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Agenda and minutes

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Transcript: Transcript for 24/05/2017 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

Record of Proceedings

Presiding Officer Statement

The item started at 13.30

The Presiding Officer announced, in accordance with Standing Order 26.75, that the Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill was given Royal Assent on that day.

(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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Minutes:

The item started at 13.30

Questions 1-4 and 6–9 were asked. Question 5 was withdrawn. 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 14.16

Questions 1–4 and 6–11 were asked. Question 5 was withdrawn. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary after Question 2.

 

(0 mins)

3.

Topical Questions

No Topical Questions were tabled.

Minutes:

No Topical Questions were tabled.

(5 mins)

4.

90 Second Statements

Minutes:

The item started at 15.00

Huw Irranca-Davies made a statement the Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr, Taf ac Elái Urdd Eisteddfod.

Dawn Bowden made a statement on The Merthyr Rising and Dic Penderyn.

Vikki Howells made a statement on World Hunger Day and food bank use in Wales.

(30 mins)

5.

Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education: Assessment for Learning - a distinct Welsh approach

Minutes:

The item started at 15.05

(30 mins)

6.

Statement by the Counsel General: Consultation on the Welsh Government Prosecution Code

Minutes:

The item started at 15.37

7.

Debate by Individual Members under Standing Order 11.21(iv) - Postponed until 14 June

(60 mins)

8.

Welsh Conservatives debate

NDM6316 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Welcomes the UK Prime Minister's commitment to scrap tolls on the Severn Crossings which will deliver a £100m boost to the Welsh economy.

2. Recognises the need for a north Wales growth deal and its importance for future prosperity in the region.

3. Notes the importance of developing similar regional deals for rural communities in mid Wales to ensure our country works for everyone.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Welcomes the leadership role of the Welsh Government in working with other parties to scrap tolls on the Severn Crossings which will deliver a £100m boost to the Welsh economy.

2. Notes the Prime Minister’s U-turn in supporting abolition of the Severn tolls.

3. Recognises the commitment of the Welsh Government to working with the UK Government and partners on all sides to deliver the North Wales Growth deal and ensure sustainable transport links into all parts of Wales.

4. Notes that the removal of tolls is just one part of the Welsh Government’s plan to increase economic growth and improve the transport system in Wales, which includes work underway to decarbonise the transport network in line with the obligations of the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.

Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

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

Amendment 2. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point 3 and re-number accordingly:

Recognises the urgent priority of electrification of the North Wales Coast Line, the South Wales Main Line and the Valleys Lines and their importance for future prosperity of their respective regions.

Amendment 3. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the UK Government to come to a positive decision on funding for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon to ensure economic growth in that area.

Amendment 4. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add a new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to consult with Pembrokeshire County Council to abolish tolls on the Cleddau Bridge in Pembrokeshire as an economic boost to the area.

Minutes:

The item started at 15.57

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM6316 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Welcomes the UK Prime Minister's commitment to scrap tolls on the Severn Crossings which will deliver a £100m boost to the Welsh economy.

2. Recognises the need for a north Wales growth deal and its importance for future prosperity in the region.

3. Notes the importance of developing similar regional deals for rural communities in mid Wales to ensure our country works for everyone.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

0

29

44

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Welcomes the leadership role of the Welsh Government in working with other parties to scrap tolls on the Severn Crossings which will deliver a £100m boost to the Welsh economy.

2. Notes the Prime Minister’s U-turn in supporting abolition of the Severn tolls.

3. Recognises the commitment of the Welsh Government to working with the UK Government and partners on all sides to deliver the North Wales Growth deal and ensure sustainable transport links into all parts of Wales.

4. Notes that the removal of tolls is just one part of the Welsh Government’s plan to increase economic growth and improve the transport system in Wales, which includes work underway to decarbonise the transport network in line with the obligations of the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

23

0

21

44

Amendment 1 was agreed.

As amendment 1 was agreed, amendment 2 was de-selected.

Amendment 3. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the UK Government to come to a positive decision on funding for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon to ensure economic growth in that area.

A vote was taken on amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

44

0

0

44

Amendment 3 was agreed.

Amendment 4. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add a new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to consult with Pembrokeshire County Council to abolish tolls on the Cleddau Bridge in Pembrokeshire as an economic boost to the area.

A vote was taken on amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

23

0

21

44

Amendment 4 was agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6316 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

1. Welcomes the leadership role of the Welsh Government in working with other parties to scrap tolls on the Severn Crossings which will deliver a £100m boost to the Welsh economy.

2. Notes the Prime Minister’s U-turn in supporting abolition of the Severn tolls.

3. Recognises the commitment of the Welsh Government to working with the UK Government and partners on all sides to deliver the North Wales Growth deal and ensure sustainable transport links into all parts of Wales.

4. Notes that the removal of tolls is just one part of the Welsh Government’s plan to increase economic growth and improve the transport system in Wales, which includes work underway to decarbonise the transport network in line with the obligations of the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.

5. Calls on the UK Government to come to a positive decision on funding for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon to ensure economic growth in that area.

6. Calls on the Welsh Government to consult with Pembrokeshire County Council to abolish tolls on the Cleddau Bridge in Pembrokeshire as an economic boost to the area.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

23

6

15

44

The motion as amended was agreed.

9.

Plaid Cymru debate - Withdrawn

(60 mins)

10.

Plaid Cymru debate

NDM6318 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes Plaid Cymru's Programme of Opposition and the commitment to establish a national energy company, Ynni Cymru.

2. Notes the research paper by Simon Thomas on proposals to create Ynni Cymru.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to establish Ynni Cymru, which will run as a not for dividend company at arms-length from Welsh Government, investing profits in improved client service and prices.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to investigate creating a network of local energy grids.

'Plaid Cymru's Programme for Opposition'

'Ynni Cymru – Power for Wales'

The following amendment has been tabled:

Amendment 1. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Welsh Government’s long-held commitment to:

a) use energy as efficiently as possible;

b) reduce reliance on energy generated from fossil fuels; and

c) actively manage the transition to a low carbon economy to deliver maximum benefits for Wales and protect the most vulnerable.

2. Recognises the contribution of Welsh Government-funded programmes, such as Warm Homes, Nest and Arbed, Local Energy, Green Growth Wales and the Smart Living programme in stimulating and supporting the early transition to a low carbon economy.

3. Recognises the Welsh Government’s role in supporting innovative energy generation, such as the community-led Bethesda local energy selling pilot, the mine water scheme in Bridgend and collaboration with industry and academia.

4. Notes the Welsh Government has held a series of public meetings across Wales to discuss proposals for an energy company for Wales.

Minutes:

The item started at 16.50

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM6318 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes Plaid Cymru's Programme of Opposition and the commitment to establish a national energy company, Ynni Cymru.

2. Notes the research paper by Simon Thomas on proposals to create Ynni Cymru.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to establish Ynni Cymru, which will run as a not for dividend company at arms-length from Welsh Government, investing profits in improved client service and prices.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to investigate creating a network of local energy grids.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

7

3

34

44

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendment was tabled:

Amendment 1. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Welsh Government’s long-held commitment to:

a) use energy as efficiently as possible;

b) reduce reliance on energy generated from fossil fuels; and

c) actively manage the transition to a low carbon economy to deliver maximum benefits for Wales and protect the most vulnerable.

2. Recognises the contribution of Welsh Government-funded programmes, such as Warm Homes, Nest and Arbed, Local Energy, Green Growth Wales and the Smart Living programme in stimulating and supporting the early transition to a low carbon economy.

3. Recognises the Welsh Government’s role in supporting innovative energy generation, such as the community-led Bethesda local energy selling pilot, the mine water scheme in Bridgend and collaboration with industry and academia.

4. Notes the Welsh Government has held a series of public meetings across Wales to discuss proposals for an energy company for Wales.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

34

3

7

44

Amendment 1 was agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6318 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Welsh Government’s long-held commitment to:

a) use energy as efficiently as possible;

b) reduce reliance on energy generated from fossil fuels; and

c) actively manage the transition to a low carbon economy to deliver maximum benefits for Wales and protect the most vulnerable.

2. Recognises the contribution of Welsh Government-funded programmes, such as Warm Homes, Nest and Arbed, Local Energy, Green Growth Wales and the Smart Living programme in stimulating and supporting the early transition to a low carbon economy.

3. Recognises the Welsh Government’s role in supporting innovative energy generation, such as the community-led Bethesda local energy selling pilot, the mine water scheme in Bridgend and collaboration with industry and academia.

4. Notes the Welsh Government has held a series of public meetings across Wales to discuss proposals for an energy company for Wales.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

35

9

0

44

The motion as amended was agreed.

11.

Voting time

Minutes:

The item started at 17.29

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

(30 mins)

12.

Short Debate

NDM6315 Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)

Defending Wales for the next generation.

The current unprecedented challenges facing Wales, including the relationship with the rest of the world, economic inequality, and the need for urgent and positive action in terms of improving outcomes for the next generation.

Minutes:

The item started at 17.33

NDM6315 Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)

Defending Wales for the next generation.

The current unprecedented challenges facing Wales, including the relationship with the rest of the world, economic inequality, and the need for urgent and positive action in terms of improving outcomes for the next generation.

 

 

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