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Agenda and minutes

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Note: 236(v5) 

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Transcript: Transcript for 22/10/2019 - 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.

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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.

 

2.

Business Statement and Announcement

Minutes:

The item started at 14.27

 

Motion to Suspend Standing Orders (5 mins)

The item started at 14.51

 

NNDM7169 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Orders 33.6 and 33.8:

 

Suspends Standing Order 12.20(i), 12.22(i) and that part of Standing Order 11.16 that requires the weekly announcement under Standing Order 11.11 to constitute the timetable for business in Plenary for the following week, to allow NNDM7170 to be considered in Plenary today, 22 October 2019.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(0 mins)

3.

Statement by the First Minister: Update on Brexit (WITHDRAWN)

(45 mins)

4.

Statement by the Minister for Health and Social Services: Healthy Weight-Healthy Wales

Supporting Document
Healthy Weight-Healthy Wales

Minutes:

The item started at 14.52

 

(45 mins)

5.

Statement by the Minister for Housing and Local Government: Update on Building Safety

Minutes:

The item started at 15.33

 

(45 mins)

6.

Statement by the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism: Priorities for the Visitor Economy 2020-2025

Minutes:

The item started at 16.08

 

(15 mins)

7.

The Food Information (Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

NDM7163 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales; in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves that the draft The Food Information (Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 1 October 2019.

Supporting Documents
Explanatory Memorandum
The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee Report

Minutes:

The item started at 16.59

 

NDM7163 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales; in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

 

1. Approves that the draft The Food Information (Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 1 October 2019.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(15 mins)

8.

The Seeds (Amendment etc.) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

NDM7164 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales; in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves that the draft The Seeds (Amendment etc.) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 1 October 2019.

Supporting Documents
Explanatory Memorandum
The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee Report

Minutes:

The item started at 17.01

 

NDM7164 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales; in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

 

1. Approves that the draft The Seeds (Amendment etc.) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 is made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 1 October 2019.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(0 mins)

9.

Debate under Standing Order 25.15 on The Government of Wales Act 2006 (Amendment) Order 2019 - Postponed to 6 November 2019

(90 mins)

10.

Debate: Brexit

NNDM7170

 

Rebecca Evans (Gower)

Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Does not agree to the UK Parliament enacting the Withdrawal Agreement Bill as introduced in the House of Commons.

 

2. Notes that the Welsh Government will lay a Legislative Consent Memorandum under Standing Order 29 to inform the Assembly’s formal consideration on consent in due course.

 

Withdrawal Agreement Bill

 

The following Amendments have been tabled:

 

Amendment 1 - Darren Millar

 

Delete all and replace with:

to propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Recognises that the people of Wales voted to leave the European Union in June 2016.

 

2. Notes that Her Majesty's Government has secured a deal with the European Union that will enable Wales, and the rest of the United Kingdom, to leave on the 31 October 2019.

 

3. Regrets the adverse impact that further delay and uncertainty will have on Welsh businesses, the public sector and other non-governmental organisations. 

 

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to support the UK Government as it seeks to enact legislation to deliver the UK's exit from the European Union by the 31 October 2019.

 

5. Believes that should the Withdrawal Agreement not receive the    support of the UK Parliament a UK general election should be held. 

 

Amendment 2 – Neil McEvoy

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Believes that, if the Withdrawal Agreement Bill leads to a no-deal Brexit, there should be a referendum on Welsh national sovereignty.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 17.05

 

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

NNDM7170

Rebecca Evans (Gower)

Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Does not agree to the UK Parliament enacting the Withdrawal Agreement Bill as introduced in the House of Commons.

2. Notes that the Welsh Government will lay a Legislative Consent Memorandum under Standing Order 29 to inform the Assembly’s formal consideration on consent in due course.

Withdrawal Agreement Bill

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1.Recognises that the people of Wales voted to leave the European Union in June 2016.

2. Notes that Her Majesty's Government has secured a deal with the European Union that will enable Wales, and the rest of the United Kingdom, to leave on the 31 October 2019.

3. Regrets the adverse impact that further delay and uncertainty will have on Welsh businesses, the public sector and other non-governmental organisations.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to support the UK Government as it seeks to enact legislation to deliver the UK's exit from the European Union by the 31 October 2019.

5. Believes that should the Withdrawal Agreement not receive the support of the UK Parliament a UK general election should be held.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

5

38

53

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 2 - Neil McEvoy (South Wales Central)

Add as new point at end of motion:

 

Believes that, if the Withdrawal Agreement Bill leads to a no-deal Brexit, there should be a referendum on Welsh national sovereignty.

A vote was taken on amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

8

1

43

52

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion:

NNDM7170

Rebecca Evans (Gower)

Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Does not agree to the UK Parliament enacting the Withdrawal Agreement Bill as introduced in the House of Commons.

2. Notes that the Welsh Government will lay a Legislative Consent Memorandum under Standing Order 29 to inform the Assembly’s formal consideration on consent in due course.

Withdrawal Agreement Bill

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

0

16

53

The motion was agreed.

 

 

11.

Voting Time

Minutes:

The item started at 18.40

 

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

 

 

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