Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Venue: Y Siambr - Y Senedd

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

(30 mins)

2.

Business Statement and Announcement

Supporting documents:

Decision:

The item started at 14.16

(30 mins)

3.

Statement by the Minister for Housing and Regeneration: The Role of Vibrant and Viable Places in Addressing the Tackling Poverty Agenda

Decision:

The item started at 14.34

(30 mins)

4.

Statement by the Minister for Natural Resources and Food: Tackling Fuel Poverty through Energy Efficiency

Supporting Documents

 

Fuel Poverty Strategy

Nest

Decision:

The item started at 15.04

(45 mins)

5.

Statement by the Minister for Education and Skills: A National Model of Professional Learning

Decision:

The item started at 15.39

(60 mins)

6.

Debate: Improving Mental Health

NDM5521 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes Welsh Government action to improve mental health and well-being in Wales.

 

The following amendments have been tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Notes that the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: Follow-up Review of Safety Issues 2013, found that “children and young people continue to be put at risk due to inappropriate admissions to adult mental health wards” and calls on the Welsh Government to establish a firmer procedure for health boards to report on inappropriate placements on adult mental health wards.

 

The ‘Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: Follow-up Review of Safety Issues (11 December 2013)’ is available at: https://www.wao.gov.uk/system/files/publications/CAMHS_English_2013.pdf

 

Amendment 2 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to introduce a national framework to ensure continuity of treatment in the transition between Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services, including a streamlined information sharing system between providers.

 

Amendment 3 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Recognises the need to improve transitional arrangements for those moving from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health services.

 

Amendment 4 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Notes the Welsh Government’s commitment to ring-fencing spending on mental health services in Wales and calls for improved monitoring arrangements by local health boards to ensure that this commitment is met.

 

Amendment 5 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Notes the links between poor mental health and well-being and adverse economic, social, environmental and other factors, and calls for improved collaboration between the NHS and local authorities to tackle these.

 

Amendment 6 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Notes that the Royal College of Psychiatrists have identified serious problems as a result of bed shortages in acute care, and notes that these shortages could result in inappropriate use of police cells.

 

Amendment 7 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Recognises the importance of community based mental health services, and regrets the continuing problems in accessing these services.

 

Amendment 8 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Regrets that waiting times for child and adolescent mental health services have deteriorated significantly over the past year.

 

Amendment 9 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to carry out a review of the Eating Disorder Framework.

 

The Eating Disorder Framework is available at:

 

http://wales.gov.uk/docs/dhss/publications/090703eatingdisorderframeworken.pdf

Decision:

The item started at 16.21

 

NDM5521 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Notes Welsh Government action to improve mental health and well-being in Wales.

 

The following amendments were tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Notes that the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: Follow-up Review of Safety Issues 2013, found that “children and young people continue to be put at risk due to inappropriate admissions to adult mental health wards” and calls on the Welsh Government to establish a firmer procedure for health boards to report on inappropriate placements on adult mental health wards.

 

Amendment 1 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 2 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to introduce a national framework to ensure continuity of treatment in the transition between Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services, including a streamlined information sharing system between providers.

 

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:

 

Recognises the need to improve transitional arrangements for those moving from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health services.

 

Amendment 3 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 4 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Notes the Welsh Government’s commitment to ring-fencing spending on mental health services in Wales and calls for improved monitoring arrangements by local health boards to ensure that this commitment is met.

 

Amendment 4 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 5 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Notes the links between poor mental health and well-being and adverse economic, social, environmental and other factors, and calls for improved collaboration between the NHS and local authorities to tackle these.

 

Amendment 5 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

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

 

Amendment 6 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Notes that the Royal College of Psychiatrists have identified serious problems as a result of bed shortages in acute care, and notes that these shortages could result in inappropriate use of police cells.

A vote was taken on Amendment 6:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

Amendment 6 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 7 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Recognises the importance of community based mental health services, and regrets the continuing problems in accessing these services.

A vote was taken on Amendment 7:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

27

52

Amendment 7 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 8 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Regrets that waiting times for child and adolescent mental health services have deteriorated significantly over the past year.

A vote was taken on Amendment 8:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

Amendment 8 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 9 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to carry out a review of the Eating Disorder Framework.

A vote was taken on Amendment 9:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

53

0

0

53

Amendment 9 was agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

NDM5521 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1.   Notes Welsh Government action to improve mental health and well-being in Wales.

 

2.   Notes that the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: Follow-up Review of Safety Issues 2013, found that “children and young people continue to be put at risk due to inappropriate admissions to adult mental health wards” and calls on the Welsh Government to establish a firmer procedure for health boards to report on inappropriate placements on adult mental health wards.

 

3.   Calls on the Welsh Government to introduce a national framework to ensure continuity of treatment in the transition between Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services, including a streamlined information sharing system between providers.

 

4.   Recognises the need to improve transitional arrangements for those moving from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health services.

 

5.   Notes the Welsh Government’s commitment to ring-fencing spending on mental health services in Wales and calls for improved monitoring arrangements by local health boards to ensure that this commitment is met.

 

6.   Notes the links between poor mental health and well-being and adverse economic, social, environmental and other factors, and calls for improved collaboration between the NHS and local authorities to tackle these.

 

7.   Calls on the Welsh Government to carry out a review of the Eating Disorder Framework.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

53

0

0

53

The motion as amended was agreed.

Voting Time

The item started at 17.24

Votes Summary

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