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Transcript: Transcript for 23/06/2021 - Plenary

Note No. Item

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

The Llywydd has determined that, in accordance with Standing Order 34.14A-D, Members will be able to vote from any location by electronic means.

The Llywydd also gives notice, 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. The meeting will continue to be broadcast live and the record of proceedings will be published as usual.

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Questions to the Minister for Finance and Local Government

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Questions to the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd

The Presiding Officer will call Party Spokespeople to ask questions without notice after Question 2.

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(20 mins)


Topical Questions

(5 mins)


90 Second Statements

(60 mins)


Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv): Bus services

NDM7704 Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes the bus service agreement of March 2021 commits £37.2 million of funding to continue to support the bus industry in the coming financial year.

2. Notes that the agreement commits to a fundamental reshaping of local bus services, better meeting the needs of passengers.

3. Notes that the agreement also seeks to rebuild patronage post-covid, encouraging increasing numbers to use public transport over time for a wide range of journeys, as conditions permit.

4. Further notes the publication of Llwybr Newydd: The Wales Transport Strategy 2021, which contains a range of commitments including:

a) extending the reach of bus services;

b) progressing new bus legislation to give the public sector more control over local bus services;

c) delivering innovative, more flexible bus services, in partnership with local authorities, the commercial and third sectors; and

d) ensuring that bus services and facilities are accessible, attractive and safe for everyone.

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to set out detailed plans and timescales for delivering the commitments on bus services in Llwybr Newydd.

6. Calls on the Welsh Government and partners to engage meaningfully with local communities across Wales on the strategy and in reshaping bus services to meet the transport needs identified by those communities.

Bus Service Agreement - March 2021

Llwybr Newydd: the Wales Transport Strategy 2021


John Griffiths (Newport East)

Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy)

Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)

Natasha Asghar (South Wales East)

Llyr Gruffydd (North Wales)

Heledd Fychan (South Wales Central)

Hefin David (Caerphilly)

Altaf Hussain (South Wales West)

Jane Dodds (Mid and West Wales)

Jayne Bryant (Newport West)

Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley)

Luke Fletcher (South Wales West)

(60 mins)


Welsh Conservatives debate: Departure from the European Union

NDM7716 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes that 23 June 2021 marks the fifth anniversary of the people of Wales voting to leave the European Union.

2. Believes that the outcome of referendums should always be respected.

3. Acknowledges that scores of new responsibilities have been transferred to the Welsh Parliament as a result of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to proactively promote and take advantage of the opportunities that our departure from the European Union presents.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes the UK Government's ongoing threats to devolution since Brexit, specifically in relation to the United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020, the levelling-up fund and the shared prosperity fund;

2. Believes that voters should always have clear and detailed proposals for constitutional referendums;

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to commence the process set out in the Government of Wales Act 2006 to seek powers for the Senedd to call for a binding referendum on the constitutional future of Wales, which would put Wales's future in the hands of Wales.

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

Amendment 2 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Acknowledges the EU referendum result.

2. Calls on the UK Government to work constructively with the EU to minimise the impact of the deal that they agreed on businesses and citizens across the UK.

3. Condemns the failure of the UK Government to fulfil its promise that Wales would not be a penny worse off outside the European Union.

4. Condemns the UK Government's ongoing assault on devolution through the UK Internal Market Act 2020, levelling-up fund and shared prosperity fund.

5. Welcomes the Welsh Government commitment to engage with the people of Wales to consider our constitutional future in a radically reformed United Kingdom.

United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020


Voting Time

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Short Debate

NDM7710 Jack Sargeant (Alyn and Deeside)

A fair deal for workers.

(30 mins)


Short Debate

NDM7717 Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy)

Eradicating Sheep Scab in Wales: the continuing need to have a strong plan in place to eradicate sheep scab in Wales.