Agenda - Plenary

Meeting Venue:

Y Siambr - Senedd

Meeting date:
Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Meeting time: 13.30




Nomination of First Minister under Standing Order 8




1       Questions to the Assembly Commission

(5 mins)                                                                                                           

View Questions



2       Topical Questions

(20 mins)                                                                                                         

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services


Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the public sector contract currently awarded to Interserve to undergo building works at the Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil?



3       90 Second Statements

(5 mins)                                                                                                           



4       Debate: International Human Rights Day

(60 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM6896 Julie James (Swansea West)

To propose the National Assembly of Wales:

1. Acknowledges International Human Rights Day on Monday 10 December 2018.

2. Recognises the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets the growth of political movements that reject the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that its work on tackling extremism includes proactive measures to prevent far right-extremism.

 Amendment 2 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Add as new points at end of motion:

Notes that the UK Government recognises that all rights set out in the UN Declaration of Human Rights are of equal importance.

Welcomes the action taken by the UK Government in prioritising tackling modern day slavery, defending freedom of religion or belief, ending inequality and discrimination, and promoting democracy.




5       Debate: Stage 4 of the Childcare Funding (Wales) Bill

(15 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM6899 Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.47:

Approves the Childcare Funding (Wales) Bill.

Childcare Funding (Wales) Bill, as amended at Stage 3



Voting Time (Government Business)




6       Debate on a Member's Legislative Proposal - Waste Prevention and Recycling

(30 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM6893 Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1.  Notes a proposal for a Bill on waste prevention and recycling.

2. Notes that the purpose of this Bill would be to:

a) prevent waste through placing recycling requirements on food producers and retailers in respect of packaging and packaging waste; and

b) introduce extended producer responsibilities to ensure that the costs of recycling and waste management are shared equitably, with producers contributing to the financial cost of treatment at the end of their product’s life.



7       Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv) - Living Wage

(60 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM6860 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)
To propose that the National Assembly for Wales

1. Notes the report by Cardiff Business School, 'The Living Wage Employer Experience'.

2. Welcomes the action taken by 174 employers across the public, private and third sectors in Wales to pay their employees the real living wage.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

a) identify measures to support more employers in the public, private and third sectors to adopt the real living wage and become accredited real living wage employers; and

b) consider strengthening the Code of Practice on Ethical Employment in Supply Chains in relation to the real living wage.

The Living Wage Employer Experience

The Code of Practice on Ethical Employment in Supply Chains

David Rees (Aberavon)

Dawn Bowden (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney)
Hefin David (Caerphilly)
Helen Mary Jones (Mid and West Wales)
Jayne Bryant (Newport West)
Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)

John Griffiths (Newport East)
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)
Mark Isherwood (North Wales)
Mick Antonow (Pontypridd)
Mike Hedges (Swansea East)
Rhianon Passmore Islwyn)
Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley)



8       United Kingdom Independence Party Debate - Sewer Blockage

(60 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM6898 Gareth Bennett (South Wales Central)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the report of Water UK 'Wipes in Sewer Blockage Study'.

2. Regrets that, across Wales, there are around 2,000 sewer blockages every month, many of which are caused by people flushing consumable items like cotton buds and wet wipes down the toilet.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to widen work on extended producer responsibility beyond food and drink to include consumable items such as wet wipes and cotton buds.

4. Calls on the UK Government to legislate for regulatory testing of products such as wet wipes and cotton buds; and if such products fail the new Water industry flushability test, producers must package those products with a clear, bold and prominent ‘do not flush’ logo.

Water UK - Wipes in Sewer Blockage Study

The following amendments were tabled:


Amendment 1 - Julie James (Swansea West)

Delete point 3 and replace with:

Notes the Welsh Government’s work with water companies to explore options to address the problem of consumable items causing blockages when flushed down the toilet.

Amendment 2 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to work with Dŵr Cymru and other agencies to improve public awareness in terms of consumable materials in order to reduce blockages in the sewerage system.

Amendment 3 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to explore the possibilities of using new taxes to reduce the use of consumable materials.



9       Voting Time - Assembly Business




10    Short Debate

(30 mins)                                                                                                         

NDM6897 Andrew R.T. Davies (South Wales Central)

Lucy's Law: the campaign to improve animal welfare by banning the sale and breeding of puppies and kittens by pet shops and all commercial third party dealers.



The Assembly will sit again in Plenary at 13.30, Tuesday, 8 January 2019



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