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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Y Siambr - Y_Senedd. View directions

Note: 190(v4) 

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Transcript: Transcript for 13/02/2019 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the Minister for Economy and Transport

The Presiding Officer will call party spokespeople to ask questions without notice after Question 2.

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Minutes:

The item started at 13.30xx

The first 9 questions were asked. Questions 2 and 7 were answered by the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Minister and Deputy after question 2.

 

(45 mins)

2.

Questions to the Counsel General and Brexit Minister (in respect of his Brexit Minister responsibilities)

The Presiding Officer will call party spokespeople to ask questions without notice after Question 2.

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Minutes:

The item started at 14.21

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

 

(20 mins)

3.

Topical Questions

[To ask the Minister for Housing and Local Government]

 

Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central) Will the Minister make a statement on the provision of accommodation for people leaving Cardiff Prison in light of the latest report from the Independent Monitoring Board?

 

Minutes:

The item started at 15.10

[To ask the Minister for Housing and Local Government]

Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central) Will the Minister make a statement on the provision of accommodation for people leaving Cardiff Prison in light of the latest report from the Independent Monitoring Board?

 

(5 mins)

4.

90 Second Statements

Minutes:

The item started at 15.20

Jack Sargeant made a statement wishing the Nomads (his local football team) good luck ahead of their Semi Final game in the Irn Bru Cup (the only Welsh team in competition) and extending best wishes to Newport ahead of their match against Man City.

Suzy Davies made a statement on Defibruary - a campaign organised by Welsh Ambulance Service Trust for February each year to encourage people and organisations to consider installing a Defibrillator, raising money for one, and publicising the availability of defibs around Wales that the public can access in an emergency.

 

Motions to elect Members to Committees (5 mins)

The item started at 15.23

NDM6971 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Orders 17.3 and 17.13(ii), elects Delyth Jewell (Plaid Cymru) as a Member of the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee;

 

NDM6972 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 17.14, elects Delyth Jewell (Plaid Cymru) as a Member of the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee in place of Dai Lloyd (Plaid Cymru).

The motions were agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

 

 

(30 mins)

5.

Statement by the Llywydd: Introduction of a Commission-proposed Bill - Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

Minutes:

The item started at 15.23

 

(60 mins)

6.

Debate on the Public Accounts Committee report: Natural Resources Wales' Annual Report and Account 2017-18

NDM6965 Nick Ramsay (Monmouth)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the Report of the Public Accounts Committee's  - Scrutiny of Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18 -  which was laid in the Table Office on 26 November 2018.

Notes: The Welsh Government's response to the report was laid in the Table Office on 11 January 2019.

Natural Resources Wales' response to the report was received and published on the Committee's webpage on 14 January 2019.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 16.14

NDM6965 Nick Ramsay (Monmouth)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the Report of the Public Accounts Committee's  - Scrutiny of Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18 -  which was laid in the Table Office on 26 November 2018.

Notes: The Welsh Government's response to the report was laid in the Table Office on 11 January 2019.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(60 mins)

7.

Plaid Cymru debate - Welsh Independent Living Grant

NDM6967 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Calls on the Welsh Government to retain the Welsh Independent Living Grant in full.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the Welsh Government has always committed the full amount of funding transferred for the Independent Living Fund for that purpose.

2. Commits the Welsh Government to work with recipients and local authorities to ensure the intentions of the Welsh Independent Living Grant continue to be delivered in Wales.

Amendment 2 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that disabled people are full partners in the design and operation of an Independent Living Fund for Wales which safeguards the rights of disabled people to live independent lives.

 

 

Minutes:

The item started at 17.02

NDM6967 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Calls on the Welsh Government to retain the Welsh Independent Living Grant in full.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(60 mins)

8.

United Kingdom Independence Party debate - Prisons and Prisoners

NDM6966 Gareth Bennett (South Wales Central)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Believes that prisons should be places of reform and rehabilitation, and that imprisonment is a punishment for those found guilty of a crime.

2. Resolves that prisoners should not be given the right to vote in Welsh elections.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Believes that prisons should be places of reform and rehabilitation.

2. Supports the principle of voting rights for prisoners at Welsh elections, but awaits the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee’s report.

[If amendment 1 is agreed, amendments 2 and 3 will be de-selected] 

Amendment 2 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Add as new points after point 1 and renumber accordingly:

Welcomes the focus by the Ministry of Justice on rehabilitative services, community sentences and reducing reoffending.

Notes that the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee have an ongoing Inquiry into voting rights for prisoners.

Amendment 3 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

In point 2, delete ‘prisoners should not be given the right to vote in’ and replace with ‘existing prisoner voting rights should not be extended in future’.

 

 

Minutes:

The item started at 17.47

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM6966 Gareth Bennett (South Wales Central)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Believes that prisons should be places of reform and rehabilitation, and that imprisonment is a punishment for those found guilty of a crime.

2. Resolves that prisoners should not be given the right to vote in Welsh elections.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

1

34

48

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Believes that prisons should be places of reform and rehabilitation.

2. Supports the principle of voting rights for prisoners at Welsh elections, but awaits the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee’s report.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

33

0

15

48

Amendment 1 was agreed.

As amendment 1 was agreed, amendments 2 and 3 were de-selected 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6966 Gareth Bennett (South Wales Central)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Believes that prisons should be places of reform and rehabilitation.

2. Supports the principle of voting rights for prisoners at Welsh elections, but awaits the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee’s report.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

34

4

10

48

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

Point of Order

The item started at 18.35

 

Jane Hutt AM raised a Point of Order under Standing Order 12.37 stating that she voiced an objection to NDM6967 (Plaid Cymru debate – Welsh Independent Living Grant) being agreed without amendment, and asked that the Llywydd to clarify the status of that motion.

 

The Llywydd responded stating that neither she nor the Clerks heard the objection and that the motion without amendment had already been declared as agreed under Standing Order 12.36. However the Llywydd noted the Member’s objection and confirmed the Government’s viewpoint is now a matter for the record.

 

9.

Voting Time

Minutes:

The item started at 18.36

 

(30 mins)

10.

Short Debate

NDM6962 Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)

Air quality legislation fit for modern challenges.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 18.39

NDM6962 Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)

Air quality legislation fit for modern challenges.

 

Votes Summary

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