Agenda and decisions

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Items
Expected timing No. Item

Presiding Officer Statement

The Presiding Officer welcomed a delegation of the Baden Württemberg State Parliament’s Petitions Committee who were present in the public gallery.

 

(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.

View Questions

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Decision:

The item started at 13.30

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

 

(30 mins)

2.

Business Statement and Announcement

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Decision:

The item started at 14.16

 

(30 mins)

3.

Statement by the First Minister: The Draft Wales Bill

Decision:

The item started at 14.29

 

(30 mins)

4.

Statement by the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport: The Steel Summit

Decision:

The item started at 15.05

 

(15 mins)

5.

The Microchipping of Dogs (Wales) Regulations 2015

NDM5846 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales; in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

Approves that the draft The Microchipping of Dogs (Wales) Regulations 2015 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 29 September 2015

Supporting Documents

The Microchipping of Dogs (Wales) Regulations 2015
Explanatory Memorandum
Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

Decision:

The item started at 15.40

NDM5846 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales; in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

Approves that the draft The Microchipping of Dogs (Wales) Regulations 2015 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 29 September 2015

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(60 mins)

6.

Debate on the Welsh Government's response to the Welsh Language Commissioner's Annual Report

NDM5845 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Acknowledges the Welsh Language Commissioner's Annual Report for 2014-15, laid before the Assembly on 28 September 2015, which details the work undertaken by the Commissioner to promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language.

Supporting Document
The Welsh Language Commissioner's Annual Report for 2014-15

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Add as new point at the end of the motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government and the Welsh Language Commissioner to collaborate to publish a timetable for fulfilling the commitments outlined in its language strategy, 'A living language: a language for living', by the end of this Assembly.

'A living language: a language for living'

Amendment 2 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Add as new point at the end of the motion:

Notes that the Welsh Government has committed in its language strategy, 'A living language: a language for living', to 'make standards, which will enable the Commissioner to impose duties on private sector companies which fall within the scope of the Welsh Language Measure, including telecommunications companies, bus and train operators, and utility companies'.

'A living language: a language for living'

Decision:

The item started at 15.54

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

NDM5845 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Acknowledges the Welsh Language Commissioner's Annual Report for 2014-15, laid before the Assembly on 28 September 2015, which details the work undertaken by the Commissioner to promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Add as new point at the end of the motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government and the Welsh Language Commissioner to collaborate to publish a timetable for fulfilling the commitments outlined in its language strategy, 'A living language: a language for living', by the end of this Assembly.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

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 amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

Amendment 2 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Add as new point at the end of the motion:

Notes that the Welsh Government has committed in its language strategy, 'A living language: a language for living', to 'make standards, which will enable the Commissioner to impose duties on private sector companies which fall within the scope of the Welsh Language Measure, including telecommunications companies, bus and train operators, and utility companies'.

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

0

0

52

Amendment 2 was agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM5845 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Acknowledges the Welsh Language Commissioner's Annual Report for 2014-15, laid before the Assembly on 28 September 2015, which details the work undertaken by the Commissioner to promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language.

2. Notes that the Welsh Government has committed in its language strategy, 'A living language: a language for living', to 'make standards, which will enable the Commissioner to impose duties on private sector companies which fall within the scope of the Welsh Language Measure, including telecommunications companies, bus and train operators, and utility companies'.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

0

0

52

The motion as amended was agreed.

(60 mins)

7.

Debate on the General Principles of the Historic Environment (Wales) Bill

NDM5847 Ken Skates (Clwyd South)

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

Agrees to the general principles of the Historic Environment (Wales) Bill.

The Historic Environment (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 1 May 2015.

The report of the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee on the Historic Environment (Wales) Bill was laid before the Assembly on 9 October 2015.

Supporting Documents

Historic Environment (Wales) Bill
Explanatory Memorandum
Report of the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee
Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee
Letter from Chair of Finance Committee to Chair of Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee

Decision:

The item started at 16.29

NDM5847 Ken Skates (Clwyd South)

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

Agrees to the general principles of the Historic Environment (Wales) Bill.

The Historic Environment (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 1 May 2015.

The report of the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee on the Historic Environment (Wales) Bill was laid before the Assembly on 9 October 2015.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(5 mins)

8.

Debate on the Financial Resolution of the Historic Environment (Wales) Bill

NDM5848 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

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

Decision:

The item started at 17.21

NDM5848 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

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

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(60 mins)

9.

Debate on the General Principles of the Environment (Wales) Bill

NDM5849 Carl Sargeant (Alyn and Deeside)

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

Agrees to the general principles of the Environment (Wales) Bill

The Environment (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 11 May 2015;

The report of Environment and Sustainability Committee on the Environment (Wales) Bill was laid before the Assembly on 9 October 2015.

Supporting Documents

Environment (Wales) Bill
Explanatory Memorandum
Report of the Environment and Sustainability Committee
Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee
Report of the Finance Committee

Decision:

The item started at 17.21

NDM5849 Carl Sargeant (Alyn and Deeside)

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

Agrees to the general principles of the Environment (Wales) Bill

The Environment (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 11 May 2015;

The report of Environment and Sustainability Committee on the Environment (Wales) Bill was laid before the Assembly on 9 October 2015.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(5 mins)

10.

Debate on the Financial Resolution of the Environment (Wales) Bill

NDM5850 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

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

Decision:

The item started at 18.26

NDM5850 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

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

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(15 mins)

11.

Stage 4 debate on the Local Government (Wales) Bill

NDM5855 Leighton Andrews (Rhondda)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 26.47:

Approves the Local Government (Wales) Bill

Supporting Documents
Local Government (Wales) Bill
Explanatory Memorandum

 

 

 

Decision:

The item started at 18.26

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

NDM5855 Leighton Andrews (Rhondda)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 26.47:

Approves the Local Government (Wales) Bill

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

9

17

52

The motion was agreed.

12.

Voting Time

Decision:

The item started at 18.51

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

Record of Proceedings