Decision details

Welsh Liberal Democrats Debate

Decision Maker: Plenary - Fourth Assembly

Status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes


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The item started at 16.24


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


A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:


NDM5593 Aled Roberts (North Wales)


To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:


1. Welcomes that the Welsh Government, together with the Welsh Liberal Democrats, have secured an additional £95m of funding over two years in the new budget for the Pupil Deprivation Grant.


2. Welcomes that funding has also been extended to include the Early Years Pupil Premium for children under the age of 5.


3. Recognises that the two year budget deal helps address concerns expressed by schools in previous years of the scheme regarding the continuity of funding.


4. Recognises the importance of both schemes in helping break the link between poverty and educational under-achievement, and in closing the attainment gap between pupils from disadvantaged and more advantaged backgrounds.










The motion without amendment was agreed.

Publication date: 08/10/2014

Date of decision: 08/10/2014

Decided at meeting: 08/10/2014 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly



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