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Note No. Item

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the Minister for Health and Social 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 13.30

The first 6 questions were asked. Question 2, 3 and 6 were answered by the Deputy Minister for Health. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Minister after Question 2.

 

(45 mins)

2.

Questions to the Minister for Education and Skills

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 14.18

In accordance with Standing Order 12.58 the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology answered questions on behalf of the Minister for Education and Skills.

The first 8 questions were asked. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Minister after Question 2.

(60 mins)

3.

Welsh Conservatives Debate

NDM5862 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the value of diverse apprenticeship opportunities to Wales;

2. Believes that the Welsh Government should ensure that work placement scheme opportunities are available to people across society in Wales to aid retraining and to allow for sustainable, progressive employment; and

3. Acknowledges the importance of collaboration between all sectors of the education system and businesses in Wales to help prepare young people for the world of work.

The following amendment has been tabled:

Amendment 1 – Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to examine a qualifications framework for 14-18 year olds which would provide greater choice for academic and vocational pathways and movement between them, to support individuals in realising their full potential.

Decision:

The item started at 15.05

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5862 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the value of diverse apprenticeship opportunities to Wales;

2. Believes that the Welsh Government should ensure that work placement scheme opportunities are available to people across society in Wales to aid retraining and to allow for sustainable, progressive employment; and

3. Acknowledges the importance of collaboration between all sectors of the education system and businesses in Wales to help prepare young people for the world of work.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

5

43

The motion without amendment was agreed.

(60 mins)

4.

Plaid Cymru Debate

NDM5864 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Calls on the Welsh Government to improve performance in relation to tackling fuel poverty.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 – Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Believes that fuel poverty should be central to the Welsh Government's tackling poverty action plan.

Amendment 2 – Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to extend Resource Efficient Wales to offer a comprehensive scheme, similar to that of Resource Efficient Scotland, to improve resource efficiency, address fuel poverty and tackle climate change.

Decision:

The item started at 16.06

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5864 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Calls on the Welsh Government to improve performance in relation to tackling fuel poverty.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

0

5

42

The motion without amendment was agreed.

(60 mins)

5.

Welsh Liberal Democrats Debate

NDM5865 Aled Roberts (North Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Believes that a vibrant and diverse Welsh high street has a key role to play in building sustainable communities for the future; supporting jobs and local enterprise, and improving social inclusion and cohesion;

2. Recognises the need to tackle barriers to the growth of town centres, which includes:

a) the increase in online and out of town retail;

b) the loss of local services or community assets and the recent round of bank closures;

c) the high street vacancy rate which is consistently above the UK average;

d) the lack of early consideration of sustainable transport in regeneration projects; and

e) the failure of the planning system to facilitate development and encourage investment in response to changing consumer demand.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to consider innovative proposals for the regeneration of high streets in Wales, including the development of a national learning network to offer training and resources, facilitate networking for inspiration on best practice and collect and share access to research from around the world on revitalising town centres.

The following amendment has been tabled:

Amendment 1 – Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Insert as point 1 and renumber accordingly:

Acknowledges the Welsh Conservatives' policies contained in 'A Vision for the Welsh High Street'.

'A Vision for the Welsh High Street'

Decision:

The item started at 16.47

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5865 Aled Roberts (North Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Believes that a vibrant and diverse Welsh high street has a key role to play in building sustainable communities for the future; supporting jobs and local enterprise, and improving social inclusion and cohesion;

2. Recognises the need to tackle barriers to the growth of town centres, which includes:

a) the increase in online and out of town retail;

b) the loss of local services or community assets and the recent round of bank closures;

c) the high street vacancy rate which is consistently above the UK average;

d) the lack of early consideration of sustainable transport in regeneration projects; and

e) the failure of the planning system to facilitate development and encourage investment in response to changing consumer demand.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to consider innovative proposals for the regeneration of high streets in Wales, including the development of a national learning network to offer training and resources, facilitate networking for inspiration on best practice and collect and share access to research from around the world on revitalising town centres.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

33

0

10

43

The motion without amendment was agreed.

6.

Voting Time

Decision:

The item started at 17.39

(30 mins)

7.

Short Debate

NDM5863 Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)

21st Century Homes: the case for zero carbon housing now

Decision:

The item started at 17.41

NDM5863 Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)

21st Century Homes: the case for zero carbon housing now

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