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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Note: 116(v2) 

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Transcript: Transcript for 31/01/2018 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Education

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 8 questions were asked. Questions 5, 6 and 8 were answered by the Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary and the Minister after question 2.

(45 mins)

2.

Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services

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 14.23

The first 7 questions were asked. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary and the Minister for Children and Social Care after question 2.

(20 mins)

3.

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services:

Darren Millar (Clwyd West): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on mortality figures in Welsh emergency departments?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Finance:

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): What assessment has the Welsh Government made of the impact of leaving the EU on Wales in light of the analysis of three scenarios undertaken by the Department for Exiting the European Union, which was leaked on Monday?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.24

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services:

Darren Millar (Clwyd West): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on mortality figures in Welsh emergency departments?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Finance:

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): What assessment has the Welsh Government made of the impact of leaving the EU on Wales in light of the analysis of three scenarios undertaken by the Department for Exiting the European Union, which was leaked on Monday?

(5 mins)

4.

90 Second Statements

Minutes:

The item started at 15.48

Russell George made a statement to mark the 30th anniversary of Mid Wales Opera.

(60 mins)

5.

Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv) – Leasehold residential contracts

NDM6626

Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd)
David Melding (South Wales Central)
David Rees (Aberavon)
Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises that leasehold residential contracts continue to represent a significant proportion of new build properties in Wales; and

a) that leasehold residential contracts are often offered on disadvantageous terms, resulting in detriment to the home-owner; and

b) that leasehold home-owners have little protection from unreasonable fees and unreasonable delays when buying, selling or improving their property.

2. Notes the UK Government's proposed ban on the sale of new-build leasehold properties in England.

3. Believes that the Welsh Government should take action to protect future home-owners by abolishing leasehold residential contracts in Wales.

Supporters:

Mike Hedges (Swansea East)
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)
Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)
Russell George (Montgomeryshire)
Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)
Darren Millar (Clwyd West)
Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)
Jayne Bryant (Newport West)
Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy)
Lynne Neagle (Torfaen)
Joyce Watson (Mid and West Wales)
Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley)
Dawn Bowden (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney)

Minutes:

The item started at 15.50

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

NDM6626

Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd)
David Melding (South Wales Central)
David Rees (Aberavon)
Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises that leasehold residential contracts continue to represent a significant proportion of new build properties in Wales; and

a) that leasehold residential contracts are often offered on disadvantageous terms, resulting in detriment to the home-owner; and

b) that leasehold home-owners have little protection from unreasonable fees and unreasonable delays when buying, selling or improving their property.

2. Notes the UK Government's proposed ban on the sale of new-build leasehold properties in England.

3. Believes that the Welsh Government should take action to protect future home-owners by abolishing leasehold residential contracts in Wales.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

34

14

1

49

The motion was agreed.

(60 mins)

6.

Debate on the Petitions Committee's report on Disabled People's Access to Public Transport

NDM6643 David J. Rowlands (South Wales East)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Petitions Committee on the petition: Ensure Disabled People can Access Public Transport as and When They Need It (P-05-710), which was laid in the Table Office on 10 October 2017.

Note: The response of the Welsh Government to the report was laid in the Table Office on 24 January 2018.

Minutes:

The item started at 16.47

NDM6643 David J. Rowlands (South Wales East)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Petitions Committee on the petition: Ensure Disabled People can Access Public Transport as and When They Need It (P-05-710), which was laid in the Table Office on 10 October 2017.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(60 mins)

7.

Debate on the Children, Young People and Education Committee report on Perinatal Mental Health in Wales

NDM6642 Lynne Neagle (Torfaen)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the Children, Young People and Education Committee Report on Perinatal Mental Health in Wales which was laid in the Table Office on 17 October 2017.

Note: The response by the Welsh Government was laid on 28 November 2017.

Minutes:

The item started at 17.28

NDM6642 Lynne Neagle (Torfaen)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the Children, Young People and Education Committee Report on Perinatal Mental Health in Wales which was laid in the Table Office on 17 October 2017.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

8.

Voting Time

Minutes:

The item started at 18.31

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

(30 mins)

9.

Short Debate

NDM6644 Suzy Davies (South Wales West)

Getting in there: Scores on the doors for disability access and defibrillators

Calling for a system in which all businesses and public services display details about their level of accessibility for disabled people as well as information on what lifesaving equipment they have available for public use in the case of emergencies.

Minutes:

The item started at 18.32

NDM6644 Suzy Davies (South Wales West)

Getting in there: Scores on the doors for disability access and defibrillators

Calling for a system in which all businesses and public services display details about their level of accessibility for disabled people as well as information on what lifesaving equipment they have available for public use in the case of emergencies.

 

 

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