Agenda - Plenary


Meeting Venue:

Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Meeting date:
Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Meeting time: 13.30
 


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This meeting will be held in a hybrid format, with some Members in the Senedd chamber and others joining by video-conference.

The Llywydd has determined that, in accordance with Standing Order 34.14A-D, Members will be able to vote from any location by electronic means.

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1       Questions to the Minister for Finance and Local Government

(45 mins)                                                                                                         

The Presiding Officer will call Party Spokespeople to ask questions without notice after Question 2.

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2       Questions to the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd

(45 mins)                                                                                                         

The Presiding Officer will call Party Spokespeople to ask questions without notice after Question 2.

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3       Topical Questions

(20 mins)                                                                                                         

No Topical Questions were accepted.

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4       90 Second Statements

(5 mins)                                                                                                           

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5       Welsh Conservatives Debate – Access to defibrillators

(60 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM7771 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes that only 1 in 10 people survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

2. Further notes that for every minute a patient does not have access to a defibrillator or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), their chances of survival drops by 10 per cent.

3. Recognises that a network of defibrillators will save lives.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to provide grant funding or loans to enable community halls, sports grounds and independent shops to buy and install a defibrillator.

The following amendment has been tabled:

Amendment 1 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

Delete point 4 and replace with new points:

4. Recognises the £2.5 million funding provided by Welsh Government to Save a Life Cymru to improve awareness and access to CPR and defibrillation.

5. Notes the Welsh Government commits to extending this support by £500k this year to further increase the number of defibrillators in community settings across Wales.

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6       Plaid Cymru Debate – Universal Credit

(60 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM7772 Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Opposes the UK Government's proposal to scrap the £20 uplift in universal credit, which has been a vital helpline for families in Wales during the pandemic.

2. Recognises that a higher proportion of families in Wales will be affected by the cut to universal credit than the UK average according to the Bevan Foundation.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

a) pursue the devolution of welfare in order to tackle poverty in Wales.

b) publish a robust and meaningful plan to tackle poverty that contains clear performance targets and indications to measure progress.

c) maintain flexibility around the discretionary assistance fund in order to mitigate the impact of any universal credit reduction on people in Wales.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1. Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Delete point 1 and replace with:

Welcomes the UK Government's decision to provide an extra £20 per week in universal credit to support those on low incomes during the coronavirus pandemic and recognises that this temporary measure has already been extended from 12 to 18 months.

Amendment 2. Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Delete point 2 and replace with:

Regrets that poverty levels in Wales are higher than in other parts of the UK due to the failure of successive Welsh Governments.

Amendment 3. Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

Delete point 3 and replace with:

3. Notes the income maximisation work done by the Welsh Government to support families on low incomes.

4. Urges the Welsh Government to:

a) continue to explore the case for the devolution of the administration of welfare; and

b) maintain the current flexibility around the discretionary assistance fund to mitigate the impact of any universal credit reduction and the ending of furlough on people in Wales.

[If amendment 3 is agreed, amendments 4 and 5 will be de-selected]

Amendment 4. Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Delete sub-point 3(a) and replace with:

a) work with the UK Government to tackle poverty in Wales, by maximising the opportunities presented by funding opportunities and regional growth deals across Wales;

Amendment 5. Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Delete everything after 'fund' in sub-point 3(c).

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7       Voting Time

                                                                                                                          

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8       Short Debate

(30 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM7770 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

We will remember them: why we must protect Wales’s war memorials

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The Senedd will sit again in Plenary at 13.30, Tuesday, 21 September 2021

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