Millar (Clwyd West)
To propose that the Senedd:
1. Welcomes the recent relaxation of coronavirus restrictions on
2. Acknowledges the adverse impact of the previous travel
restrictions on personal relationships, people’s mental health and wellbeing,
3. Regrets the failure of the Welsh Government to provide adequate
support for Welsh bus operators during the coronavirus pandemic.
4. Expresses disappointment that the Welsh Government has
discouraged airlines from flying from Cardiff Airport.
5. Calls on the Welsh Government to:
a) rule out the introduction of quarantine requirements for
residents travelling to Wales from within the Common Travel Area;
b) urgently review and increase the support available to bus
operators in Wales to enable them to increase the frequency and capacity of bus
services for the people of Wales;
c) promote the establishment of new routes from Cardiff Airport to
safe destinations around the globe to help it bounce back from the coronavirus
Amendment 1 Rebecca
Delete all and replace with:
To propose that the Senedd:
1. Notes that while transmission of Coronavirus in the community
has reduced owing to the measures put in place, the virus has not gone away,
which warrants the Welsh Government’s prudent approach to balancing public
health risks against economic, social and other risks, including travel.
2. Recognises the significant pressure Coronavirus has put on
Welsh Government finances and that without additional flexibilities from the UK
Government, increased investment in one area, such as health, business support
or transport, means less funding available for other areas.
3. Welcomes the significant package of emergency support put in
place by the Welsh Government to rescue bus and rail transport operators in
Wales during the pandemic.
4. Recognises the important role Cardiff Airport has played during
the crisis, helping bring in vital PPE supplies to Wales.
5. Notes the Welsh Government's work:
a) with other devolved governments to explore a four nation
approach to lifting international travel restrictions;
b) with bus operators and local authorities to explore the
appropriate increase of services and put the industry and its management on a
sustainable footing for the future; and
c) with Cardiff Airport to explore new routes and secure its
future as part of an integrated public transport system across Wales, despite
ongoing resistance from the UK Government in what is largely a reserved policy
area to create a level playing field for regional airports.
[If Amendment 1 is agreed amendments 2 and 3 will be de-selected]
Amendment 2 Siân
Delete point 5(a) and replace with:
'agree to establishing air bridges to other nations when it is
safe to do so and to keep travel arrangements under constant review;'
Amendment 3 Caroline
Jones (South Wales West)
Add as new sub-point at end of point 5:
'make the wearing of face coverings mandatory on all forms of