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Transcript: Transcript for 24/03/2020 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

(5 mins)

1.

Motion to suspend Standing Orders

NNDM7315 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Orders 33.6 and 33.8:

 

1. Suspends Standing Orders 12.56(i) and (ii) that requires:

 

a) the First Minister to answer oral questions once, and for a maximum of 60 minutes, in each week that the Assembly meets in Plenary; and

 

b) each Welsh Minister and the Counsel General to answer oral questions in relation to his or her responsibilities, at least once, and for a maximum of 45 minutes, in every four weeks that the Assembly meets,

 

so that the First Minister, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales and the Counsel General and Minister for European Transition are not required to answer oral questions in Plenary on Tuesday 24 March 2020.

 

2. Suspends Standing Order 12.20(i), 12.22(i) and that part of Standing Order 11.16 that requires the weekly announcement under Standing Order 11.11 to constitute the timetable for business in Plenary for the following week, to allow NNDM7316, the Legislative Consent Motion on the Coronavirus Bill, to be considered in Plenary on Tuesday 24 March 2020.

 

Legislative Consent Memorandum - Coronavirus Bill

 

Coronavirus Bill

 

Minutes:

The item started at 10.00

NNDM7315 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Orders 33.6 and 33.8:

1. Suspends Standing Orders 12.56(i) and (ii) that requires:

a) the First Minister to answer oral questions once, and for a maximum of 60 minutes, in each week that the Assembly meets in Plenary; and

b) each Welsh Minister and the Counsel General to answer oral questions in relation to his or her responsibilities, at least once, and for a maximum of 45 minutes, in every four weeks that the Assembly meets,

so that the First Minister, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales and the Counsel General and Minister for European Transition are not required to answer oral questions in Plenary on Tuesday 24 March 2020.

2. Suspends Standing Order 12.20(i), 12.22(i) and that part of Standing Order 11.16 that requires the weekly announcement under Standing Order 11.11 to constitute the timetable for business in Plenary for the following week, to allow NNDM7316, the Legislative Consent Motion on the Coronavirus Bill, to be considered in Plenary on Tuesday 24 March 2020.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(0 mins)

2.

Questions to the First Minister - RESCHEDULED FROM WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH

Minutes:

Questions to the First Minister were transferred for written answer.

(5 mins)

3.

Business Statement and Announcement

Minutes:

The item started at 10.00

(0 mins)

4.

Questions to the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales - RESCHEDULED FROM WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH

Minutes:

Questions to the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales were transferred for written answer.

(0 mins)

5.

Questions to the Counsel General and Minister for European Transition (in respect of his European Transition responsibilities) - RESCHEDULED FROM WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH

Minutes:

Questions to the Counsel General and Minister for European Transition (in respect of his European Transition responsibilities) were transferred for written answer.

(0 mins)

6.

Topical Questions

No Topical Questions were accepted.

Minutes:

No Topical Questions were accepted.

(45 mins)

7.

Statement by the First Minister: Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Minutes:

The item started at 10.02

(45 mins)

8.

Statement by the Minister for Health and Social Services: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Minutes:

The item started at 11.27

(0 mins)

9.

Statement by the Minister for Housing and Local Government: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - to be issued as a written statement

Minutes:

The statement was issued as a written statement.

(0 mins)

10.

Statement by the Minister for Education: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - to be issued as a written statement

Minutes:

The statement was issued as a written statement.

(0 mins)

11.

Statement by the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - to be issued as a written statement

Minutes:

The statement was issued as a written statement.

(0 mins)

12.

Statement by the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - to be issued as a written statement

Minutes:

The statement was issued as a written statement.

(0 mins)

13.

Statement by the Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - to be issued as a written statement

Minutes:

The statement was issued as a written statement.

(90 mins)

14.

Debate: Legislative Consent Motion on the Coronavirus Bill

NNDM7316 Vaughan Gething (Cardiff South and Penarth)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6 agrees that provisions in the Coronavirus Bill in so far as they fall within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

 

A Legislative Consent Memorandum has been laid in Table Office on 24 March 2020 in accordance with Standing Order 29.2.

 

A copy of the Bill can be found on the UK Parliament website:

 

Coronavirus Bill

 

Minutes:

The item started at 12.31

NNDM7316 Vaughan Gething (Cardiff South and Penarth)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6 agrees that provisions in the Coronavirus Bill in so far as they fall within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

A Legislative Consent Memorandum has been laid in Table Office on 24 March 2020 in accordance with Standing Order 29.2.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(0 mins)

15.

Debate: The General Principles of the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill - WITHDRAWN

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn.

(0 mins)

16.

Motion to agree the financial resolution in respect of the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill - WITHDRAWN

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn.

(5 mins)

17.

Motion to suspend Standing Orders

NNDM7317Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Orders 33.6 and 33.8:

Suspends Standing Order 12.20(i) and that part of Standing Order 11.16 that requires the weekly announcement under Standing Order 11.11 to constitute the timetable for business in Plenary for the following week, to allow the next item of business to be considered in Plenary on Tuesday, 24 March 2020.

Minutes:

NNDM7317 – Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Orders 33.6 and 33.8:

Suspends Standing Order 12.20(i) and that part of Standing Order 11.16 that requires the weekly announcement under Standing Order 11.11 to constitute the timetable for business in Plenary for the following week, to allow the next item of business to be considered in Plenary on Tuesday, 24 March 2020.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(5 mins)

18.

Motion to amend Standing Orders

NNDM7318Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly, in accordance with Standing Order 33.2:

1. Considers the report of the Business Committee ‘Assembly Business and Emergency Procedures’ laid in the Table Office on 24 March 2020.

2. Approves the proposals to:

(i) revise Standing Orders to add new Standing Order 34, as set out in Annex A of the report of the Business Committee; and

(ii) revoke Standing Orders 6.24A-H and 12.1A-C agreed on 18 March 2020.

3. Notes that these changes are temporary, and will cease to have effect on the dissolution of this Assembly or when the Assembly so resolves, whichever is sooner.

Minutes:

This item started at 13.46

NNDM7318 – Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly, in accordance with Standing Order 33.2:

1. Considers the report of the Business Committee ‘Assembly Business and Emergency Procedures’ laid in the Table Office on 24 March 2020.

2. Approves the proposals to:

(i) revise Standing Orders to add new Standing Order 34, as set out in Annex A of the report of the Business Committee; and

(ii) revoke Standing Orders 6.24A-H and 12.1A-C agreed on 18 March 2020.

3. Notes that these changes are temporary, and will cease to have effect on the dissolution of this Assembly or when the Assembly so resolves, whichever is sooner.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

19.

Voting Time

Minutes:

There was no voting time.

 

 

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