Plenary

 

Meeting date:
Wednesday, 8 February 2012

 

 

Meeting time:
13:30

 

 

 

 

Votes and Proceedings

(45)

 

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1.   Questions to the Minister for Education & Skills

 

The item started at 13.30.

 

All 15 questions were asked.  Questions 4 and 9 were withdrawn.  Question 11 was answered by the Deputy Minister for Skills.

 

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2.   Questions to the Minister Local Government & Communities

 

The item started at 14.14.

 

The first 10 questions were asked.

 

Urgent Question

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The Urgent Question started at 15.00.

 

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): Will the Minister explain why no action was taken by the Welsh Government, following recommendations in the 2004 report into the All-Wales Ethnic Minority Association, to suspend all funding to the body until significant improvements in performance management had been made.

 

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3.   Motion to appoint auditors to the accounts of the Auditor General for Wales

 

The item started at 15.09.

 

NDM4910 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Section 14(1) of Schedule 8 of the Government of Wales Act 2006, appoints RSM Tenon as the auditors of the accounts of the Auditor General for Wales in relation to financial years 2011-2012; 2012-2013; and 2013-2014.

 

The Motion was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

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4.   Debate seeking the Assembly's agreement to introduce a Member Proposed Bill on Enterprise (Mohammad Asghar)

 

The item started at 15.11.

 

NNDM4878 Mohammad Asghar (South Wales East)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 26.91:

 

Agrees that Mohammad Asghar may introduce a Bill to give effect to the pre-ballot information tabled on 14 October 2011 under Standing Order 26.90.

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion:

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

45

56

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

 

Point of Order

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The Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science raised a point of order requesting that the Record of Proceedings be reviewed in relation to remarks she believed had been made by Mohammad Asghar about the Minister’s relationship with the unions. The Presiding Officer agreed to refer to the Record and would rule on whether the remarks were in order if necessary.

 

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5.   Debate on the Health and Social Care Committee's Inquiry into Stroke Risk Reduction

 

The item started at 16.01.

 

NDM4911 Mark Drakeford (Cardiff West)

 

The National Assembly for Wales:

 

Notes the report of the Health and Social Care Committee on its Inquiry into Stroke Risk Reduction which was laid in the Table Office on 14 December 2011.

 

The Motion was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

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6.   Welsh Conservatives Debate

 

The item started at 16.58.

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM4912 William Graham (South Wales East)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Regrets the failure of the Welsh Government to publish properly costed implementation plans for key health policies such as annual health checks for the over 50s and the provision of primary care services at weekends and during evening hours.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

23

0

34

57

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

 

Delete "Regrets the failure of the Welsh Government to publish properly costed implementation plans for" and replace with "Acknowledges the progress being made by the Welsh Government in developing plans for the delivery of".

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

29

0

28

57

Amendment 1 was agreed.

Amendment 2 - Peter Black (South Wales West)

 

After ‘over 50s’ insert ‘, an increase in the number of health visitors’.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

52

57

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 3 - Peter Black (South Wales West)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Notes the lack of detailed planning with regard to delivering key health policies.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

28

0

29

57

Amendment 3 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 4 - Peter Black (South Wales West)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to provide detailed plans of the scope, cost, delivery and expected outcomes of key health policies.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

29

56

Amendment 4 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

NDM4912 William Graham (South Wales East)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Acknowledges the progress being made by the Welsh Government in developing plans for the delivery of key health policies such as annual health checks for the over 50s and the provision of primary care services at weekends and during evening hours.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

29

0

28

57

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

Voting Time

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Voting Time started at 17.57.

 

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7.   Short Debate

 

The item started at 18.01.

 

NDM4909 Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): Dangerous Dogs

 

Debate about ways to improve the control and welfare of dogs.

 

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The meeting concluded at 18.19.

 

The Assembly will sit again in Plenary at 13:30 on Tuesday, 21 February 2012

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