Decision details

Welsh Liberal Democrats Debate

Decision Maker: Plenary - Fourth Assembly

Status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Purpose:

Debates are one of the most frequent items of business on the Plenary agenda. Many types of debate are brought forward in Plenary, including:

  • 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:

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM4877 Peter Black (South Wales West)

 

The National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes:

 

a. the importance of retail to the Welsh economy;

 

b. the social value of vibrant high streets to local communities; and

 

2. Calls on the Welsh government to protect Welsh high streets by:

 

a. Addressing the specific needs of retailers in its review of business rates and relief schemes;

 

b. developing guidance for local authorities containing best practice advice for town centre management; and

 

c. acknowledging the effect of out-of-town developments on high streets in its review of the planning system.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

0

40

53

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

 

Delete sub point 2 a).

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

29

0

24

53

Amendment 1 was agreed.

 

Amendment 2 - William Graham (South Wales East)

 

Add as new sub point at end of point 2:

 

publishing a retail strategy.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

24

0

29

53

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

NDM4877 Peter Black (South Wales West)

 

The National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes:

 

a. the importance of retail to the Welsh economy;

 

b. the social value of vibrant high streets to local communities; and

 

2. Calls on the Welsh government to protect Welsh high streets by:

 

a. developing guidance for local authorities containing best practice advice for town centre management; and

 

b. acknowledging the effect of out-of-town developments on high streets in its review of the planning system.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

45

0

8

53

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

Publication date: 07/12/2011

Date of decision: 07/12/2011

Decided at meeting: 07/12/2011 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly

 

 

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