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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Note: 128(v5) 

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Transcript: Transcript for 21/03/2018 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs

The Presiding Officer will call Party Spokespeople to ask questions without notice to the Cabinet Secretary after Question 2.

View Questions

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The item started at 13.30

The first 9 questions were asked. Questions 2, 4, 5 and 6 were answered by the Minister for Environment. 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 Local Government and Public Services

The Presiding Officer will call Party Spokespeople to ask questions without notice to the Cabinet Secretary after Question 2.

View Questions

Minutes:

The item started at 14.22

The first 8 questions were asked. Question 3 was answered by the Minister for Housing and Regeneration. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary and the Minister after question 2.

(20 mins)

3.

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services:

Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd): Will the Welsh Government make a statement on the implications of the Gambling Commission’s report on gambling in Wales?

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): In light of today's announcement by the UK Government to increase pay for over a million NHS staff in England, will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the Welsh Government's plans for NHS pay in Wales?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.15

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services:

Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd): Will the Welsh Government make a statement on the implications of the Gambling Commission’s report on gambling in Wales?

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): In light of today's announcement by the UK Government to increase pay for over a million NHS staff in England, will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the Welsh Government's plans for NHS pay in Wales?

(5 mins)

4.

90 Second Statements

Minutes:

The item started at 15.32

David Melding made a statement paying tribute to Lord Crickhowell, Nick Edwards.

Angela Burns made a statement on the Tearfund’s Mean Bean Challenge week.

Jayne Bryant made a statement celebrating the achievements of Team Oarstruck.

(60 mins)

5.

Debate: The General Principles of the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill

NDM6696 Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.83:

Agrees to the general principles of the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill.

The Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 2 October 2017.

Supporting documents

Report of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee – 9 March 2018
Response of the Finance Committee – 20 March 2018

Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee – 9 March 2018
Response of the Finance Committee – 20 March 2018

Minutes:

The item started at 15.38

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

NDM6696 Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.83:

Agrees to the general principles of the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

0

1

48

The motion was agreed.

(60 mins)

6.

Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv) – Community Transport

NDM6666

Mark Isherwood (North Wales)
Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)
Adam Price (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that community transport services play a vital role in our communities, providing transport for people who face barriers to accessing public and private transport, supporting people to live independently and access vital services, while also mitigating issues around loneliness and isolation.

2. Notes the concern about the current Department for Transport consultation on community transport permits (Section 19/22) and the potential impact of this on services in Wales.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

a) work in partnership with the community transport sector and public bodies to ensure the sector can continue in its unique role providing bespoke transport options for vulnerable people, to ensure access to services while the consultation process is underway;

b) develop contingency plans to mitigate any impact on transport provision through minibus services delivered through Section 19 and 22 permits; 

c) publish a clear strategy which recognises the cross-cutting aspect of community transport provision across Welsh Government departments in delivering the Welsh Government’s strategic aims;

d) provide much needed stability for the sector by moving toward three year funding agreements to allow organisations to develop and take forward plans, to ensure greater sustainability and a more strategic approach to service provision; and

e) ensure engagement with relevant partners and stakeholders across Wales to inform the Welsh Government’s own response to the consultation, and ensure understanding in the sector of the Welsh Government’s position.

Department for Transport consultation on community transport permits

Supporters:

Suzy Davies (South Wales West)
Russell George (Montgomeryshire)

Minutes:

The item started at 16.30

NDM6666

Mark Isherwood (North Wales)
Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)
Adam Price (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that community transport services play a vital role in our communities, providing transport for people who face barriers to accessing public and private transport, supporting people to live independently and access vital services, while also mitigating issues around loneliness and isolation.

2. Notes the concern about the current Department for Transport consultation on community transport permits (Section 19/22) and the potential impact of this on services in Wales.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

a) work in partnership with the community transport sector and public bodies to ensure the sector can continue in its unique role providing bespoke transport options for vulnerable people, to ensure access to services while the consultation process is underway;

b) develop contingency plans to mitigate any impact on transport provision through minibus services delivered through Section 19 and 22 permits; 

c) publish a clear strategy which recognises the cross-cutting aspect of community transport provision across Welsh Government departments in delivering the Welsh Government’s strategic aims;

d) provide much needed stability for the sector by moving toward three year funding agreements to allow organisations to develop and take forward plans, to ensure greater sustainability and a more strategic approach to service provision; and

e) ensure engagement with relevant partners and stakeholders across Wales to inform the Welsh Government’s own response to the consultation, and ensure understanding in the sector of the Welsh Government’s position.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(0 mins)

7.

United Kingdom Independence Party debate – Postponed to 18 April

8.

Voting Time

Minutes:

The item started at 17.17

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

(0 mins)

9.

Short Debate

No motion tabled.

Minutes:

No motion tabled.

At 17.18 proceedings were suspended for 15 minutes. The bell was rung 5 minutes before reconvening for Stage 3 of the Law Derived from the European Union (Wales) Bill.

(120 mins)

10.

Debate: Stage 3 of the Law Derived from the European Union (Wales) Bill

In accordance with Standing Order 26.36, amendments will be disposed of in the order which the sections and schedules to which they relate arise in the Bill.

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

1. Environmental principles and governance
9

2. Duty to report on Welsh Ministers’ consents (Sections 14 and 15)
3

3. Repeal of the Act
1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8

4. Procedures - Technical amendment
7

Supporting documents
Law Derived from the European Union (Wales) Bill, as amended at Stage 2
Explanatory Memorandum
Marshalled List of Amendments
Groupings of Amendments

 

Minutes:

The item started at 17.33

In accordance with Standing Order 26.36, the amendments were disposed of in the order which the sections and schedules to which they relate arise in the Bill.

A vote was taken on amendment 9:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

19

1

33

53

Amendment 9 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

51

1

1

53

Amendment 3 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

0

35

53

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

0

35

53

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

1

5

53

Amendment 4 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

6

0

53

Amendment 5 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 6:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

6

0

53

Amendment 6 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 7:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

6

0

53

Amendment 7 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 8:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

6

0

53

Amendment 8 was agreed.

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

Presiding Officer Statement

The Presiding Officer stated that, in accordance with Standing Order 26.50A, she could confirm that in her view, the provisions of the Law Derived from the European Union (Wales) Bill did not relate to a protected subject matter.

(15 mins)

11.

Debate: Stage 4 of the Law Derived from the European Union (Wales) Bill

Minutes:

The item started at 18.12

In accordance with Standing Order 26.67, the Leader of the House made a statement that she had it in command from Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Cornwall to acquaint the Assembly that, having been informed of the purport of the Law Derived from the European Union (Wales) Bill, both have given their consent to the Bill.

Stage 4 motion to approve the Law Derived from the European Union (Wales) Bill.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

1

13

53

The motion was agreed.

 

 

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