NDM7862 Plaid Cymru debate

NDM7862 Siân Gwenllian (Arfon)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes that almost a quarter of people in Wales are in poverty.

2. Further notes that the use of food banks was increasing before the COVID-19 pandemic, has effectively doubled during the pandemic and all indications are that this situation will continue to get worse.

3. Acknowledges the profound, devastating and enduring consequences of food insecurity on the health, wellbeing and livelihoods of people.

4. Calls on the UK Government to support the right to food campaign, which is particularly critical given the cost of living crisis faced by so many across Wales.

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to explore all options on ensuring that the right to food is embedded in cross-governmental policy approaches to poverty.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1. Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Delete point 2 and replace with:

Believes that every human being has a right to a nutritious and adequate food supply.

Amendment 2. Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Delete point 4 and replace with:

Further acknowledges that the UK Government has increased the living wage and is spending over £111 billion on welfare support for people of working age in 2021/22.

Amendment 3. Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Further calls on the Welsh Government to work with the UK Government in delivering its Plan for Jobs including the kickstart programme, aiming to create full-time jobs to reduce the risk of poverty.

Business type: Debate

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 27/01/2022