Agenda and decisions

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Items
Expected timing No. Item

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty

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

 

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Supporting documents:

Decision:

The item started at 13.30

 

Questions 1-8 and 11-13 were asked. Question 9 was withdrawn. Question 10 was not asked. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Minister after Question 2.

 

(45 mins)

2.

Questions to the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport

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

 

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Decision:

The item started at 14.16

 

Questions 1 – 3 and 5 –15 were asked. Question 4 was not asked. Question 9 was answered by the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism and Question 15 was answered by the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Minister after Question 2.

 

(60 mins)

3.

Debate by Individual Members under Standing Order 11.21(iv)

NNDM5799

 

Mike Hedges (Swansea East)

 

Jocelyn Davies (South Wales East)

 

Alun Ffred Jones (Arfon)

 

Peter Black (South Wales West)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Believes that as long as the Barnett formula continues then expenditure on developments that only benefit England, such as HS2, should produce the full Barnett consequential for Wales; and

 

2. Further believes that, when the UK Government and Welsh Government are in dispute over whether expenditure should produce a Barnett consequential for Wales, there is a need for an independent body to arbitrate.

 

Supported by:

 

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)

 

Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)

Decision:

The item started at 15.01

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

NNDM5799

Mike Hedges (Swansea East)

Jocelyn Davies (South Wales East)

Alun Ffred Jones (Arfon)

Peter Black (South Wales West)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Believes that as long as the Barnett formula continues then expenditure on developments that only benefit England, such as HS2, should produce the full Barnett consequential for Wales; and

2. Further believes that, when the UK Government and Welsh Government are in dispute over whether expenditure should produce a Barnett consequential for Wales, there is a need for an independent body to arbitrate.

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

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

36

10

0

46

The motion was agreed.

(60 mins)

4.

Welsh Conservatives Debate

NDM5812 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes Welsh Conservative proposals to boost support for first-time buyers; and

 

2. Recognises the need to help first-time buyers onto the property ladder by working with the whole market to develop a range of initiatives.

 

The following amendments have been tabled:

 

Amendment 1 – Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

 

Delete point 1 and replace with:

 

Notes the difficulties facing first time buyers in current economic circumstances.

 

Amendment 2 – Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls for an innovative new rent-to-own model of housing to enable tenants to build up a stake in the ownership of their home through their rent.

 

Amendment 3 – Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Recognises the role of social housing in providing low cost affordable housing, and that it is inappropriate to enact home-buying policies that would deplete the social housing stock.

Decision:

The item started at 15.40

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5812 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes Welsh Conservative proposals to boost support for first-time buyers; and

 

2. Recognises the need to help first-time buyers onto the property ladder by working with the whole market to develop a range of initiatives.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

7

29

46

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 – Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

Delete point 1 and replace with:

 

Notes the difficulties facing first time buyers in current economic circumstances.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

36

0

10

46

Amendment 1 was agreed.

Amendment 2 – Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls for an innovative new rent-to-own model of housing to enable tenants to build up a stake in the ownership of their home through their rent.


A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

18

23

46

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

Amendment 3 – Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Recognises the role of social housing in providing low cost affordable housing, and that it is inappropriate to enact home-buying policies that would deplete the social housing stock.

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

36

10

0

46

Amendment 3 was agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM5812 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the difficulties facing first time buyers in current economic circumstances.

 

2. Recognises the need to help first-time buyers onto the property ladder by working with the whole market to develop a range of initiatives.

 

3. Recognises the role of social housing in providing low cost affordable housing, and that it is inappropriate to enact home-buying policies that would deplete the social housing stock.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

36

10

0

46

The motion as amended was agreed.

5.

Voting Time

Decision:

The item started at 16.33

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

(30 mins)

6.

Short Debate

NDM5811 Mark Isherwood (North Wales)

 

The employment barriers that face people with hearing loss in Wales.

Decision:

The item started at 16.35

NDM5811 Mark Isherwood (North Wales)


The employment barriers that face people with hearing loss in Wales.