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Transcript: Transcript for 16/06/2021 - 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 Climate Change

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Minutes:

The item started at 12.30

The first 5 questions were asked. Questions 3 and 4 were answered by the Deputy Minister for Climate Change. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Minister after question 2.

(45 mins)

2.

Questions to the Minister for Education and Welsh Language

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Minutes:

The item started at 13.24

The first 8 questions were asked. Question 2 was transferred for written answer by the Minister for Health and Social Services. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Minister after question 3.

 

(45 mins)

3.

Statement by the Deputy Minister for Climate Change: Climate Change

Minutes:

The item started at 14.03

In accordance with Standing Order 12.18, at 14.40 the meeting was suspended by the Llywydd.

(0 mins)

4.

Topical Questions

No Topical Questions were accepted.

Minutes:

No Topical Questions were accepted

(5 mins)

5.

90 Second Statements

Minutes:

The item started at 14.49

Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley) made a statement on - 100 years of song – Cwmbach Choir celebrates its centenary.

Sioned Williams (South Wales West) made a statement on - Refugee Week.

Natasha Asghar (South Wales East) made a statement on - Anniversary of the death of Mohammad Asghar MS.

(60 mins)

6.

Welsh Conservatives debate - Sport

NDM7712 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Recognises the growth and interest in Welsh sporting teams on the international stage.

2. Believes that the Welsh Government should build upon Wales’s recent sporting achievements by working with the UK Government to attract major sporting events to Wales, recognising the significant benefits of such events for the Welsh economy and the regeneration of local communities.

3. Further calls on the Welsh Government to inspire the next generation of sporting excellence, and promote participation in sport to improve people’s mental and physical well-being by:

a) establishing a Welsh talent sporting fund to support talented Welsh athletes to succeed on the world stage;

b) creating a community sport bounce back fund to help community clubs to rebuild following the COVID-19 pandemic;

c) improving access to sport facilities including establishing a larger network of 3G and 4G synthetic turf pitches throughout Wales;

d) introducing a network of Welsh sports ambassadors to encourage young people to participate in sport and other physical activities; and

e) enabling free access to local authority gyms and leisure centres for young people in Wales.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Welcomes the Welsh Government’s commitment to:

a) champion Welsh sporting successes, harness the creativity and sporting ability of our young people, and enable our sports industry to maintain its proper place on the world stage;

b) invest in our world-class sports facilities, promote equal access to sports and support young and talented athletes and grassroots clubs.

c) invest in new facilities such as 3G artificial pitches.

2. Recognises the Welsh Government’s successful record of bringing major cultural, business and sports events to Wales.

3. Joins the Welsh Government in wishing the men’s senior Welsh football team the very best of luck in the remaining matches of the European Championships.

[If amendment 1 is agreed, amendments 2 and 3 will be de-selected]

Amendment 2 Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

In point 3(d), after ‘activities’ insert 'especially amongst teenage girls and under-represented groups;'

Amendment 3 Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

In point 3, insert as new sub-points:

‘ensuring post-16 education institutions provide sport and leisure facilities while encouraging participation by attendees;

encouraging public broadcasters to devote a greater percentage of broadcast time to women’s sport;

working with clubs and organisations to reduce homophobic, and sexist behaviour and be trans-inclusive;

investigating the potential for an Olympic size swimming pool to serve north Wales.

Minutes:

The item started at 14.55

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM7712 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Recognises the growth and interest in Welsh sporting teams on the international stage.

2. Believes that the Welsh Government should build upon Wales’s recent sporting achievements by working with the UK Government to attract major sporting events to Wales, recognising the significant benefits of such events for the Welsh economy and the regeneration of local communities.

3. Further calls on the Welsh Government to inspire the next generation of sporting excellence, and promote participation in sport to improve people’s mental and physical well-being by:

a) establishing a Welsh talent sporting fund to support talented Welsh athletes to succeed on the world stage;

b) creating a community sport bounce back fund to help community clubs to rebuild following the COVID-19 pandemic;

c) improving access to sport facilities including establishing a larger network of 3G and 4G synthetic turf pitches throughout Wales;

d) introducing a network of Welsh sports ambassadors to encourage young people to participate in sport and other physical activities; and

e) enabling free access to local authority gyms and leisure centres for young people in Wales.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

40

56

The motion without amendment was not agreed.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Welcomes the Welsh Government’s commitment to:

a) champion Welsh sporting successes, harness the creativity and sporting ability of our young people, and enable our sports industry to maintain its proper place on the world stage;

b) invest in our world-class sports facilities, promote equal access to sports and support young and talented athletes and grassroots clubs.

c) invest in new facilities such as 3G artificial pitches.

2. Recognises the Welsh Government’s successful record of bringing major cultural, business and sports events to Wales.

3. Joins the Welsh Government in wishing the men’s senior Welsh football team the very best of luck in the remaining matches of the European Championships.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

29

15

12

56

Amendment 1 was agreed.

As amendment 1 was agreed, amendments 2 and 3 were de-selected

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM7712 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Welcomes the Welsh Government’s commitment to:

a) champion Welsh sporting successes, harness the creativity and sporting ability of our young people, and enable our sports industry to maintain its proper place on the world stage;

b) invest in our world-class sports facilities, promote equal access to sports and support young and talented athletes and grassroots clubs.

c) invest in new facilities such as 3G artificial pitches.

2. Recognises the Welsh Government’s successful record of bringing major cultural, business and sports events to Wales.

3. Joins the Welsh Government in wishing the men’s senior Welsh football team the very best of luck in the remaining matches of the European Championships.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

42

14

0

56

The motion as amended was agreed.

In accordance with Standing Order 12.18, at 15.48 the meeting was suspended by the Llywydd.

(60 mins)

7.

Plaid Cymru debate - Housing policy

NDM7711 Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

To propose that the Senedd:

Calls on the Welsh Government to act immediately to address the housing crisis.

The following amendment was tabled:

Amendment 1 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

After 'crisis' insert:

‘including taking action to:

a) bring empty properties back into use;

b) restore the right to buy in Wales;

c) scrap the land transaction tax for first-time buyers;

d) value the contribution that responsible registered landlords make to providing suitable accommodation for tenants; and

e) bring forward legislation on building safety.’

Minutes:

The item started at 15.56

NDM7711 Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

To propose that the Senedd:

Calls on the Welsh Government to act immediately to address the housing crisis.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

8.

Voting time

Minutes:

9.

Short Debate – Postponed to Wednesday 23 June 2021

NDM7710 Jack Sargeant (Alyn and Deeside)

A fair deal for workers.

Votes Summary

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