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;

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Decision:

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM4840 Peter Black (South Wales West)

 

The National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Regrets the failure of Welsh government to effectively use EU funding to help raise the relative GDP of the West Wales and the Valleys region;

 

2. Recognises the valuable contribution of innovation and higher level skills programmes, such as the POWIS scheme, to raising GDP;

 

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to establish a successor scheme to POWIS with similar aims and objectives.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

40

56

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

 

The following amendments were tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Jocelyn Davies (South Wales East)

 

Delete point 1 and replace with:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to undertake a comprehensive assessment of its use of EU funding in West Wales and the Valleys.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

51

0

5

56

Amendment 1 was agreed.

 

Amendment 2 - William Graham (South Wales East)

 

Insert as new point 2 and renumber accordingly:

 

Notes with concern the decline in the GDP for West Wales and the valleys from 66.8% of the EU average in 2000; to 64.4% (the latest figure available) in 2008.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

29

56

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 3 - William Graham (South Wales East)

 

Insert as new point 2 and renumber accordingly:

 

Acknowledges the necessity for a wider engagement with the private sector to engender sustainable growth in the GDP of these regions.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

56

0

0

56

Amendment 3 was agreed.

 

Amendment 4 - William Graham (South Wales East)

 

Insert as new point 2 and renumber accordingly:

 

Acknowledges the requirement, for EU funded schemes, to move away from “tick box regulations” to focusing upon viable outcomes.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

56

0

0

56

Amendment 4 was agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

 

NDM4840 Peter Black (South Wales West)

 

The National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Calls on the Welsh Government to undertake a comprehensive assessment of its use of EU funding in West Wales and the Valleys.

 

2. Acknowledges the requirement, for EU funded schemes, to move away from “tick box regulations” to focusing upon viable outcomes.

 

3. Acknowledges the necessity for a wider engagement with the private sector to engender sustainable growth in the GDP of these regions.

 

4. Recognises the valuable contribution of innovation and higher level skills programmes, such as the POWIS scheme, to raising GDP;

 

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to establish a successor scheme to POWIS with similar aims and objectives.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

29

56

The motion as amended was not agreed.

 

Publication date: 02/11/2011

Date of decision: 02/11/2011

Decided at meeting: 02/11/2011 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly

 

 

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