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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Y Siambr - Y_Senedd. View directions

Note: 150(v4) 

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Transcript: Transcript for 04/07/2018 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

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. Question 6 was answered by the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary and the Minister after question 2.

 

(30 mins)

2.

Questions to the Counsel General

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 14.22

All 6 questions were asked.

 

(20 mins)

3.

Topical Questions

[To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport]

 

David Rees (Aberavon): What analysis has the Welsh Government undertaken of the impact on the steel industry in Wales of the merger between TATA steel and Thyssenkrupp AG announced last week?

 

[To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Education]

 

Please note that the question below will be answered by: The Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning.

 

Dawn Bowden (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney): What is the Welsh Government's response to comments made by the owner of Trago Mills that Welsh language signage is visual clutter?

 

[To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services]

 

Sian Gwenllian (Arfon) Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on local government reorganisation plans following his comments in the WLGA conference on 29 June 2018?

 

[To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services]

 

Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley) Will the Welsh Government make a statement on the recent spate of grass fires affecting communities across Wales?

Minutes:

The item started 14.43

[To the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport]

David Rees (Aberavon): What analysis has the Welsh Government undertaken of the impact on the steel industry in Wales of the merger between TATA steel and Thyssenkrupp AG announced last week?

[To  the Cabinet Secretary for Education]

Answered by: The Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning.

 

Dawn Bowden (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney): What is the Welsh Government's response to comments made by the owner of Trago Mills that Welsh language signage is visual clutter?

[To the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services]

Sian Gwenllian (Arfon) Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on local government reorganisation plans following his comments in the WLGA conference on 29 June 2018?

[To the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services]

Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley) Will the Welsh Government make a statement on the recent spate of grass fires affecting communities across Wales?

 

(5 mins)

4.

90 Second Statements

Minutes:

The item started at 15.14

 

David Rees made a statement on recognising Dr Julian Tudor Hart’s contribution to health care in the Afan Valley and the establishment of the inverse care law which many now recognise as being revolutionary for the time. Dr Hart passed away at the weekend.

 

Dai Lloyd made a statement on Meic Stephens who passed away yesterday.

 

Vikki Howells made a statement on 90th anniversary of the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act 1928.

 

Janet Finch-Saunders made a statement on National Armed Forces Day 2018.

 

(60 mins)

5.

Debate on the Children, Young People and Education Committee report on its inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People

NDM6756 Lynne Neagle (Torfaen) 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the Children, Young People and Education Committee report on the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People in Wales which was laid in the Table Office on 26 April 2018.

Note: The response by the Welsh Government was laid on 27 June 2018.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 15.21

NDM6756 Lynne Neagle (Torfaen)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the Children, Young People and Education Committee report on the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People in Wales which was laid in the Table Office on 26 April 2018.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(60 mins)

6.

Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv) - Carillion and Capita

NDM6740 Lee Waters (Llanelli)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the report of the House of Commons' Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Work and Pensions Committees' joint inquiry on the lessons to be learned from the collapse of Carillion.

2. Acknowledges the National Audit Office report on NHS England's management of the primary care support services contract with Capita.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to publish an analysis on the lessons for Wales from these two reports.

House of Commons - Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee / Work and Pensions Committee - Carillion

National Audit Office - NHS England’s management of the primary care support services contract with Capita

Co-submitters
Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)
Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)
Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd)
Mike Hedges (Swansea East)
Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)
Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley)

 

Minutes:

The item started at 16.39

NDM6740 Lee Waters (Llanelli)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the report of the House of Commons' Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Work and Pensions Committees' joint inquiry on the lessons to be learned from the collapse of Carillion.

2. Acknowledges the National Audit Office report on NHS England's management of the primary care support services contract with Capita.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to publish an analysis on the lessons for Wales from these two reports.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

7.

United Kingdom Independence Party debate - Upland Livestock - Postponed to 19 September

NDM6757 Caroline Jones (South Wales West)

The National Assembly for Wales:

1. Believes that sheep, which have previously been referred to as woolly maggots, should be returned to Welsh hillsides.

2. Regrets that the decision to remove grazing rights from the Welsh uplands has resulted in huge damage to the Welsh uplands, wildlife and general environment. 

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to remove any incentives that encourage the removal of livestock from upland areas and, instead, provide incentives for those areas to be repopulated with livestock.

The following amendment has been tabled:

Amendment 1 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Delete all and replace with:

1. Notes the importance of upland farming to rural communities and the rural economy.

2. Recognises the challenges facing upland farmers in Wales for the future, as highlighted in 'The Future of the Welsh Uplands after the Common Agricultural Policy' report.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to work with the industry to develop a policy for Welsh upland farming that protects its sustainability for the future.

The Future of the Welsh Uplands after the Common Agricultural Policy

 

 

8.

Voting Time

Minutes:

There was no voting time.

(30 mins)

9.

Short Debate

NDM6758 Llyr Gruffydd (North Wales)

Tackling child poverty in Wales: the meaning of statistics in practice; the role of the Welsh Government; and the impact of Brexit on the child poverty agenda

 

Minutes:

The item started at 17.29

NDM6758 Llyr Gruffydd (North Wales)

Tackling child poverty in Wales: the meaning of statistics in practice; the role of the Welsh Government; and the impact of Brexit on the child poverty agenda

 

 

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