Agenda - Plenary


Meeting Venue:

Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Meeting date:
Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Meeting time: 13.30
 


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This meeting will be held in a hybrid format, with some Members in the Senedd chamber and others joining by video-conference.

The Llywydd has determined that, in accordance with Standing Order 34.14A-D, Members will be able to vote from any location by electronic means.

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1       Questions to the Minister for Social Justice

(45 mins)                                                                                                         

The Presiding Officer will call Party Spokespeople to ask questions without notice after Question 2.

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2       Questions to the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution

(45 mins)                                                                                                         

The Presiding Officer will call Party Spokespeople to ask questions without notice after Question 2.

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3       Questions to the Senedd Commission

(20 mins)                                                                                                         

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4       Topical Questions

(20 mins)                                                                                                         

To ask the Minister for Climate Change :

Delyth Jewell (South Wales East): What assessment has the Welsh Government made of the impact of significant gas price increases and the concurrent increase in energy prices on Welsh consumers?

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5       90 Second Statements

(5 mins)                                                                                                           

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6       Welsh Conservatives debate – Ambulance response times

(60 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM7779 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes that just over half of red ambulance calls met the Welsh Government’s target of eight minutes in July 2021.

2. Further notes the immense pressure the Welsh Ambulance Service is under with increasing transfer-of-care times of up to 18 hours.

3. Recognises the hard work and dedication of Welsh Ambulance Service staff in such challenging circumstances.

4. Acknowledges the pressures in social and primary care and the knock-on effects on the ambulance service.

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

a) declare an emergency in the Welsh Ambulance Service.

b) bring forward a comprehensive plan to improve ambulance response times, including action to:

i) ensure an adequate social care workforce;

ii) improve access to face-to-face primary care appointments; and

iii) increase hospital bed capacity.   

c) set out a clear plan and timetable for raising the wage of care workers across Wales.

d) consider engaging the support of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces to assist with increasing ambulance response capacity.

e) redouble efforts for the rapid recruitment of paramedics.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 – Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the Senedd:

1.  Notes that in the context of record levels of demand, just over half of red ambulance calls met the Welsh Government’s target in July 2021

2. Further notes the immense pressure on all health and care services in Wales including the Welsh Ambulance Service and the range of national and local challenges that impact patient flow

3. Recognises the hard work and dedication of Welsh Ambulance Service staff and all health and care service staff in such challenging circumstances

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

a) ensure the actions identified in the Emergency Ambulance Service Committee delivery plan are delivered with pace and purpose;

b) support a range of initiatives to drive recruitment and retention within the social care sector and provide support to social care employers;

c) improve access to face-to-face primary care appointments where clinically appropriate;

d) deliver on its Programme for Government commitment to pay care workers the real living wage;

e) continue engagement with Her Majesty’s Armed Forces to assist with increasing ambulance response capacity; and

f) redouble efforts for the rapid recruitment of ambulance clinicians.

If amendment 1 is agreed, amendment 2 will be de-selected

Amendment 2 – Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

Add as new sub-points at end of point 5:

Genuinely integrate health and care services nationally

Train and recruit 6,000 additional staff into the NHS, including doctors, nurses and other allied health professionals

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7       Plaid Cymru debate – A four-day working week

(60 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM7780 Siân Gwenllian (Arfon)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Recognises the change in work practices as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and that this has brought with it many wellbeing and work-life balance benefits.

2. Believes that reforming working practices to meet the challenges of the automation revolution is necessary.

3. Notes with interest that governments in Scotland, Spain and Ireland are planning national-level pilots for a four-day working week.

4. Recognises pilots of a four-day working week in Iceland were an overwhelming success and led to many workers moving to shorter hours with no reduction in pay.

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to establish a four-day working week pilot in Wales to explore the benefits to all Welsh workers, the economy and the environment.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 – Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Delete points 3, 4 and 5.

If amendment 1 is agreed, amendment 2 will be de-selected

Amendment 2 – Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

Delete point 5 and replace with:

Calls on the Welsh Government to consider the progress that is made through pilots in other countries and examine the lessons Wales can learn.

Amendment 3 – Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Believes that working arrangements should be agreed between employers and employees and that no workers or employers should be forced to adopt a four-day working week.

Amendment 4 – Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes that employment matters are reserved to the UK Parliament.

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8       Voting Time

                                                                                                                          

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9       Short Debate

(30 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM7774 Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)

We are what we eat: focusing on the nutrient density of food in order to improve public health.

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The Senedd will sit again in Plenary at 13.30, Tuesday, 28 September 2021

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