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Agenda and minutes

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Transcript: Transcript for 19/03/2019 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

Deputy Presiding Officer Statement

The Deputy Presiding Officer made a statement where, on behalf of the Assembly, she conveyed her deepest condolences to everyone affected by the shootings in Christchurch and Utrecht.

(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 13.31

The first 7 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

Minutes:

The item started at 14.28

(45 mins)

3.

Statement by the First Minister: Update on EU Negotiations

Minutes:

The item started at 15.09

(15 mins)

4.

The Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

NDM6994 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1.  Approves that the draft The Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 20 February 2019.

Supporting Documents
Explanatory Memorandum
Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee Report

Minutes:

The item started at 16.02

NDM6994 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves that the draft The Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 20 February 2019.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(15 mins)

5.

The Common Agricultural Policy (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

NDM6995 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1.  Approves that the draft The Common Agricultural Policy (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 20 February 2019.

Supporting Documents
Explanatory Memorandum
Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee Report

 

Minutes:

The item started at 16.09

NDM6995 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves that the draft The Common Agricultural Policy (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 20 February 2019.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(60 mins)

6.

Debate: Analysis of the Impact of the UK Government's Welfare Reform on Households in Wales

NDM6993 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the empirical analysis of the effect of the UK Government’s Welfare Reform on Households in Wales.

2. Recognises and regrets the negative impact on the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Wales.

Impact of welfare reform on households in Wales

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Acknowledges the Welsh Government’s analysis of the impact of welfare reform.

2. Notes the recent comments made by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the rollout of Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments, as well as the actions taken by the UK Government to address concerns over the implementation of both.

3. Further notes that the Welsh Government has admitted that employment is one of the best ways to tackle inequality, through its programme for government and  economic action plan;

4. Is concerned that, while employment has substantially increased since 2010, the Equality and Human Rights Commission report ‘Is Wales Fairer?’ highlighted that poverty and deprivation still remain higher in Wales than other British nations; Wales is the least productive nation in the UK, and median weekly earnings in Wales are lower than in England and Scotland.

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to publish a robust and meaningful plan to tackle poverty that contains clear performance targets and indications to measure progress.

House of Commons Hansard, 19 November 2018

House of Commons Hansard, 11 February 2019

The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP - Speech - Closing the gap between intention and experience - 5 March 2019

Welsh Government - Taking Wales Forward - September 2016

Welsh Government - Prosperity for All: economic action plan - May 2018

Equality and Human Rights Commission - Is Wales Fairer? - 25 October 2018

Amendment 2 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls for the administrative devolution of welfare to Wales so that mitigating measures can be put in place.

Minutes:

The item started at 16.15

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

NDM6993 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the empirical analysis of the effect of the UK Government’s Welfare Reform on Households in Wales.

2. Recognises and regrets the negative impact on the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Wales.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Acknowledges the Welsh Government’s analysis of the impact of welfare reform.

2. Notes the recent comments made by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the rollout of Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments, as well as the actions taken by the UK Government to address concerns over the implementation of both.

3. Further notes that the Welsh Government has admitted that employment is one of the best ways to tackle inequality, through its programme for government and  economic action plan;

4. Is concerned that, while employment has substantially increased since 2010, the Equality and Human Rights Commission report ‘Is Wales Fairer?’ highlighted that poverty and deprivation still remain higher in Wales than other British nations; Wales is the least productive nation in the UK, and median weekly earnings in Wales are lower than in England and Scotland.

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to publish a robust and meaningful plan to tackle poverty that contains clear performance targets and indications to measure progress.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

2

36

47

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

Amendment 2 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls for the administrative devolution of welfare to Wales so that mitigating measures can be put in place.

A vote was taken on amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

37

46

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6993 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the empirical analysis of the effect of the UK Government’s Welfare Reform on Households in Wales.

2. Recognises and regrets the negative impact on the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Wales.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

36

2

9

47

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

At 16.52 proceedings were suspended for 10 minutes. The bell was rung 5 minutes before reconvening for Stage 3 of the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill.

(120 mins)

7.

Debate: Stage 3 of the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill

The amendments will be disposed of in the order that the sections and schedules to which they relate were set out in the motion under Standing Order 26.36 as agreed by the Assembly on 8 January 2019.

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

Group 1: Prohibited payments – termination of contract 

3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 23, 24, 1, 2

Group 2: Drafting clarifications

5, 28

Group 3: Repayment of prohibited payments

55, 57

Group 4: Revoking licenses

56, 58

Group 5: Permitted payments

9, 64

Group 6: Holding deposits

29, 30, 31, 36, 37, 65, 66, 38, 67, 39, 40, 41, 42

Group 7: Default payments

32, 33, 62, 34, 63, 59, 27

Group 8: Regulation making powers

35, 48, 49, 52, 51, 50

Group 9: Enforcement authorities

11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19,  20

Group 10: Fixed penalty notices

43, 44

Group 11: Enforcement authorities: information sharing

45, 17, 21

Group 12: Power of licensing authority to bring criminal proceedings

22

Group 13: Restrictions on giving notice for possession

46, 54

Group 14: Information and guidance

25, 26, 47, 53

Group 15: Coming into force

60, 61

Supporting Documents
Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill
Explanatory Memorandum
Marshalled list of amendments
Groupings of amendments

Minutes:

The item started at 17.02

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.

Amendment 3 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 4 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 5 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 6 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 55:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

37

48

Amendment 55 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 56:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

37

48

Amendment 56 was not agreed.

Amendment 7 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 8 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 9 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 10 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 57:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

37

48

Amendment 57 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 58:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

37

48

Amendment 58 was not agreed.

Amendment 29 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 30 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 31 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 32 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 33 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 62:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

3

36

48

Amendment 62 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 34:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

1

9

48

Amendment 34 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 63:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

2

28

48

Amendment 63 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 64:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

45

1

2

48

Amendment 64 was agreed.

Amendment 35 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 36 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 37 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 65:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

39

48

Amendment 65 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 66:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

39

48

Amendment 66 was not agreed.

Amendment 38 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 67:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

39

48

Amendment 67 was not agreed.

Amendment 39 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 40 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 41 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 42 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 11 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 12 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 13 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 43:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

28

48

Amendment 43 was not agreed.

Amendment 14 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 15 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 44:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

28

48

Amendment 44 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 45:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

28

48

Amendment 45 was not agreed.

Amendment 16 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 17:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

9

48

Amendment 17 was agreed.

Amendment 18 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 19 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 20 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 21 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 22 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 46 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 54 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

As amendment 46 was agreed, amendments 23 and 24 fell.

Amendment 25 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 26:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

9

48

Amendment 26 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 47:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

0

30

48

Amendment 47 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 48:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

28

48

Amendment 48 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 49:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

28

48

Amendment 49 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 52:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

28

48

Amendment 52 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 51:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

28

48

Amendment 51 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 50:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

28

48

Amendment 50 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 59:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

19

0

29

48

Amendment 59 was not agreed.

Amendment 27 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 28 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 53:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

28

48

Amendment 53 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 60:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

39

48

Amendment 60 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 61:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

8

0

38

46

Amendment 61 was not agreed.

Amendment 1 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 2 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

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

(15 mins)

8.

The Plant Health (Amendment) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

NDM6992 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5

1.  Approves that the draft The Plant Health (Amendment) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 20 February 2019.

Supporting Documents
Explanatory Memorandum
Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee Report

 

Minutes:

The item started at 18.45

NDM6992 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5

1. Approves that the draft The Plant Health (Amendment) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 20 February 2

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

9.

Voting Time

Minutes:

The item started at 18.49

 

 

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