NDM6228 Debate: “Securing Wales’ Future”: Transition from the European Union to a new relationship with Europe

Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)
Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn) 
To propose the National Assembly for Wales:

  1. Notes that the UK Government has yet to set out a detailed plan for how the UK should withdraw from the European Union and its future relations with the rest of Europe.

  2. Recognises the result of the referendum about the UK's membership of the European Union.

  3. Welcomes the publication of the White Paper, Securing Wales' Future.

  4. Endorses the priorities it identifies and the approach it describes.

  5. Believes the UK Government should fully respect Wales' priorities, as set out in the White Paper, in the overall UK negotiating position and supports continuing efforts by the Welsh Government through the Joint Ministerial Committee to convince the UK Government of the merits of this approach.

  6. Notes the UK Government's intention to seek to trigger Article 50 by the end of March.

  7. Reaffirms the critical importance of the Sewel Convention, and believes that this should require the UK Government to consult and seek the approval of the devolved administrations on its negotiating position both before and during negotiations, and on any final agreements with the European Union.

  8. Demands that any final deal must be developed with the best interests of the Welsh economy and society at heart, and not designed around narrow political interests. 
    Securing Wales' Future


Business type: Debate

Reason considered: Government Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 05/09/2017

Decision due: 7 Feb 2017 by Plenary - Fifth Senedd

Lead member: Jane Hutt MS