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:

Item started at 17.02

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM4894 Peter Black (South Wales West)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Welcomes the £56.9 million funding from the UK Government for next generation broadband which will benefit all areas of Wales;

 

2. Welcomes the further funding for broadband in Cardiff announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement; and

 

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to use this funding to tackle broadband ‘not spots’ as a matter of priority.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

51

56

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Jocelyn Davies (South Wales East)

 

Delete points 1 and 2 and replace with new point 1:

 

Notes recent allocations of public funding for the provision of broadband.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

17

56

Amendment 1 was agreed.

 

As Amendment 1 was agreed, amendments 2 and 3 were deselected

 

Amendment 4 - Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

 

Delete point 3.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

29

0

27

56

Amendment 4 was agreed.

 

As amendment 4 was agreed, amendment 5 was deselected

 

Amendment 6 - William Graham (South Wales East)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to make a statement on its negotiations with BT Openworld for a Wales-wide roll-out of next generation broadband.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 6:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

29

56

Amendment 6 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

NDM4894 Peter Black (South Wales West)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes recent allocations of public funding for the provision of broadband.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

44

0

12

56

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

 

Publication date: 18/01/2012

Date of decision: 18/01/2012

Decided at meeting: 18/01/2012 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly

 

 

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