Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

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(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the Minister for Natural Resources

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 11 questions were asked. Questions 1 - 3 were answered by the Deputy Minister for Farming and Food. 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 14.17

The first 7 questions were asked. Question 5 and 6 were grouped together for answer. Question 3 was answered by the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology. The Deputy Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Minister after Question 2.

Urgent Question 1

 

The item started at 15.02

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): Will the Minister make a statement on the publication of the Auditor General's report on the Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales?

 

 

Urgent Question 2

 

The item started at 15.10

Darren Millar (Clwyd West): Will the Minister make a statement on the fresh concerns raised by the relatives of Tawel Fan patients over poor communication and a lack of progress in the health board’s investigations to date?

 

 

(60 mins)

3.

Debate on the Annual Compliance Report on the Assembly Commission's Official Languages Scheme

NDM5818 Rosemary Butler (Newport West)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with paragraph 8 (8) of Schedule 2 of the Government of Wales Act 2006:

 

Notes the Annual Compliance Report on the Assembly Commission's Official Languages Scheme, laid before the National Assembly for Wales on 8 July 2015.

Decision:

The item started at 15.24

NDM5818 Rosemary Butler (Newport West)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with paragraph 8 (8) of Schedule 2 of the Government of Wales Act 2006:

 

Notes the Annual Compliance Report on the Assembly Commission's Official Languages Scheme, laid before the National Assembly for Wales on 8 July 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)

NNDM5789

 

Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Suzy Davies (South Wales West)

 

Bethan Jenkins (South Wales West)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Recognises the importance of specialist first aid training for nursery staff, so that they have the skills and training to respond quickly and appropriately in an emergency situation;

 

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to expand the provision of paediatric first aid training for nursery staff and to assess options for requiring all nursery staff to complete an officially recognised paediatric first aid course.

 

Supported by:

 

Eluned Parrott (South Wales Central)

Decision:

The item started at 15.50

NNDM5789

Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Suzy Davies (South Wales West)

Bethan Jenkins (South Wales West)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Recognises the importance of specialist first aid training for nursery staff, so that they have the skills and training to respond quickly and appropriately in an emergency situation;

 

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to expand the provision of paediatric first aid training for nursery staff and to assess options for requiring all nursery staff to complete an officially recognised paediatric first aid course.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(60 mins)

5.

Plaid Cymru Debate

NDM5817 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the serious difficulties facing the red meat and dairy sectors in Wales;

 

2. Regrets the decline in the farm-gate price of milk and lamb;

 

3. Regrets the failure of the UK Government to reform the red meat levy;

 

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

 

a) utilise the Rural Development Programme to provide immediate support for those sectors and businesses most affected;

 

b) protect Welsh farmers from the volatility of global markets by strengthening domestic supply chains;

 

c) make urgent representation to the UK Government with a view to introducing a fairer red meat levy distribution system; and

 

d) work towards holding a Welsh national year of food and drink as a focal point for the promotion of Welsh produce on a domestic and international level.

 

The following amendments have been tabled:

 

Amendment 1 – Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Delete point 3 and replace with:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to work with the UK Government to reform the meat promotional levy.

 

[If amendment 1 is agreed, amendment 2 will be de-selected]

 

Amendment 2 – Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Delete point 3 and replace with:

 

Recognises the urgent need to reform the red meat levy and welcomes the work by the Red Meat Industry Forum to develop proposals for the redistribution of this levy.

 

Amendment 3 – Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Insert at the start of sub-point 4(c):

 

'provide an update on the work of the Red Meat Industry Forum and'

 

Amendment 4 – Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

Insert as new sub-point at end of point 4:

 

'establish new Welsh food and drink awards to give producers a recognised benchmark of excellence in quality and help raise the profile of Welsh food and drink in the UK and abroad.'

 

Amendment 5 – Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at the end of the motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to secure a north Wales-based beef and lamb abattoir to ensure the long-term sustainability of red meat production in North Wales.

 

Amendment 6 – Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at the end of the motion:

 

Calls for a voluntary code of practice for supermarkets and shops to dedicate a section of floor space to the support and promotion of Welsh PGI status and British Red Tractor meat.

 

Amendment 7 – Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at the end of the motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to significantly increase the percentage of publically procured produce that is from Wales.

 

Amendment 8 – Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at the end of the motion:

 

Calls on the Welsh Government to implement the recommendations of the Richardson review of the dairy sector without delay.

 

The Richardson Review is available here

 

Amendment 9 – Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

 

Add as new point at the end of the motion:

 

Calls for mandatory country of origin labelling to be extended to the dairy sector.

Decision:

The item started at 16.14

 

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

 

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

 

NDM5817 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the serious difficulties facing the red meat and dairy sectors in Wales;

 

2. Regrets the decline in the farm-gate price of milk and lamb;

 

3. Regrets the failure of the UK Government to reform the red meat levy;

 

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

 

a) utilise the Rural Development Programme to provide immediate support for those sectors and businesses most affected;

 

b) protect Welsh farmers from the volatility of global markets by strengthening domestic supply chains;

 

c) make urgent representation to the UK Government with a view to introducing a fairer red meat levy distribution system; and

 

d) work towards holding a Welsh national year of food and drink as a focal point for the promotion of Welsh produce on a domestic and international level.

 

For

Abstain

Against

Total

34

0

16

50

The motion without amendment was agreed.

6.

Voting Time

Decision:

The item started at 17.14

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

(30 mins)

7.

Short Debate

NDM5816 Mike Hedges (Swansea East)

 

Stopping scams in Wales: action that can be taken to stop people becoming victims of scams.

Decision:

The item started at 17.16

 

NDM5816 Mike Hedges (Swansea East)

 

Stopping scams in Wales: action that can be taken to stop people becoming victims of scams.