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Transcript: Transcript for 26/01/2021 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

This meeting was held in a virtual format, with Members joining by video-conference.

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the First Minister

The Presiding Officer will call Party Leaders to ask questions without notice to the First Minister after Question 2.

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Minutes:

The item started at 13.30

Questions 1-4 and 6-9 were asked. Question 5 was withdrawn. The Presiding Officer invited party leaders to ask questions to the First Minister after question 2.

 

(15 mins)

2.

Business Statement and Announcement

Minutes:

The item started at 14.25

 

(5 mins)

Motions to elect Members to committees

The item started at 14.50

In accordance with Standing Orders 12.24 and 12.40, the motions to elect Members to committees were grouped for debate and for voting.

NDM7563 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 17.14, elects Angela Burns (Welsh Conservatives) as a member of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee in place of Andrew RT Davies (Welsh Conservatives).

NDM7564 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 17.14, elects Nick Ramsay (Welsh Conservatives) as a member of the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee in place of Laura Anne Jones (Welsh Conservatives).

NDM7565 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 17.14, elects Darren Millar (Welsh Conservatives) as a member of the Public Accounts Committee in place of Angela Burns (Welsh Conservatives).

NDM7566 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 17.14, elects Laura Anne Jones (Welsh Conservatives) as a member of the Equalities, Local Government and Communities Committee in place of Mark Isherwood (Welsh Conservatives).

NDM7567 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 17.14, elects Mark Isherwood (Welsh Conservatives) as a member of the Business Committee in place of Darren Millar (Welsh Conservatives).

NDM7568 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 17.14, elects Mark Isherwood (Welsh Conservatives) as a member of the Finance Committee in place of Nick Ramsay (Welsh Conservatives).

NDM7569 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 17.14, elects Mark Isherwood (Welsh Conservatives) as an alternate member of the Standards of Conduct Committee in place of Darren Millar (Welsh Conservatives).

The motions were agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(30 mins)

3.

Statement by the Minister for Health and Social Services: Update on COVID-19 Vaccinations

Minutes:

The item started at 14.51

 

(30 mins)

4.

Statement by the Minister for Education: Update on Qualifications for 2021

Minutes:

The item started at 15.35

 

(30 mins)

5.

Statement by the Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language: Promoting the use of Welsh in families (transmission in families policy)

Minutes:

The item started at 16.05

 

(15 mins)

6.

The Marketing of Seeds and Plant Propagating Material (Amendment) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

NDM7553 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves The Marketing of Seeds and Plant Propagating Material (Amendment) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 18 December 2020.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 16.31

NDM7553 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves The Marketing of Seeds and Plant Propagating Material (Amendment) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 18 December 2020.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(15 mins)

7.

The Official Controls (Animals, Feed and Food, Plant Health Fees etc.) (Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

NDM7554 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves The Official Controls (Animals, Feed and Food, Plant Health Fees etc.) (Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 29 December 2020.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 16.36

NDM7554 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves The Official Controls (Animals, Feed and Food, Plant Health Fees etc.) (Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 29 December 2020.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(30 mins)

In accordance with Standing Order 12.24, items 8–9 were grouped for debate but with separate votes.

8.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Restrictions) (Amendment) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2021

NDM7555 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Restrictions) (Amendment) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2021 laid in the Table Office on 15 January 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 16.39

NDM7555 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Restrictions) (Amendment) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2021 laid in the Table Office on 15 January 2021.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

9.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

NDM7556 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 laid in the Table Office on 19 January 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 16.39

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

NDM7556 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 laid in the Table Office on 19 January 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

46

2

4

52

The motion was agreed.

 

(60 mins)

In accordance with Standing Order 12.24, items 10–11 were grouped for debate but with separate votes.

10.

Motion under Standing Order 26.95 that a Bill to be known as the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill be treated as a Government Emergency Bill

NDM7557 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 26.95:

Agrees that a government Bill to be known as the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill and to be introduced in the Senedd be treated as a government Emergency Bill.

In accordance with Standing Order 26.95A, a statement relating to the Bill to be known as the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill was laid before the Senedd on 19 January 2021.

Minutes:

The item started at 16.56

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

NDM7557 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 26.95:

Agrees that a government Bill to be known as the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill and to be introduced in the Senedd be treated as a government Emergency Bill.

In accordance with Standing Order 26.95A, a statement relating to the Bill to be known as the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill was laid before the Senedd on 19 January 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

0

5

52

The motion was agreed.

 

11.

Motion under Standing Order 26.98(ii) to agree a timetable for the Bill to be known as the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill

NDM7558 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 26.98(ii):

Agrees that the timetable for the government Emergency Bill to be known as the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill will be as set out in the Timetable for consideration of the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill laid before the Senedd on 19 January 2021.

Minutes:

The item started at 16.56

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

NDM7558 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 26.98(ii):

Agrees that the timetable for the government Emergency Bill to be known as the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill will be as set out in the Timetable for consideration of the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Bill laid before the Senedd on 19 January 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

0

5

52

The motion was agreed.

 

(30 mins)

12.

Debate: The Equality and Human Rights Commission 's Wales Committee Impact Report 2019-20

NDM7496 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd:

Notes the Equality and Human Rights Commission Wales Committee Impact Report 2019-20.

Wales Impact Report 2019-20

Minutes:

The item started at 17.32

NDM7496 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd:

Notes the Equality and Human Rights Commission Wales Committee Impact Report 2019-20.

Wales Impact Report 2019-20

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

13.

Voting Time

Minutes:

In accordance with Standing Order 12.18, at 17.55 proceedings were suspended to allow a technical break before voting time.

The item started at 17.59

 

Votes Summary

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