Agenda and decisions

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Expected timing No. Item

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the Minister for Education and Skills

Supporting documents:

Decision:

The item started at 13.30

Questions 1 – 3 and 5 - 11 were asked. Questions 5 and 7 were answered by the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology. Question 4 was withdrawn.

(45 mins)

2.

Questions to the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport

Decision:

The item started at 14.15

Questions 1 – 9 and 11 – 15 were asked. Question 10 was withdrawn.

(60 mins)

3.

Debate on the Finance Committee's Report on Asset Management in the Public Sector

 

NDM5345 Jocelyn Davies (South Wales East)

 

The National Assembly for Wales:

 

Notes the report of the Finance Committee on its inquiry into Asset Management in the Public Sector, which was laid in the Table Office on 23 August 2013.

 

Note: The Welsh Government's response to the report was laid in the Table Office on 30 October 2013.

 

Supporting documents:

Finance Committee’s Report

Welsh Government’s response

Decision:

The item started at 14.53

NDM5345 Jocelyn Davies (South Wales East)

The National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Finance Committee on its inquiry into Asset Management in the Public Sector, which was laid in the Table Office on 23 August 2013.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(60 mins)

4.

Welsh Conservatives Debate

 

NDM5346 William Graham (South Wales East)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Believes that high quality care and treatment within the Welsh NHS is integral to eliminating avoidable deaths.

 

2. Calls upon the Welsh Government to commission an independent review into Welsh hospitals with higher than average mortality rates to determine whether failings in the quality of care and treatment are a factor.

 

The following amendments have been tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

Add as a new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to publish mortality rates for each hospital site on the ‘My Local Health Service’ website.

 

Amendment 2 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to provide an update on action taken by the Welsh Government to support Local Health Boards to address the backlogs in clinical coding.

 

Amendment 3 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to provide an update on action taken to establish a mechanism to investigate hospitals or Local Health boards who consistently exceed a specific RAMI threshold over a period of time.

 

Amendment 4 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to work with other UK administrations to ensure the availability of comparable mortality data.

Decision:

The item started at 15.26

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5346 William Graham (South Wales East)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Believes that high quality care and treatment within the Welsh NHS is integral to eliminating avoidable deaths.

2. Calls upon the Welsh Government to commission an independent review into Welsh hospitals with higher than average mortality rates to determine whether failings in the quality of care and treatment are a factor.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

12

0

40

52

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Add as a new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to publish mortality rates for each hospital site on the ‘My Local Health Service’ website.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

51

0

0

51

Amendment 1 was agreed.

Amendment 2 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to provide an update on action taken by the Welsh Government to support Local Health Boards to address the backlogs in clinical coding.

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

0

0

52

Amendment 2 was agreed.

Amendment 3 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to provide an update on action taken to establish a mechanism to investigate hospitals or Local Health boards who consistently exceed a specific RAMI threshold over a period of time.

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

0

0

52

Amendment 3 was agreed.

Amendment 4 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to work with other UK administrations to ensure the availability of comparable mortality data.

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

0

0

52

Amendment 4 was agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM5346 William Graham (South Wales East)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Believes that high quality care and treatment within the Welsh NHS is integral to eliminating avoidable deaths.

2. Calls upon the Welsh Government to commission an independent review into Welsh hospitals with higher than average mortality rates to determine whether failings in the quality of care and treatment are a factor.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to publish mortality rates for each hospital site on the ‘My Local Health Service’ website.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to provide an update on action taken by the Welsh Government to support Local Health Boards to address the backlogs in clinical coding.

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to provide an update on action taken to establish a mechanism to investigate hospitals or Local Health boards who consistently exceed a specific RAMI threshold over a period of time.

6. Calls on the Welsh Government to work with other UK administrations to ensure the availability of comparable mortality data.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the motion. Therefore, the motion, as amended was not agreed.

(60 mins)

5.

Plaid Cymru Debate

 

NDM5344 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Recognises progress made to date in implementing the National Transport Plan.

 

2. Acknowledges the role of transport in connecting Wales internally and externally.

 

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

 

a) seek ongoing Barnett consequentials or any other compensatory financial settlement in relation to the UK Government’s HS2 project;

 

b) review the functioning of the Regional Transport Consortia and transport governance generally;

 

c) reaffirm its commitment to integrated public transport; and

 

d) make representations to the UK Government, to ensure that the northern and southern Welsh transport corridors are included in the European Commission’s TEN-T new core network.

 

The National Transport Plan can be accessed on the following link:

 

http://wales.gov.uk/docs/det/publications/100329ntpen.pdf

 

The following amendments have been tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - William Graham (South Wales East)

 

Insert as new point 1 and renumber accordingly:

 

Acknowledges the UK Government’s commitment to on-going transport infrastructure investment in Wales and the United Kingdom.

 

Amendment 2 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Delete point 1 and replace with:

 

Regrets the delay in implementing key pledges from the National Transport Plan including an hourly service on the Cambrian Line, which was due to commence in 2011, and the lack of direct Services between Newport and Ebbw Vale.

 

Amendment 3 - William Graham (South Wales East)

 

Insert as new point 2 and renumber accordingly:

 

Regrets the loss of bus services across Wales and calls on the Welsh Government to reinforce the National Transport Plan commitment to improving bus services.

 

Amendment 4 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Insert as new point 2 and renumber accordingly:

 

Regrets the delay in introducing a ‘Welsh Oyster Card’ due to be introduced in 2014, which would have allowed seamless transfer between bus and rail services.

 

Amendment 5 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Insert as new point 3 and renumber accordingly:

 

Acknowledges the work of the UK Government in agreeing to electrify the Valleys Network and notes the absence of that scheme from Labour’s 2010 Election Manifesto.

 

The Labour Party Manifesto 2010 is available at:

http://www.labour.org.uk/uploads/TheLabourPartyManifesto-2010.pdf

 

Amendment 6 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Insert as new point 3 and renumber accordingly:

 

Welcomes the Welsh Government’s commitment to a Metro Style Transport System across South East Wales and urges the Welsh Government to bring forward a list of priorities with achievable targets for completion.

 

Amendment 7 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Insert as new point 3 and renumber accordingly:

 

Welcomes the work of the Welsh Government and UK Government to prepare a business case for the electrification of the North Wales line and believes this will be of enormous benefit to both passenger and freight services.

 

Amendment 8 - William Graham (South Wales East)

 

Delete sub point 3a and replace with:

 

note the benefits of HS2 to North Wales connectivity and recognises the need for an integrated transport network across the United Kingdom.

 

Amendment 9 - William Graham (South Wales East)

 

Insert as a new sub point 3c and renumber accordingly:

 

note the Enterprise and Business Committee report on Integrated Public Transport in Wales.

 

Amendment 10 - William Graham (South Wales East)

 

Add new point at the end of the motion:

 

Welcomes the UK Government’s announcement of the transfer of new borrowing powers to the Welsh Government to fund improvements to the M4.

Decision:

The item started at 16.25

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5344 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises progress made to date in implementing the National Transport Plan.

2. Acknowledges the role of transport in connecting Wales internally and externally.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

a) seek ongoing Barnett consequentials or any other compensatory financial settlement in relation to the UK Government’s HS2 project;

b) review the functioning of the Regional Transport Consortia and transport governance generally;

c) reaffirm its commitment to integrated public transport; and

d) make representations to the UK Government, to ensure that the northern and southern Welsh transport corridors are included in the European Commission’s TEN-T new core network.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

35

0

17

52

The motion without amendment was agreed.

Voting Time

The item started at 17.18

The meeting was adjourned and reconvened at 17.19 for voting time.

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

(30 mins)

6.

Short Debate

 

NDM5347 Rebecca Evans (Mid and West Wales): Child Safety Online

 

Developing knowledge and resilience through education.

Decision:

The item started at 17.26

NDM5347 Rebecca Evans (Mid and West Wales): Child Safety Online

Developing knowledge and resilience through education.

Record of Proceedings

Supporting documents: