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Agenda and minutes

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Note: 90(v3) 

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Record of Proceedings

Deputy Presiding Officer Statement

The Deputy Presiding Officer welcomed the Speaker and the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, Canada, on their visit to the National Assembly.

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government

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.

(0 mins)

2.

Questions to the Assembly Commission

No questions tabled.

Minutes:

The item started at 14.22

No questions tabled.

 

(20 mins)

3.

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): In light of Transport for London’s decision to revoke Uber’s private hire operator licence, will the Cabinet Secretary outline the Welsh Government’s position on the firm’s presence in Wales?

Minutes:

The item started at 14.22

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): In light of Transport for London’s decision to revoke Uber’s private hire operator licence, will the Cabinet Secretary outline the Welsh Government’s position on the firm’s presence in Wales?

(5 mins)

4.

90 Second Statements

Minutes:

The item started at 14.25

Mike Hedges made a statement congratulating the Tabernacle, Morriston, on being named Wales’ most popular chapel or church.

Russell George made a statement to mark the 750th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Montgomery, which was signed on 29 September 1267.

Vikki Howells made a statement on the opening of a Co-op store in Cwmbach, where the first sustainable Co-op was opened in 1860.

(5 mins)

5.

Motion to amend Standing Order 26 in relation to Committee Bills

NDM6512 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly, in accordance with Standing Order 33.2:

1. Considers the Report of the Business Committee 'Amending Standing Orders: Standing Order 26 – Committee Bills' laid in the Table Office on 20 September 2017.

2. Approves the proposal to revise Standing Order 26, as set out in Annex B of the Report of the Business Committee.

Minutes:

The item started at 14.30

NDM6512 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly, in accordance with Standing Order 33.2:

1. Considers the Report of the Business Committee 'Amending Standing Orders: Standing Order 26 – Committee Bills' laid in the Table Office on 20 September 2017.

2. Approves the proposal to revise Standing Order 26, as set out in Annex B of the Report of the Business Committee.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(5 mins)

6.

Motion to amend Standing Orders 11, 12 and 13 in relation to the Wales Act 2017 and the Secretary of State for Wales

NDM6511 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly, in accordance with Standing Order 33.2:

1. Considers the Report of the Business Committee 'Amending Standing Orders: Standing Orders 11, 12 and 13 - The Wales Act 2017 and the Secretary of State for Wales' laid in the Table Office on 20 September 2017.

2. Approves the proposal to revise Standing Orders 11, 12 and 13, as set out in Annex B of the Report of the Business Committee.

Minutes:

The item started at 14.31

NDM6511 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly, in accordance with Standing Order 33.2:

1. Considers the Report of the Business Committee 'Amending Standing Orders: Standing Orders 11, 12 and 13 - The Wales Act 2017 and the Secretary of State for Wales' laid in the Table Office on 20 September 2017.

2. Approves the proposal to revise Standing Orders 11, 12 and 13, as set out in Annex B of the Report of the Business Committee.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(15 mins)

7.

Debate on the Standards of Conduct Committee's Report 01-17 to the Assembly under Standing Order 22.9

NDM6508 Jayne Bryant (Newport West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

a) considers the Report of the Standards of Conduct Committee - Report 01-17 - laid before the Assembly on 3 August 2017 in accordance with Standing Order 22.9; and

b) endorses the recommendation in the report.

Minutes:

The item started at 14.31

NDM6508 Jayne Bryant (Newport West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

a) considers the Report of the Standards of Conduct Committee - Report 01-17 - laid before the Assembly on 3 August 2017 in accordance with Standing Order 22.9; and

b) endorses the recommendation in the report.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(60 mins)

8.

Debate on the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee report: On the right track? The Rail Franchise and South Wales Metro

NDM6510 Russell George (Montgomeryshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee on its Inquiry into the Rail Franchise and South Wales Metro which was laid in the Table Office on 29 June 2017.

Supporting document
Response by the Welsh Government

Minutes:

The item started at 14.34

NDM6510 Russell George (Montgomeryshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee on its Inquiry into the Rail Franchise and South Wales Metro which was laid in the Table Office on 29 June 2017.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(60 mins)

9.

Debate on the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee's report on their inquiry into the future of regional policy - what next for Wales?

NDM6514 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 future of regional policy - what next for Wales?' which was laid in the Table Office on 22 June 2017.

Note: The response by the Welsh Government was laid on 20 September 2017.

Minutes:

The item started at 15.35

NDM6514 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 future of regional policy - what next for Wales?' which was laid in the Table Office on 22 June 2017.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(60 mins)

10.

Welsh Conservatives debate

NDM6513 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Welsh Government's national strategy, 'Prosperity for All'.

2. Regrets the document's lack of detail and specific targets for the Labour-led government during the fifth Assembly.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to outline specific and measurable targets for it to achieve by 2021 relating to the economy, education system and health service.

'Prosperity for all – the national strategy'

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

Delete points 2 and 3 and replace with:

2. Notes the new national strategy complements the ambitious pledges already set out in Taking Wales Forward, including setting up a new treatment fund and increasing spending on school standards.

3. Recognises the need for the government and all delivery partners in Wales to work better, and across existing structures, to deliver the best possible services in the face of a continuing damaging cuts agenda by the UK Government.

'Taking Wales Forward'

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

Amendment 2. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point after point 2 and renumber accordingly:

Regrets that since 1999, Wales has fallen behind in terms of economic productivity, wages and household income when compared with the UK as a whole.

Amendment 3. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point after point 2 and renumber accordingly:

Regrets the continued delay in the Welsh Government publishing its economic strategy and its failure to consult with the business community and other stakeholders on its content.

Minutes:

The item started at 16.13

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM6513 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Welsh Government's national strategy, 'Prosperity for All'.

2. Regrets the document's lack of detail and specific targets for the Labour-led government during the fifth Assembly.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to outline specific and measurable targets for it to achieve by 2021 relating to the economy, education system and health service.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

38

55

The motion without amendment not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

Delete points 2 and 3 and replace with:

2. Notes the new national strategy complements the ambitious pledges already set out in Taking Wales Forward, including setting up a new treatment fund and increasing spending on school standards.

3. Recognises the need for the government and all delivery partners in Wales to work better, and across existing structures, to deliver the best possible services in the face of a continuing damaging cuts agenda by the UK Government.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

29

0

26

55

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:

NDM6513 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Welsh Government's national strategy, 'Prosperity for All'.

2. Notes the new national strategy complements the ambitious pledges already set out in Taking Wales Forward, including setting up a new treatment fund and increasing spending on school standards.

3. Recognises the need for the government and all delivery partners in Wales to work better, and across existing structures, to deliver the best possible services in the face of a continuing damaging cuts agenda by the UK Government.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

29

10

16

55

The motion as amended was agreed.

11.

Voting Time

Minutes:

The item started at 17.07

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

(30 mins)

12.

Short Debate

NDM6515 Joyce Watson (Mid and West Wales)

'Running off that road, running down that hill' - Can Wales hold back the tide of flash flooding?

Minutes:

The item started at 17.09

NDM6515 Joyce Watson (Mid and West Wales)

'Running off that road, running down that hill' - Can Wales hold back the tide of flash flooding?

 

 

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