Agenda and minutes
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Introductions, apologies and substitutions
Minutes of the previous meeting
The minutes for the meeting were agreed by the Committee for publication.
Organisation of Business
This Week's Business
Business Managers agreed to table
a motion to suspend Standing Orders, to be taken after the Business Statement
and Announcement, to move Wednesday’s Short Debate to the last item of business
Committee agreed that Voting Time would take place before the Short Debate.
Business Managers discussed how to
avoid overly long Wednesdays in future by scheduling one hour less of
opposition time when items such as Committee Statements or Members Legislative
Proposals are scheduled, to take account of Topical Questions which will now be
a recurring item each Wednesday.
Committee agreed that Voting Time would take place as the last item of
Three Week Timetable of Government Business
Committee noted the 3 Week Timetable of Government Business.
Three Week Timetable of Assembly Business
Managers agreed to a request from Vikki Howells to swap her short debate slot
on 7 June with Mike Hedges’ slot on 21 June; the BSA was amended accordingly.
Committee determined the organisation of Assembly business and agreed to
schedule the following items of business:
seeking the Assembly's agreement to introduce a Member Proposed Bill - The
Autism (Wales) Bill (Paul Davies) (60 mins)
Individual Members under Standing Order 11.21(iv) (60 mins)
the Report by the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee: The Big
Picture: The Committee’s Initial Views on Broadcasting in Wales (60 mins)
Individual Member Debate: Selection of Motion for Debate
Committee selected two motions for debate – one on 24 May, the other on 14
Wednesday 24 May:
Julie Morgan (Cardiff
Hefin David (Caerphilly)
Dai Lloyd (South West
Angela Burns (Carmarthen West
and South Pembrokeshire)
Mark Isherwood (North
propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
Congratulates the staff in the NHS in Wales for treating and curing an
unprecedented number of patients with Hepatitis C.
Calls on the Welsh Government to confirm their commitment to the World Health
Organisation eradication date of 2030.
Calls on the Welsh Government to consider new operational guidelines to support
the NHS to work towards the eradication of Hepatitis C in Wales.
Wednesday 14 June:
Jeremy Miles (Neath)
propose the National Assembly for Wales:
Notes the £217 million Welsh Government investment over the last 5 years and
further commitment of £104 million for the next 4 years to improve home energy
efficiency and tackle fuel poverty.
Further notes that investment in home energy efficiency needs to be
dramatically scaled-up if Wales is to achieve its aims around decarbonisation
and reducing fuel poverty.
Calls on the Welsh Government to consider a broader range of investment
approaches for energy efficiency including innovative finance, putting public
sector pensions to good use, and tapping into private sector funding.
Notes the proposal to establish a National Infrastructure Commission for Wales
and calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that the long-term energy
infrastructure needs of Wales and the opportunities for energy efficiency are
included within its remit.
Believes that such investment would dramatically boost efforts to tackle fuel
poverty in some of our older homes, providing warm and cosy homes, improving
the health and well-being of all and particularly the vulnerable.
Further believes this would help tackle climate change, reducing the carbon
emissions through energy efficiency, reducing energy consumption and reducing
the number of new power stations we need to build.
Recognises the potential for economic growth, creating many thousands of jobs
in every community throughout every part of Wales.