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Transcript: Transcript for 09/02/2021 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

Plenary started at 14.58 following the conclusion of the Committee of the Whole Senedd.

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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Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The item started at 14.58

The first 7 questions were asked. The Presiding Officer invited party leaders to ask questions to the First Minister after question 2.

 

(30 mins)

2.

Questions to the Counsel General and Minister for European Transition (in respect of his "law officer" responsibilities)

Minutes:

The item started at 15.52

Questions 1, 3, 5 and 6 were asked. Question 2 was not asked. Question 4 was withdrawn.

 

(15 mins)

3.

Business Statement and Announcement

Minutes:

The item started at 16.04

 

(30 mins)

4.

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

Minutes:

The item started at 16.24

 

(30 mins)

5.

Statement by the Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government: Working in Partnership for a Fair Work Wales

Minutes:

The item started at 17.00

(30 mins)

6.

Statement by the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services: The Rebalancing Care and Support White Paper

Minutes:

The item started at 17.25

 

(30 mins)

In accordance with Standing Order 12.24, items 7-8 were grouped for debate with separate votes.

7.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Restrictions) (Amendment) (No. 4) (Wales) Regulations 2021

NDM7590 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. 4) (Wales) Regulations 2021 laid in the Table Office on 28 January 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 17.49

NDM7590 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. 4) (Wales) Regulations 2021 laid in the Table Office on 28 January 2021.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

8.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

NDM7589 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) (No.2) Regulations 2021 laid in the Table Office on 29 January 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 17.49

NDM7589 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) (No.2) Regulations 2021 laid in the Table Office on 29 January 2021.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(15 mins)

9.

The Non-Domestic Rating (Multiplier) (Wales) Order 2021

NDM7588 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves The Non-Domestic Rating (Multiplier) (Wales) Order 2021 laid in the Table Office on 11 January 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 17.58

NDM7588 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves The Non-Domestic Rating (Multiplier) (Wales) Order 2021 laid in the Table Office on 11 January 2021.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(90 mins)

10.

Debate: The Draft Budget 2021-2022

NDM7586 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 20.12:

Notes the Draft Budget for the financial year 2021-22 laid in the Table Office by the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd on 21 December 2020.

Supporting Documents

Report of the Finance Committee

Report of the Children, Young People and Education Committee

Report of the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee

Report of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee

Report of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

Report of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee correspondence:

Letter to the Minister for Mental Health, Well-being and the Welsh Language

Letter to the Minister for Education

Letter to the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 Mark Isherwood (North Wales)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the Senedd:

Believes that the Welsh Government's Draft Budget 2021-22 does not enable Wales to build back better and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In accordance with Standing Order 12.23(iii), amendments 2 and 3 tabled to the motion have not been selected.

Amendment 4 Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that the unallocated fiscal resource in the draft 2021-22 budget is used in the final budget for 2021-22 to expand free school meal eligibility criteria to include all children in families in receipt of universal credit or equivalent benefit and any child in a family with no recourse to public funds.

Minutes:

The item started at 18.01

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

NDM7586 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 20.12:

Notes the Draft Budget for the financial year 2021-22 laid in the Table Office by the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd on 21 December 2020.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 Mark Isherwood (North Wales)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the Senedd:

Believes that the Welsh Government's Draft Budget 2021-22 does not enable Wales to build back better and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

39

50

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

In accordance with Standing Order 12.23(iii), amendments 2 and 3 tabled to the motion were not selected.

Amendment 4 Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that the unallocated fiscal resource in the draft 2021-22 budget is used in the final budget for 2021-22 to expand free school meal eligibility criteria to include all children in families in receipt of universal credit or equivalent benefit and any child in a family with no recourse to public funds.

A vote was taken on amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

3

30

50

Amendment 4 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion:

NDM7586 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 20.12:

Notes the Draft Budget for the financial year 2021-22 laid in the Table Office by the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd on 21 December 2020.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

30

0

20

50

The motion was agreed.

 

(60 mins)

11.

Debate: The Programme for Government Annual Report and Legislative Programme

NDM7587 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 11.21(ii):

Notes:

a) the Welsh Government Annual Report 2020;

b) the Legislative programme.

The Welsh Government Annual Report 2020

The Legislative Programme

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 Mark Isherwood (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Acknowledges and thanks all public servants and the public in their efforts in tackling COVID-19 in the last year.

Amendment 2 Mark Isherwood (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets the lack of a national recovery plan being brought forward by the Welsh Government, especially with 3,500 people potentially missing out on cancer treatment in Wales.

Amendment 3 Mark Isherwood (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Further notes the lack of ambition in the legislative programme, particularly the delay in introducing a clean air Act for Wales before the end of the Senedd term, despite having cross party support.

Minutes:

The item started at 19.35

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

NDM7587 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 11.21(ii):

Notes:

a) the Welsh Government Annual Report 2020;

b) the Legislative programme.

The Welsh Government Annual Report 2020

The Legislative Programme

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 Mark Isherwood (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Acknowledges and thanks all public servants and the public in their efforts in tackling COVID-19 in the last year.

The amendment was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 2 Mark Isherwood (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets the lack of a national recovery plan being brought forward by the Welsh Government, especially with 3,500 people potentially missing out on cancer treatment in Wales.

A vote was taken on amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

22

2

26

50

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

Amendment 3 Mark Isherwood (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Further notes the lack of ambition in the legislative programme, particularly the delay in introducing a clean air Act for Wales before the end of the Senedd term, despite having cross party support.

A vote was taken on amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

19

1

30

50

Amendment 3 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM7587 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 11.21(ii):

Notes:

a) the Welsh Government Annual Report 2020;

b) the Legislative programme.

The Welsh Government Annual Report 2020

The Legislative Programme

c) Acknowledges and thanks all public servants and the public in their efforts in tackling COVID-19 in the last year.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

42

0

9

51

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

12.

Voting Time

Minutes:

In accordance with Standing Order 12.18, at 20.15 proceedings were suspended to allow a technical break before voting time.

The item started at 20.19

 

Votes Summary

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