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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Y Siambr - Y Senedd. View directions

Note: 105(v4) 

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Transcript: Transcript for 05/12/2017 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

(15 mins)

Emergency Question

The item started at 13.30

To ask the First Minister:

Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd) Will the First Minister make a statement on the implications for Wales of bespoke border arrangements for Northern Ireland?

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the First Minister

The Presiding Officer will call the Party Leaders to ask questions without notice to the First Minister after Question 2.

View Questions

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The item started at 13.40

The first 8 questions were asked. The Presiding Officer invited party leaders to ask questions to the First Minister after question 2.

 

(30 mins)

2.

Business Statement and Announcement

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The item started at 14.20

 

(45 mins)

3.

Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education: Public Good and a Prosperous Wales - Consultation Response

Minutes:

The item started at 14.38

(15 mins)

4.

Debate: Stage 4 of the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

NDM6607 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

Approves the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.

Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

Minutes:

The item started at 15.29

In accordance with Standing Order 26.50C a recorded vote must be taken on Stage 4 motions therefore voting on this motion was deferred to voting time.

NDM6607 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

Approves the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

35

0

19

54

The motion was agreed.

 

(120 mins)

5.

Debate: The Draft Budget 2018-19

Minutes:

The item started at 15.29

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

NDM6603 Julie James (Swansea West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 20.12:

Notes the Draft Budget for the financial year 2018-2019 laid in the Table Office by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government on 3 and 24 October 2017.

The following amendment was tabled:

Amendment 1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Believes that the Welsh Government's draft Budget 2018-2019 fails to adequately meet the needs of the Welsh people.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

0

36

54

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion:

NDM6603 Julie James (Swansea West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 20.12:

Notes the Draft Budget for the financial year 2018-2019 laid in the Table Office by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government on 3 and 24 October 2017.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

8

19

54

The motion was agreed.

 

(60 mins)

6.

Debate: Air Quality

NDM6602 Julie James (Swansea West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Acknowledges the urgent need for action, including work across all parts of the Welsh Government, to tackle poor air quality affecting human health and the natural environment in Wales.

2. Supports the development of a clean air plan for Wales to deliver improvements over and above legal compliance for all our citizens, including through:

a) a clean air zone framework to ensure the consistent and effective implementation of clean air zones by local authorities, wherever they are needed;

b) improvements to local authority reporting on air quality issues in their areas and their plans to deal with them;

c) the establishment of a national air quality assessment and monitoring centre for Wales, to advise local and national government on the extent of poor air quality and the effectiveness of current and future actions;

d) the delivery of an on-going air quality campaign and other interventions to raise public awareness of poor air quality and to change behaviour.

3. Calls on the UK Government to back up its stated commitment of phasing out new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040 with a concrete set of milestones to be achieved ahead of that date, accelerating the transition to zero emission road transport in the UK, and bringing forward the associated public health outcomes.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Insert as new point after point 1 and renumber accordingly:

Calls upon the Welsh Government to treat air pollution as a public health issue.

Amendment 2. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Insert as new point after point 1 and renumber accordingly:

Calls upon the Welsh Government to publish a national air pollution strategy.

Amendment 3. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Insert as new point after point 2 and renumber accordingly:

Calls upon the Welsh Government to issue guidance to local health boards on alerting residents of air pollution levels.

Amendment 4. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Insert as new point after point 2 and renumber accordingly:

Calls upon the Welsh Government to issue guidance to local authorities on how they should monitor air quality outside schools and on active travel routes.

Amendment 5. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Delete point 3 and replace with:

Welcomes the innovative measures promoted by the UK Government, such as phasing out all diesel and petrol engines by 2040 – and calls for greater partnership links between the Welsh and UK Government on this policy, to ensure the transition to zero-emission road transport in the UK and bringing forward the associated public health outcomes.

Amendment 6 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Recognises the need to decarbonise the transport sector and welcomes the provision of £2 million towards electric vehicle charging as a result of Plaid Cymru’s budget agreement with the Welsh Government.

Minutes:

The item started at 17.29

NDM6602 Julie James (Swansea West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Acknowledges the urgent need for action, including work across all parts of the Welsh Government, to tackle poor air quality affecting human health and the natural environment in Wales.

2. Supports the development of a clean air plan for Wales to deliver improvements over and above legal compliance for all our citizens, including through:

a) a clean air zone framework to ensure the consistent and effective implementation of clean air zones by local authorities, wherever they are needed;

b) improvements to local authority reporting on air quality issues in their areas and their plans to deal with them;

c) the establishment of a national air quality assessment and monitoring centre for Wales, to advise local and national government on the extent of poor air quality and the effectiveness of current and future actions;

d) the delivery of an on-going air quality campaign and other interventions to raise public awareness of poor air quality and to change behaviour.

3. Calls on the UK Government to back up its stated commitment of phasing out new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040 with a concrete set of milestones to be achieved ahead of that date, accelerating the transition to zero emission road transport in the UK, and bringing forward the associated public health outcomes.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Insert as new point after point 1 and renumber accordingly:

Calls upon the Welsh Government to treat air pollution as a public health issue.

Amendment 1 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

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

Amendment 2. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Insert as new point after point 1 and renumber accordingly:

Calls upon the Welsh Government to publish a national air pollution strategy.

A vote was taken on amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

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

Amendment 3. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Insert as new point after point 2 and renumber accordingly:

Calls upon the Welsh Government to issue guidance to local health boards on alerting residents of air pollution levels.

A vote was taken on amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

49

5

0

54

Amendment 3 was agreed.

Amendment 4. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Insert as new point after point 2 and renumber accordingly:

Calls upon the Welsh Government to issue guidance to local authorities on how they should monitor air quality outside schools and on active travel routes.

A vote was taken on amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

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

Amendment 5. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Delete point 3 and replace with:

Welcomes the innovative measures promoted by the UK Government, such as phasing out all diesel and petrol engines by 2040 – and calls for greater partnership links between the Welsh and UK Government on this policy, to ensure the transition to zero-emission road transport in the UK and bringing forward the associated public health outcomes.

A vote was taken on amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

0

36

54

Amendment 5 was not agreed.

Amendment 6 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Recognises the need to decarbonise the transport sector and welcomes the provision of £2 million towards electric vehicle charging as a result of Plaid Cymru’s budget agreement with the Welsh Government.

A vote was taken on amendment 6:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

41

13

0

54

Amendment 6 was agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6602 Julie James (Swansea West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Acknowledges the urgent need for action, including work across all parts of the Welsh Government, to tackle poor air quality affecting human health and the natural environment in Wales.

2. Calls upon the Welsh Government to treat air pollution as a public health issue.

3. Calls upon the Welsh Government to issue guidance to local health boards on alerting residents of air pollution levels.

4. Supports the development of a clean air plan for Wales to deliver improvements over and above legal compliance for all our citizens, including through:

a) a clean air zone framework to ensure the consistent and effective implementation of clean air zones by local authorities, wherever they are needed;

b) improvements to local authority reporting on air quality issues in their areas and their plans to deal with them;

c) the establishment of a national air quality assessment and monitoring centre for Wales, to advise local and national government on the extent of poor air quality and the effectiveness of current and future actions;

d) the delivery of an on-going air quality campaign and other interventions to raise public awareness of poor air quality and to change behaviour.

5. Calls on the UK Government to back up its stated commitment of phasing out new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040 with a concrete set of milestones to be achieved ahead of that date, accelerating the transition to zero emission road transport in the UK, and bringing forward the associated public health outcomes.

6. Recognises the need to decarbonise the transport sector and welcomes the provision of £2 million towards electric vehicle charging as a result of Plaid Cymru’s budget agreement with the Welsh Government.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

54

0

0

54

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

7.

Voting Time

Minutes:

In accordance with Standing Order 12.44, the bell was rung and the meeting adjourned and reconvened at 18.24 for voting time.

 

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

 

 

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