Plenary

 

Meeting date:
Wednesday, 15 May 2013

 

Meeting time:
13:30

 

 

 

 

Agenda

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1. Questions to the Minister for Health and Social Services (45 mins) 

 

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2. Questions to the Counsel General (0 mins) 

 

No questions tabled.

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3. Questions to the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty (45 mins) 

 

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4. Debate by Individual Members under Standing Order 11.21(iv) (60 mins) 

 

NDM5235 Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes that the promotion of caffeine loaded energy drinks to children and young people is a significant public health concern; and

 

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to take action to raise awareness of the health concerns surrounding caffeine loaded energy drinks.

 

Supported by:

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire)

Ann Jones (Vale of Clwyd)

Keith Davies (Llanelli)

Ken Skates (Clwyd South)

Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Mike Hedges (Swansea East)

Joyce Watson (Mid and West Wales)

 

The following amendment has been tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)

 

Delete point 2.

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5. Welsh Conservatives Debate (60 mins) 

 

NDM5240 William Graham (South Wales East)

 

To propose the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the failure of the Welsh Government to meet key targets across all portfolios, in particular ambulance response times and A&E waiting times;

 

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to give examples showing how the Delivery Unit has improved delivery in particular portfolios, ensuring that what is promised is delivered; and

 

3. Urges the First Minister to provide regular updates to the National Assembly on the progress in all policy areas which can be directly attributed to the Delivery Unit.

 

The following amendments have been tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Insert as new point 2 and re-number accordingly:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to publish identifiable targets and statistical indicators alongside all government strategies.

 

Amendment 2 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Insert as new point 2 and re-number accordingly:

 

Calls on the First Minister to provide detail on the structure and cost of the Delivery Unit and how it operates to meet the role defined by the First Minister in his written statement of July 13th 2011.

 

The First Minister’s written statement is available on the following link:

 

http://wales.gov.uk/about/cabinet/cabinetstatements/2011/13julydeliveryunit/?lang=en

 

Amendment 3 - Jocelyn Davies (South Wales East)

 

In point 3 delete all after "Minister to" and replace with "hold an annual debate on the Delivery Unit's progress in the National Assembly.

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6. Plaid Cymru Debate (60 mins) 

 

NDM5239 Jocelyn Davies (South Wales East)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the importance of infrastructure investment in terms of procurement, apprenticeships, employment and small businesses within the Welsh economy;

 

2. Recognises the negative impact to the Welsh economy of cuts to the capital budget in the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review; and

 

3. Calls for the protection of the capital budget for Wales in the forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review.

 

The following amendments have been tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - William Graham (South Wales East)

 

Insert as new point 1, and renumber accordingly:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to think innovatively and consider all models when financing capital projects.

 

Amendment 2 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

In point 1, after ‘investment’ insert ‘, including funding for high speed broadband and the electrification of the Great Western Mainline to Swansea and the south Wales valleys,’

 

Amendment 3 - William Graham (South Wales East)

 

Insert at the end of point 1, ‘and welcomes the UK Government investment in broadband and transport infrastructure in Wales’

 

Amendment 4 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Insert as new point 2 and renumber accordingly:

 

Welcomes the creation of a Green Investment Bank by the UK Government, which is directing billions of pounds of private investment in renewable energy, and calls on the Welsh Government to outline its action to support businesses in bidding for funding to maximise investment in energy infrastructure and green jobs in Wales.

 

Amendment 5 - William Graham (South Wales East)

 

Insert as new point 2 and renumber accordingly:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to communicate any new procurement policies for infrastructure projects clearly to the Welsh business community.

 

Amendment 6 - William Graham (South Wales East)

 

Delete points 2 and 3 and replace with:

 

Notes that the Welsh Government has received more than £858m in additional capital funding during the current Spending Review period.

 

[If amendment 6 is agreed, amendment 7 will be de-selected]

 

Amendment 7 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Delete point 2 and replace with:

 

Regrets the unsustainable and irresponsible levels of spending under the last UK Labour Government, which left an annual deficit of £170.8 billion by the end of 2009-10, and welcomes the action being taken by the current UK Government which has cut the deficit by a third, created a million and a quarter new private sector jobs and kept interest rates at near-record lows, which will help provide stability for investment in the Welsh economy.

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Voting Time

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7. Short Debate (30 mins) 

 

NDM5238 Mark Isherwood (North Wales): Neurophysiotherapy in Wales

 

A debate on the provision of physiotherapy for people living with neurological conditions.

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The Assembly will sit again in Plenary at 13:30, Tuesday, 21 May 2013

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