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Transcript: Transcript for 24/11/2021 - 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 Social Justice

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. Questions 3 and 6 were answered by the Deputy Minister for Social Partnership. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Minister and the Deputy Minister after question 2.

 

(45 mins)

2.

Questions to the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution

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

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Minutes:

The item started at 14.27

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

 

(10 mins)

3.

Questions to the Senedd Commission

Minutes:

The item started at 15.22

The 2 questions were asked.

 

(0 mins)

4.

Topical Questions

No Topical Questions have been accepted.

Minutes:

No Topical Questions were accepted.

 

(5 mins)

5.

90 Second Statements

Minutes:

The item started at 15.30

Luke Fletcher made a statement on the Bridgend Community Pantry.

James Evans made a statement on the Royal Welsh Winter Fair.

In accordance with Standing Order 12.18, at 15.33 the meeting was suspended by the Deputy Presiding Officer.

 

(30 mins)

6.

Debate on a Member's Legislative Proposal – A cladding safety Bill

NDM7828
Rhys ab Owen (South Wales Central)
Mike Hedges (Swansea East)
Peter Fox (Monmouth)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes a proposal for a Bill to ensure safety of cladding on buildings in Wales.

2. Notes that the purpose of this Bill would be to ensure the safety of residents by making sure safe cladding is available on buildings.

Supporters:
Jane Dodds (Mid and West Wales)
Mabon ap Gwynfor (Dwyfor Meirionnydd)

Minutes:

The item started at 15.44

NDM7828
Rhys ab Owen (South Wales Central)
Mike Hedges (Swansea East)
Peter Fox (Monmouth)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes a proposal for a Bill to ensure safety of cladding on buildings in Wales.

2. Notes that the purpose of this Bill would be to ensure the safety of residents by making sure safe cladding is available on buildings.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(60 mins)

7.

Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee and Equality and Social Justice Committee debate: Well-being of Future of Generations Act 2015: Scrutiny of implementation

NDM7841
Mark Isherwood (North Wales)
Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)

To propose that the Senedd:

Notes:

a) the Report of the Public Accounts Committee of the Fifth Senedd, Delivering for Future Generations: The story so far, laid in the Table Office 17 March 2021;

b) the Welsh Government response to the Committee’s Report, published on 5 October 2021;

c) the Auditor General for Wales’s response to the Committee’s Report, dated August 2021;

d) the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales’s response to the Committee’s Report dated 3 September 2021;

e) the Llywydd’s response to the Committee’s Report dated 22 September 2021;

f) the Welsh Government response to the Auditor General for Wales’s Report, So, what’s different? Findings from the Auditor General’s Sustainable Development Principle Examinations, dated 8 October 2021; and

g) the Welsh Government response to the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales’s Report, The Future Generations Report 2020, dated 8 October 2021.

Responses and Report

Minutes:

The item started at 16.15

NDM7841
Mark Isherwood (North Wales)
Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)

To propose that the Senedd:

Notes:

a) the Report of the Public Accounts Committee of the Fifth Senedd, Delivering for Future Generations: The story so far, laid in the Table Office 17 March 2021;

b) the Welsh Government response to the Committee’s Report, published on 5 October 2021;

c) the Auditor General for Wales’s response to the Committee’s Report, dated August 2021;

d) the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales’s response to the Committee’s Report dated 3 September 2021;

e) the Llywydd’s response to the Committee’s Report dated 22 September 2021;

f) the Welsh Government response to the Auditor General for Wales’s Report, So, what’s different? Findings from the Auditor General’s Sustainable Development Principle Examinations, dated 8 October 2021; and

g) the Welsh Government response to the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales’s Report, The Future Generations Report 2020, dated 8 October 2021.

Responses and Report

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(60 mins)

8.

Welsh Conservatives debate – Regulation of animal rescue and rehoming centres

NDM7840 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Believes that a pet is for life, not just for Christmas or a special occasion.

2. Notes that there are an unknown number of animal rescue and rehoming centres in Wales.

3. Further notes the Welsh Government’s Animal Welfare Plan for Wales 2021-26.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to make amendments to the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Wales) Regulations 2021 to:

a) introduce regulations for rescue and rehoming centres and sanctuaries in Wales, including those operating online, by 2023;

b) require any individual rehoming more than three animals over a 12-month period to declare their activities and obtain a licence from their local authority;

c) ensure minimum training, staffing and environmental standards for all centres to meet to ensure the welfare of animals in their care.

Our Animal Welfare Plan for Wales 2021-26, Welsh Government

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Wales) Regulations 2021

The following amendment has been tabled:

Amendment 1. Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

Delete point 4 and add new points:

Recognises the vital work of local authority animal welfare inspectors as fundamental in upholding high animal welfare standards.

Calls on the Welsh Government to:

a) introduce regulation for animal welfare establishments in Wales, such as rescue and rehoming centres and sanctuaries, including those operating online;

b) develop arrangements to safeguard minimum training, staffing and environmental standards to ensure the welfare of animals in animal welfare establishments;

c) improve the qualifications for animal welfare inspectors to raise their professional status;

d) support local authorities to strengthen their resilience to help manage the uneven distribution of animal welfare establishments across Wales;

e) publically consult on how individuals rehoming animals should declare their activities under licence from their local authority.

Minutes:

The item started at 17.00

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

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM7840 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Believes that a pet is for life, not just for Christmas or a special occasion.

2. Notes that there are an unknown number of animal rescue and rehoming centres in Wales.

3. Further notes the Welsh Government’s Animal Welfare Plan for Wales 2021-26.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to make amendments to the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Wales) Regulations 2021 to:

a) introduce regulations for rescue and rehoming centres and sanctuaries in Wales, including those operating online, by 2023;

b) require any individual rehoming more than three animals over a 12-month period to declare their activities and obtain a licence from their local authority;

c) ensure minimum training, staffing and environmental standards for all centres to meet to ensure the welfare of animals in their care.

Our Animal Welfare Plan for Wales 2021-26, Welsh Government

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Wales) Regulations 2021

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

26

53

The motion without amendment was agreed.

In accordance with Standing Order 12.18, at 17.48 proceedings were suspended to allow a technical break before Voting Time.

 

9.

Voting Time

Minutes:

The item started at 17.52

 

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

(30 mins)

10.

Short Debate

NDM7839 Jayne Bryant (Newport West)

Drug policy in Wales and the UK: starting a national conversation

Minutes:

The item started at 17.54

NDM7839 Jayne Bryant (Newport West)

Drug policy in Wales and the UK: starting a national conversation