Agenda - Plenary

Meeting Venue:

Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Meeting date:
Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Meeting time: 13.30




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.



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

(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)                                                                                                         

To ask the Minister for Health and Social Services


Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn): Will the Minister make a statement on Healthcare Inspectorate Wales's decision to designate Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board's vascular services as a service requiring significant improvement



4       90 Second Statements

(5 mins)                                                                                                           



5       Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv) - The Devolution of Policing

(60 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM7925 Mike Hedges (Swansea East)

To propose that the Senedd:

Supports the devolution of policing.


Alun Davies (Blaenau Gwent)

Jane Dodds (Mid and West Wales)

Delyth Jewell (South Wales East)

Rhys ab Owen (South Wales Central)


Sarah Murphy (Bridgend)



6       Welsh Conservatives debate - Ukraine

(60 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM7945 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Deplores the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation.

2. Expresses solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

3. Recognises the suffering of the Ukrainian people through loss of life and injury, paying the price for this horrific war.

4. Acknowledges the rights of NATO to defend its members and supports the Ukrainian Government in the defence of their country.

5. Welcomes the action by the Welsh Government to provide humanitarian aid to those in need and safe refuge for those fleeing the conflict.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the UK Government to urgently:

a) introduce an expedited visa process to ensure simple, fast, safe and legal routes to sanctuary in the UK;

b) remove the requirement for Ukrainians to provide biometric evidence prior to leaving Ukraine;

c) provide further detail about the resettlement schemes and consequent funding that will be needed to support resettlement efforts.


Siân Gwenllian (Arfon)

Amendment 2 Siân Gwenllian (Arfon)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Acknowledges that this conflict increases the risk of a nuclear war and the fear of nuclear war amongst people in Wales and beyond, and therefore calls on all states, including the nuclear states to sign and ratify the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons which came into force in January 2021, and which would prevent such a threat in future.



7       Welsh Conservatives debate - Housing

(60 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM7946 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Acknowledges that Wales requires up to 12,000 new dwellings per year.

2. Expresses serious concern that during the last year the number of new dwellings commenced fell by 30 per cent to 4,314 and the number of homes completed fell by 23 per cent to 4,616.

3. Believes that the failure to build more homes in Wales is having a detrimental impact on property availability.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

a) facilitate the building of 12,000 homes per year;

b) restore the right-to-buy in Wales, reinvesting sale proceeds into more social housing and protecting homes from sale for 10 years;

c) work with planning authorities to see more land allocated in communities facing local affordability difficulties, including making more land available for self-build projects;

d) scrap plans for a national construction company and support the growth of the private home-building sector.

The following amendment has been tabled:

Amendment 1 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

Delete all and replace with:

1. Acknowledges the challenges being faced by the housing sector which are having a detrimental impact on housing supply across Wales.

2. Welcomes the investment being made in housing by Welsh Government.

3. Notes the Welsh Government’s commitment to deliver 20,000 low carbon, social homes during this term of Government.

4. Notes the commitment to establish a National Construction Company, Unnos, to support our councils and social landlords to improve the supply of social and affordable housing.



8       Voting Time




9       Short Debate

(30 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM7944 Rhys ab Owen (South Wales Central)

Protecting community spaces: taking back control



The Senedd will sit again in Plenary at 13.30, Tuesday, 15 March 2022



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