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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Y Siambr - Y_Senedd. View directions

Note: 146(v3) 

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Transcript: Transcript for 20/06/2018 - 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 6 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

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 14.20

The first 9 questions were asked. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Cabinet Secretary after question 2.

 

(30 mins)

3.

Questions to the Assembly Commission

Minutes:

The item started at 15.06

The 5 questions were asked.

(20 mins)

4.

Topical Questions

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport:

 

Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): What action will the Welsh Government take in response to the loss of 203 jobs at the Barclays call centre in Pontprennau, Cardiff?

Minutes:

The item started at 15.23

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport:

Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): What action will the Welsh Government take in response to the loss of 203 jobs at the Barclays call centre in Pontprennau, Cardiff?

(5 mins)

5.

90 Second Statements

Minutes:

The item started at 15.45

Rhun ap Iorwerth made a statement on celebrating the 50th anniversary of Holyhead and Anglesey Fitness and Weightlifting Club.

Vikki Howells made a statement on the Death of Frank Vickery

(30 mins)

6.

Statement by the Chair of the Finance Committee: Report on the Remuneration Board's Determination Underspend

Minutes:

The item started at 15.48

(60 mins)

7.

Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv) - Air Quality

NDM6733

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)

Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)

David Melding (South Wales Central)

Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes:

 

a) that 21 June is clean air day;

 

b) the damaging impact of air pollution on our health - Public Health Wales figures show air pollution causes 2,000 deaths a year which is 6 percent of Wales's total deaths; and

 

c) that NO2 and particulate matter must both be dealt with in order to combat air pollution.

 

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to tackle persistent air pollution and introduce clean air zones to change behaviour and improve the health of citizens.

 

Supporters:

Lee Waters (Llanelli)

Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley)

 

The following amendment has been tabled:


Amendment 1 - Caroline Jones (South Wales West)

 

In point 2, delete ‘and introduce clean air zones to change behaviour and’ and replace with ‘by introducing cleaner transport alternatives and tackling industrial pollution in order to’.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 16.16

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

NDM6733

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)
Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)
David Melding (South Wales Central)
Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes:

a) that 21 June is clean air day;

b) the damaging impact of air pollution on our health - Public Health Wales figures show air pollution causes 2,000 deaths a year which is 6 percent of Wales's total deaths; and

c) that NO2 and particulate matter must both be dealt with in order to combat air pollution.

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to tackle persistent air pollution and introduce clean air zones to change behaviour and improve the health of citizens.

Supporters:

Lee Waters (Llanelli)
Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)
Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley)

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

48

0

3

51

The motion was agreed.

(60 mins)

8.

Welsh Conservatives debate - The health and social care workforce

NDM6745 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Recognises the vital contribution made by Wales’s health and social care workforce.

 

2. Believes that a valued, supported and healthy workforce will be key in driving forward the transformation NHS Wales needs to be sustainable in the future.

 

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to publish a comprehensive integrated strategy for Wales’s health and social care workforce to ensure our services are able to address future demand for safe and high quality services by January 2019.

 

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to make NHS Wales an exemplar employer through its support for well-being at work by implementing priority access to treatment for NHS workers and developing robust policies that support the health, well-being and continual professional development of the health and social care workforce.

 

The following amendments have been tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Caroline Jones (South Wales West)

 

Insert as new point 2 and renumber accordingly:

 

Regrets that, due to the failure of successive Welsh Governments to undertake adequate workforce planning, the NHS in Wales has staff shortages across many specialities, particularly nursing, general practice, emergency medicine, psychiatry, radiology and endoscopy; and that these shortages are putting existing staff under tremendous strain and impacting on patient care.

 

 

 

Amendment 2 - Julie James (Swansea West)

 

Delete points 3 and 4 and replace with:

 

Welcomes the Welsh Government’s commitment to:

 

a) publish a comprehensive integrated strategy for Wales’s health and social care workforce in 2019 to ensure our services are able to address future demand for safe and high quality services;

 

b) make NHS Wales an exemplar employer through its support for well-being at work by developing robust policies that support the health, well-being and continual professional development of the health and social care workforce.

[If amendment 2 is agreed, amendment 3 will be de-selected]

Amendment 3 - Caroline Jones (South Wales West)

 

In point 4, delete 'implementing priority access to treatment for NHS workers and'.

 

Amendment 4 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls for the opening of a centre for medical education in Bangor and the expansion of medical education across Wales to ensure every region has the health workforce it requires.

 

Amendment 5 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls for future health and social care workforce plans to include robust targets for providing a bilingual workforce and details of how existing NHS staff will be encouraged and supported to learn Welsh.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 17.15

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM6745 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the vital contribution made by Wales’s health and social care workforce.

 2. Believes that a valued, supported and healthy workforce will be key in driving forward the transformation NHS Wales needs to be sustainable in the future.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to publish a comprehensive integrated strategy for Wales’s health and social care workforce to ensure our services are able to address future demand for safe and high quality services by January 2019.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to make NHS Wales an exemplar employer through its support for well-being at work by implementing priority access to treatment for NHS workers and developing robust policies that support the health, well-being and continual professional development of the health and social care workforce.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

37

51

The motion without amendment was agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Caroline Jones (South Wales West)

Insert as new point 2 and renumber accordingly:

Regrets that, due to the failure of successive Welsh Governments to undertake adequate workforce planning, the NHS in Wales has staff shortages across many specialities, particularly nursing, general practice, emergency medicine, psychiatry, radiology and endoscopy; and that these shortages are putting existing staff under tremendous strain and impacting on patient care.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

21

1

29

51

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

Amendment 2 - Julie James (Swansea West)

Delete points 3 and 4 and replace with:

Welcomes the Welsh Government’s commitment to:

a) publish a comprehensive integrated strategy for Wales’s health and social care workforce in 2019 to ensure our services are able to address future demand for safe and high quality services;

b) make NHS Wales an exemplar employer through its support for well-being at work by developing robust policies that support the health, well-being and continual professional development of the health and social care workforce.

A vote was taken on amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

29

0

22

51

Amendment 2 was agreed.

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

Amendment 4 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls for the opening of a centre for medical education in Bangor and the expansion of medical education across Wales to ensure every region has the health workforce it requires.

A vote was taken on amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

51

0

0

51

Amendment 4 was agreed.

Amendment 5 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls for future health and social care workforce plans to include robust targets for providing a bilingual workforce and details of how existing NHS staff will be encouraged and supported to learn Welsh.

A vote was taken on amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

51

0

0

51

Amendment 5 was agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the vital contribution made by Wales’s health and social care workforce.

 2. Believes that a valued, supported and healthy workforce will be key in driving forward the transformation NHS Wales needs to be sustainable in the future.

3. Welcomes the Welsh Government’s commitment to:

a) publish a comprehensive integrated strategy for Wales’s health and social care workforce in 2019 to ensure our services are able to address future demand for safe and high quality services;

b) make NHS Wales an exemplar employer through its support for well-being at work by developing robust policies that support the health, well-being and continual professional development of the health and social care workforce.

4. Calls for the opening of a centre for medical education in Bangor and the expansion of medical education across Wales to ensure every region has the health workforce it requires.

5. Calls for future health and social care workforce plans to include robust targets for providing a bilingual workforce and details of how existing NHS staff will be encouraged and supported to learn Welsh.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

29

0

22

51

The motion as amended was agreed.

9.

Voting Time

Minutes:

The item started at 18.14

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

(30 mins)

10.

Short Debate

NDM6743 Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd)

 

Reason to be human – celebrating world humanist day.

Minutes:

The item started at 18.16

NDM6743 Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd)

Reason to be human – celebrating world humanist day

 

 

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