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Agenda and minutes

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Note: 191(v4) 

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Transcript: Transcript for 19/02/2019 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

Presiding Officer Statement

The Llywydd, on behalf of the Assembly, paid tribute to Paul Flynn, MP and expressed sympathy to his family, friends and colleagues. 

(60 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.

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip will answer questions for the last 15 minutes of this session on matters relating to her responsibilities.

View Questions

Minutes:

The item started at 13.30

The first 5 questions were asked. The Presiding Officer invited party leaders to ask questions to the First Minister after question 2.

Questions to the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip

The item started at 14.21

The first 4 questions were asked.

 

 

(30 mins)

2.

Business Statement and Announcement

Minutes:

The item started at 14.44

 

(30 mins)

3.

Statement by the First Minister: Latest developments in the UK Government's Brexit Negotiations

Minutes:

The item started at 15.22

 

(45 mins)

4.

Statement by the Minister for Health and Social Services: Update on the Transformation Fund

Minutes:

The item started at 16.00

 

(45 mins)

5.

Statement by the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs: The Warm Homes Programme

Minutes:

The item started at 16.30

 

(15 mins)

6.

The Household Waste Duty of Care (Fixed Penalties) (Wales) Regulations 2019

NDM6970 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1.  Approves that the draft The Household Waste Duty of Care (Fixed Penalties) (Wales) Regulations 2019 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 29 January 2019.

Supporting Documents
Explanatory Memorandum
Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee Report

Minutes:

The item started at 17.06

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

NDM6970 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Household Waste Duty of Care (Fixed Penalties) (Wales) Regulations 2019 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 29 January 2019.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

41

0

2

 

The motion was agreed.

 

(60 mins)

7.

Debate: The Estyn Annual Report 2017-18

NDM6969 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Annual Report for 2017-18 of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales that was laid in Table Office on 11 December 2018.

2. Welcomes that the “shift in culture towards a more collaborative and self-improving system continues apace”.

3. Notes that standards are good or better in 8 in 10 primary schools, an increase on last year.

4. Notes that whilst standards remain good or better in about half of secondary schools, variability remains a key challenge.

Annual Report for 2017-18 of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Delete all and replace with:

1. Regrets the Annual Report for 2017-18 of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales’s findings that for pupils in half of Wales’s secondary schools, a majority of pupils across all age and ability ranges do not make enough progress.

2. Regrets that in half of schools, the majority of pupils do not achieve in line with their abilities by the time they reach the end of compulsory schooling.

3. Regrets the continuing fall in the number of settings delivering education for 3 and 4 year olds.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to explain any internal audit processes it may have with regard to regional consortia and to share the results of any internal or external audit that may have been carried out since the publication of Estyn’s follow-up guidance for regional consortia and inspectors in September 2017.

Estyn - Follow-up guidance for regional consortia and inspectors - September 2017

Amendment 2 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes the continued dedication of teachers and support staff in our schools as they work to improve standards and pupils' attainment.

Amendment 3 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes the Donaldson report on Estyn, A Learning Inspectorate; an independent review of Estyn, that was published in June 2018 and has not yet received a response from the Welsh Government.

A Learning Inspectorate: Independent review of Estyn - Graham Donaldson

Amendment 4 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes the Cardiff University report 'Cut to the Bone?' which confirms that school spending in 2017-18 was £324 less per pupil in real terms than the corresponding figure in 2009-10.

Cardiff University - Cut to the bone? An analysis of Local Government finances in Wales, 2009-10 to 2017-18 and the outlook to 2023-24

Amendment 5 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes ASCL Cymru's open letter and its comments that there is a severe funding crisis in Welsh schools that is having a detrimental effect on Wales's young people.

Open letter from ASCL Cymru to the Minister for Education

Amendment 6 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to consider fair funding from the budget that would lessen the current pressures that exist on our schools.

Minutes:

The item started 17.11

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

NDM6969 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Annual Report for 2017-18 of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales that was laid in Table Office on 11 December 2018.

2. Welcomes that the “shift in culture towards a more collaborative and self-improving system continues apace”.

3. Notes that standards are good or better in 8 in 10 primary schools, an increase on last year.

4. Notes that whilst standards remain good or better in about half of secondary schools, variability remains a key challenge.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Delete all and replace with:

1. Regrets the Annual Report for 2017-18 of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales’s findings that for pupils in half of Wales’s secondary schools, a majority of pupils across all age and ability ranges do not make enough progress.

2. Regrets that in half of schools, the majority of pupils do not achieve in line with their abilities by the time they reach the end of compulsory schooling.

3. Regrets the continuing fall in the number of settings delivering education for 3 and 4 year olds.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to explain any internal audit processes it may have with regard to regional consortia and to share the results of any internal or external audit that may have been carried out since the publication of Estyn’s follow-up guidance for regional consortia and inspectors in September 2017.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

1

24

43

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

Amendment 2 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes the continued dedication of teachers and support staff in our schools as they work to improve standards and pupils' attainment.

A vote was taken on amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

42

1

0

43

Amendment 2 was agreed.

Amendment 3 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes the Donaldson report on Estyn, A Learning Inspectorate; an independent review of Estyn, that was published in June 2018 and has not yet received a response from the Welsh Government.

A vote was taken on amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

19

0

24

43

Amendment 3 was not agreed.

Amendment 4 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes the Cardiff University report 'Cut to the Bone?' which confirms that school spending in 2017-18 was £324 less per pupil in real terms than the corresponding figure in 2009-10.

A vote was taken on amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

0

25

43

Amendment 4 was not agreed.

Amendment 5 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes ASCL Cymru's open letter and its comments that there is a severe funding crisis in Welsh schools that is having a detrimental effect on Wales's young people.

A vote was taken on amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

0

25

43

Amendment 5 was not agreed.

Amendment 6 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to consider fair funding from the budget that would lessen the current pressures that exist on our schools.

A vote was taken on amendment 6:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

0

25

43

Amendment 6 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6969 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Annual Report for 2017-18 of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales that was laid in Table Office on 11 December 2018.

2. Welcomes that the “shift in culture towards a more collaborative and self-improving system continues apace”.

3. Notes that standards are good or better in 8 in 10 primary schools, an increase on last year.

4. Notes that whilst standards remain good or better in about half of secondary schools, variability remains a key challenge.

5. Notes the continued dedication of teachers and support staff in our schools as they work to improve standards and pupils' attainment.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

11

6

43

The motion as amended was agreed.

8.

Voting Time

Minutes:

The item started at 17.43

 

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

 

 

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