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Higher Education (Wales) Act 2015

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27/01/2015 - Stage 4 Standing Order 26.47 motion to approve the Higher Education (Wales) Bill

The item started at 16.19

 

NDM5677 Huw Lewis (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.47:

Approves the Higher Education (Wales) Bill.

The Motion was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 


20/01/2015 - Stage 3 Standing Order 26.44 debate on the Higher Education (Wales) Bill

The item started at 15.45 

 

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 agreed by the Assembly on 13 January 2015.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 26:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment.  Therefore, the amendment 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.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 34:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

Amendment 34 was not agreed. 

A vote was taken on Amendment 28:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment.  Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 35:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment.  Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

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

 

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

 

As amendment 28 was not agreed, amendment 29 fell.

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

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 27:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment.  Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

As amendment 28 was not agreed, amendment 30 fell.

A vote was taken on Amendment 6A:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment.  Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 6B:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment.  Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

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

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 31:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment.  Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 32:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment.  Therefore, the amendment 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.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 36:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment.  Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 37:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

Amendment 37 was not agreed. 

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

 

Amendment 10 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.

 

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

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 38:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment.  Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

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

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 16:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

49

0

5

54

Amendment 16 was agreed.       

A vote was taken on Amendment 39:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment.  Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

Amendment 17 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 43:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment.  Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.    

A vote was taken on Amendment 40:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

12

27

54

Amendment 40 was not agreed. 

A vote was taken on Amendment 44:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment.  Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

As amendment 28 was not agreed, amendment 33 fell.       

A vote was taken on Amendment 41:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment.  Therefore, the amendment was not 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.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 42:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

39

53

Amendment 42 was not agreed. 

Amendment 23 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 24 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

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

 

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

 


13/01/2015 - Motion under Standing Order 26.36 to vary the order of consideration of Stage 3 amendments to the Higher Education (Wales) Bill

The item started at 15.27

 

NDM5659 Huw Lewis (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.36:

 

Agrees to dispose of sections and schedules to the Higher Education (Wales) Bill at Stage 3 in the following order:

 

a) sections 2 - 59

 

b) schedule

 

c) section 1

 

d) long title

 

The Motion was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


18/11/2014 - Higher Education (Wales) Bill - Stage 2: Consideration of Amendments

The Chair said that the Committee would consider the amendments in the order in which the sections and schedules to which they relate, arise in the Bill.

The Committee disposed of the following amendments:

Section 27

Amendment 51 (Simon Thomas)

For

Against

Abstain

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Joyce Watson

David Rees

Lynne Neagle

Ann Jones

 

5

5

0

As there was a tied vote, the Chair’s casting vote was applied in the negative, in accordance with Standing Order 6.20(ii). Therefore, Amendment 51 was not agreed.


Section 28

Amendment 52 (Simon Thomas)

For

Against

Abstain

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Joyce Watson

David Rees

Lynne Neagle

Ann Jones

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

 

3

5

2

Amendment 52 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 57 (Simon Thomas)

For

Against

Abstain

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Joyce Watson

David Rees

Lynne Neagle

Ann Jones

 

5

5

0

As there was a tied vote, the Chair’s casting vote was applied in the negative, in accordance with Standing Order 6.20(ii). Therefore, Amendment 57 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 28 (Suzy Davies)

For

Against

Abstain

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Joyce Watson

David Rees

Lynne Neagle

Ann Jones

 

5

5

0

As there was a tied vote, the Chair’s casting vote was applied in the negative, in accordance with Standing Order 6.20(ii). Therefore, Amendment 28 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 58 - As Amendment 57 was not agreed Amendment 58 fell

Section 29

Amendment 59 was not moved on accordance with Standing Order 26.65

Amendment 29 (Suzy Davies)

For

Against

Abstain

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Joyce Watson

David Rees

Lynne Neagle

Ann Jones

 

5

5

0

As there was a tied vote, the Chair’s casting vote was applied in the negative, in accordance with Standing Order 6.20(ii). Therefore, Amendment 29 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 60 was not moved on accordance with Standing Order 26.65

Amendment 30 - As Amendment 29 was not agreed Amendment 30 fell

Sections 30 and 31: No amendments were tabled to these sections, therefore these sections were deemed agreed.

Section 32

Amendment 11 (Huw Lewis) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

Sections 33 to 35: No amendments were tabled to these sections, therefore these sections were deemed agreed.

Section 36

Amendment 12 (Huw Lewis) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Amendment 13 (Huw Lewis) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Amendment 14 (Huw Lewis) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Amendment 55 (Suzy Davies)

For

Against

Abstain

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Joyce Watson

David Rees

Lynne Neagle

Ann Jones

 

4

5

0

Amendment 55 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 56 (Suzy Davies)

For

Against

Abstain

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Joyce Watson

David Rees

Lynne Neagle

Ann Jones

 

4

5

0

Amendment 56 was not agreed.

 

Section 37: No amendments were tabled to this section, therefore this section was deemed agreed.

Section 38

 

Amendment 15 (Huw Lewis) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Amendment 16 – As amendment 9 was not agreed Amendment 16 fell

 

Amendment 17 (Huw Lewis) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Section 39: No amendments were tabled to this section, therefore this section was deemed agreed.

Section 40

Amendment 18 - As amendment 9 was not agreed Amendment 18 fell

 

Section 41 to 44: No amendments were tabled to these sections, therefore these sections were deemed agreed.

Section 45

Amendment 41(Aled Roberts)

For

Against

Abstain

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Joyce Watson

David Rees

Lynne Neagle

Ann Jones

 

4

5

0

Amendment 41 was not agreed.


New Section

Amendment 2 (Huw Lewis) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).


New Section

Amendment 3 (Huw Lewis) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

Section 46: No amendments were tabled to this section, therefore this section was deemed agreed.

Section 47

Amendment 31 was withdrawn in accordance with Standing Order 26.66

Section 48

Amendment 19 (Huw Lewis) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Amendment 20 (Huw Lewis) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Amendment 21 (Huw Lewis) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Section 49

 

Amendment 22 - As amendment 9 was not agreed Amendment 22 fell

 

Sections 50 and 51: No amendments were tabled to these sections, therefore these sections were deemed agreed.

Section 52

Amendment 32 (Suzy Davies) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Amendment 33 (Suzy Davies) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

Amendment 34 (Suzy Davies)

For

Against

Abstain

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Joyce Watson

David Rees

Lynne Neagle

Ann Jones

 

4

5

0

Amendment 34 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 35 (Suzy Davies)

For

Against

Abstain

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Joyce Watson

David Rees

Lynne Neagle

Ann Jones

 

4

5

0

Amendment 35 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 36 (Suzy Davies) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

Amendment 37 (Suzy Davies)  was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

Amendment 23 was not moved in accordance with Standing Order 26.65

 

Amendment 38 (Suzy Davies)

For

Against

Abstain

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Joyce Watson

David Rees

Lynne Neagle

Ann Jones

 

4

5

0

Amendment 38 was not agreed.

 

New Section

Amendment 42 (Aled Roberts)

For

Against

Abstain

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Joyce Watson

David Rees

Lynne Neagle

Ann Jones

 

4

5

0

Amendment 42 was not agreed.

 

New Section

Amendment 53 (Simon Thomas)

For

Against

Abstain

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Joyce Watson

David Rees

Lynne Neagle

Ann Jones

 

4

5

0

Amendment 53 was not agreed.

 

Sections 53: No amendments were tabled to this section, therefore this section was deemed agreed.

Section 54

Amendment 24 (Huw Lewis) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

Sections 55 to 57: No amendments were tabled to these sections, therefore these sections were deemed agreed.

Schedule: No amendments were tabled to the schedule, therefore the schedule was deemed agreed.


10/11/2014 - Higher Education (Wales) Bill - Letter from the Minister for Education and Skills - Draft Regulations


10/11/2014 - Higher Education (Wales) Bill - Stage 2: Consideration of Amendments

The Committee disposed of the following amendments:

 

Section 1

 

Amendment 4 (Huw Lewis)

 

For

Against

Abstain

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

John Griffiths

Keith Davies

David Rees

Joyce Watson

Ann Jones

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

 

 

7

3

0

Amendment 4 was agreed

 

Amendment 1 (Huw Lewis) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

Section 4

Amendment 26 was withdrawn in accordance with Standing Order 26.66

Amendment 27 was not moved in accordance with Standing Order 26.65

Section 6

Amendment 43 – Simon Thomas

For

Against

Abstain

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Keith Davies

David Rees

Joyce Watson

Ann Jones

 

5

5

0

As there was a tied vote, the Chair’s casting vote was applied in the negative, in accordance with Standing Order 6.20(ii).  Therefore, Amendment 43 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 54 – Suzy Davies

For

Against

Abstain

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Keith Davies

David Rees

Joyce Watson

Ann Jones

 

5

5

0

As there was a tied vote, the Chair’s casting vote was applied in the negative, in accordance with Standing Order 6.20(ii).  Therefore, Amendment 54 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 44 was withdrawn in accordance with Standing Order 26.66

Amendment 5 - Huw Lewis

 

For

Against

Abstain

John Griffiths

Keith Davies

David Rees

Joyce Watson

Ann Jones

 

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

 

5

3

2

Amendment 5 was agreed

 

Amendment 6 - Huw Lewis

 

For

Against

Abstain

John Griffiths

Keith Davies

David Rees

Joyce Watson

Ann Jones

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

 

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

 

7

3

0

Amendment 6 was agreed

 

New Section

Amendment 25 – Bethan Jenkins

For

Against

Abstain

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Keith Davies

David Rees

Joyce Watson

Ann Jones

Suzy Davies

Paul Davies

 

3

7

 

Amendment 25 was not agreed.

 

Section 7

Amendment 45 – Simon Thomas 

For

Against

Abstain

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Keith Davies

David Rees

Joyce Watson

Ann Jones

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

 

3

5

2

Amendment 45 was not agreed.

 

Section 9

Amendment 7 (Huw Lewis) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

Amendment 8 (Huw Lewis) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Section 13

Amendment 9 - Huw Lewis

 

For

Against

Abstain

John Griffiths

Keith Davies

David Rees

Joyce Watson

Ann Jones

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

 

5

5

0

As there was a tied vote, the Chair’s casting vote was applied in the negative, in accordance with Standing Order 6.20(ii).  Therefore, Amendment 9 was not agreed. Amendments 16, 18 and 22 fell.

 

Amendment 46 – Simon Thomas

For

Against

Abstain

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Keith Davies

David Rees

Joyce Watson

Ann Jones

 

5

5

0

As there was a tied vote, the Chair’s casting vote was applied in the negative, in accordance with Standing Order 6.20(ii).  Therefore, Amendment 46 was not agreed.

 

Section 15

Amendment 10 - Huw Lewis

 

For

Against

Abstain

John Griffiths

Keith Davies

David Rees

Joyce Watson

Ann Jones

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

 

 

7

3

0

Amendment 10 was agreed

 

Section 17

Amendment 39 – Aled Roberts

For

Against

Abstain

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Keith Davies

David Rees

Joyce Watson

Ann Jones

 

5

5

0

As there was a tied vote, the Chair’s casting vote was applied in the negative, in accordance with Standing Order 6.20(ii).  Therefore, Amendment 39 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 40 – Aled Roberts

For

Against

Abstain

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Keith Davies

David Rees

Joyce Watson

Ann Jones

 

5

5

0

As there was a tied vote, the Chair’s casting vote was applied in the negative, in accordance with Standing Order 6.20(ii).  Therefore, Amendment 40 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 47 – Simon Thomas

For

Against

Abstain

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Keith Davies

David Rees

Joyce Watson

Ann Jones

 

5

5

0

As there was a tied vote, the Chair’s casting vote was applied in the negative, in accordance with Standing Order 6.20(ii).  Therefore, Amendment 47 was not agreed.


Section 24

Amendment 48 - Simon Thomas was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

Section 25

Amendment 49 – Simon Thomas

For

Against

Abstain

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Keith Davies

David Rees

Joyce Watson

Ann Jones

 

5

5

0

As there was a tied vote, the Chair’s casting vote was applied in the negative, in accordance with Standing Order 6.20(ii).  Therefore, Amendment 49 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 50 – Simon Thomas

For

Against

Abstain

Paul Davies

Suzy Davies

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

John Griffiths

Keith Davies

David Rees

Joyce Watson

Ann Jones

 

5

5

0

As there was a tied vote, the Chair’s casting vote was applied in the negative, in accordance with Standing Order 6.20(ii).  Therefore, Amendment 50 was not agreed.

 


14/10/2014 - Motion to agree the financial resolution in respect of the Higher Education (Wales) Bill

The item started at 17.16

 

NDM5596 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Higher Education (Wales) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69, arising in consequence of the Bill.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


14/10/2014 - Debate on the General Principles of the Higher Education (Wales) Bill

The item started at 16.32

 

NDM5597 Huw Lewis (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.11:

 

Agrees to the general principles of the Higher Education (Wales) Bill

 

The Higher Education (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 19 May 2014;

 

The report of Children, Young People and Education Committee on the Higher Education (Wales) Bill was laid before the Assembly on 3 October 2014.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


20/05/2014 - Statement by the Minister for Education and Skills: Introduction of the Higher Education (Wales) Bill

The item started at 15.17


 

 

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