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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Y Siambr - Y_Senedd. View directions

Note: 168(v4) 

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Transcript: Transcript for 07/11/2018 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

Statement by the Llywydd

The Llywydd made a statement marking one year since the death of Carl Sargeant. On behalf of all Assembly Members and staff, the Llywydd offered her deepest condolences to Jack Sargeant and his family.

(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.

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Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The item started at 13.30

Questions 1 and 2, 4- 8 and 10-14 were asked. Questions 3 and 9 were withdrawn. Question 8 and 11 were answered by the Minister for Environment. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary 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.

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Minutes:

The item started at 14.15

The first 8 questions were asked. Questions 1, 5 and 8 were grouped together for answer. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary after question 2.

The Presiding Officer suspended proceedings at 14.39 due to microphone failure affecting the Siambr. The meeting reconvened at 15.30. The bell was rung 5 minutes before reconvening.

 

(20 mins)

3.

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services

Rhun Ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn): What discussions have taken place between the Welsh Government and the UK Government regarding the training of pilots from Saudi Arabia in RAF Valley?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.53

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services

Rhun Ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn): What discussions have taken place between the Welsh Government and the UK Government regarding the training of pilots from Saudi Arabia in RAF Valley?

 

(5 mins)

4.

90 Second Statements

Minutes:

The item started at 16.00

Bethan Sayed made a statement on Remembering Carl Sargeant.

Jane Hutt made a statement on Women in World War 1.

David Rees made a statement on The 36th year of running the Richard Burton 10K.

 

Motion to elect a Member to a committee

The item started at 16.06

NDM6857 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)
To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Orders 17.3 and 17.13(ii), elects Llyr Gruffydd (Plaid Cymru) as a Member of the Committee for the Scrutiny of the First Minister.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(60 mins)

5.

Debate on the Children, Young People and Education Committee report: Targeted Funding to Improve Educational Outcomes

NDM6852 Lynne Neagle (Torfaen)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the Children, Young People and Education Committee Report, 'On the Money? Targeted Funding to Improve Educational Outcomes', which was laid in the Table Office on 20 June 2018.

Note: The response by the Welsh Government was laid on 31 October 2018.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 16.07

NDM6852 Lynne Neagle (Torfaen)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the Children, Young People and Education Committee Report, 'On the Money? Targeted Funding to Improve Educational Outcomes', which was laid in the Table Office on 20 June 2018.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(60 mins)

6.

Equalities and Brexit - Joint findings by the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee and the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee

NDM6848 John Griffiths (Newport East)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the joint findings by the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee and the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee on 'Equalities and Brexit' which was laid in the Table Office on 25 October 2018.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 16.56

NDM6848 John Griffiths (Newport East)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the joint findings by the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee and the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee on 'Equalities and Brexit' which was laid in the Table Office on 25 October 2018.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(60 mins)

7.

Welsh Conservatives debate - Armed Forces

NDM6854 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

The National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that this year’s Remembrance Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and the end of the first world war.

2. Welcomes the Royal British Legion’s ‘Thank you 100’, which remembers those who served, sacrificed and changed our world between 1914 and 1918.

3. Honours the contribution of those who have served and continue to serve in our armed forces.

4. Calls upon the Welsh Government to appoint an armed forces commissioner for Wales to ensure that the Armed Forces Covenant is upheld.

The Armed Forces Covenant

 

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Julie James (Swansea West)

Delete point 4 and replace with:

Welcomes the appointment of the Armed Forces Liaison Officers across Wales and the collaborative approach of the Armed Forces Expert Group in ensuring the Armed Forces Covenant is upheld.

Amendment 2 - Neil McEvoy (South Wales Central)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to bring about a no soldier left behind Act that would guarantee quality housing and healthcare to veterans who have seen active service.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 17.34

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM6854 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

The National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that this year’s Remembrance Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and the end of the first world war.

2. Welcomes the Royal British Legion’s ‘Thank you 100’, which remembers those who served, sacrificed and changed our world between 1914 and 1918.

3. Honours the contribution of those who have served and continue to serve in our armed forces.

4. Calls upon the Welsh Government to appoint an armed forces commissioner for Wales to ensure that the Armed Forces Covenant is upheld.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

35

51

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Julie James (Swansea West)

Delete point 4 and replace with:

Welcomes the appointment of the Armed Forces Liaison Officers across Wales and the collaborative approach of the Armed Forces Expert Group in ensuring the Armed Forces Covenant is upheld.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

35

3

13

51

Amendment 1 was agreed.

Amendment 2 - Neil McEvoy (South Wales Central)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to bring about a no soldier left behind Act that would guarantee quality housing and healthcare to veterans who have seen active service.

A vote was taken on amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

6

18

27

51

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6854 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

The National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that this year’s Remembrance Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and the end of the first world war.

2. Welcomes the Royal British Legion’s ‘Thank you 100’, which remembers those who served, sacrificed and changed our world between 1914 and 1918.

3. Honours the contribution of those who have served and continue to serve in our armed forces.

4. Welcomes the appointment of the Armed Forces Liaison Officers across Wales and the collaborative approach of the Armed Forces Expert Group in ensuring the Armed Forces Covenant is upheld.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

3

1

51

The motion as amended was agreed.

8.

Voting Time

Minutes:

The item started at 18.35

 

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

(30 mins)

9.

Short Debate

NDM6853 Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire)

Rural Wales - an economy to be promoted.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 18.37

NDM6853 Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire)

Rural Wales - an economy to be promoted.

 

 

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