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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.

 

View Questions

 

Supporting documents:

Decision:

The item started at 13.30

 

The first 7 questions were asked. The Presiding Officer invited party leaders to ask questions to the First Minister after Question 2.

Urgent Question

The item started at 14.16

 

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): Will the Minister make a statement on the results of the English GCSE modules taken in January?

 

(30 mins)

2.

Business Statement and Announcement

Supporting documents:

Decision:

The item started at 14.38

(30 mins)

3.

Statement by the Minister for Natural Resources and Food: Modernising Welsh Agriculture: Online Systems for Farmers

Decision:

The item started at 14.52

(30 mins)

4.

Statement by the Minister for Finance: Progress on Improving Public Procurement

Decision:

The item started at 15.27

(30 mins)

5.

Debate: The Second Supplementary Budget 2013-14

NDM5433 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the Assembly, in accordance with Standing Order 20.30, approves the Second Supplementary Budget for the financial year 2013-14 laid in the Table Office and emailed to Assembly Members on Tuesday, 11 February 2014.

Footnote:

In accordance with the relevant provisions contained in the Government of Wales Act 2006 and Standing Order 20, the Supplementary Budget comprises the following information:

(i) the written statement required under section 125(3) of the Government of Wales Act;

(ii) the resources agreed by the Treasury for the Welsh block budget for the financial year covered by the motion;

(iii) a reconciliation between the resources allocated to the Welsh block budget by the Treasury and the resources to be authorised for use in the motion;

(iv) a reconciliation between the estimated amounts to be paid into the Welsh Consolidated Fund by the Secretary of State and the amounts to be authorised for payment out of the Fund in the motion; and

(v) a reconciliation between the resources to be authorised under section 125(1)(a) and (b) of the Act and the amounts to be authorised for payment out of the Welsh Consolidated Fund under section 125(1)(c).

The following additional information has been made available to Members:

- a note explaining the main changes from previous plans.

 

Supporting Documents

Second Supplementary Budget for the financial year 2013-14

Assembly Commission Supplementary Budget 2013-14 - Explanatory Memorandum

Research Service, Research paper on the Second Supplementary Budget 2013-14

Report of the Finance Committee's Inquiry -Scrutiny of Supplementary Budget Motion 2013-14

 

 

Decision:

The item started at 16.05

 

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

NDM5433 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

 

To propose that the Assembly, in accordance with Standing Order 20.30, approves the Second Supplementary Budget for the financial year 2013-14 laid in the Table Office and emailed to Assembly Members on Tuesday, 11 February 2014.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

32

21

0

53

The motion was agreed.

 

(5 mins)

6.

Motion under Standing Order 26.36 to vary the order of consideration of Report Stage amendments to the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill

NDM5446 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.36:

Agrees to dispose of sections and schedules to the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill at Report Stage in the following order:

a) sections 2-79

b) schedule 1

c) section 80 -137

d) schedule 2

e) sections 138-173

f) schedule 3

g) sections 174 – 194

h) section 1

i) Long title

 

Decision:

The item started at 16.32

NDM5446 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.36:

 

Agrees to dispose of sections and schedules to the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill at Report Stage in the following order:

a) sections 2-79

b) schedule 1

c) section 80 -137

d) schedule 2

e) sections 138-173

f) schedule 3

g) sections 174 – 194

h) section 1

i) Long title

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Voting Time

The item started at 16.32

 

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

(120 mins)

7.

Stage 3 Standing Order 26.44 debate on the Education (Wales) Bill

In accordance with Standing Order 26.36, amendments will be disposed of in the order which the sections and schedules to which they relate, arise in the Bill.

 

The amendments have been grouped for the purposes of debate and the groupings will be debated as follows:

 

1. Name of Education Workforce Council

20, 2, 24, 25, 26

2. Aims and functions of the Council

21, 3, 58

3. Training and continued professional development

49, 50, 54

4. Registration fees

51

5. Legislative procedures (CLA Committee recommendations)

28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48

6. Induction and appraisal

4

7. Disciplinary functions

22, 5, 6, 7, 23, 10

8. Education Act 1996: definitions

8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

9. Dates of school holidays

27

10. Funding for grants

52, 53, 55

11. Extending registration for youth workers

56, 57

12. Technical

12

13. Long title

19, 1

Supporting Documents

Education (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

Marshalled List of Amendments

Grouping of Amendments

Decision:

The item started at 16.33

 

In accordance with Standing Order 26.36, amendments will be disposed of in the order which the sections and schedules to which they relate, arise in the Bill.

 

The amendments have been grouped for the purposes of debate and the groupings will be debated as follows:

 

1. Name of Education Workforce Council

20, 2, 24, 25, 26

2. Aims and functions of the Council

21, 3, 58

3. Training and continued professional development

49, 50, 54

4. Registration fees

51

5. Legislative procedures (CLA Committee recommendations)

28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48

6. Induction and appraisal

4

7. Disciplinary functions

22, 5, 6, 7, 23, 10

8. Education Act 1996: definitions

8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

9. Dates of school holidays

27

10. Funding for grants

52, 53, 55

11. Extending registration for youth workers

56, 57

12. Technical

12

13. Long title

19, 1

Voting was taken in the order set out in the Marshalled List of Amendments.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 20:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 21:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

13

27

54

Amendment 21 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 58:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 49:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 50:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 51:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendments 28, 29, 30, 31and 32, which were disposed of en bloc:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendments. Therefore, the amendments were not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

13

14

54

Amendment 4 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 33:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 22:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

Amendments 5, 6 and 7 were disposed of en bloc and were agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 8 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 9 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 27:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 34:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 35:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

1

27

54

Amendment 35 was not agreed.

As amendment 22 was not agreed, amendment 23 fell.

A vote was taken on Amendments 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 and  45, which were disposed of en bloc:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendments. Therefore, the amendments were not agreed.

 

Amendment 10 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 46:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

Amendment 47 was not moved.

 

Amendment 48 was not moved.

 

Amendment 11 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 52:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 53:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

0

36

54

Amendment 53 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 54:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

0

36

54

Amendment 54 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 55:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

0

36

54

Amendment 55 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 56:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.


As amendment 56 was not agreed, amendment 57 fell.

Amendment 24 was not moved.

 

Amendment 12 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 25 was not moved.

 

Amendment 26 was not moved.

 

Amendments 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18  were disposed of en bloc and  were agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 19 was not moved.

 

Amendment 1 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

All sections and schedules of the Bill were deemed agreed, concluding Stage 3 proceedings.