Decisions

Plaid Cymru Debate - Fourth Assembly

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02/03/2016 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 17.35

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5984 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

1. Regrets that Wales has one of the lowest survival rates for cancer in the UK and EU;

2. Notes waiting times for diagnostic tests are unacceptably high and considerably higher than England and Scotland;

3. Regrets the inequality of access to cancer drugs and treatments for patients across Wales; and

4. Calls on the next Welsh Government to:

a) substantially improve performance on diagnostic waiting times, so that 95 per cent of people suspected of having cancer by a GP can receive a diagnosis or the all clear within 28 days of referral for testing;

b) introduce a new treatments fund to ensure a national approach to access to treatments to ensure access to treatments based on clinical need not where a patient lives or whether they meet exceptionality criteria; and

c) ensure all cancer patients have access to a key worker, with the regular collection and publication of data to demonstrate performance against this target.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

8

0

38

46

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Insert at end of point 3:

'and between Wales and other parts of the UK.'

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

23

0

24

47

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 2 – Aled Roberts (North Wales)

In point 4b), replace 'introduce a new treatments fund' with 'extend the health technologies fund to new medicines'.

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

4

0

42

46

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

Amendment 3 – Aled Roberts (North Wales):

Insert as new sub-point at end of point 4:

'develop an all-Wales individual patient funding requests panel to avoid the existing postcode lotteries for cancer treatments in Wales.'

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

12

0

34

46

Amendment 3 was not agreed.

Amendment 4 – Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Insert as new sub-point at end of point 4:

'establish a national mobile cancer treatment service to prevent long round trip journeys for patients accessing clinics and chemotherapy treatment'.

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

46

0

0

46

Amendment 4 was agreed.

Amendment 5 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Insert as new sub-point at end of point 4:

'establish an annual public education campaign to raise awareness of the causes and symptoms of cancer'.

A vote was taken on Amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

46

0

0

46

Amendment 5 was agreed.

Amendment 6 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Insert as new sub-point at end of point 4:

'provide a follow-up appointment guarantee so that all patients are seen within a maximum of six months of the conclusion of their initial cancer treatment episode, and further calls for data to be collected and published regularly to monitor performance against the guarantee.'

A vote was taken on Amendment 6:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

8

23

46

Amendment 6 was not agreed.

Amendment 7 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Insert as new sub-point at end of point 4:

'appoint a cancer patient's champion to hold the Welsh Government and local health boards to account for the delivery of national and local cancer delivery plans.'

A vote was taken on Amendment 7:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

0

31

46

Amendment 7 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM5984 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

1. Regrets that Wales has one of the lowest survival rates for cancer in the UK and EU;

2. Notes waiting times for diagnostic tests are unacceptably high and considerably higher than England and Scotland;

3. Regrets the inequality of access to cancer drugs and treatments for patients across Wales; and

4. Calls on the next Welsh Government to:

a) substantially improve performance on diagnostic waiting times, so that 95 per cent of people suspected of having cancer by a GP can receive a diagnosis or the all clear within 28 days of referral for testing;

b) introduce a new treatments fund to ensure a national approach to access to treatments to ensure access to treatments based on clinical need not where a patient lives or whether they meet exceptionality criteria; and

c) ensure all cancer patients have access to a key worker, with the regular collection and publication of data to demonstrate performance against this target.

d) establish a national mobile cancer treatment service to prevent long round trip journeys for patients accessing clinics and chemotherapy treatment.

e) establish an annual public education campaign to raise awareness of the causes and symptoms of cancer.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

23

0

24

47

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


10/02/2016 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 17.19

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5954 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the value to the Welsh economy of hosting major events in Wales.

2. Calls for the development of a Commonwealth Games bid with Wales as the host nation in 2026 or 2030.

3. Calls for the development of a bid to bring a cycling Grand Tour to Wales, for both men and women.

4. Calls for an official send off in this Assembly for the Wales football team ahead of this year's UEFA Euro 2016;

5. Calls for the establishment of 'fan zones' across Wales so those that don't attend the UEFA Euro 2016 can support their team at home.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

51

0

0

51

The motion without amendment was agreed.


10/02/2016 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.52

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5952 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Welcomes the UK Government's intention to devolve the specification and procurement of the next Wales and Borders rail franchise.

2. Notes with alarm the UK Government's intention to remove some services from that franchise prior to its devolution.

3. Notes that such a restriction does not and has not applied to rail franchising with respect to Scotland.

4. Believes that radically re-drawing the service map of the Wales and Borders franchise would undermine the devolution of transport functions and harm the interests of rail passengers in Wales and the Borders.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

35

0

16

51

The motion without amendment was agreed.


28/01/2016 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.12

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5939 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Believes that closing the prosperity gap with the rest of the UK should be a priority for the Welsh Government;

2. Notes Plaid Cymru's long-term economic plan as a means to drive sustainable economic growth to include establishing a new trade body, a national bank of Wales, and a national infrastructure commission; and

3. Supports a successful and sustainable future for foundation industries, in particular, the steel industry.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

39

48

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Insert as new point 1 and re-number accordingly:

Regrets that, since 1999, successive Welsh Government administrations have failed to address closing the prosperity gap effectively.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

32

48

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

Amendment 2 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Delete point 2 and replace with:

Believes in the importance of delivering a balanced, integrated, export-led economic strategy that addresses Wales's underdevelopment and the need for a Welsh development bank to support a long-term commitment to investing in Wales's people, business and infrastructure.

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

28

0

20

48

Amendment 2 was agreed.

As Amendment 2 was agreed, amendment 3 was de-selected

Amendment 4 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Insert a new point 3 and renumber accordingly:

Acknowledges that the policies detailed in 'Destination Cymru', 'Invest Wales' and 'A Vision for the Welsh High Street' will deliver sustainable economic and social development throughout Wales.

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

37

48

Amendment 4 was not agreed.

Amendment 5 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Insert a new point 3 and renumber accordingly:

Acknowledges that a successful and sustainable future for the steel industry requires:

a) action from the European Union to deal with Chinese dumping of steel;

b) continued action from the UK Government to deal with Labour's legacy of high energy prices;

c) business rate relief to be brought forward by the Welsh Government;

d) minimum steel standards for public sector procurement;

e) a package of support for staff set to lose their jobs.

A vote was taken on Amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

0

33

48

Amendment 5 was not agreed.

Amendment 6 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Insert at end of point 3:

'and calls for the scrapping of business rates on plant and machinery and the establishment of an urban regeneration company for Port Talbot.'

A vote was taken on Amendment 6:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

0

33

48

Amendment 6 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM5939 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Believes that closing the prosperity gap with the rest of the UK should be a priority for the Welsh Government;

2. Believes in the importance of delivering a balanced, integrated, export-led economic strategy that addresses Wales's underdevelopment and the need for a Welsh development bank to support a long-term commitment to investing in Wales's people, business and infrastructure; and

3. Supports a successful and sustainable future for foundation industries, in particular, the steel industry.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

36

0

11

47

The motion as amended was agreed.

 


09/12/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.20

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5905 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Calls on the Welsh Government to bring forward proposals to use new taxation powers under the Wales Act 2014 to allow the next Welsh Government to introduce a levy on sugary drinks.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

10

48

The motion without amendment was agreed.

 


09/12/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 15.53

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5904 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Believes in the importance of securing a sustainable future for S4C as an independent Welsh-language broadcaster;

2. Welcomes the continuing commitment by S4C to move its headquarters out of Cardiff to Carmarthen; and

3. Believes the proposal in the comprehensive spending review to further cut the UK Government Department for Culture, Media and Sport's budget to S4C by 26 per cent is inimical to these aims and therefore unacceptable.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

48

0

0

48

The motion without amendment was agreed.

 


25/11/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 15.56

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5890 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales

1. Notes the need to strengthen the performance of the north Wales economy.

2. Recognises the need to develop north Wales as an economic powerhouse alongside, and co-operating with, the northern powerhouse in England in order to promote cross-border economic activity.

3. Recognises the importance of infrastructure investment to promote the economy, calls for a sustained programme of improvements to the A55 corridor, and calls on the Welsh Government to continue to support the electrification of the North Wales Coast Line.

4. Believes that the next devolved Welsh rail franchise must continue to include routes to the north west of England.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

41

0

11

52

The motion without amendment was agreed.


18/11/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 15.09

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5877 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Opposes the renewal or replacement of the current Trident system by the UK Government; and

2. Supports international efforts for world-wide nuclear disarmament.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

35

49

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

Delete all and replace with:

Supports international efforts for world-wide nuclear disarmament, but recognises that this is a matter for the UK Government.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

24

49

Amendment 1 was agreed.

As Amendment 1 was agreed, amendments 2 and 3 were de-selected

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM5877 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Supports international efforts for world-wide nuclear disarmament, but recognises that this is a matter for the UK Government.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

10

1

49

The motion as amended was agreed.

 


11/11/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 17.57

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5870 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that childcare costs in Wales are amongst the most expensive in the developed world;

2. Notes that families in Wales receive less free childcare than their counterparts in England and Scotland;

3. Recognises the importance of early education to raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils;

4. Calls upon the Welsh Government to provide a consistent amount of free childcare and early education throughout Wales.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

19

0

28

47

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendment was tabled:

Amendment 1 – Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Welcomes the funding secured in the 2014 budget deal between the Welsh Liberal Democrats and the Welsh Government for £0.4 million over two years to implement a feasibility study and pilot childcare scheme for students in further education.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

28

10

9

47

Amendment 1 was agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM5870 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that childcare costs in Wales are amongst the most expensive in the developed world;

2. Notes that families in Wales receive less free childcare than their counterparts in England and Scotland;

3. Recognises the importance of early education to raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils;

4. Calls upon the Welsh Government to provide a consistent amount of free childcare and early education throughout Wales.

5. Welcomes the funding secured in the 2014 budget deal between the Welsh Liberal Democrats and the Welsh Government for £0.4 million over two years to implement a feasibility study and pilot childcare scheme for students in further education.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

4

19

24

47

The motion as amended was not agreed.


04/11/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.06

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5864 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Calls on the Welsh Government to improve performance in relation to tackling fuel poverty.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

0

5

42

The motion without amendment was agreed.


21/10/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.12

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5852 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Calls for an immediate moratorium on any expenditure and planning of the M4 'Black Route' until a mandate has been given by the people of Wales when they elect the next Welsh Government in the May 2016 Assembly election.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

40

49

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 – Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Delete all and replace with:

Welcome that the budget deal agreed between the Welsh Government and the Welsh Liberal Democrats ensured "that no construction of an M4 relief road would start before the next Assembly elections" in May 2016 and that a detailed Environmental Impact Study on the Welsh Government's preferred 'Black Route' would be commissioned.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

29

0

20

49

Amendment 1 was agreed.

Amendment 1 was agreed, therefore amendment 2 was de-selected.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM5852 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Welcome that the budget deal agreed between the Welsh Government and the Welsh Liberal Democrats ensured "that no construction of an M4 relief road would start before the next Assembly elections" in May 2016 and that a detailed Environmental Impact Study on the Welsh Government's preferred 'Black Route' would be commissioned.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

30

0

19

49

The motion as amended was agreed.


07/10/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 15.45

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5839 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the UK Government's stated intention to deliver a reserved powers model for devolution through a new Wales Bill;

 

2. Reiterates its support for Welsh devolution to function on the basis of a reserved powers model;

 

3.  Rejects any form of reserved powers model that removes any powers currently exercisable by the Assembly under the present arrangements;

 

4. Calls for the creation of a Welsh legal jurisdiction as the most desirable and effective legal framework to accompany the implementation of a reserved powers model for devolution; and

 

5. Calls for the devolution of criminal justice and policing to accompany the creation of a Welsh legal jurisdiction.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

0

14

51

The motion without amendment was agreed.


23/09/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 15.26

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5827 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Supports a strong media as an integral element of a free and fully-functioning democracy in Wales;

 

2. Recognises the significant impact of the media and creative industries on the Welsh economy;

 

3. Is concerned about the UK Government's current proposals for the BBC ahead of its charter renewal in 2016 with particular regard to broadcasting in both English and Welsh and a strong BBC Wales and S4C;

 

4. Calls upon its committees to inquire into and act upon fundamental changes to the media industry in order to support its democratic functions in Wales; and

 

5. Re-establishes a broadcasting sub-committee in order to formulate a view and position on the BBC Charter Renewal as soon as possible.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

0

41

51

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 – Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Insert as new point 3 and renumber accordingly:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to work with the UK Government to ensure the financial stability and editorial independence of S4C.


A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

51

0

0

51

Amendment 1 was agreed.

Amendment 2 – Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Delete point 5 and replace with:

 

Welcomes the agreement of the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee to undertake an inquiry into the BBC charter review.


A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

41

0

10

51

Amendment 2 was agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM5827 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Supports a strong media as an integral element of a free and fully-functioning democracy in Wales;

 

2. Recognises the significant impact of the media and creative industries on the Welsh economy;

 

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to work with the UK Government to ensure the financial stability and editorial independence of S4C.

 

4. Is concerned about the UK Government's current proposals for the BBC ahead of its charter renewal in 2016 with particular regard to broadcasting in both English and Welsh and a strong BBC Wales and S4C;

 

5. Calls upon its committees to inquire into and act upon fundamental changes to the media industry in order to support its democratic functions in Wales; and

 

6. Welcomes the agreement of the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee to undertake an inquiry into the BBC charter review.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

40

0

11

51

The motion as amended was agreed.


16/09/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.58

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5822 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that any increases in the block grant which result from an increase in UK Government health expenditure, are invested in Welsh health and social care services.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

11

31

52

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 – Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

Recognises the importance of investment in safe nurse staffing levels which have a significant impact on patient care and the recruitment and retention of staff

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

0

0

52

Amendment 1 was agreed.

Amendment 2 – Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:


Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that parity for mental healthcare is a priority for future investment in the Welsh health service.

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

0

0

52

Amendment 2 was agreed.

Amendment 3 – Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure improving access to GPs is a priority for future investment in the Welsh health service.


A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

0

0

52

Amendment 3 was agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM5822 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that any increases in the block grant which result from an increase in UK Government health expenditure, are invested in Welsh health and social care services.

2. Recognises the importance of investment in safe nurse staffing levels which have a significant impact on patient care and the recruitment and retention of staff

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that parity for mental healthcare is a priority for future investment in the Welsh health service

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure improving access to GPs is a priority for future investment in the Welsh health service.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

11

26

52

The motion as amended was not agreed.


15/07/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.14

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5817 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the serious difficulties facing the red meat and dairy sectors in Wales;

 

2. Regrets the decline in the farm-gate price of milk and lamb;

 

3. Regrets the failure of the UK Government to reform the red meat levy;

 

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

 

a) utilise the Rural Development Programme to provide immediate support for those sectors and businesses most affected;

 

b) protect Welsh farmers from the volatility of global markets by strengthening domestic supply chains;

 

c) make urgent representation to the UK Government with a view to introducing a fairer red meat levy distribution system; and

 

d) work towards holding a Welsh national year of food and drink as a focal point for the promotion of Welsh produce on a domestic and international level.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

34

0

16

50

The motion without amendment was agreed.


01/07/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.23

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5802 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Believes that the education system should enable the education workforce to take the lead on professional development and on improving education standards;

 

2. Calls for the raising of the professional standards of the education workforce by making teaching a Master's level profession and improving continual professional development for the whole workforce; and

 

3. Calls for the devolution of teachers' pay and conditions to Wales.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

44

53

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 – Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Insert as new point 2 and renumber accordingly:

 

Believes that a professional registration body can help with the continuous improvement of education staff and students and calls on the Welsh Government to ensure elected representation of peers from the teaching profession to the Education Workforce Council to ensure it is properly accountable.


A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

Amendment 2 – Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

In point 2, delete all after 'and' and replace with: 'calls for better access to continual professional development for the whole workforce, regardless of employer; and'


A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

53

0

0

53

Amendment 2 was agreed.

Amendment 3 – Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

 

Delete point 3 and replace with:

 

Recognises the advantage of the devolution of teachers' pay and conditions to Wales providing there is an appropriate transfer of resources."


A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

31

0

21

52

Amendment 3 was agreed.

Amendment 3 was agreed, therefore amendment 4 was de-selected.


A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM5802 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Believes that the education system should enable the education workforce to take the lead on professional development and on improving education standards;

 

2. Calls for the raising of the professional standards of the education workforce by making teaching a Master's level profession and calls for better access to continual professional development for the whole workforce, regardless of employer; and

 

3. Recognises the advantage of the devolution of teachers' pay and conditions to Wales providing there is an appropriate transfer of resources.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

41

0

12

53

The motion as amended was agreed.


17/06/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 17.55

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5788 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the Welsh Government's intention to reform local government in Wales.

 

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that public services in Wales are delivered efficiently and effectively and meets the needs of the citizens of Wales.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

34

0

14

48

The motion without amendment was agreed

 


10/06/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 15.59

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5781 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to take effective action to promote women's full economic participation.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

33

0

15

48

The motion without amendment was agreed.


13/05/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 17.20

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5759 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Recognises that the Barnett funding formula is not in the best interest of Wales;

 

2. Notes that if Wales was funded on the same basis as Scotland per head of the population, it would receive an additional £1.2 billion every year; and

 

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to make the case for Wales to be funded on the same basis as Scotland.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

38

47

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

 

The following amendments were tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Delete all and replace with:

 

1. Recognises the findings of the Holtham Commission that the Barnett formula underfunds Wales by some £300 million per year.

 

2. Believes that Wales should be funded fairly.

 

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to work with the UK Government to:

 

a) commission an update of the Holtham Commission's analysis;

 

b) immediately entrench a Barnett floor; and

 

c) increase the block grant to an equitable level to ensure fair funding for Wales.


A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

3

0

44

47

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 2 – Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

 

Delete points 2 and 3 and replace with:

 

2. Notes that repeated studies have found that Wales is underfunded relative to need.

 

3. Calls on the UK Government to ensure that Wales is funded fairly by implementing a funding floor which has cross-party support.


A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

28

0

19

47

Amendment 2 was agreed.

 

As amendment 2 was agreed, amendments 3 was de-selected

 

Amendment 4 – Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Insert as new point 3 and renumber accordingly:

 

Welcomes the St David’s Day agreement and the plans for a funding floor for Wales.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

0

34

47

Amendment 4 was not agreed.

 

As amendment 2 was agreed, amendment 5 was de-selected

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

NDM5759 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Recognises that the Barnett funding formula is not in the best interest of Wales;

 

2. Notes that repeated studies have found that Wales is underfunded relative to need.

 

3. Calls on the UK Government to ensure that Wales is funded fairly by implementing a funding floor which has cross-party support.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

0

0

47

The motion as amended was agreed.

 


06/05/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.49

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5751 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Believes that policing should reflect the needs of the people of Wales.

2. Believes that the police forces of Wales have been politicised by establishing elected Police and Crime Commissioners.

3. Calls for Police and Crime Commissioners to be scrapped at the earliest opportunity.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

8

33

The motion without amendment was agreed.


22/04/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.13

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5741 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the importance of further education institutions to the provision of post-16 education;

 

2. Notes the importance of providing adult learning opportunities for adults wanting to acquire new skills;

 

3. Regrets the impact of cuts to post-16 education on the further education sector; and

 

4. Welcomes the Welsh Government's commitment to annually monitor the pay of senior management in higher education and urges that be extended to further education.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

0

9

46

The motion without amendment was agreed.

 


25/03/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.48

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5733 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Opposes any relocation of the UK's nuclear weapons system to Wales.

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to make such representations to the UK Government.

3. Opposes the renewal or replacement of the current Trident system by the UK Government.

4. Supports international efforts for world-wide nuclear disarmament.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

38

47

The motion without amendment not agreed.

 

The following amendments were tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

 

Delete all and replace with:

Notes that the Welsh Government has no powers to determine the siting of nuclear weapons and recognises that this is a matter for the UK Government.

 

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

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

34

0

13

47

Amendment 1 was agreed

 

As amendment 1 was agreed, amendment 2 was de-selected

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

NDM5733 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Notes that the Welsh Government has no powers to determine the siting of nuclear weapons and recognises that this is a matter for the UK Government.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

9

47

The motion as amended was agreed.

 


11/03/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.41

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

NDM5718 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the IPCC Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report which states that:

a) "Human influence on the climate system is clear, and recent anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are the highest in history,"

b) "The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, and sea level has risen" and

c) "Substantial emissions reductions over the next few decades can reduce climate risks in the 21st century and beyond, increase prospects for effective adaptation, reduce the costs and challenges of mitigation in the longer term, and contribute to climate-resilient pathways for sustainable development."

2. Calls upon the Welsh Government to introduce statutory targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Wales.

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

40

49

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

Delete point 2 and replace with:

Looks forward to the Environment Bill through which the Welsh Government will legislate for statutory targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

34

0

15

49

Amendment 1 was agreed.

As amendment 1 was agreed, amendments 2 and 3 were de-selected

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM5718 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the IPCC Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report which states that:

a) "Human influence on the climate system is clear, and recent anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are the highest in history,"

b) "The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, and sea level has risen" and

c) "Substantial emissions reductions over the next few decades can reduce climate risks in the 21st century and beyond, increase prospects for effective adaptation, reduce the costs and challenges of mitigation in the longer term, and contribute to climate-resilient pathways for sustainable development."

2. Looks forward to the Environment Bill through which the Welsh Government will legislate for statutory targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

49

0

0

49

The motion as amended was agreed.


04/03/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.45

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5710 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Believes that Wales's level of self-government should not be secondary to any other part of the UK;

 

2. Regrets that the UK Government has failed to deliver equality of powers and esteem for Wales during its tenure;

 

3. Calls for full parity of powers and funding for Wales with Scotland;

 

4. Calls for the transfer of responsibility for Wales's constitution to the National Assembly for Wales through a new home rule Bill;

 

5. Asserts that the home rule Bill should include the full devolution of responsibility of Wales's natural resources;

 

6. Further calls for the creation of a Welsh legal jurisdiction and the devolution of policing, prisons, courts and criminal justice; and

 

7. Believes that the National Assembly for Wales should be empowered to support those requiring social protection through increased powers on welfare benefits as recommended by the Smith Commission for Scotland.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

35

44

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

 

The following amendments were tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Delete all and replace with:

 

1. Welcomes the substantial steps forward in the devolution settlement for Wales taken since 2010 including:

 

a) a referendum on law-making powers for the National Assembly for Wales;

 

b) the establishment of the Silk Commission;

 

c) the delivery of the Wales Act 2014 which has devolved stamp duty, business rates and landfill tax to the National Assembly for Wales and provided for a referendum on whether an element of income tax should be devolved.

 

2. Welcomes the St. David's Day announcement which proposes:

 

a) devolving the responsibility for all energy planning development consents for projects up to 350 MW onshore and in Welsh territorial waters;

 

b) devolving speed limits, bus and taxi regulations, and the functions of the Traffic Commissioner;

 

c) introducing a Reserved Powers model;

 

d) devolving port development;

 

e) devolving powers relating to Assembly and local government elections;

 

f) devolving competence over equality duties for devolved public sector; and

 

g) devolving the licensing of onshore oil and gas extraction in Wales.

 

3. Believes that we must go further in securing Home Rule for Wales and calls for:

 

a) full devolution of the remaining Silk Part 1 proposals on financial powers for Wales;

 

b) full devolution of the remaining Silk Part 2 proposals on legislative powers for Wales;

 

c) the devolution of funding of Network Rail in relation to the Wales network;

 

d) the devolution of drink drive limits;

 

e) devolution of the responsibility for funding public expenditure to S4C to the Assembly;

 

f) the devolution of youth justice, policing and in the longer term other justice powers;

 

g) the transferral of powers to manage the Crown Estate's economic assets;

 

h) the transferral of control over a range of benefits for older people, carers and disabled people;

 

i) the devolution of powers to lower the voting age to 16 in Welsh national and local elections;

 

j) the Welsh Government to be allowed to set its own bank holidays; and

 

k) the Children's Commissioner for Wales to be given the power to examine issues that affect children in Wales but are not within the control of the Welsh Government.

 

4. Calls for the establishment of a UK-wide constitutional convention to draft a plan for a new union.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

3

0

41

44

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 2 - Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

 

Delete all and replace with:

 

1. Notes the Assembly's resolution, supported by all parties and approved on 22 October 2014, setting out its aspirations for the future of devolution in Wales;

 

2. Notes the publication by the UK Government of a Command Paper setting out proposals for the next stages of devolution;

 

3. Recognises that progress has been made against some of the Assembly's agreed aspirations for devolution, including  a reserved powers model for Wales, and new powers for the Assembly on transport, natural resources and elections;

 

4. Welcomes the recognition by the UK Government that Wales should have a fairer funding settlement, but expresses disappointment that this falls short of the Assembly's unanimous request for the UK Government to commit to a specific mechanism to stop further convergence;

 

5. Expresses disappointment about the lack of progress on devolving other powers recommended by the UK Government's Commission on Devolution in Wales; and

 

6. Calls on the next UK Government to address these outstanding matters following the UK General Election.

 

 A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

18

44

Amendment 2 was agreed.

 

As amendment 2 was agreed, amendment 3 was de-selected

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM5710 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

1. Notes the Assembly's resolution, supported by all parties and approved on 22 October 2014, setting out its aspirations for the future of devolution in Wales;

 

2. Notes the publication by the UK Government of a Command Paper setting out proposals for the next stages of devolution;

 

3. Recognises that progress has been made against some of the Assembly's agreed aspirations for devolution, including  a reserved powers model for Wales, and new powers for the Assembly on transport, natural resources and elections;

 

4. Welcomes the recognition by the UK Government that Wales should have a fairer funding settlement, but expresses disappointment that this falls short of the Assembly's unanimous request for the UK Government to commit to a specific mechanism to stop further convergence.

 

5. Expresses disappointment about the lack of progress on devolving other powers recommended by the UK Government's Commission on Devolution in Wales; and

 

6. Calls on the next UK Government to address these outstanding matters following the UK General Election.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

35

0

9

44

The motion as amended was agreed.


11/02/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.50

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5695 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Calls on Welsh Government to prepare a new 10 year national workforce plan for the NHS, which includes actions to train and recruit 1,000 additional doctors, to ensure the NHS is able to deliver health services in all parts of Wales.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

0

38

48

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

 

The following amendments were tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Delete all after 'a new 10 year national workforce plan for the NHS,' and replace with 'which ensures action is taken to train and recruit sufficient doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to ensure that health and social care across Wales is ready for the future'.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

28

0

20

48

Amendment 1 was agreed.

 

As amendment 1 was agreed, amendment 2 was de-selected.

 

Amendment 3 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Adds as new point at end of motion:

 

Regrets that successive Welsh Governments have failed to plan effectively for the workforce needs of the Welsh NHS.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

23

0

25

48

Amendment 3 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

NDM5695 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Calls on Welsh Government to prepare a new 10 year national workforce plan for the NHS, which ensures action is taken to train and recruit sufficient doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to ensure that health and social care across Wales is ready for the future.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

48

0

0

48

The motion as amended was agreed.


04/02/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.59

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5686 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes that Wales has historically made a substantial contribution to the UK's energy portfolio.

 

2. Regrets the provisions within the UK Government's Infrastructure Bill that will allow fracking companies to drill beneath Welsh homes without permission from property owners.

 

3. Believes that energy should be fully devolved to the National Assembly for Wales and that the Welsh Government should have the power to block fracking.

 

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to do everything within its power to prevent fracking from taking place in Wales until it is proven to be safe in both an environmental and public health context.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

0

16

53

The motion without amendment was agreed.


28/01/2015 - Dadl Plaid Cymru

The item started at 15.50

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5678 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Regrets the impact the policy of austerity has had on communities throughout Wales, which has resulted in:

 

a) the loss of over £1 billion to the Welsh economy in cuts to social protection;

 

b) an increase in the dependency of people on food banks;

 

c) cuts to local government spending which has resulted in closure of community assets and the withdrawal of services;

 

d) an increase in the wealth gap between the richest and poorest; and

 

e) the continuation of economic imbalance with a continued over-dependency on financial services and a concentration of wealth in one corner of the British state.

 

2. Calls for:

 

a) an end to austerity economics;

 

b) a rebalancing of power and wealth within the British state;

 

c) the adoption of economic policies that will result in new jobs in sustainable sectors;

 

d) an increase of the minimum wage to that of the living wage;

 

e) an end to the dismantling of the welfare state;

 

f) financial parity for Wales with Scotland; and

 

g) the devolution of fiscal levers to the National Assembly for Wales.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

43

52

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

 

The following amendments have been tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Delete all and replace with:

 

Recognises the need for prudent economic management by Governments at all levels and the need to deliver economic security for the people of Wales and the UK.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

12

9

31

52

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 2 – Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Delete all and replace with:

 

1. Notes that the UK Coalition Government inherited the largest peacetime deficit in history.

 

2. Welcomes that thanks to the Liberal Democrats in the UK Government:

 

a) the budget deficit has been halved;

 

b) public sector net investment is higher as a proportion of GDP than it was between 1997 and 2010;

 

c) 1.8 million jobs have been created;

 

d) income tax has been cut by £800 for 1.2 million low and middle income Welsh workers by raising the income tax threshold to £10,500, taking 153,000 people out of paying income tax altogether;

 

e) the world's first Green Investment Bank has been established;

 

f) employers receive £2,000 cash back on the tax they pay on their employees; and

 

g) plans to pay Welsh public sector workers less for simply living outside London and south-east England have been scrapped;

 

h) The rate of employment is at a record high of 30.8 million, according to Office of National Statistics figures;

 

i) Regular pay is up 1.8 per cent and private sector pay is up 2.2 per cent, representing above inflation wage increases for workers' pay, according to Office of National Statistics figures.

 

3. Believes that:

 

a) a progressive agenda cannot be delivered by a bankrupt Government;

 

b) that demanding additional funding from the Westminster Government would not be possible in the context of an independent Wales; and

 

c) we should balance the budget by 2018, cut taxes for low and middle earners and ensure decent public services, creating opportunity for everyone.

 

4. Calls for:

 

a) fair deficit reduction through ensuring high earners and the wealthiest pay their share, including through the introduction of a banded mansion tax;

 

b) new fiscal rules to balance the budget while allowing for productive investment;

 

c) a further cut of £400 on income tax for low and middle earners;

 

d) full implementation of the Silk Part 1 proposals on financial powers for Wales; and

 

e) fair funding for Wales, by increasing the Welsh block grant to an equitable level over a Parliament and address the imbalance by immediately entrenching a Barnett floor set at a level which reflects the need for Wales to be funded fairly.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

12

35

52

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 3 – Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

 

In point 1c) delete 'cuts to local government spending' and replace with 'the unprecedented £1.5bn cut by the UK Government to the Welsh Government Block Grant';

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 4 - Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

 

Delete point 2f) and replace with:

 

a fair funding settlement urgently for Wales with the implementation of a funding floor, leading to greater financial parity with Scotland and the rest of the UK;

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

28

12

11

51

Amendment 4 was agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

NDM5678 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Regrets the impact the policy of austerity has had on communities throughout Wales, which has resulted in:

 

a) the loss of over £1 billion to the Welsh economy in cuts to social protection;

 

b) an increase in the dependency of people on food banks;

 

c) cuts to local government spending which has resulted in closure of community assets and the withdrawal of services;

 

d) an increase in the wealth gap between the richest and poorest; and

 

e) the continuation of economic imbalance with a continued over-dependency on financial services and a concentration of wealth in one corner of the British state.

 

2. Calls for:

 

a) an end to austerity economics;

 

b) a rebalancing of power and wealth within the British state;

 

c) the adoption of economic policies that will result in new jobs in sustainable sectors;

 

d) an increase of the minimum wage to that of the living wage;

 

e) an end to the dismantling of the welfare state;

 

f) a fair funding settlement urgently for Wales with the implementation of a funding floor, leading to greater financial parity with Scotland and the rest of the UK; and

 

g) the devolution of fiscal levers to the National Assembly for Wales.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

43

52

The motion as amended was not agreed.

 


21/01/2015 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 17.06

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5671 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales

 

1. Notes:

 

a) the importance of the farming industry to the economy, environment and communities of Wales;

 

b) the crisis in the dairy industry that has stemmed from a reduction in the milk prices that are paid to farmers and instability in the dairy chain;

 

c) the uncertainty regarding the basic payments that has resulted from repealing the Common Agricultural Policy Basic Payment Scheme (Provisional Payment Region Classification) (Wales) Regulations 2014 following a judicial challenge;

 

d) the vote in the European Parliament to give member states the power to authorise GM crops to member states, and the fact that the Welsh Government will be responsible for taking the decision in Wales.

 

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

 

a) work with the dairy chain and the UK Government to take specific action to ensure the viable sustainability of milk producers;

 

b) ensure that there are sufficient resources and an achievable timescale to ensure that the basic payment is paid on 1 December 2015; and

 

c) calls on the Welsh Government to restate its intention to keep Wales GM-free.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

33

0

17

50

The motion without amendment was agreed.


03/12/2014 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.28

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5643 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Recognises the importance of increasing trade between Wales and the United States of America;

 

2. Believes that public services, including the National Health Service, should be exempt from the effects of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP);

 

3. Believes that the TTIP must not be allowed to prevent democratic governments from organising any other services on a publicly owned basis;

 

4. Opposes the inclusion of the investor-state dispute settlement in the agreement;

 

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to make representations to the UK Government to:

 

a) exempt public services, including the National Health Service, from the TTIP; and

 

b) reject TTIP if the final agreement, when presented for ratification, undermines the decision-making powers of democratic governments.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

33

0

14

0

The motion without amendment was agreed.


19/11/2014 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.14

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5622 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Believes that utility costs are unacceptably high and notes the particular difficulties this creates for rural communities, businesses, and those on low incomes.

 

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to publish an action plan to alleviate high utility costs.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

38

47

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

 

The following amendments were tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Insert as new point 2 and renumber accordingly:

 

Notes the Cheaper Energy Together fund launched by the UK Government's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to support collective switching, and calls on the Welsh Government to work with DECC to promote collective switching across Wales to reduce consumer bills.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

0

0

47

Amendment 1 was agreed.

 

Amendment 2 - Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

 

Insert as new point 2 and renumber accordingly:

 

Calls on the UK Government to implement an energy price freeze.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

33

0

14

47

Amendment 2 was agreed.

 

Amendment 3 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to look at grid connection costs and their impact on utility bills, particularly in rural areas.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

0

0

47

Amendment 3 was agreed.

 

Amendment 4 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to make representations to the National Grid to ensure it looks at Wales as a whole when calculating how electricity is exported when pricing calculations are made to ensure value for money for consumers.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

0

0

47

Amendment 4 was agreed.

 

Amendment 5 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to consider the vulnerability of "off-grid" customers to price rises, where switching options are limited or where markets are unregulated.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

0

0

47

Amendment 5 was agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

NDM5622 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Believes that utility costs are unacceptably high and notes the particular difficulties this creates for rural communities, businesses, and those on low incomes.

 

2. Calls on the UK Government to implement an energy price freeze.

 

3. Notes the Cheaper Energy Together fund launched by the UK Government's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to support collective switching, and calls on the Welsh Government to work with DECC to promote collective switching across Wales to reduce consumer bills.

 

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to publish an action plan to alleviate high utility costs.

 

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to look at grid connection costs and their impact on utility bills, particularly in rural areas.

 

6. Calls on the Welsh Government to make representations to the National Grid to ensure it looks at Wales as a whole when calculating how electricity is exported when pricing calculations are made to ensure value for money for consumers.

 

7. Calls on the Welsh Government to consider the vulnerability of "off-grid" customers to price rises, where switching options are limited or where markets are unregulated.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

33

0

14

47

The motion as amended was agreed.


05/11/2014 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.24

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5611 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Regrets that the inequality gap between the poorest and richest people and regions has grown under successive UK Governments.

 

2. Notes that GVA per capita in West Wales and the Valleys is 62.7% of the UK average while GVA per capita in Inner London is 308.8%.

 

3. Recognises the need for a rebalancing of the UK economy away from a concentration of wealth in the South East of England.

 

4. Notes the focus of the UK Government's economic strategy on the financial services sector and further notes that whilst this can be a growth sector in Wales, the core of Wales's economy is built around manufacturing, production and exports.

 

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

 

a) focus on realising and building on Wales's economic potential;

 

b) prioritise infrastructure investments in areas that need it most;

 

c) establish a publicly-owned business bank to offer finance to small businesses at competitive rates; and

 

d) extend the small business rate relief scheme to cover all businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or less.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

0

40

50

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

 

The following amendments were tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

In point 1, after UK insert "and Welsh"

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

0

35

50

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 2 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Insert at end of point 3:

 

and also recognises the need for a rebalancing of the Welsh economy away from a concentration of wealth along the south Wales (M4) corridor.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

0

35

50

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 3 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Delete point 4 and replace with:

 

Acknowledges the economic stability arising from the UK Government's policies which are stimulating UK-wide economic growth.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

0

35

50

Amendment 3 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 4 - Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

 

Delete sub-point 5(d).

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

5

20

50

Amendment 4 was agreed.

 

Amendment 5 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Insert as new subpoint at the end of point 5:

 

Produce a clear export strategy for Wales to match private sector ingenuity with public sector support.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

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 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add new point at end of motion

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to adopt the Welsh Conservative proposals which include replacing Finance Wales with Invest Wales.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 6:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

0

40

50

Amendment 6 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 7 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add new point at end of motion:

 

Regrets the decline in Wales's GVA under fifteen years of Labour Government in Wales.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 7:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

0

35

50

Amendment 7 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

NDM5611 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Regrets that the inequality gap between the poorest and richest people and regions has grown under successive UK Governments.

 

2. Notes that GVA per capita in West Wales and the Valleys is 62.7% of the UK average while GVA per capita in Inner London is 308.8%.

 

3. Recognises the need for a rebalancing of the UK economy away from a concentration of wealth in the

South East of England.

 

4. Notes the focus of the UK Government's economic strategy on the financial services sector and further notes that whilst this can be a growth sector in Wales, the core of Wales's economy is built around manufacturing, production and exports.

 

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

 

a) focus on realising and building on Wales's economic potential;

 

b) prioritise infrastructure investments in areas that need it most;

 

c) establish a publicly-owned business bank to offer finance to small businesses at competitive rates.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

35

0

15

50

The motion as amended was agreed.


22/10/2014 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.36

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5606 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the increasingly difficult economic conditions for farmers;

 

2. Regrets the Welsh Government's decision to transfer the maximum 15% from pillar 1 to pillar 2 of the Common Agriculture Policy.

 

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

 

a) accelerate its efforts to reduce red tape within the industry;

 

b) take practical and swift action to support the red meat and dairy sectors in Wales; and

 

c) introduce a dedicated Area of Natural Constraint scheme to help those farming in the most challenging conditions.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

8

0

41

49

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

 

The following amendments were tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Insert as new point 1 and renumber accordingly:

 

Notes the high-age profile of Welsh farmers and calls on the Welsh Government to take steps to improve succession planning & shared farming.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

49

0

0

49

Amendment 1 was agreed.

 

Amendment 2 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Insert as new point 2 and renumber accordingly:

 

Regrets the lack of a dedicated Area of Natural Constraint scheme as part of the Rural Development Plan, a decision which has its roots in choices made by the One Wales Government.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

33

49

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 3 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Regrets the Welsh Government's decision to cut the Agriculture and Food budget by 17.8% and the Animal Health budget by 20.7% in the Draft Budget 2015-16.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

19

5

25

49

Amendment 3 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 4 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to reinstate a dedicated Cabinet level post for Agriculture and Food.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

24

0

25

49

Amendment 4 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 5 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the National Assembly for Wales to support a voluntary code of practice for supermarkets to dedicate a prominent section of floor space for high quality Welsh PGI status and British Red Tractor meat.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

23

0

25

48

Amendment 5 was not agreed.

 

 

Amendment 6 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Believes that a North Wales based beef and lamb abattoir would ensure the long term sustainability of red meat production in North Wales.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 6:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

24

0

25

49

Amendment 6 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 7 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to work with the UK Government to reform the meat promotional levy to ensure that the levy is payable to the country in which the animal is born.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 7:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

49

0

0

49

Amendment 7 was agreed.

 

Amendment 8 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to increase the percentage of public procurement of Welsh produce.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 8:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

49

0

0

49

Amendment 8 was agreed.

 

Amendment 9 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls for the terms of reference of the independent review of the dairy industry in Wales to include the development of a comprehensive strategic action plan to support the dairy industry.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 9:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

24

0

25

49

Amendment 9 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

NDM5606 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the high-age profile of Welsh farmers and calls on the Welsh Government to take steps to improve succession planning & shared farming.

 

2. Notes the increasingly difficult economic conditions for farmers;

 

3. Regrets the Welsh Government's decision to transfer the maximum 15% from pillar 1 to pillar 2 of the Common Agriculture Policy.

 

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

 

a) accelerate its efforts to reduce red tape within the industry;

 

b) take practical and swift action to support the red meat and dairy sectors in Wales; and

 

c) introduce a dedicated Area of Natural Constraint scheme to help those farming in the most challenging conditions.

 

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to work with the UK Government to reform the meat promotional levy to ensure that the levy is payable to the country in which the animal is born.

 

6. Calls on the Welsh Government to increase the percentage of public procurement of Welsh produce.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

24

0

25

49

The motion as amended was not agreed.

 


01/10/2014 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.14

 

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

 

NDM5587 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Believes that congestion on the M4 in the Newport area is detrimental to the Welsh economy, and that a sustainable and affordable resolution is required.

 

2. Affirms that the case has not been made for proceeding with the 'black route'.

 

3. Believes that committing the entirety of new Welsh borrowing powers to one project will limit investment elsewhere.

 

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to fully consider the 'blue route' on economic, traffic management, environmental and financial grounds.

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

36

50

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

 

The following amendments were tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Delete all and replace with:

1. Believes that congestion on the M4 in the Newport area is detrimental to the Welsh economy, and that a sustainable and affordable resolution is required.

 

2. Affirms that a transparent case is lacking for proceeding with the 'black route' and calls on the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport to publish clear evidence that environmental issues have been fully considered and an effective due diligence process has taken place.

3. Believes that committing a significant portion of new Welsh borrowing powers to one project will limit investment elsewhere and undoubtedly have an effect on other transport schemes across Wales.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to explain why the 'blue route' was ruled out prematurely and outline what economic, traffic management, environmental and financial grounds it failed to meet.

 

 A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

39

50

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 2 - Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

 

Delete points 2, 3 and 4.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

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

 

Amendment 3 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point 3 and renumber accordingly:

 

Believes investment in public transport and actions to encourage modal shift away from car use should be a priority as part of a sustainable, integrated transport plan.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

10

49

Amendment 3 was agreed.

 

Amendment 4 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Insert in point 4 after 'blue route':

 

as well as suitable public transport solutions

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

36

50

Amendment 4 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

NDM5587 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Believes that congestion on the M4 in the Newport area is detrimental to the Welsh economy, and that a sustainable and affordable resolution is required.

 

2. Affirms that the case has not been made for proceeding with the 'black route'.

 

3. Believes investment in public transport and actions to encourage modal shift away from car use should be a priority as part of a sustainable, integrated transport plan.

 

4. Believes that committing the entirety of new Welsh borrowing powers to one project will limit investment elsewhere.

 

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to fully consider the 'blue route' on economic, traffic management, environmental and financial grounds.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

36

50

The motion as amended was not agreed.


24/09/2014 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.14

 

NDM5571 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

The National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Believes that, following Scotland's independence referendum, relations between the nations of these islands must change;

 

2. Believes that the people of Wales are sovereign and it is they who should decide the nature and pace of constitutional development in this country; and

 

3. Calls on the First Minister to immediately begin discussions with the UK Government to facilitate a transfer of responsibility over functions to Wales, in order to rebalance powers between the nations.

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

0

42

52

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

 

The following amendments were tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire):
 

Delete all and replace with:
 

Warmly welcomes Scotland's unequivocal decision to vote against independence and looks forward to working with all parts of the United Kingdom in forging a stronger union for the future.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

41

52

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 2 - Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan), Aled Roberts (North Wales):

 

Delete all and replace with:

 

1. Welcomes that the Scottish people have chosen to remain a member of the family of nations that is the United Kingdom;

 

2. Believes that we must promote a new union for all the people of the UK, including Wales; and

 

3. Calls for the swift implementation of Parts 1 and 2 of the Commission on Devolution in Wales and the establishment of a UK-wide constitutional convention to draft a plan for a new union.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

31

11

10

52

Amendment 2 was agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM5571 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

The National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Welcomes that the Scottish people have chosen to remain a member of the family of nations that is the United Kingdom;

 

2. Believes that we must promote a new union for all the people of the UK, including Wales; and

 

3. Calls for the swift implementation of Parts 1 and 2 of the Commission on Devolution in Wales and the establishment of a UK-wide constitutional convention to draft a plan for a new union.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

31

11

10

52

The motion as amended was agreed.

 


17/09/2014 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16:53

 

NDM5562 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes that 266,000 workers in Wales are paid less than the living wage.

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to work towards creating a living wage in Wales through:

a) establishing the living wage throughout the Welsh public sector;

b) working with employers to explain the benefits of paying the living wage; and

c) making representations to the Low Pay Commission to ensure that the minimum wage rises to the level of the living wage by 2020.

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

33

0

13

46

The motion without amendment was agreed.

 


02/07/2014 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 17.07

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5545 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the report of the Commission on Public Service Governance and Delivery.

 

2. Notes that the report does not deal comprehensively with public services, particularly the health service, due to the terms of reference set down by the Welsh Government.

 

3. Believes that there is a need to provide a democratic mandate for a strategic long-term package of public service delivery reform.

 

4. Further believes that the balance of competencies and delivery of public services between national, regional and community government is best debated and resolved by means of party manifestos during the next Assembly election.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

8

0

39

47

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

 

The following amendments were tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

 

Delete point 2.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

24

0

23

47

Amendment 1 was agreed.

 

Amendment 2 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Insert as new point 3 and renumber accordingly:

 

Believes that public services would be improved by the increased accountability provided by a fair voting system.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

12

0

35

47

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 3 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Notes that the report calls for an enhancement of the involvement of citizens and communities in the co-production of the development and delivery of services.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

0

0

47

Amendment 3 was agreed.

 

Amendment 4 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Notes that the report states ‘the third sector can provide access to users’ experience of services and can help to ensure the systematic and sustainable engagement of communities as well as the expertise of the sector in diverse policy and service areas’.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

0

0

47

Amendment 4 was agreed.

 

Amendment 5 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Recognises the need for full cost evaluations before any action is taken on structural changes to public services.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

23

0

24

47

Amendment 5 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

NDM5545 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the report of the Commission on Public Service Governance and Delivery.

 

2. Believes that there is a need to provide a democratic mandate for a strategic long-term package of public service delivery reform.

 

3. Further believes that the balance of competencies and delivery of public services between national, regional and community government is best debated and resolved by means of party manifestos during the next Assembly election.

 

4. Notes that the report calls for an enhancement of the involvement of citizens and communities in the co-production of the development and delivery of services.

 

5. Notes that the report states ‘the third sector can provide access to users’ experience of services and can help to ensure the systematic and sustainable engagement of communities as well as the expertise of the sector in diverse policy and service areas’.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

0

0

47

The motion as amended was agreed.


25/06/2014 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 17.00

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5536 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Wishes the Welsh team well in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.

 

2. Notes the importance of sport and physical activity to health and well-being.

 

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

 

a) ensure everyone has access to sport and physical activity;

 

b) review the effectiveness of physical education in encouraging lifelong participation in sports and tackling low participation rates amongst some socio-economic groups; and

 

c) improve links between national governing bodies, local authorities, schools and sports clubs to ensure best coaching practices are adopted to increase the chances of future generations being able to compete at the highest level.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

32

0

14

46

The motion without amendment was agreed.


18/06/2014 - Dadl Plaid Cymru

The item started at 16.07

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5529 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the Welsh Government’s draft Plan Consultation Document “M4 Corridor around Newport”.

 

2. Notes the Welsh Government’s preference to construct a new M4 over the Gwent Levels to the south of Newport.

 

3. Believes that the Welsh Government’s preferred route for a new M4 should be ruled out on environmental and value for money grounds.

 

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to support improvements to the existing A48 road footprint around Newport as outlined in the‘Blue Route’ concept.

 

5. Believes that borrowing powers for Wales should not be predicated on Welsh Government support for a specific project, but should be available for use across the whole of the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

1

16

26

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

 

The following amendments were tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Delete points 3, 4 and 5.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

15

26

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 2 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Insert at end of point 4:

 

‘as part of an integrated transport strategy for south east Wales incorporating investment in public transport, rail freight infrastructure and the improvement of strategic local routes’.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

0

11

26

Amendment 2 was agreed.

 

Amendment 3 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Welcomes the investment made by the UK Government and the commitment to access early borrowing powers to fund improvements to the M4;

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

10

26

Amendment 3 was agreed.

 

Amendment 4 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Acknowledges the need for an early decision and implementation of a road to relieve congestion on the current M4 infrastructure around Newport.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

0

25

Amendment 4 was agreed.

 

Amendment 5 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Acknowledges the concerns of the Environment and Sustainability Committee in their letter titled ‘Welsh Government Proposals for the M4 around Newport’, dated 5 June 2014.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

0

26

Amendment 5 was agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

NDM5529 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the Welsh Government’s draft Plan Consultation Document“M4 Corridor around Newport”.

 

2. Notes the Welsh Government’s preference to construct a new M4 over the Gwent Levels to the south of Newport.

 

3. Believes that the Welsh Government’s preferred route for a new M4 should be ruled out on environmental and value for money grounds.

 

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to support improvements to the existing A48 road footprint around Newport as outlined in the‘Blue Route’ concept as part of an integrated transport strategy for south east Wales incorporating investment in public transport, rail freight infrastructure and the improvement of strategic local routes.

 

5. Believes that borrowing powers for Wales should not be predicated on Welsh Government support for a specific project, but should be available for use across the whole of the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan.

 

6. Welcomes the investment made by the UK Government and the commitment to access early borrowing powers to fund improvements to the M4.

 

7. Acknowledges the need for an early decision and implementation of a road to relieve congestion on the current M4 infrastructure around Newport.

 

8. Acknowledges the concerns of the Environment and Sustainability Committee in their letter titled ‘Welsh Government Proposals for the M4 around Newport’, dated 5 June 2014.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

1

20

26

The motion as amended was not agreed.


21/05/2014 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.49

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5511 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Regrets that parts of the South Wales Valleys continue to experience high levels of deprivation.

 

2. Recognises that tackling poverty in the Valleys requires sustained investment and Welsh Government intervention.

 

3. Notes the significant potential for the South Wales Valleys to promote their social and cultural heritage.

 

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

 

a) directly support grass roots initiatives to tackle poverty and improve regeneration of the deprived Valleys areas;

 

b) ensure there is enough affordable child care to meet parents’needs;

 

c) ensure every person out of work in the Valleys has access to an apprenticeship or skills training;

 

d) develop, through public consultation, a comprehensive strategy to tackle the problems and build sustainable communities in the Valleys.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

28

0

15

43

The motion without amendment was agreed.

 


14/05/2014 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.28

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5505 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the UK Government’s intention to develop the HS2 high-speed rail network in England.

 

2. Recognises that the development of HS2 is predicted to have an overall negative impact on the economy of Wales.

 

3. Regrets that, to date, it has not been confirmed that Wales will receive any further additional resource through the Barnett formula as a result of UK Government expenditure on HS2.

 

4. Notes the critical importance of transport infrastructure investment for the future prospects of the Welsh economy.

 

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to secure full Barnett consequentials, or any other fair financial settlement, from the development of HS2.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

41

50

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

 

The following amendments were tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

In point 2, delete all after ‘Recognises’ and replace with:

 

‘the opportunities that HS2 represents in strengthening the business case for electrification of the north Wales line.’

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

41

0

9

50

Amendment 1 was agreed.

 

Amendment 2 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Delete point 3 and replace with:

 

Welcomes the significant investment in the electrification of the Great Western Main Line.

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

41

0

9

50

Amendment 2 was agreed.

 

Amendment 3 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Delete points 4 and 5 and replace with:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to honour its agreement with the UK Government to work in partnership to deliver electrification of the south Wales lines.

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

34

50

Amendment 3 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 4 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Insert as new point 5 and renumber accordingly:

 

Welcomes the increase in the UK’s rail capacity from the development of HS2 which will enable more freight movement to be achieved by rail across the UK.

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

41

9

0

50

Amendment 4 was agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

NDM5505 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the UK Government’s intention to develop the HS2 high-speed rail network in England.

 

2. Recognises the opportunities that HS2 represents in strengthening the business case for electrification of the north Wales line..

 

3. Welcomes the significant investment in the electrification of the Great Western Main Line.

 

4. Notes the critical importance of transport infrastructure investment for the future prospects of the Welsh economy.

 

5. Welcomes the increase in the UK’s rail capacity from the development of HS2 which will enable more freight movement to be achieved by rail across the UK.

 

6. Calls on the Welsh Government to secure full Barnett consequentials, or any other fair financial settlement, from the development of HS2.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

31

0

19

50

The motion as amended was agreed.


07/05/2014 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.13

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5498 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Calls for the abolition of the bedroom tax.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

32

0

16

48

The motion without amendment was agreed.

 


30/04/2014 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.56

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5495 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes that the youth unemployment rate stands at 21.3% - the highest level of all the four UK nations;

 

2. Regrets that long-term youth unemployment has quadrupled since the current Welsh Government took office;

 

3. Recognises the value of young people to the Welsh economy; and

 

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to take immediate steps to enhance the economic prospects of young people.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

8

0

37

45

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

In point 3, after ‘economy’ insert ‘and regrets that only 60% of employed, full-time, first-degree graduates from Welsh HEIs remained in Wales for employment six months after graduation’.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

22

0

23

45

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

 

The Presiding Officer did not select amendment 2 for debate.

 

Amendment 3 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

In point 4 delete ‘take immediate steps’ and replace with‘work jointly with the UK Government’.

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

31

45

Amendment 3 was not agreed.

Amendment 4 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to collect improved data in order to inform evidence-based policies to better match training opportunities and graduates in Wales.

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

22

0

23

45

Amendment 4 was not agreed.

As the Assembly did not agree the motion without amendment, and did not agree the amendments tabled to the motion, the motion is therefore not agreed.

 


26/03/2014 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 17.13

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5478 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the lower life expectancy rates in deprived communities;

 

2. Recognises the role of legislation, taxation and public policy in promoting good health and tackling the link between poverty and ill-health; and

 

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to take action to break the link between poverty and ill-health.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

35

0

15

50

The motion without amendment was agreed.


19/03/2014 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 18.08

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5467 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to tackle barriers to employment and career progression by:

 

a) Extending affordable childcare across Wales;

 

b) Ensuring public sector bodies take positive action to increase diversity;

 

c) Working with large employers to increase opportunities for disabled people;

 

d) Supporting the living wage and eliminating poor employment practices such as zero-hours contracts.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

35

0

17

52

The motion without amendment was agreed.


12/03/2014 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.00

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5449 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Recognises that the Welsh language is an economic driver and that its long term continuation as a community language depends on strong local and regional economic growth.

 

2. Recognises that expenditure by the Welsh Government and public bodies can have a real impact on the language.

 

3. Believes that the Welsh Government and its partners should develop area-based economic policies to support the language and maximise its economic benefit.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

50

0

5

55

The motion without amendment was agreed.


05/03/2014 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.52

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5441 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Recognises Wales's historic success as a centre for innovation and industry;

 

2. Recognises the centrality of an export-based strategy for future economic success;

 

3. Believes new approaches are necessary to assess export capacity; and

 

4. Supports efforts to maximise the potential of indigenous businesses to expand and create employment and prosperity.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

34

0

17

51

The motion without amendment was agreed.


19/02/2014 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 15.55

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5438 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the 44% drop in farm incomes across all farm types in Wales last year;

 

2. Regrets the Welsh Government’s decision to transfer the full 15% from Pillar 1 to Pillar 2 of the Common Agriculture Policy and the subsequent 23.4% reduction to Single Payment Scheme entitlements; and

 

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to give full regard to these and other challenging circumstances currently being faced by the agriculture industry as it introduces reforms to the Common Agriculture Policy, a new Rural Development Plan and wider rural policy initiatives in Wales.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

0

43

53

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

 

The following amendments were tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Insert as new point 3 and renumber accordingly:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to use the Rural Development Plan to bring forward a Moorland specific Areas of Natural Constraint scheme.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

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 2 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Insert as new point 3 and renumber accordingly:

 

Further regrets the impact of Bovine TB on farm income in Wales and the Welsh Government’s failure to tackle this important issue.

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

1

27

54

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

 

As the Assembly did not agree the motion without amendment, and did not agree the amendments tabled to the motion, the motion is therefore not agreed.


05/02/2014 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 17.16

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5422 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Recognises the significant potential of Wales’ natural resources and believes that full control over their use should be devolved to the National Assembly.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

32

0

16

48

The motion without amendment was agreed.


22/01/2014 - Plaid Cymru Debate

The item started at 16.46

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5405 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes that over a year has passed since the publication of the figures of the 2011 census that show a reduction of 2% in the number of Welsh speakers in Wales.

 

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to act to enable the Welsh language to thrive, by, among other things:

 

a) ensuring that everyone in Wales has the opportunity to learn Welsh;

 

b) investing in Welsh-medium childcare;

 

c) increasing the number of pupils receiving the Foundation Phase through the medium of Welsh;

 

d) using the potential under the Welsh Language Measure 2011 to set standards for the Welsh language that provide Welsh speakers with stronger rights than those provided by Welsh-language schemes under the Welsh Language Act 1993;

 

e) encouraging public bodies to use the Welsh language as an administrative language internally;

 

f) creating economic opportunities and jobs in Welsh-language strongholds, by promoting  Bangor and Menai, Aberystwyth and Carmarthen as city-regions;

 

g) ensuring that the Welsh language is taken seriously within the planning system.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

43

52

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

 

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Insert as new point 2 and renumber accordingly:

 

Notes failures by the Welsh Government to fully meet standards to promote the use of regional and minority languages in public life as set out in the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

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 2 - William Graham (South Wales East)

 

Insert ‘effectively’ at end of sub-point 2a.

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

14

52

Amendment 2 was agreed.

 

Amendment 3 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Delete point 2f and replace with:

 

supporting Welsh-language heartlands in West Wales by developing an economic strategy for these areas that reflects their character and is tailored to their needs

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

31

0

21

52

Amendment 3 was agreed.

 

As amendment 3 was agreed, amendment 4 was de-selected.

Amendment 5 - William Graham (South Wales East)

 

Add as new sub-point at end of point 2:

 

capitalising on the extra funding for Flying Start to improve the promotion of Welsh to young children and their families.

A vote was taken on Amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

0

0

52

Amendment 5 was agreed.

 

Amendment 6 - William Graham (South Wales East)

 

Add as new sub-point at end of point 2:

 

working with adults learning Welsh to create opportunities for Welsh to be spoken in their community.

A vote was taken on Amendment 6:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

0

0

52

Amendment 6 was agreed.

 

Amendment 7 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new sub-point at the end of point 2:

 

addressing local difficulties faced in receiving Welsh language broadcasting since the digital TV switchover in 2010.

A vote was taken on Amendment 7:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

0

0

52

Amendment 7 was agreed.

 

Amendment 8 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new sub-point at end of point 2:

 

addressing weaknesses in Welsh second language provision in schools.

A vote was taken on Amendment 8:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

0

0

52

Amendment 8 was agreed.

 

Amendment 9 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new sub-point at end of point 2:

 

ensuring the Welsh Language Commissioner is appointed by the National Assembly for Wales.

A vote was taken on Amendment 9:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

35

52

Amendment 9 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 10 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new sub-point at end of point 2:

 

ensuring that Welsh Education Strategic Plans are robust and contain deliverable measures to meet demand for Welsh medium education and ensure continuity between primary and secondary education on offer.

A vote was taken on Amendment 10:

For

Abstain