Agenda and decisions

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Expected timing No. Item

(45 mins)

1.

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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Supporting documents:

Decision:

The item started at 13.30

Questions 1 – 10 and 12 – 15 were asked. Question 11 was not asked. Question 4 and 8 were grouped together for answer. Questions 7 and 13 were answered by the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism. The Deputy Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Minister after Question 2.

(15 mins)

2.

Questions to the Counsel General

Decision:

The item started at 14.15

All 4 questions were asked.

(0 mins)

3.

Questions to the Assembly Commission

No questions tabled.

Decision:

No questions were tabled.

(30 mins)

4.

Motion to annul The Tuberculosis (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2015

NNDM5872 Llyr Gruffydd (North Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 27.2:

Agrees that the Tuberculosis (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2015, laid before the Assembly on 12 October 2015, be annulled.

Decision:

The item started at 14.27

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

NNDM5872 Llyr Gruffydd (North Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 27.2:

Agrees that the Tuberculosis (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2015, laid before the Assembly on 12 October 2015, be annulled.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the motion. Therefore, the motion was not agreed.

(60 mins)

5.

Welsh Conservatives Debate

NDM5888 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Regrets that levels of litter, dog fouling, fly-tipping and graffiti continue to blight many local communities across Wales.

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to work with local authorities to explore increasing penalties for environmental crime.

3. Recognises the role that recycling can play in minimising waste and ensuring cleaner communities across Wales and urges the Welsh Government to explore innovative solutions to further promote recycling.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Insert as new point 2 and renumber accordingly:

Notes that local authorities can exacerbate this situation by charging for bulk waste collection and closing recycling centres.

Amendment 2 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Insert at end of point 2:

'including on the spot fines in order to clean up our streets and countryside.'

Amendment 3 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Insert at end of point 3:

'repair, and reuse.'

Amendment 4 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to introduce a deposit return scheme for plastic, glass and can drink containers in Wales.

Decision:

The item started at 14.46

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5888 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Regrets that levels of litter, dog fouling, fly-tipping and graffiti continue to blight many local communities across Wales.

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to work with local authorities to explore increasing penalties for environmental crime.

3. Recognises the role that recycling can play in minimising waste and ensuring cleaner communities across Wales and urges the Welsh Government to explore innovative solutions to further promote recycling.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

0

15

52

The motion without amendment was agreed.

(60 mins)

6.

Plaid Cymru Debate

NDM5890 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales

1. Notes the need to strengthen the performance of the north Wales economy.

2. Recognises the need to develop north Wales as an economic powerhouse alongside, and co-operating with, the northern powerhouse in England in order to promote cross-border economic activity.

3. Recognises the importance of infrastructure investment to promote the economy, calls for a sustained programme of improvements to the A55 corridor, and calls on the Welsh Government to continue to support the electrification of the North Wales Coast Line.

4. Believes that the next devolved Welsh rail franchise must continue to include routes to the north west of England.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Insert at end of point 3:

'to enhance potential for passenger and rail freight transport.'

Amendment 2 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Add at end of point 4:

'and protect rail links to Birmingham.'

Amendment 3 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Welcomes the UK Government's acknowledgement that north Wales is a central part of the northern powerhouse project.

Amendment 4 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets the lack of a clear Welsh Government strategy aimed at ensuring north Wales reaps all possible benefits offered by the northern powerhouse project.

Amendment 5 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Believes that the appointment of a Welsh Government Minister with designated responsibility for north Wales would play a critical role in improving the economic performance of the region.

Amendment 6 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes with concern the comments from the Chair of the North Wales Chamber of Commerce, who stated that the Welsh Government is too 'Cardiff-centric'.

'North Wales: Chamber boss Richard Thomas calls for devolution debate'

Decision:

The item started at 15.56

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5890 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales

1. Notes the need to strengthen the performance of the north Wales economy.

2. Recognises the need to develop north Wales as an economic powerhouse alongside, and co-operating with, the northern powerhouse in England in order to promote cross-border economic activity.

3. Recognises the importance of infrastructure investment to promote the economy, calls for a sustained programme of improvements to the A55 corridor, and calls on the Welsh Government to continue to support the electrification of the North Wales Coast Line.

4. Believes that the next devolved Welsh rail franchise must continue to include routes to the north west of England.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

41

0

11

52

The motion without amendment was agreed.

(60 mins)

7.

Welsh Liberal Democrats Debate

NDM5889 Aled Roberts (North Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the importance of securing global agreement on a climate change treaty at the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, to ensure that the internationally agreed objective of limiting average global temperature increases to below two degrees Celsius is kept within reach.

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to lead with ambition by setting a target for a 100 per cent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050 within the Environment (Wales) Bill.

'Environment (Wales) Bill'

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 - Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

Delete point 2.

Amendment 2 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the Welsh Government is not on track to meet its Climate Change 2020 targets.

Amendment 3 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to accelerate its low-carbon economy planning for Wales, to provide green jobs for the future.

Amendment 4 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Recognises the importance of monitoring annual carbon emissions.

Amendment 5 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes the role retrofitting of older properties can play in meeting carbon reduction targets.

Amendment 6 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to strengthen building regulations and significantly upscale its retrofitting programme in order to cut emissions, help tackle fuel poverty and create jobs.

Decision:

The item started at 16.49

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5889 Aled Roberts (North Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the importance of securing global agreement on a climate change treaty at the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, to ensure that the internationally agreed objective of limiting average global temperature increases to below two degrees Celsius is kept within reach.

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to lead with ambition by setting a target for a 100 per cent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050 within the Environment (Wales) Bill.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

47

52

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

Delete point 2.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

11

15

52

Amendment 1 was agreed.

Amendment 2 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the Welsh Government is not on track to meet its Climate Change 2020 targets.

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against Amendment 2.

Amendment 3 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to accelerate its low-carbon economy planning for Wales, to provide green jobs for the future.

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

51

0

0

51

Amendment 3 was agreed.

Amendment 4 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Recognises the importance of monitoring annual carbon emissions.

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

0

0

52

Amendment 4 was agreed.

Amendment 5 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes the role retrofitting of older properties can play in meeting carbon reduction targets.

A vote was taken on Amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

0

0

52

Amendment 5 was agreed.

Amendment 6 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to strengthen building regulations and significantly upscale its retrofitting programme in order to cut emissions, help tackle fuel poverty and create jobs.

A vote was taken on Amendment 6:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

0

0

52

Amendment 6 was agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM5889 Aled Roberts (North Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the importance of securing global agreement on a climate change treaty at the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, to ensure that the internationally agreed objective of limiting average global temperature increases to below two degrees Celsius is kept within reach.

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to accelerate its low-carbon economy planning for Wales, to provide green jobs for the future.

3. Recognises the importance of monitoring annual carbon emissions.

4. Notes the role retrofitting of older properties can play in meeting carbon reduction targets.

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to strengthen building regulations and significantly upscale its retrofitting programme in order to cut emissions, help tackle fuel poverty and create jobs.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

0

0

52

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

8.

Voting Time

Decision:

Dechreuodd yr eitem am 17.40

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

(30 mins)

9.

Short Debate

NDM5887 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Welsh Pentecostalism: Why Wales should do more to celebrate its rich Pentecostal heritage.

Decision:

The item started at 17.45

NDM5887 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Welsh Pentecostalism: Why Wales should do more to celebrate its rich Pentecostal heritage.

Record of Proceedings