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Agenda and minutes

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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.

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Minutes:

The item started at 13.30

 

The first 10 questions were asked. The Presiding Officer invited party leaders to ask questions to the First Minister after question 2.

 

Urgent Questions

Urgent Question 1

The item started at 14.19


To the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-Being and Sport:

 

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the £150 million overspends forecast by local health boards this year? EAQ(5)0153(HWS)W

Urgent Question 2

 

The item started at 14.36

 

To the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children:

 

Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the Welsh Government’s response to the large number of grass fires over the weekend? EAQ(5)0126(CC)

Point of Order

The item started at 14.35

 

Angela Burns raised a Point of Order suggesting that Joyce Watson had deliberately misquoted what she had said in her contribution during the first Urgent Question and she would like that put on the record. The Llywydd thanked the Member for her clarification, noting that the Record would deliver the verdict on the matter. The Llywydd asked that all Members listen very carefully to what other Members were saying, and interpreted what was said carefully.

 

Presiding Officer's Statement

The item started at 14.44

 

The Presiding Officer announced that Paul Davies may seek the Assembly’s agreement to introduce a Member Bill on an Autism (Wales) Bill.

(30 mins)

2.

Business Statement and Announcement

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The item started at 14.45

(15 mins)

3.

The Marine Licensing (Notices Appeals) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

NDM6272 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales; in accordance with Standing Order 27.5

Approves that the draft The Marine Licensing (Notices Appeals) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 7 March 2017.

Supporting Documents
The Marine Licensing (Notices Appeals) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017
Explanatory Memorandum
Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

 

Minutes:

The item started at 15.01

NDM6272 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales; in accordance with Standing Order 27.5

Approves that the draft The Marine Licensing (Notices Appeals) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 7 March 2017.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(15 mins)

4.

The Partnership Arrangements (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

NDM6271 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales; in accordance with Standing Order 27.5

Approves that the draft The Partnership Arrangements (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 8 February 2017.

Supporting Documents
The Partnership Arrangements (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017
Explanatory Memorandum
Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

 

 

Minutes:

The item started at 15.04

NDM6271 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales; in accordance with Standing Order 27.5

Approves that the draft The Partnership Arrangements (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 8 February 2017.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(15 mins)

5.

Legislative Consent Motion on the Farriers (Registration) Bill

NDM6269 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6 agrees that provisions in the Farriers (Registration) Bill, in so far as they fall within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

A Legislative Consent Memorandum has been laid in Table Office on 16 February 2017 in accordance with Standing Order 29.2(ii).

'Farriers (Registration) Bill'

Supporting Documents
Legislative Consent Memorandum
Report of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee

 

Minutes:

The item started at 15.07

NDM6269 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6 agrees that provisions in the Farriers (Registration) Bill, in so far as they fall within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Motion to Suspend Standing Order 11.16 to allow the next item of business and a Short Debate on Wednesday to be debated

The item started at 15.14


NNDM6279 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Orders 33.6 and 33.8:

Suspends that part of Standing Order 11.16 that requires the weekly statement and announcement under Standing Order 11.11 to constitute the timetable for business in Plenary for the following week, to allow:

a) NDM6267, tabled by David Rees, to be considered in Plenary on Tuesday 28 March 2017; and

b) Short Debate NDM6266, tabled by Dawn Bowden, to be considered in Plenary on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(60 mins)

6.

Debate on the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee report on the implications for Wales of leaving the European Union (Resumed from 22 March)

NDM6267 David Rees (Aberavon)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee on its Inquiry into the implications for Wales of leaving the European Union, which was laid in the Table Office on 27 January 2017

Note: The response by the Welsh Government was laid on 15 March 2017.

In accordance with Standing Order 12.23 (iii), the amendment tabled to this motion has not been selected.

Minutes:

The item started at 15.14

 

NDM6267 David Rees (Aberavon)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee on its Inquiry into the implications for Wales of leaving the European Union, which was laid in the Table Office on 27 January 2017.

Note: The response by the Welsh Government was laid on 15 March 2017.

In accordance with Standing Order 12.23 (iii), the amendment tabled to this motion was not selected.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(60 mins)

7.

Debate: The Review of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - WITHDRAWN

NDM6270 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Agrees that Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks play a vital role:

a) as valued places for nature and in providing public and private benefit through a wide range of services;

b) in the sustainable management of natural resources and in supporting vibrant rural communities.

2. Agrees that all landscapes have a special value, as expressed in the sense of 'bro', which is at the heart of community identity and the way many people in Wales express their distinct sense of belonging to a particular place.

 

8.

Voting Time

Minutes:

There was no voting time

Presiding Officer Statement

At 15.47, proceedings were suspended for 10 minutes. The bell was rung 5 minutes before reconvening for the Stage 3 of the Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill.

(120 mins)

9.

Debate: Stage 3 of the Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill

The amendments will be disposed of in the order that the sections and schedules to which they relate were set out in the motion under Standing Order 26.36 as agreed by the Assembly on 21 March 2017.

 

The amendments have been grouped for the purposes of debate and the groupings will be debated as follows:

1. Land partly in Wales and partly in England

35, 37, 32, 36, 29

2. Tax rates and bands

38, 39, 33, 40, 41, 42

3. Tax rates and bands - local authority representations

30

4. Higher rates residential properties transactions - major interests

7, 8, 12

5. Technical – cross references

9, 10, 11, 18, 19, 20, 24, 28

6. Technical – drafting improvements

13, 15, 16, 6

7. Higher rates residential properties transactions - deputies

14, 21

8. Higher rates residential properties transactions - inherited property

17

9. Technical - calculation of chargeable consideration

1, 2

10. Technical – definitions

25, 26, 27, 4, 5

11. Technical - partnership transactions: drafting improvements

22, 23

12. Power to amend period in which returns must be made

3

13. Independent review of land transaction tax

31

14. Guidance from Welsh Ministers to WRA on administration of land transaction tax

34

 

Supporting Documents
Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill
Explanatory Memorandum
Marshalled List of Amendments

Grouping of Amendments

Minutes:

The item started at 13.57

The amendments were disposed of in the order that the sections and schedules to which they relate were set out in the motion under Standing Order 26.36 as agreed by the Assembly on 21 March 2017.

Amendment 35 was withdrawn

Amendment 37 was not moved

A vote was taken on amendment 32:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

38

55

Amendment 32 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 36:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

38

55

Amendment 36 was not agreed.

Amendment 29 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

A vote was taken on amendment 38:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

9

29

55

Amendment 38 was not agreed.

Amendment 39 was not moved.

A vote was taken on amendment 33:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

38

55

Amendment 33 was not agreed.

Amendment 40 was not moved.

Amendment 30 was withdrawn.

Amendment 7 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 8 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 9 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 10 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 11 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 12 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 13 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 14 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 15 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 16 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 17 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 18 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 19 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 20 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 21 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 41 was not moved.

Amendment 42 was not moved.

Amendment 1 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 2 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 24 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 25 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 26 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 27 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 22 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 23 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 3 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 4 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 5 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 6 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

Amendment 28 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

A vote was taken on amendment 31:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

8

10

55

Amendment 31 was agreed.

Amendment 34 was withdrawn.

All sections and schedules of the Bill were deemed agreed, concluding Stage 3 proceedings.

 

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