Agenda and minutes

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Transcript: Transcript for 03/07/2018 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the First Minister

The Presiding Officer will call the Party Leaders to ask questions without notice to the First Minister after Question 2.

View Questions

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The item started at 13.30

The first 8 questions were asked. The Presiding Officer invited party leaders to ask questions to the First Minister after question 2.

(30 mins)

2.

Business Statement and Announcement

Minutes:

The item started at 14.19

(45 mins)

3.

Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services: The 70th Anniversary of the NHS

Minutes:

The item started at 14.53

(45 mins)

4.

Statement by the Counsel General: Supreme Court Reference: UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill

Minutes:

The item started at 15.50

 

(45 mins)

5.

Statement by the Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care: The Learning Disability Improving Lives Programme

Minutes:

The item started at 16.19

 

(60 mins)

6.

Debate: Brexit and the Fishing Industry

NDM6755 – Julie James (Swansea West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Wales Centre for Public Policy report entitled ‘Implications of Brexit for Fishing opportunities in Wales’.

2. Recognises the significant and distinct challenges Brexit poses to the Welsh fishing industry and marine environment.

3. Supports the following key themes identified by the seas and coasts sub-group:

a) plan to make the best use of our seas;

b) provide effective stewardship of our marine environment and natural resources;

c) continue to be responsible partners in UK marine and fisheries management;

d) secure a fairer deal for the fishing industry; and

e) stand on our own two feet.

4. Reiterates its support for full and unfettered access to the EU single market, including for food and fisheries.

Implications of Brexit for Fishing Opportunities in Wales

The Seas and Coasts Roundtable sub-group Key Strategic Themes were emailed to Members on 26 June 2018.


The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 - Caroline Jones (South Wales West)

In point 2, delete 'challenges' and replace with 'opportunities'.


Amendment 2 -
Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Delete point 4 and replace with:

Welcomes the UK Government's intention to seek the greatest possible access to the single market through a comprehensive free trade agreement.


[If amendment 2 is agreed, amendment 3 will be de-selected]  

Amendment 3 -
Caroline Jones (South Wales West)

Delete point 4 and replace with:

Calls on the UK Government to implement a 200-mile exclusive economic zone giving UK fishermen sole access to the seas within 200 miles of the UK coastline.


Amendment 4 -
Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add new point at end of motion:

Believes that there needs to be a strong voice for Wales in trade discussions in light of Brexit


Amendment 5 -
Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add new point at end of motion:

Notes the importance of fishing to the sustainable livelihood of Welsh coastal communities.


Amendment 6 -
Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to allocate more resources to fisheries and the marine environment.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 17.01

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

NDM6755 – Julie James (Swansea West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Wales Centre for Public Policy report entitled ‘Implications of Brexit for Fishing opportunities in Wales’.

2. Recognises the significant and distinct challenges Brexit poses to the Welsh fishing industry and marine environment.

3. Supports the following key themes identified by the seas and coasts sub-group:

a) plan to make the best use of our seas;

b) provide effective stewardship of our marine environment and natural resources;

c) continue to be responsible partners in UK marine and fisheries management;

d) secure a fairer deal for the fishing industry; and

e) stand on our own two feet.

4. Reiterates its support for full and unfettered access to the EU single market, including for food and fisheries.

Implications of Brexit for Fishing Opportunities in Wales

The Seas and Coasts Roundtable sub-group Key Strategic Themes were emailed to Members on 26 June 2018.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Caroline Jones (South Wales West)

In point 2, delete 'challenges' and replace with 'opportunities'.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

35

52

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

Amendment 2 - Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Delete point 4 and replace with:

Welcomes the UK Government's intention to seek the greatest possible access to the single market through a comprehensive free trade agreement.

A vote was taken on amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

4

36

53

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

Amendment 3 - Caroline Jones (South Wales West)

Delete point 4 and replace with:

Calls on the UK Government to implement a 200-mile exclusive economic zone giving UK fishermen sole access to the seas within 200 miles of the UK coastline.

 A vote was taken on amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

36

53

Amendment 3 was not agreed.

Amendment 4 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add new point at end of motion:

Believes that there needs to be a strong voice for Wales in trade discussions in light of Brexit

A vote was taken on amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

53

0

0

53

Amendment 4 was agreed.

Amendment 5 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add new point at end of motion:

Notes the importance of fishing to the sustainable livelihood of Welsh coastal communities.

A vote was taken on amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

53

0

0

53

Amendment 5 was agreed.

Amendment 6 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to allocate more resources to fisheries and the marine environment.

A vote was taken on amendment 6:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

53

0

0

53

Amendment 6 was agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM6755 – Julie James (Swansea West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Wales Centre for Public Policy report entitled ‘Implications of Brexit for Fishing opportunities in Wales’.

2. Recognises the significant and distinct challenges Brexit poses to the Welsh fishing industry and marine environment.

3. Supports the following key themes identified by the seas and coasts sub-group:

a) plan to make the best use of our seas;

b) provide effective stewardship of our marine environment and natural resources;

c) continue to be responsible partners in UK marine and fisheries management;

d) secure a fairer deal for the fishing industry; and

e) stand on our own two feet.

4. Reiterates its support for full and unfettered access to the EU single market, including for food and fisheries.

5. Believes that there needs to be a strong voice for Wales in trade discussions in light of Brexit.

6. Notes the importance of fishing to the sustainable livelihood of Welsh coastal communities.

7. Calls on the Welsh Government to allocate more resources to fisheries and the marine environment.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

11

4

53

The motion as amended was agreed.

7.

Voting Time

Minutes:

The item started at 17.48

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

 

 

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