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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Note: 124(v3) 

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Transcript: Transcript for 07/03/2018 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Education

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

Questions 1- 6 and 8 - 11 were asked. Question 7 was withdrawn. Question 11 was answered by the Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary after question 2.

 

(45 mins)

2.

Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

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

 

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Minutes:

The item started at 14.19

Questions 2 – 4, 6, 7 and 9 – 13 were asked. Questions 1 and 8 were withdrawn. Question 5 was not asked. Question 11 was answered by the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary after question 3.

 

(20 mins)

3.

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs:

Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn): What is the Welsh Government's response to the effects of storm Emma on Holyhead?

 

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

 

Lee Waters (Llanelli): What assessment has the Cabinet Secretary made of the effect of the end of free-to air-coverage of regional rugby from next season?

 

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services (to be answered by the Minister for Housing and Regeneration):

 

David Melding (South Wales Central): Will the Minister make a statement on the Welsh Government’s leasehold contract agreement with five major home builders?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.06

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs:

Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn): What is the Welsh Government's response to the effects of storm Emma on Holyhead?

 

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

 

Lee Waters (Llanelli): What assessment has the Minister made of the effect of the end of free-to air-coverage of regional rugby from next season?

 

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services (to be answered by the Minister for Housing and Regeneration):

 

David Melding (South Wales Central): Will the Minister make a statement on the Welsh Government’s leasehold contract agreement with five major home builders?

 

(5 mins)

4.

90 Second Statements

Minutes:

The item started at 15.30

David Melding (South Wales Central) made a statement celebrating the centenary of St John Cymru Wales.

Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan) made a statement on Val Feld and devolution, following yesterday’s purple plaque event and in light of International Women’s Day celebrations this week.

Dai Lloyd (South Wales West) made a statement celebrating the very successful LeadHership event organised by Chwarae Teg last week to mark International Women’s Day.

 

(30 mins)

5.

Statement by the Chair of the Standards of Conduct Committee: Dignity and Respect in the Assembly

Minutes:

The item started at 15.35

 

(60 mins)

6.

Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv) - Criminal Justice

NDM6665 

Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)

Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

Bethan Sayed (South Wales West)

Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)

David Melding (South Wales Central)

Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Regrets that:

 

a) criminal justice policies for England and Wales have failed to halt the rise of the number of people incarcerated;

 

b) the conditions in which too many Welsh prisoners are held, highlighted by the recent Inspection reports of HMP Swansea and HMP Liverpool, are not conducive to rehabilitation;

 

c) 47 per cent of prisoners re-offend within one year;

 

d) most of the 2007 Corston Report recommendations on the treatment of women offenders have not been implemented, ignoring the evidence that the imprisonment of women for relatively minor offences causes major, costly and unjustifiable disruption to their children’s lives.

 

2. Calls on the Welsh and UK Governments to:

 

a) trial alternative models of punishment of non-violent Welsh offenders in Wales in order to prevent the disruption of family, housing and employment links which are essential ingredients of successful rehabilitation;

 

b) promote better joined up working between health, housing and criminal justice services to combat the escalation of homelessness and mental illness amongst people leaving prison;

 

c) develop a distinct Welsh penal policy based on the evidence of what works;

 

3. Calls for the eventual devolution of criminal justice, along with the resources to deliver a preventative, restorative rehabilitation of offenders that puts an end to the revolving door between prison and re-offending.

 

Home Office - The Corston Report

Women in Prison - The Corston Report 10 Years On

 

Supporters

David Rees (Aberavon)

Minutes:

The item started at 16.09

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

NDM6665 

Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)

Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

Bethan Sayed (South Wales West)

Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)

David Melding (South Wales Central)

Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Regrets that:

a) criminal justice policies for England and Wales have failed to halt the rise of the number of people incarcerated;

b) the conditions in which too many Welsh prisoners are held, highlighted by the recent Inspection reports of HMP Swansea and HMP Liverpool, are not conducive to rehabilitation;

c) 47 per cent of prisoners re-offend within one year;

d) most of the 2007 Corston Report recommendations on the treatment of women offenders have not been implemented, ignoring the evidence that the imprisonment of women for relatively minor offences causes major, costly and unjustifiable disruption to their children’s lives.

2. Calls on the Welsh and UK Governments to:

a) trial alternative models of punishment of non-violent Welsh offenders in Wales in order to prevent the disruption of family, housing and employment links which are essential ingredients of successful rehabilitation;

b) promote better joined up working between health, housing and criminal justice services to combat the escalation of homelessness and mental illness amongst people leaving prison;

c) develop a distinct Welsh penal policy based on the evidence of what works;

3. Calls for the eventual devolution of criminal justice, along with the resources to deliver a preventative, restorative rehabilitation of offenders that puts an end to the revolving door between prison and re-offending.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

32

4

8

44

The motion was agreed.

 

(60 mins)

7.

Debate on the Petition calling on the Welsh Government to ban the use of Wild Animals in Circuses in Wales

NDM6677 David J. Rowlands (South Wales East)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Notes the petition ‘P-05-796 Calling on the Welsh Goverment to Ban The Use of Wild Animals in Circuses in Wales’, which received 6,398 signatures.

 

P-05-796 Calling on the Welsh Goverment to Ban The Use of Wild Animals in Circuses in Wales

Minutes:

The item started at 17.09

NDM6677 David J. Rowlands (South Wales East)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the petition ‘P-05-796 Calling on the Welsh Goverment to Ban The Use of Wild Animals in Circuses in Wales’, which received 6,398 signatures.

P-05-796 Calling on the Welsh Goverment to Ban The Use of Wild Animals in Circuses in Wales

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(60 mins)

8.

Debate on the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee Report on the Scrutiny of regulations made under the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

NDM6680 Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee entitled Scrutiny of regulations made under the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which was laid in the Table Office on 16 February 2018.

 

2. Endorses recommendations 1, 2, 4 and 7 of that report, which recommend amendments to the UK Government’s European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.

 

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

Minutes:

The item started at 18.06

NDM6680 Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee entitled Scrutiny of regulations made under the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which was laid in the Table Office on 16 February 2018.

2. Endorses recommendations 1, 2, 4 and 7 of that report, which recommend amendments to the UK Government’s European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

9.

Voting Time

Minutes:

The item started at 18.42

(30 mins)

10.

Short Debate

NDM6679 Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)

 

Secure housing – stable families

 

Why section 21 needs to be repealed to give greater security to families in the Welsh private rented sector.

Minutes:

The item started at 18.43

NDM6679 Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)

Secure housing – stable families

Why section 21 needs to be repealed to give greater security to families in the Welsh private rented sector.

Votes Summary

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