Agenda - Plenary

Meeting Venue:

Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Meeting date:
Tuesday, 3 May 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 First Minister

(45 mins)                                                                                                         

The Presiding Officer will call Party Leaders to ask questions without notice to the First Minister after Question 2.

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2       Business Statement and Announcement

(30 mins)                                                                                                         

View Business Statement and Announcement



3       Statement by the Minister for Economy: Border Controls

(30 mins)                                                                                                         



4       Statement by the Minister for Social Justice: Update on Ukraine

(30 mins)                                                                                                         



5       Statement by the Minister for Education and Welsh Language: School Attendance

(30 mins)                                                                                                         



6       Debate: Human Rights

(60 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM7991 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the Senedd:

1.     Notes the Welsh Government’s commitment to strengthen and advance human rights, equality and the protection of minority communities in Wales.

2.     Notes with grave concern the repeated moves by the UK Government to erode human rights.

3.     Believes that UK Government proposals to repeal the Human Rights Act risks undermining key protections for citizens and raises significant constitutional issues.

4.     Believes the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill undermines the rights of minority communities and jeopardises the right of lawful and peaceful protests.

5.     Agrees with the United Nations Special Rapporteur that the Nationality and Borders Bill would seriously undermine the protection of human rights and lead to serious human rights violations.

6.     Calls on the UK Government to reverse its regressive approach on Human Rights and the resulting constitutional violations.

Human Rights Act Reform: A Modern Bill of Rights

Police Crime Sentencing & Courts Bill

Nationality & Borders Bill

Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

The following amendment has been tabled:

Amendment 1 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the Senedd:

1.   Welcomes the UK Government’s commitment to protecting and upholding human rights.

2.   Notes the UK Government’s proposals to modernise and make human rights legislation fit for purpose.

3.   Believes that there needs to be an appropriate balance between individual rights and responsibilities.

4.   Regrets the Welsh Government’s record of voting against human rights including voting against the introduction of an older people’s rights Bill during the Fifth Senedd.



7       Voting Time




The Senedd will sit again in Plenary at 13.30, Wednesday, 4 May 2022



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