Decision details

Welsh Liberal Democrats Debate

Decision Maker: Plenary - Fourth Assembly

Status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Purpose:

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  • Opposition party debates on a topic of their choice;

Other than in the case of Government debates, the time allocated for all other types of debates and their frequency are determined by the Business Committee

Decision:

The item started at 16.59

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5450 Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes that safe and affordable public transport is key to enabling young people to access work, education, training and apprenticeships.

 

2. Regrets that the affordability of public transport acts as a significant barrier for part-time workers and to the post-16 choices of young people.

 

3. Welcomes the steps taken by some local authorities in Wales to introduce a concessionary fare scheme for young people but regrets that significant variability in concessions leads to a postcode lottery of affordable transport for young travellers.

 

4. Recognises the achievements of community transport schemes including Bwcabus and Grass Routes in providing accessible and flexible transport for local communities.

 

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

 

a) work with bus operators to introduce a national concessionary fare scheme for young people through a new ‘young travellers’ rate for 16-18 year olds and students;

 

b) examine the feasibility of a season ticket for part-time workers;

 

c) explore the potential for extending community transport schemes such as Bwcabus and Grass Routes in rural areas; and

 

d) examine ways to develop a low carbon network of public transport in Wales.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

43

0

12

55

The motion without amendment was agreed.

Publication date: 12/03/2014

Date of decision: 12/03/2014

Decided at meeting: 12/03/2014 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly

 

 

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