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Transcript: Transcript for 16/03/2021 - 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.

View Questions

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The item started at 13.30

The first 8 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 14.37

All 5 questions were asked.

 

(15 mins)

3.

Business Statement and Announcement

Minutes:

The item started at 14.52

 

(30 mins)

4.

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

Minutes:

The item started at 15.16

 

(30 mins)

5.

Statement by the Minister for Health and Social Services: Update on the work of the Inter-Ministerial Group on Paying for Social Care

Minutes:

The item started at 15.37

 

(30 mins)

6.

Statement by the Minister for Education: The 21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme

Minutes:

The item started at 16.02

 

(15 mins)

7.

The Education Workforce Council (Interim Suspension Orders) (Additional Functions) (Wales) Order 2021

NDM7643 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Education Workforce Council (Interim Suspension Orders) (Additional Functions) (Wales) Order 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 16.35

NDM7643 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Education Workforce Council (Interim Suspension Orders) (Additional Functions) (Wales) Order 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(10 mins)

8.

The Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021 (Consequential Amendments and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2021

NDM7648 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021 (Consequential Amendments and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

 

Minutes:

The item started at 16.40

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

NDM7648 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021 (Consequential Amendments and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

46

2

1

49

The motion was agreed.

 

(20 mins)

In accordance with Standing Order 12.24, items 9-18 were grouped for debate, but with separate votes.

9.

The Mid Wales Corporate Joint Committee Regulations 2021

NDM7633 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Mid Wales Corporate Joint Committee Regulations 2021 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

 

Minutes:

The item started at 16.44

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

NDM7633 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Mid Wales Corporate Joint Committee Regulations 2021 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

28

4

18

50

The motion was agreed.

 

10.

The North Wales Corporate Joint Committee Regulations 2021

NDM7632 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The North Wales Corporate Joint Committee Regulations 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 16.44

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

NDM7632 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The North Wales Corporate Joint Committee Regulations 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

28

3

19

50

The motion was agreed.

 

11.

The South West Wales Corporate Joint Committee Regulations 2021

NDM7638 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The South West Wales Corporate Joint Committee Regulations 2021 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 16.44

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

NDM7638 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The South West Wales Corporate Joint Committee Regulations 2021 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

28

3

19

50

The motion was agreed.

 

12.

The South East Wales Corporate Joint Committee Regulations 2021

NDM7629 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The South East Wales Corporate Joint Committee Regulations 2021 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 16.44

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

NDM7629 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The South East Wales Corporate Joint Committee Regulations 2021 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

28

3

19

50

The motion was agreed.

 

13.

The Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 (Amendment) (Local Government Bodies in Wales) Order 2021

NDM7631 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 (Amendment) (Local Government Bodies in Wales) Order 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 16.44

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

NDM7631 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 (Amendment) (Local Government Bodies in Wales) Order 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

36

3

11

50

The motion was agreed.

 

14.

The Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2019 (Amendment of Schedule 3) Regulations 2021

NDM7630 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2019 (Amendment of Schedule 3) Regulations 2021 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 16.44

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

NDM7630 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2019 (Amendment of Schedule 3) Regulations 2021 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

36

3

10

49

The motion was agreed.

15.

The Corporate Joint Committees (Amendment of Schedule 6 to the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011) Regulations 2021

NDM7637 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Corporate Joint Committees (Amendment of Schedule 6 to the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011) Regulations 2021 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 16.44

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

NDM7637 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Corporate Joint Committees (Amendment of Schedule 6 to the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011) Regulations 2021 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

43

4

4

51

The motion was agreed.

16.

The Equality Act 2010 (Public Authorities subject to the Public Sector Equality Duty) (Wales) Order 2021

NDM7634 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Equality Act 2010 (Public Authorities subject to the Public Sector Equality Duty) (Wales) Order 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 16.44

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

NDM7634 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Equality Act 2010 (Public Authorities subject to the Public Sector Equality Duty) (Wales) Order 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

44

3

3

50

The motion was agreed

 

17.

The Corporate Joint Committees (Transport Functions) (Wales) Regulations 2021

NDM7635 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Corporate Joint Committees (Transport Functions) (Wales) Regulations 2021 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 16.44

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

NDM7635 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Corporate Joint Committees (Transport Functions) (Wales) Regulations 2021 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

28

3

19

50

The motion was agreed.

 

18.

The Corporate Joint Committees (General) (Wales) Regulations 2021

NDM7636 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Corporate Joint Committees (General) (Wales) Regulations 2021 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 16.44

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

NDM7636 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Corporate Joint Committees (General) (Wales) Regulations 2021 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

28

3

19

50

The motion was agreed.

 

(10 mins)

19.

The Assessment of Accommodation Needs of Gypsies and Travellers (Extension of Review Period) (Wales) (Coronavirus) Order 2021

NDM7642 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Assessment of Accommodation Needs of Gypsies and Travellers (Extension of Review Period) (Wales) (Coronavirus) Order 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 17.03

NDM7642 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Assessment of Accommodation Needs of Gypsies and Travellers (Extension of Review Period) (Wales) (Coronavirus) Order 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(10 mins)

20.

The Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

NDM7641 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 17.12

NDM7641 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(45 mins)

In accordance with Standing Order 12.24, items 21-24 were grouped for debate, but with separate votes.

21.

The Environment (Wales) Act 2016 (Amendment of 2050 Emissions Target) Regulations 2021

NDM7647 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Environment (Wales) Act 2016 (Amendment of 2050 Emissions Target) Regulations 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 9 February 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 17.15

NDM7647 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Environment (Wales) Act 2016 (Amendment of 2050 Emissions Target) Regulations 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 9 February 2021.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

22.

The Climate Change (Interim Emissions Targets) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

NDM7646 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Climate Change (Interim Emissions Targets) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 9 February 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 17.15

NDM7646 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Climate Change (Interim Emissions Targets) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 9 February 2021.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

23.

The Climate Change (Carbon Budgets) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

NDM7645 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Climate Change (Carbon Budgets) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 9 February 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 17.15

NDM7645 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Climate Change (Carbon Budgets) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 9 February 2021.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

24.

The Climate Change (Net Welsh Emissions Account Credit Limit) (Wales) Regulations 2021

NDM7644 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Climate Change (Net Welsh Emissions Account Credit Limit) (Wales) Regulations 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 9 February 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

 

Minutes:

The item started at 17.15

NDM7644 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Climate Change (Net Welsh Emissions Account Credit Limit) (Wales) Regulations 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 9 February 2021.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(0 mins)

25.

The Agricultural Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021 - withdrawn

NDM7640 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Agricultural Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 23 February 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Minutes:

The item was withdrawn

 

(15 mins)

26.

Legislative Consent Motion on the Domestic Abuse Bill

NDM7649 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6 agrees that provisions in the Domestic Abuse Bill in so far as they fall within the legislative competence of the Senedd, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

A Legislative Consent Memorandum and a Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum were laid in the Table Office on 3 August 2020 and 20 January 2021 respectively in accordance with Standing Order 29.2.

Domestic Abuse Bill

Supporting Documents

Report of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (no. 3)

Minutes:

The item started at 17.43

NDM7649 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6 agrees that provisions in the Domestic Abuse Bill in so far as they fall within the legislative competence of the Senedd, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

A Legislative Consent Memorandum and a Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum were laid in the Table Office on 3 August 2020 and 20 January 2021 respectively in accordance with Standing Order 29.2.

Domestic Abuse Bill

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(15 mins)

27.

Legislative Consent Motion on the Financial Services Bill

NDM7650 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6 agrees that provisions in the Financial Services Bill in so far as they fall within the legislative competence of the Senedd, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

A Legislative Consent Memorandum was laid in the Table Office on 3 November 2020 in accordance with Standing Order 29.2.

Financial Services Bill

Supporting Documents

Report of the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 17.58

NDM7650 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6 agrees that provisions in the Financial Services Bill in so far as they fall within the legislative competence of the Senedd, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

A Legislative Consent Memorandum was laid in the Table Office on 3 November 2020 in accordance with Standing Order 29.2.

Financial Services Bill

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Deputy Presiding Officer Statement

The Deputy Presiding Officer announced, in accordance with Standing Order 26.75, that the Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Act was given Royal Assent on that day.

 

28.

Voting Time

Minutes:

In accordance with Standing Order 12.18, at 18.05 proceedings were suspended to allow a technical break before voting time.

The item started at 18.08.

 

Votes Summary

Supporting documents: