Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Venue: Y Siambr - Y Senedd

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Items
Expected timing No. Item

(45 mins)

1.

Question 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

 

Questions 1 – 7 and 9 – 15 were asked. Question 8 was withdrawn. The Presiding Officer invited party leaders to ask questions to the First Minister after Question 2.

(45 mins)

2.

Questions to the Minister for Culture and Sport

Supporting documents:

Decision:

The item started at 14.20

 

Questions 1 – 3 and 5 – 15 were asked. Question 4 was withdrawn.

(30 mins)

3.

Business Statement and Announcement

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Decision:

The item started at 15.06

Motion to elect Members to Committees

The item started at 15.17

 

NDM5510 Rosemary Butler (Newport West)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 17.14, elects Gwyn Price (Labour) as a member of the Environment and Sustainability Committee in place of Vaughan Gething (Labour).

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(60 mins)

4.

Statement by the Minister for Education and Skills: Introduction of the Higher Education (Wales) Bill

Decision:

The item started at 15.17

(15 mins)

5.

The Rating Lists (Postponement of Compilation) (Wales) Order 2014

NDM5508 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales; in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

Approves that the draft The Rating Lists (Postponement of Compilation) (Wales) Order 2014 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 15 April 2014.

 

Supporting Documents
The Rating Lists (Postponement of Compilation) (Wales) Order 2014

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee  - No reporting points

 

Decision:

The item started at 16.08

 

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

 

NDM5508 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales; in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

 

Approves that the draft The Rating Lists (Postponement of Compilation) (Wales) Order 2014 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 15 April 2014.

 

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

9

0

46

The motion was agreed.

(60 mins)

6.

Debate: Tackling Hate Crimes and Incidents - A Framework for Action

NDM5507 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Notes ‘Tackling Hate Crimes and Incidents: A Framework for Action’ and the supporting Delivery Plan, launched on 12 May 2014.

 

A copy of Tackling Hate Crimes and Incidents: A Framework for Action can be accessed using the attached link:

 

http://wales.gov.uk/topics/equality/rightsequality/hate-crime/?lang=en

 

The following amendments have been tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Notes the concern expressed by the Race Equality Council at the Wales Race Forum Meeting on 13 March 2014 that “race issues are low on the agenda” for the Welsh Government.

 

 

The minutes of the 13 March 2014 meeting are only available in hard copy.  Copies are available in the Members’ Library.

 

Amendment 2 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Welcomes that the UK Government has instituted the proper recording and publishing of hate crimes for the first time.

 

Amendment 3 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add new point at the end of the motion:

 

Welcomes the Welsh Government’s recognition that school councils and school governors have a role, as well as teachers, families and wider society, in preventing bullying.

Decision:

The item started at 16.10

 

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

 

NDM5507 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Notes‘Tackling Hate Crimes and Incidents: A Framework for Action’ and the supporting Delivery Plan, launched on 12 May 2014.

 

The following amendments were tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Notes the concern expressed by the Race Equality Council at the Wales Race Forum Meeting on 13 March 2014 that “race issues are low on the agenda” for the Welsh Government.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

22

0

24

46

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 2 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Welcomes that the UK Government has instituted the proper recording and publishing of hate crimes for the first time.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

8

46

Amendment 2 was agreed.

 

Amendment 3 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add new point at the end of the motion:

 

Welcomes the Welsh Government’s recognition that school councils and school governors have a role, as well as teachers, families and wider society, in preventing bullying.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

46

0

0

46

Amendment 3 was agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

NDM5507 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1.   Notes‘Tackling Hate Crimes and Incidents: A Framework for Action’ and the supporting Delivery Plan, launched on 12 May 2014.

 

2.   Welcomes that the UK Government has instituted the proper recording and publishing of hate crimes for the first time.

 

3.   Welcomes the Welsh Government’s recognition that school councils and school governors have a role, as well as teachers, families and wider society, in preventing bullying.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

46

0

0

46

The motion as amended was agreed.

Voting Time

The item started at 17.03

 

Due to a technical fault with the electronic voting system proceedings were suspended until 17.15. The meeting reconvened at 17.15 and the Deputy Presiding Officer informed Members that voting by show of hands under Standing Order 12.43(i) would be necessary and asked if any Member objected. Only one Member objected therefore the Deputy Presiding Officer proceeded with voting by show of hands.

Votes Summary

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