Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Aled Elwyn Jones 

Note: 293(v6) 

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Transcript: Transcript for 06/10/2020 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

This meeting was held in a hybrid format, with some Members in the Senedd Chamber and others joining by video-conference.

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the First Minister

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The item started at 13.31

Questions 1 and 3-9 were asked. Question 2 was withdrawn. The Presiding Officer invited party leaders to ask questions to the First Minister after question 3.

 

(15 mins)

2.

Business Statement and Announcement

Minutes:

The item started at 14.33

(45 mins)

3.

Statement by the Minister for Education: OECD Education Review 2020

Minutes:

(45 mins)

4.

Statement by the Counsel General and Minister for European Transition: Covid-19 Reconstruction - Challenges and Priorities

Minutes:

The item started at 15.41

(45 mins)

5.

Statement by the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: Update on fiscal impacts of COVID-19 and future budget prospects

Minutes:

The item started at 16.30

6.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulations 2020

NDM7412 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 24 September 2020.

Supporting Documents

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 17.11

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

NDM7412 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 24 September 2020.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

9

6

52

The motion was agreed.

7.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 13) (Llanelli etc.) Regulations 2020

NDM7409 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 13) (Llanelli etc.) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 25 September 2020.

Supporting Documents

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 17.11

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

NDM7409 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 13) (Llanelli etc.) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 25 September 2020.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

46

0

6

52

The motion was agreed.

8.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 14) (Cardiff and Swansea) Regulations 2020

NDM7411 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 14) (Cardiff and Swansea) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 25 September 2020.

Supporting Documents

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 17.11

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

NDM7411 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 14) (Cardiff and Swansea) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 25 September 2020.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

28

9

15

52

The motion was agreed.

9.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 15) (Neath Port Talbot, Torfaen and Vale of Glamorgan) Regulations 2020

NDM7410 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 15) (Neath Port Talbot, Torfaen and Vale of Glamorgan) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 28 September 2020.

Supporting Documents

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 17.11

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

NDM7410 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

1. Approves The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 15) (Neath Port Talbot, Torfaen and Vale of Glamorgan) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 28 September 2020.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

28

9

15

52

The motion was agreed.

In accordance with Standing Order 12.18, at 17.50 the temporary Chair suspended the meeting.

(30 mins)

10.

LCM on the Fisheries Bill

NDM7408 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6, agrees that provisions in the Fisheries 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 Table Office on 12 February 2020 and Supplementary Legislative Consent Memoranda were laid on 8 July and 16 September 2020, in accordance with Standing Order 29.2.

Fisheries Bill

Supporting Documents

Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee:

WG response to Report on Supplementary LCM (no. 2)

Committee Report on the Supplementary LCM (no.2)

WG response to Report on LCM

Committee Report on the LCM

 

Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee:

Committee Chair letter to Minister

WG response to Report on the Supplementary LCM (no. 2)

Committee Report on the Supplementary LCM (no. 2)

WG response to Report on LCM

Committee Report on the LCM

 

Minutes:

The item started at 17.56

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

NDM7408 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6, agrees that provisions in the Fisheries 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 Table Office on 12 February 2020 and Supplementary Legislative Consent Memoranda were laid on 8 July and 16 September 2020, in accordance with Standing Order 29.2.

Fisheries Bill

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

42

0

10

52

The motion was agreed.

(15 mins)

11.

LCM on the Fire Safety Bill

NDM7407 Hannah Blythyn (Delyn)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6, agrees that provisions in the Fire Safety 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 has been laid in Table Office on 30 April 2020 in accordance with Standing Order 29.2.

Fire Safety Bill

Supporting Documents

Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee:

Committee Report on the LCM

 

Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee:

Committee Report on the LCM

Minutes:

The item started at 18.31

NDM7407 Hannah Blythyn (Delyn)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6, agrees that provisions in the Fire Safety 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 has been laid in Table Office on 30 April 2020 in accordance with Standing Order 29.2.

Fire Safety Bill

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(15 mins)

12.

Statutory Instrument Consent Memorandum on The Waste (Circular Economy) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

NDM7413 Hannah Blythyn (Delyn)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 30A.10, agrees that the Secretary of State makes The Waste (Circular Economy) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, in accordance with the draft laid in Table Office on 1 September 2020.

The Statutory Instrument Consent Memorandum was laid in Table Office on 1 September 2020 in accordance with Standing Order 30A.2.

Supporting Documents

Explanatory Memorandum

 

Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee:

Committee Report on the SICM

Minutes:

The item started at 18.46

NDM7413 Hannah Blythyn (Delyn)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 30A.10, agrees that the Secretary of State makes The Waste (Circular Economy) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, in accordance with the draft laid in Table Office on 1 September 2020.

The Statutory Instrument Consent Memorandum was laid in Table Office on 1 September 2020 in accordance with Standing Order 30A.2.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(60 mins)

13.

Debate: Tackling Racism and Race Inequality

NDM7414 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Supports wholeheartedly:

a) the global fight to root out racism and racist ideology and strive towards a more equal Wales, tackling systemic and structural race inequality; and

b) the principles of the United Nations International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

2. Calls for an update from the Senedd Commission on the development of a cross-party Welsh declaration embodying the principles of the CERD.

3. Welcomes the diligent work of the BAME COVID-19 Advisory Group, co-chaired by Judge Ray Singh and Dr Heather Payne, of the Risk Assessment Sub Group chaired by Professor Keshav Singhal and the Socioeconomic Subgroup chaired by Professor Emmanuel Ogbonna and calls on the Welsh Government to ensure Professor Ogbonna’s report's recommendations are implemented in full and at pace.

4. Recognises the need for a Race Equality Action Plan for Wales to address structural and systemic inequality, and advance opportunity for Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in Wales.

The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

First Minister's BAME COVID-19 Advisory Group: Report of the Socioeconomic Subgroup

Co-submitters

Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

 

In accordance with Standing Order 12.23 (iii) amendments 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 tabled to the motion have not been selected.

Minutes:

The item started at 18.57

Voting on the motion was deferred until Voting Time.

NDM7414 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Supports wholeheartedly:

a) the global fight to root out racism and racist ideology and strive towards a more equal Wales, tackling systemic and structural race inequality; and

b) the principles of the United Nations International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

2. Calls for an update from the Senedd Commission on the development of a cross-party Welsh declaration embodying the principles of the CERD.

3. Welcomes the diligent work of the BAME COVID-19 Advisory Group, co-chaired by Judge Ray Singh and Dr Heather Payne, of the Risk Assessment Sub Group chaired by Professor Keshav Singhal and the Socioeconomic Subgroup chaired by Professor Emmanuel Ogbonna and calls on the Welsh Government to ensure Professor Ogbonna’s report's recommendations are implemented in full and at pace.

4. Recognises the need for a Race Equality Action Plan for Wales to address structural and systemic inequality, and advance opportunity for Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in Wales.

The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

First Minister's BAME COVID-19 Advisory Group: Report of the Socioeconomic Subgroup

Co-submitters
Darren Millar (Clwyd West)
Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

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

A vote was taken on the motion:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

48

1

3

52

The motion was agreed.

14.

Voting Time

Minutes:

In accordance with Standing Order 34.14D, at 20.03 proceedings were suspended to allow a technical break before voting time.

The item started at 20.07

Votes Summary

Supporting documents: