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Note No. Item

Election of Temporary Deputy Presiding Officer

Rhodri Glyn Thomas was elected as a Temporary Deputy Presiding Officer

(60 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. 

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Decision:

The item started at 13.30

Questions 1 – 11, 13 and 15 were asked. Questions 12 and 14 were withdrawn. The Presiding Officer invited party leaders to ask questions to the First Minister after Question 2.

 

Urgent Question

The item started at 14.19

What action is the Welsh Government taking following the findings of the Wales Audit Office Report: The Welsh Government’s relationship with the All Wales Ethnic Minority Association.

 

(30 mins)

2.

Business Statement and Announcement

Decision:

The item started at 14:41

 

(30 mins)

3.

Statement by the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development: The Outcomes of the Sustaining a Living Wales Consultation

Supporting Document
Sustaining a Living Wales

 

Decision:

The item started at 14:55

 

(30 mins)

4.

Statement by the Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science: The Welsh Government's Response to "Business Rates Wales Review: Incentivising Growth"

Decision:

The item started at 15:29

 

(30 mins)

5.

Statement by the Minister for Education and Skills: Higher Education Reconfiguration

Decision:

The item started at 16:02

 

(5 mins)

6.

Financial Resolution in relation to the Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Bill

NDM5065 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69(ii), arising in consequence of the Bill.

The Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 28 May 2012.

Supporting Documents
The Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Bill
Explanatory Memorandum
Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee
Report of the Health and Social Care Committee


Decision:

The item started at 16.49

NDM5065 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69(ii), arising in consequence of the Bill.

The Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 28 May 2012.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(60 mins)

7.

Motion to approve the General Principles of the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Bill

NDM5070 Leighton Andrews (Rhondda)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.11:

Agrees to the general principles of the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Bill.

The School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 23 April 2012.

The report of the Children and Young People Committee on the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Bill was laid before the Assembly on 12 October 2012.

Supporting Documents
The School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Bill
Explanatory Memorandum
The report of the Children and Young People Committee
The report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

Decision:

The item started at 16.50

NDM5070 Leighton Andrews (Rhondda)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.11:

Agrees to the general principles of the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Bill.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(5 mins)

8.

Financial Resolution in relation to the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Bill

NDM5071 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69(ii), arising in consequence of the Bill.

 

Decision:

The item started at 17:39

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


NDM5071 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69(ii), arising in consequence of the Bill.

 

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

13

52

The motion was agreed.

 

(60 mins)

9.

Debate on The Historic Environment Strategy

NDM5069 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the Historic Environment Strategy for Wales, which honours a commitment made by the Welsh Government in January 2012 and sets out Welsh Government aspirations under the Programme for Government to provide an accessible, enjoyable and well protected historic environment now and for future generations in Wales.

The Historic Environment Strategy for Wales was emailed to Assembly Members on 16th October 2012.

The Programme for Government is accessible on the following link: http://wales.gov.uk/about/programmeforgov/?lang=en

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Insert as new point 1:

Notes that the careful management and promotion of our historic environment can provide an important stimulus for the Welsh economy.

Amendment 2 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

WITHDRAWN

Amendment 3 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to publish each constituent Action Plan with success measures at the earliest opportunity.

Amendment 4 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to provide the National Assembly for Wales with an annual update on the Headline Action Plan.

Amendment 5 - William Graham (South Wales East)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Recognises the valuable role played by the public, private and third sector in protecting and promoting our historic environment.

Amendment 6 - William Graham (South Wales East)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Minister to recognise that the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales can best assist the Welsh Government with its strategy by remaining independent.

Amendment 7 - William Graham (South Wales East)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Minister to consider the advantages and disadvantages of CADW becoming more independent of the Welsh Government.

 

 

Decision:

The item started at 17.40

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Insert as new point 1:

Notes that the careful management and promotion of our historic environment can provide an important stimulus for the Welsh economy.

Amendment 1 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 2 was withdrawn

Amendment 3 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to publish each constituent Action Plan with success measures at the earliest opportunity.

Amendment 3 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 4 - Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to provide the National Assembly for Wales with an annual update on the Headline Action Plan.

Amendment 4 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 5 - William Graham (South Wales East)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Recognises the valuable role played by the public, private and third sector in protecting and promoting our historic environment.

Amendment 5 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

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

Amendment 6 - William Graham (South Wales East)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Minister to recognise that the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales can best assist the Welsh Government with its strategy by remaining independent.

A vote was taken on Amendment 6:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

6

27

51

Amendment 6 was not agreed.

Amendment 7 - William Graham (South Wales East)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Minister to consider the advantages and disadvantages of CADW becoming more independent of the Welsh Government.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 7:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

19

0

33

52

Amendment 7 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM5069 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1.   Notes that the careful management and promotion of our historic environment can provide an important stimulus for the Welsh economy.

2.   Notes the Historic Environment Strategy for Wales, which honours a commitment made by the Welsh Government in January 2012 and sets out Welsh Government aspirations under the Programme for Government to provide an accessible, enjoyable and well protected historic environment now and for future generations in Wales.

3.   Calls on the Welsh Government to publish each constituent Action Plan with success measures at the earliest opportunity.

4.   Calls on the Welsh Government to provide the National Assembly for Wales with an annual update on the Headline Action Plan.

5.      Recognises the valuable role played by the public, private and third sector in protecting and promoting our historic environment.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

13

52

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

Voting Time

The item started at 18:26

 

Vote Summary

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