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Transcript: Transcript for 13/05/2020 - Plenary - Fifth Senedd

Expected timing No. Item

The item started a 13.33

The Llywydd welcomed Members to the virtual Plenary and set out that this Plenary meeting, being held by video conference in accordance with the Standing Orders of the Welsh Parliament, constitutes proceedings of the Senedd for the purposes of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

The Llywydd stated that, having consulted with the Business Committee, some of the provisions of Standing Order 34 will apply - all of which were noted on the agenda.

The Llywydd stated that, in accordance with Standing Order 34.15, that the public have been excluded from attending this Plenary meeting, as is required to protect public health, though the meeting would be broadcast live and the record of proceedings would be published as usual.

The Llywydd also reminded Members that Standing Orders relating to Order and the organisation of business in Plenary meetings would apply to this meeting.


(5 mins)


Business Statement and Announcement


The item started at 13.34


(60 mins)


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


The item started at 13.34


Point of Order



Adam Price raised a point of order asking the Llywydd to use her powers under Standing Orders 12.17 or 12.18 to change the order of today’s business or adjourn the meeting temporarily to allow Members the opportunity to study a document on the Government’s COVID-19 ‘Test Trace Protect Strategy’ issued only 8 minutes before Plenary relating to the statement to be made by the Minister for Health and Social Services.


The Llywydd acknowledged the importance of the document and stated that it is good practice to circulate statements in advance of them being given, but did not think it appropriate at this time to delay the statement.


Topical Questions

No Topical Questions were accepted.



No Topical Questions were accepted


(60 mins)


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


The item started at 14.48

At 16.04, the meeting was suspended for 10 minutes.


(60 mins)


Statement by the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: Fiscal implications for Wales of the impact of, and response to, COVID-19


The item started at 16.16


(60 mins)


Statement by the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs: Coronavirus (COVID-19)


The item started at 17.11