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Transcript: Transcript for 23/03/2021 - 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.

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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.

 

(15 mins)

2.

Business Statement and Announcement

Minutes:

The item started at 14.32

 

(45 mins)

3.

Statement by the First Minister: Covid-19: One Year On

Minutes:

The item started at 14.57

 

(45 mins)

4.

Statement by the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport: Llwybr Newydd – A New Wales Transport Strategy

Minutes:

The item started at 15.47

 

(30 mins)

5.

Statement by the Minister for Education: Mental Health and Wellbeing Support in Educational Settings

Minutes:

The item started at 16.37

(30 mins)

6.

Statement by the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip: The Wales Race Equality Action Plan – an anti-racist Wales

Minutes:

The item started at 17.13

(15 mins)

7.

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

NDM7660 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. 5) Regulations 2021 laid in the Table Office on 12 March 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 17.47

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

NDM7660 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. 5) Regulations 2021 laid in the Table Office on 12 March 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

11

1

49

The motion was agreed.

 

(5 mins)

Motion to suspend Standing Orders

The item started at 18.11

NNDM7686 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Orders 33.6 and 33.8:

Suspends Standing Order 12.20(i) and Standing Order 27.7 to allow NNDM7684 and NNDM7685 to be considered in Plenary on 23 March 2021.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(30 mins)

In accordance with Standing Order 12.24, items 8-11 were grouped for debate but with separate votes.

8.

The Additional Learning Needs Code for Wales 2021

NNDM7684 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5, approves that the draft The Additional Learning Needs Code for Wales 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 18 March 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 18.11

NNDM7684 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5, approves that the draft The Additional Learning Needs Code for Wales 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 18 March 2021.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

9.

The Additional Learning Needs (Wales) Regulations 2021

NDM7665 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Additional Learning Needs (Wales) Regulations 2021 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 12 March 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 18.11

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

NDM7665 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Additional Learning Needs (Wales) Regulations 2021 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 12 March 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

2

0

49

The motion was agreed.

 

10.

The Equality Act 2010 (Capacity of parents and persons over compulsory school age) (Wales) Regulations 2021

NNDM7685 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5, approves that the draft The Equality Act 2010 (Capacity of parents and persons over compulsory school age) (Wales) Regulations 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 18 March 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 18.11

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

NNDM7685 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5, approves that the draft The Equality Act 2010 (Capacity of parents and persons over compulsory school age) (Wales) Regulations 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 18 March 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

44

4

0

48

The motion was agreed.

 

11.

The Education Tribunal for Wales Regulations 2021

NDM7662 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Education Tribunal for Wales Regulations 2021 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 2 March 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 18.11

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

NDM7662 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Education Tribunal for Wales Regulations 2021 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 2 March 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

46

2

0

48

The motion was agreed.

 

(10 mins)

12.

The Official Statistics (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2021

NDM7661 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Official Statistics (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 2 March 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 18.33

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

NDM7661 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Official Statistics (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2021 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 2 March 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

46

0

3

49

The motion was agreed.

 

(15 mins)

13.

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Wales) Regulations 2021

NDM7658 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Wales) Regulations 2021 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 2 March 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 18.41

NDM7658 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves that the draft The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Wales) Regulations 2021 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 2 March 2021.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(5 mins)

14.

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

NDM7657 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 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 12 March 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 18.54

NDM7657 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 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 12 March 2021.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(15 mins)

15.

The Land Transaction Tax (Temporary Variation of Rates and Bands for Residential Property Transactions) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

NDM7656 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves The Land Transaction Tax (Temporary Variation of Rates and Bands for Residential Property Transactions) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 laid in the Table Office on 4 March 2021.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Report of the Finance Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 19.03

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

NDM7656 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves The Land Transaction Tax (Temporary Variation of Rates and Bands for Residential Property Transactions) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 laid in the Table Office on 4 March 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

9

1

49

The motion was agreed.

 

(15 mins)

16.

Debate: Amendments to the 2020-2021 Local Government and Police Settlements

NDM7659 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Section 84H of the Local Government Finance Act 1988, approves the Amended Local Government Finance Report (No. 1) 2020-21 (Final Settlement - Councils) and the Amended Local Government Finance Report (No. 2) 2020-21 (Final Settlement – Police and Crime Commissioners), which were laid in the Table Office on 16 March 2021.

Minutes:

The item started at 19.14

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

NDM7659 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Section 84H of the Local Government Finance Act 1988, approves the Amended Local Government Finance Report (No. 1) 2020-21 (Final Settlement - Councils) and the Amended Local Government Finance Report (No. 2) 2020-21 (Final Settlement – Police and Crime Commissioners), which were laid in the Table Office on 16 March 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

36

5

8

49

The motion was agreed.

 

17.

Voting time

Minutes:

In accordance with Standing Order 12.18, at 19.18 proceedings were suspended to allow a technical break before voting time.

The item started at 19.22.

 

Votes Summary

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