Votes and Proceedings - Plenary


Meeting Venue:

Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Meeting date:
Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Meeting time: 13.30
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/3539


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1       Questions to the First Minister

The item started at 13.30

The first 7 questions were asked. The Presiding Officer invited party leaders to ask questions to the First Minister after Question 2.

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Urgent Question

Llyr Gruffydd (North Wales): Will the Minister make a statement on emergency pressures at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board? EAQ(4)0694(HSS)

The item started at 14.17

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2       Business Statement and Announcement

The item started at 14.28

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3       Statement by the Minister for Finance and Government Business: Invest to Save Programme Update

The item started at 14.45

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4       The Qualifications Wales Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2016

The item started at 15.12

NDM5973 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales; in accordance with Standing Order 27.5

Approves that the draft The Qualifications Wales Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2016 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 26 January 2016.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

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5       Legislative Consent Motion on the Housing and Planning Bill relating to Enfranchisement and extension of long leaseholds

The item started at 15.14

NDM5968 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6, agrees that provisions in the Housing and Planning Bill, relating to enfranchisement and extension of long leaseholds in so far as they fall within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

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6       Motion to vary the order of Amendments for Stage 3 of the Tax Collection and Management (Wales) Bill

The item started at 15.17

NDM5969 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.36:

Agrees to dispose of sections and schedules to the Tax Collection and Management (Wales) Bill at Stage 3 in the following order:

a.         Sections 2-36

b.         Sections 38-81

c.         Section 37

d.         Sections 83-116

e.         Section 82

f.          Sections 118-156

g.         Section 117

h.         Sections 157-170

i.          Sections 172-184

j.          Section 171

k.         Sections 185-195

l.          Section 1

m.        Long Title

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

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7       Motion to vary the order of Amendments for Stage 3 of the Public Health (Wales) Bill

The item started at 15.17

NDM5970 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.36:

Agrees to dispose of sections and schedules to the Public Health (Wales) Bill at Stage 3 in the following order:

a.         Sections 2 - 31

b.         Schedules 1 and 3

c.         Sections 32 - 52

d.         Schedule 2

e.         Sections 53 - 57

f.          Sections 59 - 96

g.         Schedule 4

h.         Section 58

i.          Sections 97 – 117

j.          Schedule 5

k.         Sections 118 – 126

l.          Section 1

m.        Long title

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

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8       Debate on the Estyn Annual Report

The item started at 15.18

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

NDM5972 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the annual report for 2014-15 of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes that the Estyn report states that "Schools with successful leaders have a strong culture of professional learning and focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning" and believes that paying a teaching premium to highly qualified education staff who maintain their professional development would be a significant contribution to raising teaching standards.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

7

12

31

50

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

Amendment 2 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes that this year's Estyn report shows that more needs to be done to narrow the attainment gap between secondary school pupils in receipt of free school meals and their peers.

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

50

0

0

50

Amendment 2 was agreed.

Amendment 3 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Believes that at a time of increasing pupil numbers in primary schools, school closures, and teacher shortages, smaller class sizes for infants are ever more important to give teachers the time to properly teach our children.

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

6

18

26

50

Amendment 3 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM5972 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the annual report for 2014-15 of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales.

2. Notes that this year's Estyn report shows that more needs to be done to narrow the attainment gap between secondary school pupils in receipt of free school meals and their peers.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

49

0

0

49

The motion as amended was agreed.

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9       Debate on The Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 - Duty to Review - Final Report

The item started at 15.49

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Believes that waiting lists for child and adolescent mental health services are unacceptably high.

Amendment 1 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 2 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets that current waiting time targets mask often lengthy waiting times for psychological therapies and calls for more transparent and routine data in relation to waiting times for psychological interventions.

Amendment 2 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM5971 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the content of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 – Duty to Review - Final Report.

2. Believes that waiting lists for child and adolescent mental health services are unacceptably high.

3. Regrets that current waiting time targets mask often lengthy waiting times for psychological therapies and calls for more transparent and routine data in relation to waiting times for psychological interventions.

The motion as amended was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

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10   Voting Time

The item started at 16.25

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The meeting concluded at 16.27

The Assembly will sit again in Plenary at 13.30, Wednesday, 24 February 2016

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