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(45 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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Supporting documents:

Decision:

The item started at 13.30

 

The first 9 questions were asked. Question 10 was withdrawn. The Presiding Officer invited party leaders to ask questions to the First Minister after Question 2.

Urgent Question

 

The item started at 14.16

 

Nick Ramsay (Monmouth): Will the Minister make a statement on the threat of 650 job losses at Avana Bakeries in Rogerstone?

 

(30 mins)

2.

Business Statement and Announcement

Supporting documents:

Decision:

The item started at 14.24

(60 mins)

3.

Debate: The Draft Wales Bill

NDM5426 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Welcomes the publication of a draft Wales Bill by the UK Government.

 

The draft Wales Bill can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/draft-wales-bill

 

Supporting Documents

Debate Pack: The Draft Wales Bill - Research Paper

Letter from the Presiding Officer to the Welsh Affairs Committee

Letter from the Finance Committee to the Secretary of State

 

The following amendment has been tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Believes that a future Wales Act should equip the Welsh Government with the economic levers required for job creation and growth and that income-tax sharing powers should not be restricted by the 'lockstep' mechanism.

 

Decision:

The item started at 14.35

 

Business Committee agreed that any votes necessary on the motion would be taken immediately at the end of the item.

 

NDM5426 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Welcomes the publication of a draft Wales Bill by the UK Government.

 

The following amendment was tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Believes that a future Wales Act should equip the Welsh Government with the economic levers required for job creation and growth and that income-tax sharing powers should not be restricted by the 'lockstep' mechanism.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

0

0

52

Amendment 1 was agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

 

NDM5426 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1.   Welcomes the publication of a draft Wales Bill by the UK Government.

 

2.   Believes that a future Wales Act should equip the Welsh Government with the economic levers required for job creation and growth and that income-tax sharing powers should not be restricted by the 'lockstep' mechanism.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

55

0

0

55

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

At 15.37, proceedings were suspended for 10 minutes. The bell was rung 5 minutes before reconvening for Stage 3 proceedings on the Social Services and Well –being (Wales) Bill.

(300 mins)

4.

Stage 3 Standing Order 26.44 debate on the Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Bill

The amendments will be disposed of in the order that the sections and schedules to which they relate were set out in the motion under Standing Order 26.36 agreed by the Assembly on 28 January 2014.

 

The amendments have been grouped for the purposes of debate and the groupings will be debated as follows:

 

Groups 1 – 28 were debated in plenary on 4 February 2014.

 

29. Welsh Ministers’ power to direct local authorities in relation to looked after children

174

30. Enforcement of contribution orders subsequent to the commencement of Schedule 11 to the Crime and Courts Act 2013

281

31. Duty under section 86(3) to keep local authority informed of addresses of relevant persons with parental responsibility for a looked after child

183

32. Duty of local authority to ensure visits to, and contact with, looked after children and other children

46, 185

33. Befriending, advising and assisting looked after children

315, 316

34. Ways in which support for category 2 young people may be provided

192

35. Adults at risk

320, 200, 201, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92

36. Technical (Parts 7 to 11 and section 1 of the Act)

202, 203, 204, 207, 208, 210, 212, 213, 214, 217, 220, 222, 224, 223, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 287, 225, 226,

227, 228, 229, 230, 48, 49, 232, 233, 235, 239, 242, 243, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 252, 254, 256, 259, 289,

291, 262, 263, 266, 267, 268, 269, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106

37. Consultation with Secretary of State

205, 219, 221, 237, 244

38. Safeguarding Boards

206, 209, 211, 215, 216, 218

39. Removal of reasonable punishment defence

98

40. Social services functions for the purpose of the Act

288

41. Relevant partners for the purposes of section 152 and 153

231, 234, 236, 238, 240

42. Partnership arrangements

310, 311, 312, 313, 314

43. National Board for Adoption Services

325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330

44. Representations relating to certain children

250, 251, 253, 255, 257, 258

45. Amendment to the Public Service Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2005

290

46. Advocacy

78*, 78A*, 79, 80, 81

47. Provision of identifying information in relation to children for purposes of research

260, 261

48. Zero hours contracts

322, 323

49. Recovery of costs between local authorities

264, 265

50. Disputes about ordinary residence and portability of care and support

270

51. Whistleblowing

84

52. Additional requirements in relation to regulations under section 26 and orders under section 130

271

53. General interpretation and index of defined expressions

85, 57, 272, 273

54. Definition of and guidance about neglect for the purpose of the Act

94, 95

55. Commencement requirements

86, 93, 59

56. Overview of the Act

96, 99, 100, 97, 324, 73, 74, 6, 107

Please note: this is true as for the meeting on 11 February 2014.

* Group 46:

These amendments will be disposed of in the order— 78A, 78

(Amendment 78 is the lead amendment in the group).

Supporting Documents

Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill

Revised Explanatory Memorandum
Marshalled List of Amendments

Grouping of Amendments

 

Decision:

The item started at 15.47

 

Amendment 174 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 175 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 176 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 177 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 178 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 179 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 180 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 181 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 60 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 281 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 182 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 183 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 46 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 184 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 185 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 186 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 187 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 188 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 315:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

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

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 316:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

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

 

Amendment 189 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 190 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 191 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 75A was not moved.

 

Amendment 75B was not moved.

 

Amendment 75C was not moved.

 

Point of Order

Lindsay Whittle noted that a pre-emption was not included in the voting order circulated to Members before last week’s meeting, when these amendments were debated. As a result Lindsay Whittle noted that he would not be voting in the way he indicated during the debate.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 75:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

10

5

54

Amendment 75 was agreed

 

As Amendment 75 was agreed, Amendments 331 and 332 fell.

 

Amendment 192 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 76A was not moved.

 

Amendment 76 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 77 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 193 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 194 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 195 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 47 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 196 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 197 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 198 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 199 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 320:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

28

54

Amendment 320 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 200 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 201 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 202 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 203 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 87:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

37

54

Amendment 87 was not agreed.

 

As amendment 87 was not agreed, amendments 88, 89, 90 and 91 fell.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 92:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

37

54

Amendment 92 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 204 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 205 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 206 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 207 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 208 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 209 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 210 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 211 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 212 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 213 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 214 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 215 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 216 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 217 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 218 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 219 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 220 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 221 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 222 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 224 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 223 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 98:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

1

39

54

Amendment 98 was not agreed.

 

As amendment 98 was not agreed, amendments 96 and 97 fell.

 

Amendment 282 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 283 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 284 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 285 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 286 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 287 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

At 18.06, proceedings were suspended for 20 minutes. The bell was rung 5 minutes before reconvening for Stage 3 proceedings on the Social Services and Well –being (Wales) Bill.

 

Amendment 288 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 225 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 226 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 227 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 228 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 229 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 230 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 48 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 49 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 231 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 232 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 233 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 234 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 235 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 236 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 237 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 238 was not moved.

 

Amendment 239 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 240 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 241 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 242 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 243 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 244 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 245 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 310:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

0

39

54

Amendment 310 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 311:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

0

39

54

Amendment 311 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 312:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

0

39

54

Amendment 312 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 313:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

0

39

54

Amendment 313 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 314:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

0

39

54

Amendment 314 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 246 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 325:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

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

 

As Amendment 325 was not agreed, Amendments 326, 327, 328, 329, 330 and 324 fell.

 

Amendment 247 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 248 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 249 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 250 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 251 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 252 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 253 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 254 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 255 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 256 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 257 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 258 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 259 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 289 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 290 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 291 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 78A was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 78 as amended was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 79 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 80 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 260 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 261 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 50 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 51 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 52 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 53 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 262 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 263 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 322:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

0

39

54

Amendment 322 not agreed.

 

As Amendment 322 was not agreed, Amendment 323 fell.

 

Amendment 264 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 265 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 266 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 267 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 268 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 269 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 54 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 270 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 84 was withdrawn in accordance with Standing Order 12.27.

 

Amendment 81 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 271 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 85 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 55 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 56 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 57 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 272 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 94 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 273 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 58 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 274 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 275 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 276 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 277 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 278 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 95 was not moved.

 

Amendment 279 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 280 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 86:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

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

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 93:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

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

 

Amendment 59 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 99 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 100 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 101 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 102 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 103 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 104 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 105 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 106 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 73 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 74 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 6 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 107 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

All sections and schedules of the Bill were deemed agreed, concluding Stage 3 proceedings.

 

The Deputy Presiding Officer noted for the record, that the result for amendment 237 was inadvertently called as 238. The result for amendment 237 stands. However, amendment 238 was not moved. Therefore no decision on amendment 238 was made at Stage 3.

 

(1 min)

5.

Motion under Standing Order 26.45 for the Assembly to consider amendments to the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill at Report Stage

Decision:

The item started at 20.54

 

In accordance with Standing Order 26.45 the Deputy Minister for Social Services moved a motion that the Assembly considers further amendments at Report Stage.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36

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