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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Y Siambr - Y_Senedd. View directions

Note: 235(v5) 

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Transcript: Transcript for 16/10/2019 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

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

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Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The item started at 13.30

Questions 1, 2 and 4 – 8 were asked. Question 3 was withdrawn.. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Minister after question 2.

 

(45 mins)

2.

Questions to the Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language

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

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Minutes:

The item started at 14.17

The first 9 questions were asked. Questions 2, 3, 7 and 8 were answered by the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Minister after question 2.

 

(20 mins)

3.

Questions to the Assembly Commission

Minutes:

The item started at 15.10

All 4 questions were asked.

 

(20 mins)

4.

Topical Questions

To ask the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport

 

Llyr Gruffydd (North Wales): In light of the uncertainty regarding the Tomlinsons Dairy milk processing plant, and the fact that 70 dairy farms and hundreds of jobs are dependent upon it, what steps is the Welsh Government taking to support the company and the workforce?

 

To ask the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language.

 

Alun Davies (Blaenau Gwent): What representations has the Welsh Government made following the imprisonment of Catalonia’s elected political leaders?

 

To ask the Minister for Economy and Transport

 

David Rees (Aberavon): Will the Minister make a statement following the announcement of the closure of Hi-Lex and the loss of 120 jobs in Baglan Energy Park? (TAQ355)

 

Minutes:

The item started at 15.21

To be answered by the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport

Llyr Gruffydd (North Wales): In light of the uncertainty regarding the Tomlinsons Dairy milk processing plant, and the fact that 70 dairy farms and hundreds of jobs are dependent upon it, what steps is the Welsh Government taking to support the company and the workforce?

 

To be answered by the Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language

Alun Davies (Blaenau Gwent): What representations has the Welsh Government made following the imprisonment of Catalonia’s elected political leaders?

To ask the Minister for Economy and Transport

 

David Rees (Aberavon): Will the Minister make a statement following the announcement of the closure of Hi-Lex and the loss of 120 jobs in Baglan Energy Park?

 

(5 mins)

5.

90 Second Statements

Minutes:

The item started at 16.07

Suzy Davies made a statement on Restart a Heart Day

Ann Jones made a statement on  Show Racism the Red Card.

 

(30 mins)

6.

Debate on a Member's Legislative Proposal - Single-Use Plastics

NDM7155 Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore)  

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes a proposal for a Bill on the use of single-use plastics.

2. Notes that the purpose of this Bill would be to:

a) significantly reduce the use of single-use plastics based on the best international practice and research, which would establish Wales as a world-leader in reducing plastic waste;

b) introduce appropriate taxes and levies to significantly reduce the production and use of single use plastics in Wales;

c) introduce a cross-government action plan including a comprehensive suite of measures to significantly reduce use of single use plastics;

d) establish targets and milestones for the reduction of specific single-use plastics.

Supporters

Alun Davies (Blaenau Gwent)

Andrew R.T. Davies (South Wales Central)

David Rees (Aberavon)

Dawn Bowden (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney)

Delyth Jewell (South Wales East)

Hefin David (Caerphilly)

Jack Sargeant (Alyn and Deeside)

Jayne Bryant (Newport West)

Joyce Watson (Mid and West Wales)

Neil McEvoy (South Wales Central)

Rhianon Passmore (Islwyn)

Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley)

Minutes:

The item started at 16.10

NDM7155 Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore)  

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes a proposal for a Bill on the use of single-use plastics.

2. Notes that the purpose of this Bill would be to:

a) significantly reduce the use of single-use plastics based on the best international practice and research, which would establish Wales as a world-leader in reducing plastic waste;

b) introduce appropriate taxes and levies to significantly reduce the production and use of single use plastics in Wales;

c) introduce a cross-government action plan including a comprehensive suite of measures to significantly reduce use of single use plastics;

d) establish targets and milestones for the reduction of specific single-use plastics.

Supporters

Alun Davies (Blaenau Gwent)

Andrew R.T. Davies (South Wales Central)

David Rees (Aberavon)

Dawn Bowden (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney)

Delyth Jewell (South Wales East)

Hefin David (Caerphilly)

Jack Sargeant (Alyn and Deeside)

Jayne Bryant (Newport West)

Joyce Watson (Mid and West Wales)

Neil McEvoy (South Wales Central)

Rhianon Passmore (Islwyn)

Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley)

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(60 mins)

7.

Debate on the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee report: the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation

NDM7161 John Griffiths (Newport East)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee on the Blue Badges Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation, which was laid in the Table Office on 8 July 2019.

Note: Responses from the Welsh Government to the report were laid in the Table Office on 9 October 2019.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 16.49

 

NDM7161 John Griffiths (Newport East)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Notes the report of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee on the Blue Badges Scheme in Wales: Eligibility and Implementation, which was laid in the Table Office on 8 July 2019.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(60 mins)

8.

Plaid Cymru debate - Council Tax on Second Homes

NDM7162 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that council tax is paid on second homes.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 17.41

NDM7162 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that council tax is paid on second homes.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

9.

Voting Time

Minutes:

There was no voting time

 

(30 mins)

10.

Short Debate

NDM7159 Jack Sargeant (Alyn and Deeside)

A best friend on and off the street: challenging the ‘no dogs’ policy at homeless shelters and accommodation.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 18.32

NDM7159 Jack Sargeant (Alyn and Deeside)

A best friend on and off the street: challenging the ‘no dogs’ policy at homeless shelters and accommodation.

 

11.

Short Debate - WITHDRAWN

NDM7160 Andrew R.T. Davies (South Wales Central)

The importance of animal welfare to promote Wales's image.

 

 

 

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