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Agenda and minutes

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Note: 95(v4) 

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

(30 mins)

2.

Business Statement and Announcement

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The item started at 14.19

(60 mins)

3.

Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children: Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Bill

Minutes:

The item started at 14.39

(45 mins)

4.

Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education: Update on GCSE Early Entry

Supporting Document
GCSE early entry

Minutes:

The item started at 15.11

(15 mins)

5.

Legislative Consent Motion on the Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill

NDM6529 Mark Drakeford (Cardiff West):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6, agrees that provisions in the Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill, relating to non-domestic rates relief, insofar 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 25 July 2017 in accordance with Standing Order 29.2(i).

A copy of the Bill can be found at:

Bill documents — Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill 2017-19 — UK Parliament

Supporting document
Report of the Enterprise, Infrastructure and Skills Committee – 12 October 2017

Minutes:

The item started at 15.49

NDM6529 Mark Drakeford (Cardiff West):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6, agrees that provisions in the Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill, relating to non-domestic rates relief, insofar 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.

(60 mins)

6.

Debate: Tackling Hate Crime

NDM6530 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the progress made in relation to the Welsh Government's Tackling Hate Crime Framework as a result of work involving a wide range of partners across Wales.

'Tackling Hate Crime Framework'

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as a new point at end of motion:

Notes that, although there has been a steady increase in the overall recording of hate crime, the charity Victim Support has said that more needs to be done to encourage victims to come forward.

Amendment 2. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as a new point at end of motion:

Welcomes the UK Government's new social media code of practice that will ensure a joined-up approach to remove or address bullying, intimidating or humiliating online content.

'UK Government - Internet Safety Strategy green paper'

Amendment 3. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as a new point at end of motion:

Supports calls for crimes committed against older people because of their age to be recognised as hate crimes.

Amendment 4. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as a new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to add hate crime to the refreshed Autism Strategy.

'Welsh Government - Autism Spectrum Disorder Strategic Action Plan'

Amendment 5. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to tackle the radicalisation of white men into far-right groups and noting recent terrorist activity committed by the far right.

Amendment 6. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to provide more victim support officers.

Amendment 7. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to introduce teacher training on how to deal with hate-related incidents in schools, and to take action to prevent schools keeping this hidden.

Amendment 8. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point to end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to improve community cohesion following terrorist incidents as this is when hate crime against Muslims tends to rise.

Minutes:

The item started at 15.56

NDM6530 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the progress made in relation to the Welsh Government's Tackling Hate Crime Framework as a result of work involving a wide range of partners across Wales.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as a new point at end of motion:

Notes that, although there has been a steady increase in the overall recording of hate crime, the charity Victim Support has said that more needs to be done to encourage victims to come forward.

Amendment 1 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 2. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as a new point at end of motion:

Welcomes the UK Government's new social media code of practice that will ensure a joined-up approach to remove or address bullying, intimidating or humiliating online content.

Amendment 2 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 3. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as a new point at end of motion:

Supports calls for crimes committed against older people because of their age to be recognised as hate crimes.

Amendment 3 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

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

Amendment 4. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as a new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to add hate crime to the refreshed Autism Strategy.

A vote was taken on amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

22

39

Amendment 4 was not agreed.

Amendment 5. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to tackle the radicalisation of white men into far-right groups and noting recent terrorist activity committed by the far right.

A vote was taken on amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

2

0

40

Amendment 5 was agreed.

Amendment 6. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to provide more victim support officers.

A vote was taken on amendment 6:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

3

23

40

Amendment 6 was not agreed.

Amendment 7. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to introduce teacher training on how to deal with hate-related incidents in schools, and to take action to prevent schools keeping this hidden.

A vote was taken on amendment 7:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

3

23

40

Amendment 7 was not agreed.

Amendment 8. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point to end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to improve community cohesion following terrorist incidents as this is when hate crime against Muslims tends to rise.

A vote was taken on amendment 8:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

3

0

40

Amendment 8 was agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6530 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the progress made in relation to the Welsh Government's Tackling Hate Crime Framework as a result of work involving a wide range of partners across Wales.

2. Notes that, although there has been a steady increase in the overall recording of hate crime, the charity Victim Support has said that more needs to be done to encourage victims to come forward.

3. Welcomes the UK Government's new social media code of practice that will ensure a joined-up approach to remove or address bullying, intimidating or humiliating online content.

4. Supports calls for crimes committed against older people because of their age to be recognised as hate crimes.

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to tackle the radicalisation of white men into far-right groups and noting recent terrorist activity committed by the far right.

6. Calls on the Welsh Government to improve community cohesion following terrorist incidents as this is when hate crime against Muslims tends to rise.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

40

0

0

40

The motion as amended was agreed.

(60 mins)

7.

Debate: The Circular Economy

NDM6531 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes progress made to date in Wales in becoming the UK's leading nation in municipal recycling and third nation in the world.

2. Supports the intention to develop a more circular economy for Wales, including considering the case for:

a) an 80% municipal recycling target; and

b) a 50% reduction target for food waste.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point after point 1, and re-number accordingly:

Congratulates Ceredigion Council on remaining the best performing council on recycling.

Amendment 2. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

In point 2 delete all after 'the case for' and replace with:

'a target of achieving zero waste by 2030.'

Amendment 3. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes the significant impact that a bottle deposit return scheme could have in helping to hit Wales's recycling targets.

Amendment 4. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Welcomes the budget agreement between the Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru to further increase recycling rates through piloting a deposit-return scheme.

Amendment 5. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Supports the proposal to decrease residual waste levels through introducing a tax on non-reusable and non-recyclable plastics.

Minutes:

The item started at 16.44

NDM6531 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes progress made to date in Wales in becoming the UK's leading nation in municipal recycling and third nation in the world.

2. Supports the intention to develop a more circular economy for Wales, including considering the case for:

a) an 80% municipal recycling target; and

b) a 50% reduction target for food waste.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point after point 1, and re-number accordingly:

Congratulates Ceredigion Council on remaining the best performing council on recycling.

Amendment 1 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 2. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

In point 2 delete all after 'the case for' and replace with:

'a target of achieving zero waste by 2030.'

A vote was taken on amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

8

9

23

40

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

Amendment 3. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes the significant impact that a bottle deposit return scheme could have in helping to hit Wales's recycling targets.

A vote was taken on amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

1

0

40

Amendment 3 was agreed.

Amendment 4. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Welcomes the budget agreement between the Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru to further increase recycling rates through piloting a deposit-return scheme.

A vote was taken on amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

2

1

40

Amendment 4 was agreed.

Amendment 5. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Supports the proposal to decrease residual waste levels through introducing a tax on non-reusable and non-recyclable plastics.

A vote was taken on amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

28

0

12

40

Amendment 5 was agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6531 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes progress made to date in Wales in becoming the UK's leading nation in municipal recycling and third nation in the world.

2. Congratulates Ceredigion Council on remaining the best performing council on recycling.

3. Supports the intention to develop a more circular economy for Wales, including considering the case for:

a) an 80% municipal recycling target; and

b) a 50% reduction target for food waste.

4. Notes the significant impact that a bottle deposit return scheme could have in helping to hit Wales's recycling targets.

5. Welcomes the budget agreement between the Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru to further increase recycling rates through piloting a deposit-return scheme.

6. Supports the proposal to decrease residual waste levels through introducing a tax on non-reusable and non-recyclable plastics.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

31

9

0

40

The motion as amended was agreed.

8.

Voting Time

Minutes:

The item started at 17.22

Votes Summary 17.10.17

Supporting documents:

 

 

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