance of the pupil referral units inspected in 2015-16, of which none were identified with excellent practice and all four were placed in a statutory category of follow up, and calls on the Welsh Government to address weaknesses in provision, leadership and management as a matter of urgency.

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

53

0

0

53

Amendment 4 was agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6246 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1.Notes the annual report for 2015-16 of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales.

2.Notes that leadership is the most significant factor affecting school improvement and calls upon the Welsh Government to bring forward more detailed information on the establishment of the National Academy of Educational Leadership, including its finances, targets, and how leaders will be able to access its support.

3.Regrets the relative poor performance of the pupil referral units inspected in 2015-16, of which none were identified with excellent practice and all four were placed in a statutory category of follow up, and calls on the Welsh Government to address weaknesses in provision, leadership and management as a matter of urgency.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

53

0

0

53

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

(60 mins)

6.

Debate: International Women's Day

NDM6247 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Celebrates International Women's Day 2017 and recognises the role, contribution and achievements of women in the economic, political, social and cultural life of Wales.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new points at end of motion:

Notes that women remain under-represented in leadership positions and regrets that only 4 per cent of the CEOs of the top 100 businesses in Wales and 31 per cent of board members of major WGSBs are women.

Calls on the Welsh Government to commit to reaching the 40 per cent threshold of gender balance of women on WGSBs and to increase the number of women that are chairs and on advisory panels of WGSBs.

Amendment 2. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the median hourly pay gap between men and women in Wales in 2015 was 14.6 per cent.

Amendment 3. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets that 29 per cent of women working in Wales earned below the living wage, compared to 20.5 per cent of men, based on the hourly living wage of £8.25 as at April 2016.

Amendment 4. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Believes that gender parity in Wales would be improved if healthy relationships lessons became compulsory in schools.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 17.07

NDM6247 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Celebrates International Women's Day 2017 and recognises the role, contribution and achievements of women in the economic, political, social and cultural life of Wales.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new points at end of motion:

Notes that women remain under-represented in leadership positions and regrets that only 4 per cent of the CEOs of the top 100 businesses in Wales and 31 per cent of board members of major WGSBs are women.

Calls on the Welsh Government to commit to reaching the 40 per cent threshold of gender balance of women on WGSBs and to increase the number of women that are chairs and on advisory panels of WGSBs.

Amendment 1 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Amendment 2. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the median hourly pay gap between men and women in Wales in 2015 was 14.6 per cent.

Amendment 2 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Amendment 3. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets that 29 per cent of women working in Wales earned below the living wage, compared to 20.5 per cent of men, based on the hourly living wage of £8.25 as at April 2016.

Amendment 3 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

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


Amendment 4. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Believes that gender parity in Wales would be improved if healthy relationships lessons became compulsory in schools.

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

33

53

Amendment 4 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

NDM6247 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1.Celebrates International Women's Day 2017 and recognises the role, contribution and achievements of women in the economic, political, social and cultural life of Wales.

2.Notes that women remain under-represented in leadership positions and regrets that only 4 per cent of the CEOs of the top 100 businesses in Wales and 31 per cent of board members of major WGSBs are women.

3.Calls on the Welsh Government to commit to reaching the 40 per cent threshold of gender balance of women on WGSBs and to increase the number of women that are chairs and on advisory panels of WGSBs.

4.Regrets that the median hourly pay gap between men and women in Wales in 2015 was 14.6 per cent.

5.Regrets that 29 per cent of women working in Wales earned below the living wage, compared to 20.5 per cent of men, based on the hourly living wage of £8.25 as at April 2016.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

1

0

53

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

7.

Voting Time

Minutes:

The item started at 18.11

 

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

 

 

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