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Agenda and minutes

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Note: 249(v4) 

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Transcript: Transcript for 11/12/2019 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

The Presiding Officer will call party spokespeople to ask questions without notice after Question 2.

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Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The item started at 13.30

Questions 1-4 and 6-9 were asked. Question 5 was transferred for written answer. Questions 10 and 12 were not asked. Question 11 was withdrawn. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Minister after question 2.

 

(45 mins)

2.

Questions to the Minister for Housing and Local Government

The Presiding Officer will call party spokespeople to ask questions without notice after Question 2.

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Minutes:

The item started at 14.08

 

The first 9 questions were asked. Question 3 was answered by the Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Minister after question 2.

 

3.

Topical Questions

No Topical Questions were received

Minutes:

No Topical Questions were received

 

(5 mins)

4.

90 Second Statements

Minutes:

The item started at 14.52

 

Helen Mary Jones made a statement on supporting an event being held at the Urdd City Sleepover in Cardiff Bay on the 18th and 19th of December.

 

Suzy Davies made a statement on the 40th Anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

 

Caroline Jones made a statement on the Cwm Brombil Women’s Institute.

 

(0 mins)

5.

Motion to annul The Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Specified Information) (Wales) Regulations 2019 - WITHDRAWN

NDM7209 David Melding (South Wales Central)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 27.2:

Agrees that The Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Specified Information) (Wales) Regulations 2019, laid before the Assembly on 15 November 2019, be annulled.

 

 

Minutes:

The item was withdrawn

 

(60 mins)

6.

Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv) - Nurse Staffing Levels

NDM7215 Helen Mary Jones (Mid and West Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Royal College of Nursing Wales's report, Progress and Challenge: the Implementation of the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016.

2. Notes more nurses leave the NHS than join.

3. Calls on Welsh Government to set out how the Welsh NHS will increase the opportunities for flexible working as part of a national nursing retention strategy.

Progress and Challenge: the Implementation of the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016

Co-Submitters
Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)
David Rees (Aberavon)

Supporter
Delyth Jewell (South Wales East)

 

 

Minutes:

The item started at 14.57

NDM7215 Helen Mary Jones (Mid and West Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Royal College of Nursing Wales's report, Progress and Challenge: the Implementation of the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016.

2. Notes more nurses leave the NHS than join.

3. Calls on Welsh Government to set out how the Welsh NHS will increase the opportunities for flexible working as part of a national nursing retention strategy.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

32

14

0

44

The motion was agreed.

(60 mins)

7.

Debate on the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee report - Access to Banking

NDM7219 Russell George (Montgomeryshire)

The National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee on its Inquiry into: Access to Banking which was laid in the Table Office on 17 October 2019.

Note: The response by the Welsh Government was laid on 4 December 2019.

 

 

Minutes:

The item started at 15.34

NDM7219 Russell George (Montgomeryshire)

The National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee on its Inquiry into: Access to Banking which was laid in the Table Office on 17 October 2019.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(60 mins)

8.

Welsh Conservatives debate - School Education

NDM7218 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s 2018 PISA results.

2. Regrets that:

a) there has been no statistically significant improvement in Wales’s PISA scores in reading and maths since 2006;

b) Wales’s science scores are significantly worse than in 2006;

c) Wales is ranked bottom of the UK nations in reading, maths and science;

d) Wales is the only UK nation to score below the OECD average in all PISA measures.

3. Calls upon the Welsh Government to:

a) acknowledge its failure to improve education in Wales;

b) apologise to pupils, parents and schools for letting them down;

c) guarantee that additional resources arising from increased spending on schools by the UK Government will be invested on schools in Wales.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

Delete all after point 1 and replace with:

Notes that Wales is the only UK nation to improve in each domain.

Welcomes:

a) Wales’s best ever scores in reading and maths, and improvement in science;

b) a reduction in the gap between our most disadvantaged learners and their peers;

c) the improvement in performance of high performing students.

Believes the improvement in PISA scores is testament to the hard work of teachers and pupils across Wales.

[If Amendment 1 is agreed amendment 2 will be de-selected]

Amendment 2 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Delete point 3 and replace with:

Calls on the Welsh Government to:

a) continue along the path of revising the new curriculum and allowing it to take root as part of efforts to raise standards;

b) guarantee that the necessary resources are available to schools in order to improve working conditions for teachers and attract more new teachers to the profession.

 

 

 

Minutes:

The item started at 16.35

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM7218 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s 2018 PISA results.

2. Regrets that:

a) there has been no statistically significant improvement in Wales’s PISA scores in reading and maths since 2006;

b) Wales’s science scores are significantly worse than in 2006;

c) Wales is ranked bottom of the UK nations in reading, maths and science;

d) Wales is the only UK nation to score below the OECD average in all PISA measures.

3. Calls upon the Welsh Government to:

a) acknowledge its failure to improve education in Wales;

b) apologise to pupils, parents and schools for letting them down;

c) guarantee that additional resources arising from increased spending on schools by the UK Government will be invested on schools in Wales.

 For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

32

44

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

Delete all after point 1 and replace with:

Notes that Wales is the only UK nation to improve in each domain.

Welcomes:

a) Wales’s best ever scores in reading and maths, and improvement in science;

b) a reduction in the gap between our most disadvantaged learners and their peers;

c) the improvement in performance of high performing students.

Believes the improvement in PISA scores is testament to the hard work of teachers and pupils across Wales.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

29

0

17

44

Amendment 1 was agreed.

As Amendment 1 was agreed amendment 2 was de-selected

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM7218 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s 2018 PISA results.

2. Notes that Wales is the only UK nation to improve in each domain.

3. Welcomes:

a) Wales’s best ever scores in reading and maths, and improvement in science;

b) a reduction in the gap between our most disadvantaged learners and their peers;

c) the improvement in performance of high performing students.

4. Believes the improvement in PISA scores is testament to the hard work of teachers and pupils across Wales.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

29

0

17

44

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

9.

Voting Time

Minutes:

The item started at 17.32

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

(30 mins)

10.

Short Debate

NDM7220 Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley)

Meeting the care challenges of the twenty first century.

 

 

Minutes:

The item started at 17.35

NDM7220 Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley)

Meeting the care challenges of the twenty first century.

 

 

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