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Transcript: Transcript for 18/03/2020 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the Minister for Education

The Presiding Officer will call party spokespeople to ask questions without notice after Question 2.

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Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The item started at 13.30

Questions 1-3 and 5-9 were asked. Questions 3 and 7 were grouped together for answer. Question 4 was withdrawn. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Minister after question 2.

 

(45 mins)

2.

Questions to the Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language

The Presiding Officer will call party spokespeople to ask questions without notice after Question 3.

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Minutes:

The item started at 14.15

Questions 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 11 were asked. Questions 2, 5 and 7 were withdrawn. Question 9 was not asked. The Presiding Officer invited party spokespeople to ask questions to the Minister after question 3.

(20 mins)

3.

Topical Questions

To ask the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales

Alun Davies (Blaenau Gwent): Will the Minister make a statement in response to the UK Government’s announcement on support for business and the economy made on 17 March 2020?

Minutes:

The item started at 14.49

To ask the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales

Alun Davies (Blaenau Gwent): Will the Minister make a statement in response to the UK Government’s announcement on support for business and the economy made on 17 March 2020?

(5 mins)

4.

Motion to suspend Standing Orders

NNDM7309 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

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

Suspends Standing Order 12.20(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 the remaining items of business to be considered in Plenary on Wednesday, 18 March 2020.

Minutes:

The item started at 15.21

NNDM7309 – Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

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

Suspends Standing Order 12.20(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 the remaining items of business to be considered in Plenary on Wednesday, 18 March 2020.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(5 mins)

5.

Motion to amend Standing Orders

NNDM7310 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly, in accordance with Standing Order 33.2:

1. Considers the Report of the Business Committee ‘Amending Standing Orders: Changes resulting from the change of the name of the institution’ laid in the Table Office on 18 March 2020; and

2. Approves the proposal to amend Standing Orders, as set out in Annex A of the Report of the Business Committee.

3. Notes that these changes will come into effect on 6 May 2020.

Minutes:

The item started at 15.21

NNDM7310 – Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly, in accordance with Standing Order 33.2:

1. Considers the Report of the Business Committee ‘Amending Standing Orders: Changes resulting from the change of the name of the institution’ laid in the Table Office on 18 March 2020; and

2. Approves the proposal to amend Standing Orders, as set out in Annex A of the Report of the Business Committee.

3. Notes that these changes will come into effect on 6 May 2020.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(5 mins)

6.

Motion to alter the name of the Committee on Assembly Electoral Reform to the Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform

NNDM7311 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

The National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 16.3:

1. Agrees to alter the name of the Committee on Assembly Electoral Reform to the Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform.

2. Notes that this change will come into effect on 6 May 2020.

Minutes:

The item started at 15.21

NNDM7311 – Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

The National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 16.3:

1. Agrees to alter the name of the Committee on Assembly Electoral Reform to the Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform.

2. Notes that this change will come into effect on 6 May 2020.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

(5 mins)

7.

Motion to amend Standing Orders

NNDM7312 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly, in accordance with Standing Order 33.2:

1. Considers the report of the Business Committee ‘Assembly Business and Extraordinary Circumstances’ laid in the Table Office on 18 March 2020.

2. Approves the proposal to revise Standing Orders, as set out in Annex A of the report of the Business Committee.

3. Notes that these changes are temporary, and will cease to have effect on the dissolution of this Assembly.

Minutes:

The item started at 15.22

NNDM7312 – Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly, in accordance with Standing Order 33.2:

1. Considers the report of the Business Committee ‘Assembly Business and Extraordinary Circumstances’ laid in the Table Office on 18 March 2020.

2. Approves the proposal to revise Standing Orders, as set out in Annex A of the report of the Business Committee.

3. Notes that these changes are temporary, and will cease to have effect on the dissolution of this Assembly.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(5 mins)

8.

Motion to Elect an Acting Chair and a designated Temporary Presiding Officer

NNDM7313 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. In accordance with Standing Order 6.24D, elects David Melding as Acting Chair under the terms specified under Standing Order 6.24E

2. in accordance with Standing Order 6.24A, elects David Melding as the designated Temporary Presiding Officer 

 

Minutes:

The item started at 15.30

NNDM7313 – Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. In accordance with Standing Order 6.24D, elects David Melding as Acting Chair under the terms specified under Standing Order 6.24E

2. in accordance with Standing Order 6.24A, elects David Melding as the designated Temporary Presiding Officer

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(0 mins)

9.

90 Second Statements - POSTPONED

Minutes:

The item was postponed.

(0 mins)

10.

Debate on the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee report: UK international agreements after Brexit: A role for the Assembly - POSTPONED

NDM7302 David Rees (Aberavon)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee on UK international agreements after Brexit - A role for the Assembly, which was laid in the Table Office on 18 December 2019.

Note: The response by the Welsh Government was laid on 5 February 2020.

 

Minutes:

The item was postponed.

(0 mins)

11.

Debate on Petition P-05-912 Supporting Families with Sudden and Unexpected Death in Children and Young Adults - POSTPONED

NDM7301 Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the petition ‘P-05-912 Supporting Families with Sudden and Unexpected Death in Children and Young Adults’ which received 5,682 signatures.

P-05-912 Supporting Families with Sudden and Unexpected Death in Children and Young Adults

 

Minutes:

The item was postponed.

(0 mins)

12.

Brexit Party Debate - Animal Cruelty - POSTPONED

NDM7299 Caroline Jones (South Wales West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the importance of ending animal cruelty in Wales.

2. Supports the ban on the fur trade.

3. Recognises the barbaric nature of snares and the suffering they cause.

4. Is concerned that a loophole in existing legislation has allowed fur trapping to continue for foxes, rabbits and mink.

5. Calls upon the Welsh Government to bring forward legislation to ban fur trapping and the use of snares in Wales.

The following amendment has been tabled

Amendment 1 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose the National Assembly for Wales:

Calls for the ending of all forms of animal cruelty in Wales through:

a) animal welfare legislation that is progressively and constantly strengthened;

b) animal welfare policies that are in line with the best available scientific evidence and highest ethical standards;

c) effective enforcement of the law through police and their rural crime teams;

d) more coordinated action between Welsh Government, police, local authorities and wildlife organisations;

e) building a culture of respect and compassion for all life.

2. Supports the Hunting Act 2004, believes that the hunting of foxes with dogs is barbaric, and opposes any weakening of the Hunting Act 2004.

3. Congratulates the Welsh Government on its current policies to guard against animal cruelty in Wales, particularly in relation to eradicating Bovine TB amongst cattle.

Hunting Act 2004

 

 

Minutes:

The item was postponed.

13.

Voting Time

Minutes:

There was no voting time.

14.

Short Debate - WITHDRAWN

NDM7303 Mark Reckless (South Wales East)

The role of the Wales Development Bank in supporting housing and development.

 

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn.

 

 

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