Agenda and decisions

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Items
Expected timing No. Item

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the Minister for Finance and Government Business

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 13.30

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

(45 mins)

2.

Questions to the Minister for Public Services

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 14.17

The first 12 questions were asked. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Minister after Question 2.

Urgent Question

The item started at 15.00

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): Will the First Minister make a statement on his decision to dismiss the chair of the All-Wales European Programme Monitoring Committee 2014-2020?

 

(60 mins)

3.

Debate on the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee's report on its Inquiry into Poverty in Wales - Poverty and Inequality

NDM5842 Christine Chapman (Cynon Valley)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Notes the report of the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee into Poverty in Wales: poverty and inequality, which was laid in the Table Office on 18 June 2015.

 

Note: The response of the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty to the report was laid in the Table Office on 7 October 2015.

 

Supporting Documents

 

Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee’s Report

Welsh Government’s response

Decision:

The item started at 15.07

NDM5842 Christine Chapman (Cynon Valley)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee into Poverty in Wales: poverty and inequality, which was laid in the Table Office on 18 June 2015.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(60 mins)

4.

Debate by Individual Members under Standing Order 11.21(iv)

NDM5832

 

Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd) R

 

Rhodri Glyn Thomas (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)

 

Peter Black (South Wales West)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Takes pride in the good relations that have been established in Wales between employers, trades unions and workers in both the public and private sector; and

 

2. Believes that:

 

a) the UK Government's Trade Union Bill is an unnecessary attack on the democratic rights of working people and will undermine the good and constructive industrial relations that have been established in Wales since 1999;

 

b) the Bill risks contravening the Human Rights Act 1998 and International Labour Organisation's Conventions 87, 98 and 151; and

 

c) the Bill intrudes in areas that are the responsibility of the Welsh Government and that it should not be applied to Wales without the consent of the National Assembly of Wales.

 

The Trade Union Bill

 

The Human Rights Act 1998

 

The International Labour Organisation's Conventions 87, 98 and 151

 

Supported by:

 

Alun Davies (Blaenau Gwent)

Bethan Jenkins (South Wales West)

Mike Hedges (Swansea East)

Eluned Parrott (South Wales Central)

Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)

David Rees (Aberavon)

Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)

Ann Jones (Vale of Clwyd)

Christine Chapman (Cynon Valley)

Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Gwenda Thomas (Neath)

William Powell (Mid and West Wales)

Jeff Cuthbert (Caerphilly)

Lynne Neagle (Torfaen)

Joyce Watson (Mid and West Wales)

Keith Davies (Llanelli)

Dafydd Elis-Thomas (Dwyfor Meirionnydd)

Llyr Gruffydd (North Wales)
Sandy Mewies (Delyn)

Decision:

The item started at 15.55

 

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

NDM5832

 

Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd) R

Rhodri Glyn Thomas (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)

Peter Black (South Wales West)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Takes pride in the good relations that have been established in Wales between employers, trades unions and workers in both the public and private sector; and

 

2. Believes that:

 

a) the UK Government's Trade Union Bill is an unnecessary attack on the democratic rights of working people and will undermine the good and constructive industrial relations that have been established in Wales since 1999;

 

b) the Bill risks contravening the Human Rights Act 1998 and International Labour Organisation's Conventions 87, 98 and 151; and

 

c) the Bill intrudes in areas that are the responsibility of the Welsh Government and that it should not be applied to Wales without the consent of the National Assembly of Wales.

 

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

40

0

11

51

The motion was agreed.

(60 mins)

5.

Welsh Conservatives Debate

NDM5843 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Regrets the failure of the Welsh Government to provide adequate support to meet the specific needs of Wales's rural communities.

 

The following amendments have been tabled:

 

Amendment 1 – Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Regrets the recent round of bank closures across rural Wales.

 

Amendment 2 – Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to hold an urgent round table meeting with major retail banks to encourage support for a community banking model and ensure a sustainable local banking presence in rural communities

 

Amendment 3 – Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Urges the Welsh Government to make a significant part payment to as many farmers as possible at the earliest opportunity within the Basic Payment Scheme payment window.

 

Amendment 4 – Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls for a scheme under the Rural Development Programme which offers more accessible, small scale funding to improve the resilience and efficiency of Welsh farms.

 

Amendment 5 – Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Calls for the early scrapping of the six day standstill rule.

Decision:

The item started at 16.43

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5843 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Regrets the failure of the Welsh Government to provide adequate support to meet the specific needs of Wales's rural communities.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

40

51

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

 

The following amendments were tabled:

 

Amendment 1 – Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets the recent round of bank closures across rural Wales.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

51

0

0

51

Amendment 1 was agreed.

 

Amendment 2 – Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to hold an urgent round table meeting with major retail banks to encourage support for a community banking model and ensure a sustainable local banking presence in rural communities.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 3 – Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Urges the Welsh Government to make a significant part payment to as many farmers as possible at the earliest opportunity within the Basic Payment Scheme payment window.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

51

0

0

51

Amendment 3 was agreed.

 

Amendment 4 – Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls for a scheme under the Rural Development Programme which offers more accessible, small scale funding to improve the resilience and efficiency of Welsh farms.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

Amendment 4 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 5 – Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls for the early scrapping of the six day standstill rule.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

Amendment 5 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM5843 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Regrets the failure of the Welsh Government to provide adequate support to meet the specific needs of Wales's rural communities.

2. Regrets the recent round of bank closures across rural Wales.

3. Urges the Welsh Government to make a significant part payment to as many farmers as possible at the earliest opportunity within the Basic Payment Scheme payment window.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

The motion as amended was not agreed.

 

6.

Voting Time

Decision:

The item started at 17.38

 

(30 mins)

7.

Short Debate

NDM5844 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Protecting patients in Pembrokeshire – why we need essential services at Withybush Hospital

 

Decision:

The item started at 17.42

 

NDM5844 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Protecting patients in Pembrokeshire – why we need essential services at Withybush Hospital.

 

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

Record of Proceedings