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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Y Siambr - Y_Senedd. View directions

Note: 189(v3) 

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Transcript: Transcript for 12/02/2019 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

Presiding Officer Statement

The Llywydd welcomed Delyth Jewell, the new Member for the South Wales East region, and invited her to say a few words.

 

(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 13.33

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

Minutes:

The item started at 14.24

 

(45 mins)

3.

Statement by the Minister for Health and Social Services: Unscheduled Care Winter Delivery

Minutes:

The item started at 14.53

 

(15 mins)

4.

The Developments of National Significance (Specified Criteria, Fees and Fees for Deemed Applications) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

NDM6963 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales; in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1.  Approves that the draft The Developments of National Significance (Specified Criteria, Fees and Fees for Deemed Applications) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 21 January 2019.

Supporting Documents
Explanatory Memorandum
Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 15.36

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

NDM6963 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales; in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1.    Approves that the draft The Developments of National Significance (Specified Criteria, Fees and Fees for Deemed Applications) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 21 January 2019.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

35

2

9

46

The motion was agreed.

 

(60 mins)

5.

Debate: The Police Settlement 2019-20

NDM6960 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, under Section 84H of the Local Government Finance Act 1988, approves the Local Government Finance Report (No. 2) 2019-20 (Final Settlement - Police and Crime Commissioners), which was laid in the Table Office on 24 January 2019.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 15.39

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

NDM6960 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, under Section 84H of the Local Government Finance Act 1988, approves the Local Government Finance Report (No. 2) 2019-20 (Final Settlement - Police and Crime Commissioners), which was laid in the Table Office on 24 January 2019.

A vote was taken on the motion

[Insert motion]

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

1

8

47

The motion was agreed.

 

(60 mins)

6.

Debate: The Substance Misuse Annual Report

NDM6961 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the progress being made in tackling the harms associated with substance misuse, as highlighted in the Welsh Government’s Substance Misuse Annual Report and Forward Look (November 2018).

Substance Misuse Annual Report and Forward Look 2018

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Add as new points at end of motion:

Regrets the increase in deaths related to drug misuse and alcohol-specific deaths in Wales. 

Calls on the Welsh Government to address the need for tier 4 residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Wales.

Amendment 2 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales report ‘Review of substance misuse services in Wales’ and calls on the Welsh Government to address the discrepancies between the official statistics on waiting times, and the variable experiences of people highlighted in this report.

'Healthcare Inspectorate Wales Review of Substance Misuse Services in Wales Joint Thematic Report'

Amendment 3 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes the long waits for counselling and relapse prevention services highlighted in the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales report.

Amendment 4 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Believes that the criminalisation of some substance misuse adds to the harm caused by such use, increases the stigma and prevents the full recovery of addicts and instead believes that tackling substance misuse should be regarded as a health matter, with harm reduction being the primary objective.

Minutes:

The item started at 15.57

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

NDM6961 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the progress being made in tackling the harms associated with substance misuse, as highlighted in the Welsh Government’s Substance Misuse Annual Report and Forward Look (November 2018).

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Add as new points at end of motion:

Regrets the increase in deaths related to drug misuse and alcohol-specific deaths in Wales.

Calls on the Welsh Government to address the need for tier 4 residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Wales.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

27

47

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

Amendment 2 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales report ‘Review of substance misuse services in Wales’ and calls on the Welsh Government to address the discrepancies between the official statistics on waiting times, and the variable experiences of people highlighted in this report.

A vote was taken on amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

27

47

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

Amendment 3 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes the long waits for counselling and relapse prevention services highlighted in the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales report.

A vote was taken on amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

27

47

Amendment 3 was not agreed.

Amendment 4 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Believes that the criminalisation of some substance misuse adds to the harm caused by such use, increases the stigma and prevents the full recovery of addicts and instead believes that tackling substance misuse should be regarded as a health matter, with harm reduction being the primary objective.

A vote was taken on amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

35

12

0

47

Amendment 4 was agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6961 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the progress being made in tackling the harms associated with substance misuse, as highlighted in the Welsh Government’s Substance Misuse Annual Report and Forward Look (November 2018).

Believes that the criminalisation of some substance misuse adds to the harm caused by such use, increases the stigma and prevents the full recovery of addicts and instead believes that tackling substance misuse should be regarded as a health matter, with harm reduction being the primary objective.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

36

2

9

47

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

7.

Voting Time

Minutes:

The item started at 16.38

 

Votes Summary 12/02/19

Supporting documents:

 

 

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