Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

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Items
Expected timing No. Item

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the First Minister

The Presiding Officer will call the Party Leaders to ask questions without notice to the First Minister after Question 2.

 

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Decision:

The item started at 13.30

 

The first 9 questions were asked. The Presiding Officer invited party leaders to ask questions to the First Minister after Question 2.

 

(30 mins)

2.

Business Statement and Announcement

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Decision:

The item started at 14.16

 

Motion to elect Members to Committees

The item started at 14.28

 

NDM5440 Rosemary Butler (Newport West)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 17.14, elects:

 

(i) Paul Davies (Welsh Conservatives) as a member of the Business Committee in place of William Graham (Welsh Conservatives);

 

(ii) Janet Finch-Saunders (Welsh Conservatives) as a member of the Health and Social Care Committee in place of William Graham (Welsh Conservatives); and

 

(iii) William Graham (Welsh Conservatives) as a member, and Chair, of the Enterprise & Business Committee in place of Nick Ramsay (Welsh Conservatives).

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(45 mins)

3.

Statement by the Minister for Education and Skills: PISA 2012 - Update

Decision:

The item started at 14.28

 

(30 mins)

4.

Statement by the Minister for Local Government and Government Business: Update on the Review of Council Tax Support

Decision:

The item started at 15.03

 

(30 mins)

5.

Statement by the Minister for Natural Resources and Food: Bovine TB Eradication Programme update

Decision:

The item started at 15.28

 

(30 mins)

6.

Debate: The Police Settlement 2014-15

NDM5435 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, under Section 84H of the Local Government Finance Act 1988, approves the Local Government Finance Report (No. 2) 2014-15 (Final Settlement - Police and Crime Commissioners), which was laid in the Table Office on 5 February 2014.

Supporting Document

The Local Government Finance Report (No. 2) 2014-15 (Final Settlement - Police and Crime Commissioners)

 

Decision:

The item started at 16.11

 

NDM5435 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, under Section 84H of the Local Government Finance Act 1988, approves the Local Government Finance Report (No. 2) 2014-15 (Final Settlement - Police and Crime Commissioners), which was laid in the Table Office on 5 February 2014.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(60 mins)

7.

Debate: The future of our past - new directions for the historic environment in Wales

NDM5434 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the Welsh Government’s progress to date on its Historic Environment Strategy and next steps following the consultation on "the future of our past”.

The Historic Environment Strategy is available on the following link:

http://cadw.wales.gov.uk/historicenvironment/policy/historicenvironmentstrategyforWales/?lang=en

“The Future of our Past” consultation is available on the following link:

http://wales.gov.uk/consultations/cultureandsport/heritage-bill/?lang=en

 

The following amendments have been tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Welcomes the Welsh Government’s decision not to proceed with the merger of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales and CADW.

 

Amendment 2 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to regularly publish evidence of the impact heritage policies have in reducing poverty in Wales.

 

Amendment 3 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to provide an update on work undertaken to develop a Welsh Heritage Alliance or national heritage preservation trust.

 

Amendment 4 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to introduce a statutory requirement for local authorities to develop a local list of buildings which are considered historic assets for their areas via any future Heritage Bill, and to provide guidance and model local development plan policies to support this.

 

Amendment 5 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to produce a category for listing buildings which illustrate important aspects of local social, economic, cultural or military history.

 

Decision:

The item started at 16.34

NDM5434 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Notes the Welsh Government’s progress to date on its Historic Environment Strategy and next steps following the consultation on "the future of our past”.

 

The following amendments were tabled.

 

Amendment 1 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Welcomes the Welsh Government’s decision not to proceed with the merger of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales and CADW.

 

Amendment 1 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 2 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to regularly publish evidence of the impact heritage policies have in reducing poverty in Wales.

 

Amendment 2 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 3 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to provide an update on work undertaken to develop a Welsh Heritage Alliance or national heritage preservation trust.

 

Amendment 3 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

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

 

Amendment 4 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to introduce a statutory requirement for local authorities to develop a local list of buildings which are considered historic assets for their areas via any future Heritage Bill, and to provide guidance and model local development plan policies to support this.

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

24

0

26

50

Amendment 4 was not agreed.

Amendment 5 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to produce a category for listing buildings which illustrate important aspects of local social, economic, cultural or military history.

A vote was taken on Amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

24

0

26

50

Amendment 5 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

NDM5434 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Notes the Welsh Government’s progress to date on its Historic Environment Strategy and next steps following the consultation on "the future of our past”.

 

Welcomes the Welsh Government’s decision not to proceed with the merger of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales and CADW.

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to regularly publish evidence of the impact heritage policies have in reducing poverty in Wales.

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to provide an update on work undertaken to develop a Welsh Heritage Alliance or national heritage preservation trust.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

50

0

0

50

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

(30 mins)

8.

Debate: Motion to agree the Welsh Government Memorandum on the Legislative Consent Process

Decision:

The item started at 17.19

 

NDM5436 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the Welsh Government’s Memorandum on the Legislative Consent Process, which was laid before the National Assembly for Wales on 7 January 2014.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Voting Time

The item started at 17.39

 

Votes Summary

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