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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Y Siambr - Y Senedd. View directions

Note: 106(v3) 

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Transcript: Transcript for 06/12/2017 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance

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

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Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The item started at 13.30

The first 7 questions were asked. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary after question 2.

(45 mins)

2.

Questions to the Leader of the House and Chief Whip (in respect of her portfolio responsibilities)

The Presiding Officer will call Party Spokespeople to ask questions without notice to the Leader of the House and Chief Whip after Question 3.

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Minutes:

The item started at 14.19

Questions 1, 3-9 and 11-12 were asked. Question 2 was withdrawn. Question 10 was not asked. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Leader of the House and Chief Whip after question 3.

(0 mins)

3.

Questions to the Assembly Commission

No questions tabled.

Minutes:

No questions tabled.

(20 mins)

4.

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

Adam Price (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): Following the latest in a long line of local bank closure announcements, what action is the Welsh Government taking to introduce a Public Bank in accordance with the research conducted by the Public Policy Institute for Wales?

Suzy Davies (South Wales West): Will the Cabinet Secretary provide assurances that Pinewood remains fully committed to continue operating its current studio in Wales, in light of the lack of information provided by the Welsh government in response to a series of written questions on this matter?

To ask the First Minister

David Melding (South Wales Central): Will the First Minister make a statement on the postponement of new energy powers under the Wales Act 2017?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.08

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport (answered by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance)

Adam Price (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): Following the latest in a long line of local bank closure announcements, what action is the Welsh Government taking to introduce a Public Bank in accordance with the research conducted by the Public Policy Institute for Wales?

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport (answered by the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport)

Suzy Davies (South Wales West): Will the Cabinet Secretary provide assurances that Pinewood remains fully committed to continue operating its current studio in Wales, in light of the lack of information provided by the Welsh government in response to a series of written questions on this matter?

To ask the First Minister (answered by the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs)

David Melding (South Wales Central): Will the First Minister make a statement on the postponement of new energy powers under the Wales Act 2017?

(5 mins)

5.

90 Second Statements

Minutes:

The item started at 15.41

Jane Hutt made a statement to note the 10th anniversary of the Gift of Life Stone in Cardiff.

Vikki Howells made a statement to note the 70th anniversary of the Beveridge Report.

Llyr Gruffydd made a statement to commemorate the death of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd at Cilmeri on 11 December 1282.

(30 mins)

6.

Debate on a Member's Legislative Proposal

NDM6596 David Melding (South Wales Central)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes a proposal for a Bill to increase citizen participation in policy making in Wales.

2. Notes that the purpose of this Bill would be to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public services.

Minutes:

The item started at 15.45

NDM6596 David Melding (South Wales Central)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes a proposal for a Bill to increase citizen participation in policy making in Wales.

2. Notes that the purpose of this Bill would be to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public services.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(60 mins)

7.

Debate on the 'Port Talbot Community Against the Super Prison' Petition

NDM6604 David J. Rowlands (South Wales East)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the petition ‘P-05-781 Port Talbot Community Against the Super Prison’ which received 8,791 signatures.

P-05-781 Port Talbot Community Against the Super Prison

Minutes:

The item started at 16.10

NDM6604 David J. Rowlands (South Wales East)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the petition ‘P-05-781 Port Talbot Community Against the Super Prison’ which received 8,791 signatures.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(30 mins)

8.

Plaid Cymru debate

NDM6605 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the strong links between Wales and Catalonia dating back from the 1930s during the Spanish Civil War.

2. Notes the vote of the Parliament of Catalonia to hold a referendum on self-determination.

3. Regrets the heavy-handed response by the Spanish Government and the resulting detention of elected Catalan representatives in prison.

4. Supports the right of parliaments in the European Union to make decisions for the future of their citizens.

Minutes:

The item started at 17.04

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

NDM6605 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the strong links between Wales and Catalonia dating back from the 1930s during the Spanish Civil War.

2. Notes the vote of the Parliament of Catalonia to hold a referendum on self-determination.

3. Regrets the heavy-handed response by the Spanish Government and the resulting detention of elected Catalan representatives in prison.

4. Supports the right of parliaments in the European Union to make decisions for the future of their citizens.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

28

14

12

54

The motion was agreed.

(30 mins)

9.

Plaid Cymru debate

NDM6606 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Believes that the six-week application time for universal credit claimants will cause hardship during the Christmas period.

2. Reaffirms that the universal credit system is fundamentally flawed.

3. Calls on the UK Government to take mitigating steps to speed up universal credit payments, and avoid sanctions, over the Christmas period.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to seek the same administrative responsibility over social security as the Scottish Government.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that the principle behind universal credit is widely supported, providing the right support for jobseekers, and of course putting proper care in place for people who cannot work.

2. Welcomes the wide-ranging package announced in the UK Government’s budget to address concerns around the transition to universal credit.

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

Amendment 2. Julie James (Swansea West)

Delete point 4 and replace with:

Recognises that were the Welsh Government to take on administrative responsibility for social security without substantial additional funding from the UK, this would simply impose new financial burdens on the Welsh Government while raising unfulfillable expectations that the Welsh Government could afford to make more generous provision for claimants.

Minutes:

The item started at 17.37

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM6606 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Believes that the six-week application time for universal credit claimants will cause hardship during the Christmas period.

2. Reaffirms that the universal credit system is fundamentally flawed.

3. Calls on the UK Government to take mitigating steps to speed up universal credit payments, and avoid sanctions, over the Christmas period.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to seek the same administrative responsibility over social security as the Scottish Government.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

6

38

54

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that the principle behind universal credit is widely supported, providing the right support for jobseekers, and of course putting proper care in place for people who cannot work.

2. Welcomes the wide-ranging package announced in the UK Government’s budget to address concerns around the transition to universal credit.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

12

0

42

54

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

Amendment 2. Julie James (Swansea West)

Delete point 4 and replace with:

Recognises that were the Welsh Government to take on administrative responsibility for social security without substantial additional funding from the UK, this would simply impose new financial burdens on the Welsh Government while raising unfulfillable expectations that the Welsh Government could afford to make more generous provision for claimants.

A vote was taken on amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

31

1

22

54

Amendment 2 was agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6606 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Believes that the six-week application time for universal credit claimants will cause hardship during the Christmas period.

2. Reaffirms that the universal credit system is fundamentally flawed.

3. Calls on the UK Government to take mitigating steps to speed up universal credit payments, and avoid sanctions, over the Christmas period.

4. Recognises that were the Welsh Government to take on administrative responsibility for social security without substantial additional funding from the UK, this would simply impose new financial burdens on the Welsh Government while raising unfulfillable expectations that the Welsh Government could afford to make more generous provision for claimants.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

32

0

22

54

The motion as amended was agreed.

10.

Voting Time

Minutes:

The item started at 18.07

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

(30 mins)

11.

Short Debate

NDM6601 Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy)

A call for GPs to undertake routine screening for type-1 diabetes in children and young people

Minutes:

The item started at 18.09

NDM6601 Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy)

A call for GPs to undertake routine screening for type-1 diabetes in children and young people

 

 

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