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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Note: 120(v5) 

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Transcript: Transcript for 14/02/2018 - 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.

 

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Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The item started at 13.30

Questions 2 and 4-10 were asked. Questions 1 and 3 were not asked. Question 5 and 9 were answered by the Minister for 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 Finance

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. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary after question 2.

(20 mins)

3.

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services (to be answered by the Minister for Children and Social Care):

 

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on children's services in Powys, in the wake of a report by the Mid and West Wales Safeguarding Board regarding the death of a child in the care of the County Council?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.12

To ask the Minister for Children and Social Care:

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on children's services in Powys, in the wake of a report by the Mid and West Wales Safeguarding Board regarding the death of a child in the care of the County Council?

 

(5 mins)

4.

90 Second Statements

Minutes:

The item started at 15.32

Llyr Gruffydd made a statement on Corwen Times/Y Cyfnod.

Vikki Howells made a statement on Species Champions ‘Show the Love’ this Valentines Day.

Jayne Bryant made a statement on the rugby player Arthur ‘Monkey’ Gould.

 

Motions to elect a Member to committees (5 mins)

The item started at 15.37

 

NDM6659 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 17.14, elects Jack Sargeant (Labour) as a Member of the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee in place of Dawn Bowden (Labour).

 

NDM6660 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 17.14, elects Jack Sargeant (Labour) as a Member of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee in place of Mick Antoniw (Labour).

 

NDM6661 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 17.14, elects Jack Sargeant (Labour) as a Member of the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee in place of Lee Waters (Labour).

(60 mins)

5.

Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv) - Unadopted roads

NDM6635

Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)

David Melding (South Wales Central

Nick Ramsay (Monmouth)

Mike Hedges (Swansea East)

Supported by

Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the number of roads in Wales which are unadopted, and are therefore not maintained by the relevant local authority.

2. Notes that a number of developers have not built roads on new estates to adoptable standards.

3. Recognises that there are weaknesses in the house-buying process, which does not always ensure that buyers have sufficient financial retentions in place to bring these roads up to the local authority's adoptable standard.

4. Recognises that house buyers are often faced with having to invest significant sums of money in order to bring roads up to the local authority's adoptable standard.

5. Notes that many of these roads remain unadopted and in a bad state of repair, for a number of years, sometimes in perpetuity.

6. Calls on the Welsh Government to establish a taskforce, to include local authorities, the legal profession, developers and other key stakeholders, with a view to developing improvements to the house buying and road adoption process.

7. Seeks to develop a Wales-wide programme to deliver a reduction in the number of unadopted roads in Wales.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 15.37

NDM6635

Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)

David Melding (South Wales Central

Nick Ramsay (Monmouth)

Mike Hedges (Swansea East)

Supported by

Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the number of roads in Wales which are unadopted, and are therefore not maintained by the relevant local authority.

2. Notes that a number of developers have not built roads on new estates to adoptable standards.

3. Recognises that there are weaknesses in the house-buying process, which does not always ensure that buyers have sufficient financial retentions in place to bring these roads up to the local authority's adoptable standard.

4. Recognises that house buyers are often faced with having to invest significant sums of money in order to bring roads up to the local authority's adoptable standard.

5. Notes that many of these roads remain unadopted and in a bad state of repair, for a number of years, sometimes in perpetuity.

6. Calls on the Welsh Government to establish a taskforce, to include local authorities, the legal profession, developers and other key stakeholders, with a view to developing improvements to the house buying and road adoption process.

7. Seeks to develop a Wales-wide programme to deliver a reduction in the number of unadopted roads in Wales.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(60 mins)

6.

Debate on the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee's report into loneliness and isolation

NDM6654 Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee on loneliness and isolation, which was laid in the Table Office on 7 December 2017.

Note: The response of the Minister for Children and Social Care to the report was laid in the Table Office on 7 February 2018.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 16.37

NDM6654 Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee on loneliness and isolation, which was laid in the Table Office on 7 December 2017.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(60 mins)

7.

Welsh Conservatives debate - Mental health

NDM6658 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the importance of good mental health.

2. Regrets that some people with mental health conditions face injustices and challenges when accessing services.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that Wales’s health and social care sectors are able to deliver effective, preventative mental health services.

The following amendment has been tabled:

Amendment 1. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Ensures that children who require treatment for mental health receive it promptly before their condition gets worse and that the Welsh Government publishes statistics on performance against this objective.

Minutes:

NDM6658 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the importance of good mental health.

2. Regrets that some people with mental health conditions face injustices and challenges when accessing services.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that Wales’s health and social care sectors are able to deliver effective, preventative mental health services.

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM6658 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the importance of good mental health.

2. Regrets that some people with mental health conditions face injustices and challenges when accessing services.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that Wales’s health and social care sectors are able to deliver effective, preventative mental health services.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

41

0

6

47

The motion without amendment was agreed

 

8.

Voting Time

Minutes:

The item started at 18.44

 

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

(30 mins)

9.

Short Debate

NDM6650 Mark Isherwood (North Wales)

Getting smart with fuel poverty.

Minutes:

The item started at 18.45

NDM6650 Mark Isherwood (North Wales)

Getting smart with fuel poverty.

 

 

 

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