Agenda - Plenary

Meeting Venue:

Y Siambr - Y Senedd

Meeting date:
Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Meeting time: 13.30



1       Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government

(45 mins)                                                                                                         

The Presiding Officer will call Party Spokespeople to ask questions without notice to the Cabinet Secretary after Question 2.


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2       Questions to the Assembly Commission

(0 mins)                                                                                                           

No questions tabled.



3       Debate by Individual Members under Standing Order 11.21(iv)

(60 mins)                                                                                                         


David Melding (South Wales Central)
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)
Lee Waters (Llanelli)
Llyr Gruffydd (North Wales)
Neil Hamilton (Mid and West Wales)


To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:


Believes that the Welsh Government should examine ways to strengthen inter-departmental working to improve outcomes for looked after children.


Supported by:

Lynne Neagle (Torfaen)
Nick Ramsay (Monmouth)
Suzy Davies (South Wales West)
Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire)
Mark Isherwood (North Wales)
Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy)



4       Plaid Cymru Debate

(30 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM6052 Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)


To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:


Believes that the Wales Bill should make provision to enable the National Assembly for Wales to introduce the single transferable vote at all levels, except for elections to the European Parliament and House of Commons, to ensure fair representation for all political viewpoints.


The following Amendment has been tabled:


Amendment 1 - Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)


Delete all after "National Assembly for Wales to" and replace with "determine future Wales-only electoral arrangements."



5       Plaid Cymru Debate

(30 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM6053 Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)
To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:


Believes that:


(a) the principles of open government should be maintained in all areas of the Welsh Government's responsibilities;


(b) the Ministerial Code should be laid before and approved by the National Assembly for Wales; and that


(c) an independent adjudicator should be appointed to report publicly on any alleged breaches of the Code.


'Welsh Government Ministerial Code – May 2016'


The following Amendments have been tabled:


Amendment 1 - Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

Delete sub-points (b) and (c) and replace with new point:


Notes a commitment by the First Minister to explore ways to strengthen the Ministerial Code and the way it operates.


Amendment 2 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:


Believes that openness and transparency in the decision-making process would be enhanced by ensuring key appointments, including that of the Children's Commissioner, Future Generations Commissioner, Older People's Commissioner and Welsh Language Commissioner, are made by the National Assembly for Wales, rather than the Welsh Government.


Amendment 3 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)
Add as new point at end of motion:


Calls on the Welsh Government to formally respond to the concerns raised in the manifesto of the Cabinet Secretary for Education's party that Welsh Ministers have been able to breach the Ministerial Code with impunity.



6       Welsh Conservatives Debate

(60 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM6050 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)


To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:


1. Recognises the role air pollution plays in the health outcomes of communities across Wales.


2. Notes that the World Health Organisation has found that particulate pollution has risen 8 per cent globally in the past five years, with experts in the UK believing that about 29,000 deaths are linked to air pollution.


3. Expresses unease at levels of air pollution in Wales, noting that Crumlin, in Caerphilly, has the highest nitrogen dioxide levels recorded outside of London, and that evidence provided in a Public Health Wales NHS 2015 consultation response found a direct correlation between air pollution, and an increased prevalence in respiratory disease.


4. Calls on the Welsh Government to develop an effective low emission strategy (LES), in consultation with stakeholders, to reduce the emissions of air pollutants.


'World Health Organisation Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database'


'Public Health Wales NHS Trust Response to Consultation on 'How do you measure a nation's progress', proposals for the national indicators to measure whether Wales is achieving the seven well-being goals in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015'


The following Amendments have been tabled:


Amendment 1 – Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)
Insert as new point 4 and renumber accordingly:
Condemns the practices of some car manufacturers of artificially deflating their diesel particulates emissions and misleading consumers.
Amendment 2 – Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)


Add as new point at end of motion:
Calls for safe cycling and pedestrian routes to enable people to improve their health and environment through active travel.



7       Voting time




Presiding Officer Statement: Election of committee chairs




8       Short Debate

(30 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM6051 Rhianon Passmore (Islwyn)


21st Century Schools: More than a building programme




The Assembly will sit again in Plenary at 13.30, Tuesday, 5 July 2016</TRAILER_SECTION>