Agenda and minutes

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Transcript: Transcript for 11/11/2020 - 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 Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales

The Presiding Officer will call party spokespeople to ask questions without notice after Question 2.

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Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The item started at 13.30

The first 8 questions were asked.  Question 9 was withdrawn. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Minister after question 2.

(45 mins)

2.

Questions to the Counsel General and Minister for European Transition (in respect of his European Transition responsibilities)

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Minutes:

The item started at 14.26

All 9 questions were asked. Questions 7 and 8 were grouped together for answer. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Minister after question 2.

(45 mins)

3.

Statement by the First Minister: Delivering the International Strategy

Minutes:

The item started at 15.06

(20 mins)

4.

Topical Questions

To the Minister for Health and Social Services:

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): In light of the statement on a COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer, what discussions has the Welsh Government had with the UK Government regarding a roll-out strategy across Wales?

Minutes:

The item started at 16.08

To the Minister for Health and Social Services

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): In light of the statement on a COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer, what discussions has the Welsh Government had with the UK Government regarding a roll-out strategy across Wales?

(5 mins)

5.

90 Second Statements

Minutes:

The item started at 16.18

Gareth Bennett made a statement on Wales winning the Darts World Cup.

Adam Price made a statement on Elidyr College.

In accordance with Standing Order 12.18, at 16.21 the meeting was suspended by the Llywydd.

Motions to elect Members to Committees

The item started at 16.29

In accordance with Standing Orders 12.24 and 12.40, the motions to elect Members to committees were grouped for debate and for voting.

NDM7471 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 17.3, elects David Rowlands (Independent Alliance for Reform) as a member of the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee.

NDM7472 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 17.3, elects David Rowlands (Independent Alliance for Reform) as a member of the Llywydd’s Committee.

NDM7473 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 17.3, elects Mandy Jones (Independent Alliance for Reform) as a member of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee.

NDM7474 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 17.3, elects:

1. David Rowlands (Independent Alliance for Reform) as a member of the Standards of Conduct Committee.

2. Caroline Jones (Independent Alliance for Reform) as an alternate member of the Standards of Conduct Committee.

The motions were agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(30 mins)

6.

Motion to approve the Senedd Commission's Budget 2021-22

NDM7458 Suzy Davies (South Wales West)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 20.16:

Agrees the budget of the Senedd Commission for 2021-22, as specified in Table 1 of the Senedd Commission Budget 2021-22, laid before the Senedd on 4 November 2020 and that it be incorporated in the Annual Budget Motion under Standing Order 20.26(ii).

 

Supporting documents

Report of the Finance Committee

Response by the Senedd Commission

 

Minutes:

The item started at 16.29

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

NDM7458 Suzy Davies (South Wales West)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 20.16:

Agrees the budget of the Senedd Commission for 2021-22, as specified in Table 1 of the Senedd Commission Budget 2021-22, laid before the Senedd on 4 November 2020 and that it be incorporated in the Annual Budget Motion under Standing Order 20.26(ii).

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

41

0

13

54

The motion was agreed.

 

(30 mins)

7.

Debate on Petition P-05-1060 Allow supermarkets to sell "non-essential" items during movement restrictions

NDM7460 Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy)

To propose that the Senedd:

Notes the petition ‘P-05-1060 Allow supermarkets to sell "non-essential" items during lockdown’ which received more than 67,000 signatures.

P-05-1060 Allow supermarkets to sell "non-essential" items during lockdown

Minutes:

The item started at 16.50

NDM7460 Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy)

To propose that the Senedd:

Notes the petition ‘P-05-1060 Allow supermarkets to sell "non-essential" items during lockdown’ which received more than 67,000 signatures.

P-05-1060 Allow supermarkets to sell "non-essential" items during lockdown

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(30 mins)

8.

Debate on the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee's Report on the Impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the creative industries

NDM7461 Helen Mary Jones (Mid and West Wales)

To propose that the Senedd:

Notes the report of the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee, 'Impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the creative industries', laid in the Table Office on 17 July 2020.

Supporting Documents

Welsh Government response to the Report

Minutes:

The item started at 17.17

NDM7461 Helen Mary Jones (Mid and West Wales)

To propose that the Senedd:

Notes the report of the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee, 'Impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the creative industries', laid in the Table Office on 17 July 2020.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(30 mins)

9.

Debate on the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee Report: Public procurement in the primary economy

NDM7459 Russell George (Montgomeryshire)

To propose that the Senedd:

Notes the report of the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee on its Inquiry: Procurement in the Foundational Economy - which was laid in the Table Office on 5 February 2020.

Note: The response from the Welsh Government to the report was laid in the Table Office on 17 September 2020.

Minutes:

The item started at 17.51

NDM7459 Russell George (Montgomeryshire)

To propose that the Senedd:

Notes the report of the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee on its Inquiry: Procurement in the Foundational Economy - which was laid in the Table Office on 5 February 2020.

Note: The response from the Welsh Government to the report was laid in the Table Office on 17 September 2020.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

In accordance with Standing Order 12.18, at 18.22 the Deputy Presiding Officer suspended the meeting.

(60 mins)

10.

Welsh Conservatives Debate - The Armed Forces

NDM7456 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes that today is Armistice Day.

2. Remembers and honours all those who have lost their lives and made sacrifices in the service of our country, including civilian casualties of conflict.

3. Thanks all those organisations across Wales working to support the Armed Forces community and our veterans.

4. Expresses gratitude for the significant contribution made by the Armed Forces to the national COVID-19 response in Wales. 

5. Acknowledges the significant ongoing contribution that the military makes to Wales.

6. Calls upon the Welsh Government to continue to engage with stakeholders as it seeks to uphold the Armed Forces Covenant.

Armed Forces Covenant

Co-submitters

Rebecca Evans

Siân Gwenllian

Caroline Jones

The following amendments have been tabled:

In accordance with Standing Order 12.23 (iii), amendment 1 tabled to the motion has not been selected.

Amendment 2 Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

Add as new points at end of motion:

Supports the need to strive for peaceful resolutions to all conflicts and for an end to war.

Believes that at a time of unprecedented national and global challenges Wales must play its role in shaping a peaceful future and therefore welcomes the establishment of Academi Heddwch Cymru.

Minutes:

NDM7456 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

To propose that the Senedd:  

1. Notes that today is Armistice Day.

2. Remembers and honours all those who have lost their lives and made sacrifices in the service of our country, including civilian casualties of conflict.

3. Thanks all those organisations across Wales working to support the Armed Forces community and our veterans.

4. Expresses gratitude for the significant contribution made by the Armed Forces to the national COVID-19 response in Wales. 

5. Acknowledges the significant ongoing contribution that the military makes to Wales.

6. Calls upon the Welsh Government to continue to engage with stakeholders as it seeks to uphold the Armed Forces Covenant.

Armed Forces Covenant

Co-Submitters

Rebecca Evans

Siân Gwenllian

Caroline Jones

For

Abstain

Against

Total

45

8

1

54

The motion without amendment was agreed.

 

11.

Voting Time

Minutes:

In accordance with Standing Order 12.18, at 19.24 the Deputy Presiding Officer suspended the meeting.

The item started at 19.29

 

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

(30 mins)

12.

Short Debate

NDM7457 Caroline Jones (South Wales West)

Tackling waiting times for treatment in the Welsh NHS.

Minutes:

The item started at 19.30

NDM7457 Caroline Jones (South Wales West)

Tackling waiting times for treatment in the Welsh NHS

 

 

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