Agenda and decisions

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Items
Expected timing No. Item

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the Minister for Health and Social Services

Supporting documents:

Decision:

The item started at 13.30

 

Questions 1-2 and 4-9 were asked.  Questions 3, 13 and 15 were withdrawn. Question 6 was answered by the Deputy Minister for Social Services.

(45 mins)

2.

Questions to the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty

Decision:

The item started at 14.18

 

Questions 1-10 and 13-15 were asked. Questions 11 and 12 were withdrawn. Questions 1, 2, 9 and 13 were answered by the Deputy Minister for Tackling Poverty.

Presiding Officer Statement

The Presiding Officer informed Members that as the following motion will be heard in the High Court this year the ‘sub judice’ rule, set out in Standing Order 13.15, applied for the following debate.

 

(60 mins)

3.

Debate by Individual Members under Standing Order 11.21(iv)

NDM5423 Bethan Jenkins (South Wales West)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes:

 

a) the adverse impact upon over 700 former Visteon workers living in Swansea and surrounding areas caused by the loss of their pensions;

 

b) the knock-on effect to the economy of Swansea and surrounding areas caused by the loss of those Visteon pensions;

 

c) that this year, on April the 2nd, marks the fifth anniversary of the closure of Visteon as a company and that a mass demonstration is being organised at Westminster; and

 

d) that this year is an important year for the campaign, given that the court case that Unite the Union are taking against Ford will take place at the end of 2014 at the High Court in London.

 

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to hold an inquiry into the impact of the loss of pensions to both the Visteon workers and the economy of the area in which they live.

 

The following amendment has been tabled:

 

Amendment 1- Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

 

Delete point 2.

 

Decision:

The item started at 14.56

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5423 Bethan Jenkins (South Wales West)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes:

a) the adverse impact upon over 700 former Visteon workers living in Swansea and surrounding areas caused by the loss of their pensions;

 

b) the knock-on effect to the economy of Swansea and surrounding areas caused by the loss of those Visteon pensions;

 

c) that this year, on April the 2nd, marks the fifth anniversary of the closure of Visteon as a company and that a mass demonstration is being organised at Westminster; and

 

d) that this year is an important year for the campaign, given that the court case that Unite the Union are taking against Ford will take place at the end of 2014 at the High Court in London.

 

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to hold an inquiry into the impact of the loss of pensions to both the Visteon workers and the economy of the area in which they live.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

23

14

4

41

The motion without amendment was agreed.

 

(60 mins)

4.

Debate on the Finance Committee's Report on Enterprise Zones

NDM5429 Jocelyn Davies (South Wales East)

 

The National Assembly for Wales:

 

Notes the report of the Finance Committee on its inquiry into Enterprise Zones, which was laid in the Table Office on 17 December 2013.

 

Note: The Welsh Government's response to the report was laid in the Table Office on 5 February 2014.

 

Supporting Documents

 

Finance Committee’s Report

Welsh Government’s Response

 

Decision:

The item started at 15.27

 

NDM5429 Jocelyn Davies (South Wales East)

The National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Finance Committee on its inquiry into Enterprise Zones, which was laid in the Table Office on 17 December 2013.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(60 mins)

5.

Welsh Conservatives Debate

NDM5430 William Graham (South Wales East)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to deliver an urgent programme to tackle the continuing housing supply crisis in Wales.

 

The following amendments have been tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

Delete all after 'deliver' and replace with ‘a comprehensive and sustainable programme to tackle the affordable housing shortage across all tenures.’

 

Amendment 2 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Regrets that lack of access to available land, access to finance and delays within the planning system are providing barriers to house building in Wales and calls on the Welsh Government to review ways of stimulating housing supply.

Decision:

The item started at 15.57

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5430 William Graham (South Wales East)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Calls on the Welsh Government to deliver an urgent programme to tackle the continuing housing supply crisis in Wales.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

33

0

11

44

The motion without amendment was agreed.

 

Voting Time

The item started at 16.52

 

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

(30 mins)

6.

Short Debate

NDM5419 Peter Black (South Wales West)

 

Managing welfare reform

 

How local councils are using discretionary housing payments to mitigate the impact of changes to housing benefit.

Decision:

The item started at 16.52

NDM5419 Peter Black (South Wales West)

Managing welfare reform

 

How local councils are using discretionary housing payments to mitigate the impact of changes to housing benefit.