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Transcript: Transcript for 17/11/2021 - 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 Finance and Local Government

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

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Minutes:

The item started at 13.30

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

 

(45 mins)

2.

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

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Minutes:

The item started at 14.16

 

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

 

(20 mins)

3.

Topical Questions

To be answered by the Deputy Minister for Climate Change:

Jack Sargeant (Alun and Deeside): How is the Welsh Government supporting Arriva Wales bus drivers who are seeking a fair wage? 

Minutes:

The item started at 15.04

 

Answered by the Deputy Minister for Climate Change:

Jack Sargeant (Alun and Deeside): How is the Welsh Government supporting Arriva Wales bus drivers who are seeking a fair wage? 

 

(5 mins)

4.

90 Second Statements

Minutes:

The item started at 15.14

Llyr Gruffydd made a statement on - Noting and celebrating Councillor Abdul Khan’s success in being elected Chair of Conwy County Borough Council – the first Bangladeshi in Wales to chair a county council.

Vikki Howells made a statement on - the plans to restore Penrhiwceiber War Memorial to its former glory as it celebrates its 95th anniversary.

Rhys ab Owen made a statement on - 100 years of the London Welsh Westminster Cymanfa Ganu.

In accordance with Standing Order 12.18, at 15.19 the meeting was suspended by the Presiding Officer.

 

(5 mins)

5.

Motion to amend Standing Orders: Membership of the Standards of Conduct Committee

NDM7826 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 33.2:

1. Considers the report of the Business Committee, ‘Amending Standing Orders: Membership of the Standards of Conduct Committee’, laid in the Table Office on 9 November 2021.

2. Approves the proposals to amend Standing Order 22, as set out in Annex A of the Business Committee’s report.

Minutes:

The item started at 15.26

NDM7826 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 33.2:

1. Considers the report of the Business Committee, ‘Amending Standing Orders: Membership of the Standards of Conduct Committee’, laid in the Table Office on 9 November 2021.

2. Approves the proposals to amend Standing Order 22, as set out in Annex A of the Business Committee’s report.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(30 mins)

6.

Motion to approve the Senedd Commission's Budget for 2022-23

NDM7830 Ken Skates (Clwyd South)

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

Agrees the budget of the Senedd Commission for 2022-23, as specified in Table 1 of the Senedd Commission Budget 2022-23, laid before the Senedd on 10 November 2021 and that it be incorporated in the Annual Budget Motion under Standing Order 20.26(ii).

Supporting documents
Report of the Finance Committee on the Senedd Commission’s draft budget
Response of the Senedd Commission

Minutes:

The item started at 15.27

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

NDM7830 Ken Skates (Clwyd South)

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

Agrees the budget of the Senedd Commission for 2022-23, as specified in Table 1 of the Senedd Commission Budget 2022-23, laid before the Senedd on 10 November 2021 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

38

0

13

51

The motion was agreed.

 

(60 mins)

7.

Motion under Standing Order 26.91 seeking the Senedd's agreement to introduce a Member Bill – the Food (Wales) Bill

NDM7813 Peter Fox (Monmouth)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 26.91:

Agrees that Peter Fox MS may introduce a Bill to give effect to the information included in the Explanatory Memorandum tabled on 27 October 2021 under Standing Order 26.91A.

Minutes:

The item started at 15.52

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

NDM7813 Peter Fox (Monmouth)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 26.91:

Agrees that Peter Fox MS may introduce a Bill to give effect to the information included in the Explanatory Memorandum tabled on 27 October 2021 under Standing Order 26.91A.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

2

22

51

The motion was agreed.

 

(60 mins)

8.

Plaid Cymru debate – Supporting low income countries to manage the Covid-19 pandemic

NDM7827 Siân Gwenllian (Arfon)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes:

a) that Wales is committed, by law, to act as a globally responsible nation under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015;

b) that low-income countries are bearing the highest burden of the health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic;

c) the efforts of Welsh NHS staff in ensuring Wales has one of the most successful vaccine-delivery programmes globally.

2. Believes that, with this leadership position and experience, comes responsibility for Wales to share its expertise, technical knowledge and medical supplies with low income countries to support global vaccine and treatment programmes.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to convene Welsh health boards, Public Health Wales and Welsh charities to identify and deliver long-term support to low income countries to bring the pandemic under control at a global level.

4. Calls on the UK Government to back plans to waive intellectual property rules and insist that vaccine know-how and technology is shared via the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 technology access pool, enabling a life-saving escalation in global vaccine production.

The following amendment has been tabled:

Amendment 1. Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Delete all after point 1 and replace with:

Further notes that the UK Government has provided £548 million to the COVAX Advance Market Commitment, which overall is providing 1.8 billion vaccines to up to 92 countries to ensure global equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

Recognises that as part of the UK’s G7 Presidency, the UK Government has championed equitable access to vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics and secured the commitment from AstraZeneca to distribute its vaccine on a non-profit basis.

Acknowledges that the UK Government’s network of health advisers in relevant countries are supporting host governments to receive and deliver vaccines and will share an additional 100 million doses by June 2022.

Minutes:

The item started at 16.46

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM7827 Siân Gwenllian (Arfon)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes:

a) that Wales is committed, by law, to act as a globally responsible nation under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015;

b) that low-income countries are bearing the highest burden of the health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic;

c) the efforts of Welsh NHS staff in ensuring Wales has one of the most successful vaccine-delivery programmes globally.

2. Believes that, with this leadership position and experience, comes responsibility for Wales to share its expertise, technical knowledge and medical supplies with low income countries to support global vaccine and treatment programmes.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to convene Welsh health boards, Public Health Wales and Welsh charities to identify and deliver long-term support to low income countries to bring the pandemic under control at a global level.

4. Calls on the UK Government to back plans to waive intellectual property rules and insist that vaccine know-how and technology is shared via the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 technology access pool, enabling a life-saving escalation in global vaccine production.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

13

51

The motion without amendment was agreed.

In accordance with Standing Order 12.18, at 17.30 proceedings were suspended to allow a technical break before Voting Time.

 

9.

Voting Time

Minutes:

The item started at 17.35

 

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

(30 mins)

10.

Short Debate

NDM7829 Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore)

External wall cladding: putting things right when things go wrong

Minutes:

The item started at 17.38

NDM7829 Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore)

External wall cladding: putting things right when things go wrong