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Member Debates: Selection of Motion for Debate

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Meeting: 17/03/2020 - Business Committee (Item 3)

Member Debates - Selection of Motion for Debate

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

As Business Managers agreed to postpone all business aside from Topical Questions, there will be no Member Debate.

 

 

 


Meeting: 04/02/2020 - Business Committee (Item 3)

Member Debates: Selection of Motion for Debate

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Managers agreed to select the following motion for debate on 12 February:

 

NNDM7263 Rhun ap Iorwerth

 

Co-submitters:

 

Angela Burns 

Janet Finch-Saunders 

Llyr Gruffydd 

Sian Gwenllian 

Neil Hamilton 

Mike Hedges 

Vikki Howells 

Mark Isherwood 

Delyth Jewell 

Helen Mary Jones 

Dai Lloyd 

 

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes that more and more services are only available online.

 

2. Recognises that not everyone has access to the internet.

 

3. Recognises that not everyone is comfortable with using the internet.

 

4. Calls on Welsh Government to:

 

a) ensure there are offline alternatives to online public services, such as with the bus pass renewal system; and

 

b) discuss with banks, businesses and other organisations to make sure that customers are not isolated if only online services are offered.

 

Supported by:

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

Suzy Davies


Meeting: 03/12/2019 - Business Committee (Item 3)

Member Debates: Selection of Motion for Debate

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Managers considered the paper and selected the following motion for debate on 11 December:

 

NNDM7215

Helen Mary Jones (Mid and West Wales)

Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)

David Rees (Aberavon)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes the Royal College of Nursing Wales's report, Progress and Challenge: the Implementation of the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016.

 

2. Notes more nurses leave the NHS than join.

 

3. Calls on Welsh Government to set out how the Welsh NHS will increase the opportunities for flexible working as part of a national nursing retention strategy.

 

Progress and Challenge: the Implementation of the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016

 

They also selected the following motion for debate on 22 January:

 

NNDM7211

Lynne Neagle (Torfaen)

Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)

David Melding (South Wales Central)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Recognises that losing someone to suicide is a uniquely devastating loss for families, friends and whole communities.

 

2. Notes the limited support available in Wales to support those bereaved by suicide.

 

3. Notes that losing someone to suicide is a major risk factor for dying by suicide and that support for those bereaved is a vital part of suicide prevention.

 

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to urgently ensure there is support for those bereaved by suicide available across Wales as part of a comprehensive postvention pathway for Wales. In doing so, the Welsh Government must ensure that improvements to services and the new pathway are co-produced by those with lived experience of suicide bereavement.

 

Supported by:

 

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire)

David Rees (Aberavon)

Jack Sargeant (Alyn and Deeside)

Jayne Bryant (Newport West)

Joyce Watson (Mid and West Wales)

Mark Isherwood (North Wales)

 

 

 


Meeting: 19/11/2019 - Business Committee (Item 3)

Member Debates: Selection of Motion for Debate

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Managers selected the following motion for debate on 27 November:

 

NNDM7191

Lynne Neagle (Torfaen)

Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)

David Melding (South Wales Central)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Recognises that one in four people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the UK do not survive the disease beyond a month and three in four do not survive beyond a year, many because they were not treated quickly enough.

 

2. Recognises in Wales there are around 500 new cases of pancreatic cancers every year, and that, in 2015, some 508 people were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and in the same year some 451 people died of the disease.

 

3. Recognises pancreatic cancer is the deadliest common cancer with a dismal prognosis that has hardly changed in the last 45 years.

 

4. Welcomes Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (November) and the work Pancreatic Cancer UK does to promote awareness around the lowest surviving and quickest killing cancer.

 

5. Calls on Welsh Government to take action to improve survival rates for people with pancreatic cancer in Wales through:

 

a) faster treatment, by learning from fast-track surgery models in England that have shown promising results;

 

b) earlier diagnosis, by learning from Rapid Diagnostic Centres being rolled out in England and piloted by Swansea Bay University Health Board and Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board; and

 

c) holistic support, through timely dietary and nutritional support to enable patients to better tolerate treatment.

 

Supported by:

 

Delyth Jewell (South Wales East)

Joyce Watson (Mid and West Wales)

Mark Isherwood (North Wales)

Neil Hamilton (Mid and West Wales)

Neil McEvoy (South Wales Central)

Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley)

 

 

 


Meeting: 24/09/2019 - Business Committee (Item 3)

Member Debates: Selection of Motion for Debate

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Managers selected the following motion for debate on 2 October:

 

David Rees

NNDM7143

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the rich and diverse network of historic industrial infrastructure across Wales.

2. Notes the economic, regeneration and integrated transport potential of re-opening disused railway lines and tunnels across Wales. 

3. Recognises the practical and financial challenges of bringing such infrastructure back into use.

4. Calls upon the Welsh Government to seek ownership of such infrastructure which would aid funding opportunities to be sought.

5. Calls on the UK and Welsh Governments to play its part in exploring the practical opportunities for re-opening such infrastructure across Wales. 

Supported by:

Vikki Howells

Leanne Wood

 

Business Managers also agreed to schedule the following motion for 23 October:

Sian Gwenllian

NNDM7144

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Calls on the Welsh Government to provide a progress report on its work to tackle LGBT hate crime in Wales.

2. Calls for the devolution of justice to ensure an integrated approach to tackling LGBT hate crime and protect LGBT people in Wales.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to outline its proposals on how the creation of a devolved Welsh justice system could promote the safety and wellbeing of LGBT people.

Supported by:

Mick Antoniw

Leanne Wood

 


Meeting: 11/06/2019 - Business Committee (Item 3)

Member Debates: Selection of Motion for Debate

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Managers selected the following motion for debate on 6 June:

 

NNDM7068

Sian Gwenllian

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that the history of Wales is taught to every school pupil in Wales without exception.

 

Supported by:

Suzy Davies

 


Meeting: 07/05/2019 - Business Committee (Item 3)

Member Debates: Selection of Motion for Debate

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

·         Business Managers selected the following motion for debate on 15 May:

NNDM7002

Jenny Rathbone

Dai Lloyd

Joyce Watson

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Believes that healthy, nourishing school meals can make an essential contribution to pupils’ wellbeing, attainment, and positive behaviour.

 

2. Notes that this month’s Children’s Commissioner’s report A Charter for Change: Protecting Welsh Children from the Impact of Poverty provides worrying evidence that a significant number of pupils are not getting their entitlement set out in the healthy eating in maintained schools guidance.

 

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

 

a) clarify whether the standards of school meals are the responsibility of school governors, local authorities or the Welsh Government and what action is being taken to ensure they are being monitored; and

 

b) outline what action is being taken to increase the amount of food for schools being procured locally as part of its emphasis on the foundational economy.

 

A Charter for Change: Protecting Welsh Children from the Impact of Poverty

 

Healthy eating in maintained schools: Statutory guidance for local authorities and governing bodies

 

Supported by:

 

Darren Millar

David J Rowlands

Mike Hedges

Russell George

Vikki Howells

 

·         Business Managers also selected the following motion for debate on 5 June:

NNDM7029

John Griffiths

Dawn Bowden

Mike Hedges

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Calls on the Welsh Government to produce a tackling poverty strategy, with a detailed budget and action plan for implementation.

 

2. Calls on the First Minister to clarify the areas of responsibility for tackling poverty within each ministerial portfolio.

 

3. Acknowledges and drives accountability on progress made on the tackling poverty agenda.

 

Supported by:

Jayne Bryant

Sian Gwenllian

Vikki Howells

Huw Irranca-Davies

Mark Isherwood

Dai Lloyd

Lynne Neagle

Jenny Rathbone

David Rees

David J Rowlands

 

 


Meeting: 19/03/2019 - Business Committee (Item 3)

Member Debates - selection of motion for debate

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Member Debate – selection of motion for debate

 

·         Business Managers selected the following motion for debate on 27 March:

 

NNDM6990

Andrew RT Davies

 

NNDM6990

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes:

 

a) the importance of rugby to the people of Wales, the economic benefits the game delivers, and its special place in the fabric of communities across our nation;

 

b) the financial and structural challenges currently facing rugby in Wales;

 

c) the potential ramifications of the Welsh Rugby Union’s ‘Project Reset’ on professional rugby and the regional structure in Wales, and on the additional community and grassroots services the regions currently provide; and

 

d) the strong concerns voiced by fans regarding a potential merger of the Ospreys and Scarlets’ regions.

 

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to work with the Welsh Rugby Union and regional/club partners to protect rugby in Wales and develop a sustainable long-term model for the game at a regional and grassroots level.

 

Supporters:

Huw Irranca-Davies

Bethan Sayed

Mohammad Ashgar

Jayne Bryant

Hefin David

Suzy Davies

Janet Finch-Saunders

Mike Hedges

Dai Lloyd

Lynne Neagle

David Rees

 

 


Meeting: 29/01/2019 - Business Committee (Item 3)

Member Debates: Selection of Motion for Debate

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Member Debate: selection of motion for debate

 

·         Business Managers selected the following motion for debate on 6 February:

NNDM6950

David Rees

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1.    Welcomes the investments made by the Welsh Government to support a sustainable future for the steel industry in Wales in recent years.

 

2.    Recognises the challenges facing the Welsh steel industry following the UK's departure from the EU.

 

3.    Calls on the Welsh Government to continue supporting the Welsh steel sector which is a key industry for the Welsh economy.

 

4.    Calls on the UK Government to address the high costs of energy facing the steel sector in the UK in comparison to electricity costs in the EU.

 

Supporters:

 

Jayne Bryant

Suzy Davies

Russell George

John Griffiths

Huw Irranca-Davies

Bethan Sayed

Caroline Jones

Dawn Bowden

Mike Hedges

Vikki Howells

Jack Sargeant

Dawn Bowden

Alun Davies

Mike Hedges

Vikki Howells

 

 

·         Business Managers agreed to schedule the next Members Debate on 20 February and selected the following motion for debate:

NNDM6947

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes that:

 

a) young people in Wales have some of the lowest levels of physical activity in the United Kingdom, contributing to rising levels of obesity and associated health issues such as diabetes 2;

 

b) several communities in Wales suffer from illegally high levels of air pollution, with one community experiencing the worst air quality outside London;

 

c) congestion on the roads is estimated to cost the Welsh economy £2bn every year;

 

d) targets for carbon emissions from transport in Wales have consistently not been met;

 

e) levels of walking and cycling in Wales are in decline, with falling levels of active travel to school being a particular concern; and

 

f) each of these issues could be ameliorated if the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 was effectively implemented.

 

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to refresh its ambition for active travel in Wales by producing a comprehensive active travel strategy including ambitious targets and a detailed plan for long term investment in active travel infrastructure.

 

Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013

 

Supporters:

Dai Lloyd

Russell George

Vikki Howells

Neil McEvoy

Jenny Rathbone

 


Meeting: 15/01/2019 - Business Committee (Item 3)

Member Debate - Consideration of motions for debate

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

  • Business Managers selected the following motion for debate on 23 January:

NNDM6919

Bethan Sayed

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1) Notes that former Allied Steel and Wire workers have still not received the full value of their pensions, despite a compensation deal reached in 2007 with the former UK Government and almost 14 years after a change in UK law.

2) Notes that under a compensation deal reached in 2007 with the former UK Government, workers were promised the same treatment as workers and pension scheme holders under the Pension Protection Fund and Financial Assistance Scheme.

3) Notes that under law changes since 2004, workers under the Pension Protection Fund and Financial Assistance Scheme are entitled to be paid up to 90 percent of their pension contribution value. However, contributions paid in prior to 1997 are not inflation proofed.

4) Regrets the financial hardship this has caused to former ASW workers in Wales.

5) Calls on the UK Government to honour the spirit of the commitments the previous UK Government gave to ASW workers in Wales.

Supporters:

Andrew RT Davies

Mike Hedges

Helen Mary Jones

Leanne Wood

 

  • Business Managers agreed to schedule the next Member Debate on 6 February.

 


Meeting: 04/12/2018 - Business Committee (Item 3)

Member Debates: Selection of Motion for Debate

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

·         Business Managers selected the following motion for debate on 12 December:

NNDM6860

Jane Hutt

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales

 

1. Notes the report by Cardiff Business School, 'The Living Wage Employer Experience'.

 

2. Welcomes the action taken by 174 employers across the public, private and third sectors in Wales to pay their employees the real living wage.

 

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

 

a) identify measures to support more employers in the public, private and third sectors to adopt the real living wage and become accredited real living wage employers; and

 

b) consider strengthening the Code of Practice on Ethical Employment in Supply Chains in relation to the real living wage.

 

The Living Wage Employer Experience

 

The Code of Practice on Ethical Employment in Supply Chains

 

Supporters:

Rhun Ap Iorwerth,

Dawn Bowden,

Jayne Bryant,

Hefin David,

Mike Hedges,

Helen Mary Jones,

Julie Morgan,

Rhianon Passmore,

David Rees,

Mick Antoniw,

John Griffiths,

Vikki Howells,

Mark Isherwood,

Jenny Rathbone

 

·         Business Managers agreed to schedule the next Member Debate in the New Year.


Meeting: 16/05/2017 - Business Committee (Item 3)

Individual Member Debate: Selection of Motion for Debate

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee selected two motions for debate – one on 24 May, the other on 14 June.

 

Wednesday 24 May:

 

NNDM6311

Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)

Hefin David (Caerphilly)

Dai Lloyd (South West Wales)

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire)

Mark Isherwood (North Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Congratulates the staff in the NHS in Wales for treating and curing an unprecedented number of patients with Hepatitis C.

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to confirm their commitment to the World Health Organisation eradication date of 2030.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to consider new operational guidelines to support the NHS to work towards the eradication of Hepatitis C in Wales.

 

Wednesday 14 June:

 

NNDM6283

Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore)

Jeremy Miles (Neath)

To propose the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the £217 million Welsh Government investment over the last 5 years and further commitment of £104 million for the next 4 years to improve home energy efficiency and tackle fuel poverty.

2. Further notes that investment in home energy efficiency needs to be dramatically scaled-up if Wales is to achieve its aims around decarbonisation and reducing fuel poverty.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to consider a broader range of investment approaches for energy efficiency including innovative finance, putting public sector pensions to good use, and tapping into private sector funding.

4. Notes the proposal to establish a National Infrastructure Commission for Wales and calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that the long-term energy infrastructure needs of Wales and the opportunities for energy efficiency are included within its remit.

5. Believes that such investment would dramatically boost efforts to tackle fuel poverty in some of our older homes, providing warm and cosy homes, improving the health and well-being of all and particularly the vulnerable.

6. Further believes this would help tackle climate change, reducing the carbon emissions through energy efficiency, reducing energy consumption and reducing the number of new power stations we need to build.

7. Recognises the potential for economic growth, creating many thousands of jobs in every community throughout every part of Wales.


Meeting: 02/05/2017 - Business Committee (Item 3)

Individual Member Debate Selection of Motion for Debate

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Minutes:

Business Committee selected a motion for debate on 10 May.

 

Wednesday 10 May 2017 –

 

NNDM6288

Mike Hedges (Swansea East)
Steffan Lewis (South Wales East)
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)
Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that policing is a devolved matter in Scotland an in Northern Ireland.

2. Calls for the devolution of policing to Wales.

3. Believes that specialist policing matters such as counter-terrorism are best co-ordinated at a UK level.

 

 

Business Managers agreed to schedule the next Individual Member Debate for 24 May.


Meeting: 14/03/2017 - Business Committee (Item 3)

Individual Member Debate: Selection of Motion

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee selected 2 motions for debate: the first on 22 March, the second on 5 April.

 

Wednesday 22 March 2017 –

 

·         NNDM6259
Jeremy Miles (Neath)
Lee Waters (Llanelli)
Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)
Jayne Bryant (Newport West)
Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes that Wales benefits from a long coast line and the second highest tidal reach in the world.

 

2. Further notes that economic activity related to the sea is already valued at around £2.1bn in Wales, supporting tens of thousands of jobs.

 

3. Believes that a strategic commitment to the blue economy will enable Wales to turn our seas into one of our biggest economic assets.

 

4. Further believes that Wales can be a leader in marine renewable energy, tourism and sport, fishing, food and aquaculture, and marine manufacturing and engineering.

 

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to bring forward an ambitious Marine Plan to support the sustainable development of the blue economy and to make it a central plank of its new economic strategy.

 

Wednesday 5 April 2017 –

 

  • NNDM6260
    Lee Waters (Llanelli)
    Jeremy Miles (Neath)
    Hefin David (Caerphilly)
    Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley)
    David Melding (South Wales Central)

    To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:


1. Notes that the commonly-termed 'fourth industrial revolution' presents both challenges and opportunities to Wales' economy.


2. Notes that an estimated 700,000 jobs are at risk in Wales over the next two decades as a result of automation.


3. Believes that Wales has existing expertise that offers competitive advantage in emerging growth industries.


4. Recognises that, to capitalise on these emerging industries, we need to focus on rapid, agile approaches which adapt easily to changed circumstances.


5. Calls on the Welsh Government to revisit the Innovation Wales Strategy with a view to ensuring it reflects the scale and scope of the disruption we face, and commits to a strategic review of opportunities in emerging, high-growth sectors, where Wales has the potential to establish early market dominance as part of its work on developing a new economic strategy.


Meeting: 17/01/2017 - Business Committee (Item 3)

Individual Member Debate: Selection of Motion

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee selected 3 motions for debate: the first on 25 January, the second on 15 February, and the third on a date to be confirmed following half term.

 

Wednesday 25 January 2016

 

  • NNDM6191

Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)

Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)

Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Mark Isherwood (North Wales)

Hefin David (Caerphilly)

Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Calls on the UK Government to hold a full public inquiry into the contaminated blood tragedy of the 1970s and 1980s.

 

2. Notes that 70 people in Wales have died from HIV and Hepatitis C acquired when they received contaminated blood or blood products and others are still living with these diseases.

 

3. Acknowledges that bereaved relatives are living with the consequences of this tragedy.

 

4. Notes that, in March 2015, the UK Government apologised to people infected by contaminated blood treatment and further notes that the affected families have never received full answers about how this was allowed to happen and are still campaigning for justice.

 

Wednesday 15 February 2017

 

  • NNDM6204

Hannah Blythyn (Delyn)

Jeremy Miles (Neath)

Suzy Davies (South Wales West)

Adam Price (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes that February is LGBT History Month, an annual opportunity to promote diversity and equality across Wales.

 

2. Further notes the contribution that LGBT plus people have made to our communities and country.

 

3. Recognises the role played by Welsh LGBT icons and straight allies in Wales as illustrated in this month's LGBT icons and allies exhibition in the Senedd.

 

4. Welcomes the progress made in the past few decades on LGBT rights and acceptance.

 

5. Believes that vigilance is needed to ensure that LGBT plus rights are protected.

6. Takes the lead in continuing to progress equality and challenging discrimination and division, ensuring Wales is a welcoming nation for LGBT plus people.

 

Following half term (date to be confirmed)

  • NNDM6210

Lee Waters

Jeremy Miles

Vikki Howells

Hefin David

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes that approximately 40 per cent of the workforce is employed in the 'Foundational Economy' supplying essential goods and services such as: infrastructures; utilities; food processing, retailing and distribution; and health, education and care.

 

2. Recognises that these sectors are often more resilient to external economic shocks and have considerable potential to generate greater local value from the provision of localised goods and services.

 

3. Regrets that many of the sectors within the Foundation Economy are marked by low paid and insecure jobs

 

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to develop a strategy to maximise the impact of the 'Foundational Economy' across Wales as part of its work on developing a new economic strategy, including measures to improve employment conditions in those sectors.


Meeting: 15/11/2016 - Business Committee (Item 3)

Individual Member Debate: Selection of Motion

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee selected the 2 motions for debate.

 

Wednesday 23 November 2016

 

o   NNDM6143
Lee Waters (Llanelli)
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore)
Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Recognises the enormous potential benefits of the application of ‘big data’ in agriculture.

 

2. Notes the growth in research and development in precision agriculture as a way of increasing yields, maximising the use of scarce resources and minimising the use of harmful chemicals.

 

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to develop a strategy to put Wales at the forefront of the development of precision agriculture.

 

Wednesday 7 December 2016

 

o   NNDM6144
Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)
Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley)
Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire)
Dai Lloyd (South West Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Notes that

 

a) levels of obesity across Wales continue to rise and is more prevalent amongst poorer communities;

 

b) changing people’s eating habits is complicated and involves a combination of good food availability, affordability and cookery skills;

 

c) the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 has yet to impact significantly on the amount of exercise people undertake;

 

d) declining rates of smoking have only been achieved through decades of education and tough government action, and took place against the tobacco industry’s efforts to deny the science and block government action; and

 

e) a combination of education, legislation and public procurement is required to tackle a growing public health problem.


Meeting: 01/11/2016 - Business Committee (Item 3)

Individual Member Debate: Selection of Motion for Debate

Supporting documents:

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Minutes:

Business Committee selected the following motion for debate.

 

Wednesday 9 November

 

o   NNDM6122

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)

Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore)

Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley)

Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

David Melding (South Wales Central)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Welcomes the State of Nature Wales 2016 Report

 

2. Commends the work of the conservation and research organisations who have produced the report

 

3. Is concerned by the findings which state that:

 

(a) 56 per cent of species studied have declined across the UK over the last 50 years

 

(b) In Wales, one in 14 species is heading for extinction

 

(c) 57 per cent of wild plants, 60 per cent of butterflies and 40 per cent of birds are in decline

(d) More than one third of (known) marine vertebrate and plant life has diminished, with three quarters of marine invertebrates declining across the UK.

 

4. Calls on the Welsh Government and public bodies to ensure that reversing the decline in our biodiversity is at the heart of sustainable management policies.

 

Business Committee agreed that the next individual Member debate should be on Wednesday 23 November 2016.


 

 

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