Votes and Proceedings - Plenary


Meeting Venue:

Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Meeting date:
Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Meeting time: 13.30
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/12657


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This meeting was held in a hybrid format, with some Members in the Senedd Chamber and others joining by video-conference

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1       Questions to the First Minister

The item started at 13.30

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

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2       Business Statement and Announcement

The item started at 14.30

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3       Statement by the Deputy Minister for Climate Change: Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management, 2022-23 programme of investment

The item started at 14.45

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4       Statement by the Deputy Minister for Climate Change: Update on Digital Strategy

The item started at 15.22

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Point of Order

Janet Finch-Saunders raised a Point of Order to seek a correction to the record in relation to comments made by the Deputy Minister for Climate Change about the Member being a landlord in Llandudno. The Member stated that this was incorrect and requested that the Deputy Minister withdraw the statement and correct the record. The Deputy Minister said he would review the Register and would issue an apology if he had misled the Senedd.

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5       Statement by the Minister for Climate Change: Development of a Net Zero Consistent UK Emissions Trading Scheme - WITHDRAWN

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6       Debate: The Second Supplementary Budget 2021-22

The item started at 15.56

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

NDM7926 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 20.30, approves the Second Supplementary Budget for the financial year 2021-22 laid in the Table Office on Tuesday, 15 February 2022.

Footnote:

In accordance with the relevant provisions contained in the Government of Wales Act 2006 and Standing Order 20, the Supplementary Budget comprises the following information:

(i)     the written statement required under section 125(3) of the Government of Wales Act;

(ii)   the resources agreed by the Treasury for the Welsh block budget for the financial year covered by the motion;

(iii)  a reconciliation between the resources allocated to the Welsh block budget by the Treasury and the resources to be authorised for use in the motion;

(iv)  a reconciliation between the estimated amounts to be paid into the Welsh Consolidated Fund by the Secretary of State and the amounts to be authorised for payment out of the Fund in the motion;

(v)   a reconciliation between the resources to be authorised under section 125(1)(a) and (b) of the Act and the amounts to be authorised for payment out of the Welsh Consolidated Fund under section 125(1)(c); and

(vi)  details of any revisions to the information provided in accordance with Standing Orders 20.7 – 20.7B for the draft budget, as specified in the protocol agreed under the Standing Order 20.1A

The following additional information has been made available to Members:

 - a note explaining the main changes from previous plans.

Supporting Documents
Report of the Finance Committee

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

25

0

52

The motion was agreed.

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7       Debate: Amendment to the 2021-22 Local Government Settlement

The item started at 16.25

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

NDM7952 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Section 84H of the Local Government Finance Act 1988, approves the amended Local Government Finance Report (No. 1) 2021-22 (Final Settlement - Councils), which was laid in the Table Office on 8 March 2022.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

40

12

0

52

The motion was agreed.

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8       Debate: The General Principles of the Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill

The item started at 16.32

NDM7950 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the Senedd in accordance with Standing Order 26.11: Agrees to the general principles of the Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill.

The Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Senedd on 1 November 2021. The report of the Children, Young People and Education Committee on the Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill was laid before the Senedd on 4 March 2022.

Supporting Documents
Report of the Children, Young People and Education Committee
Report of the Finance Committee
Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

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9       Motion to agree the financial resolution in respect of the Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill

The item started at 17.32

NDM7951 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the Senedd, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69, arising in consequence of the Bill.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

In accordance with Standing Order 12.18, at 17.32 proceedings were suspended to allow a technical break before Voting Time.

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10    Voting Time

The item started at 17.36

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Votes Summary

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The meeting concluded at 17.37

The Senedd will sit again in Plenary at 13.30, Wednesday, 16 March 2022

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