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Transcript: Transcript for 29/09/2020 - Plenary

Items
Note No. Item

This meeting was held in a hybrid format, with some Members in the Senedd Chamber and others joining by video-conference.

(45 mins)

1.

Questions to the First Minister

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The item started at 13.31

 

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

 

Llywydd Statement

The item started at 14.30.

 

Further to remarks by Members and a request for a Point of Order, the Llywydd stated that all Ministers and Members are fully participating whether they do so virtually or physically in the Chamber, and reassured Members present in the Chamber that they do so in line with regulations and guidance.

(15 mins)

2.

Business Statement and Announcement

Minutes:

The item started at 14.32

 

3.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No 10) (Rhondda Cynon Taf) Regulations 2020

NDM7396 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 10) (Rhondda Cynon Taf) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 17 September 2020.

Supporting Documents

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 14.53

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

NDM7396 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 10) (Rhondda Cynon Taf) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 17 September 2020.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

10

7

54

The motion was agreed.

 

4.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 8) (Caerphilly) Regulations 2020

NDM7383 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 8) (Caerphilly) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 8 September 2020.

 

Supporting documents

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 14.53

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

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 8) (Caerphilly) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 8 September 2020.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

10

7

54

The motion was agreed.

 

5.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 11) (Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Newport etc.) Regulations 2020

NDM7399 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 11) (Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Newport etc.) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 22 September 2020.

Supporting Documents

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 14.53

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

NDM7399 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 11) (Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Newport etc.) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 22 September 2020.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

10

7

54

The motion was agreed.

 

6.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Functions of Local Authorities etc.) (Wales) Regulations 2020

NDM7395 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Functions of Local Authorities etc.) (Wales) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 18 September 2020. 

Supporting Documents

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 14.53

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

NDM7395 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Functions of Local Authorities etc.) (Wales) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 18 September 2020. 

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

11

5

54

The motion was agreed.

 

In accordance with Standing Order 12.18, at 15.30 the Presiding Officer suspended the meeting.

(45 mins)

7.

Statement by the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales: The Economic Resilience Fund – Phase 3

Minutes:

The item started at 15.37

 

(45 mins)

8.

Statement by the Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government: Town Centres: securing their future

Minutes:

The item started at 16.32

(0 mins)

9.

Statement by the Minister for Health and Social Services: Update on Maternity Services and Governance Improvements at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board - POSTPONED UNTIL 13 OCTOBER

Minutes:

This item was postponed.

 

(0 mins)

10.

LCM on the Fisheries Bill - POSTPONED UNTIL 6 OCTOBER

Minutes:

This item was postponed.

 

(30 mins)

11.

LCM on the Agriculture Bill

NDM7400 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6 agrees that provisions in the Agriculture Bill in so far as they fall within the legislative competence of the Senedd, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

A Legislative Consent Memorandum has been laid in Table Office on 12 February 2020 and a Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum has been laid on 11 June 2020 in accordance with Standing Order 29.2.

Agriculture Bill

 

Supporting Documents

Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (Memorandum No. 3)

Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (Memorandum No. 4)

 

Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee:

Report on the Supplementary LCM for the Agriculture Bill

WG response to the Report on the Supplementary LCM for the Agriculture Bill

Report on the LCM for the Agriculture Bill

WG response to the Report on the LCM for the Agriculture Bill

 

Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee:

Report on the Supplementary LCM for the Agriculture Bill

WG response to the Report on the Supplementary LCM for the Agriculture Bill

Report on the LCM for the Agriculture Bill

WG response to the Report on the LCM for the Agriculture Bill

Minutes:

The item started at 17.12

NDM7400 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6 agrees that provisions in the Agriculture Bill in so far as they fall within the legislative competence of the Senedd, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

A Legislative Consent Memorandum has been laid in Table Office on 12 February 2020 and a Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum has been laid on 11 June 2020 in accordance with Standing Order 29.2.

Agriculture Bill

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

In accordance with Standing Order 12.18, at 17.47 the temporary Chair suspended the meeting.

 

(15 mins)

12.

The Representation of the People (Electoral Register Publication Date) (Wales) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020

NDM7398 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves that the draft The Representation of the People (Electoral Register Publication Date) (Wales) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 14 July 2020.

Supporting Documents

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 17.52

NDM7398 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves that the draft The Representation of the People (Electoral Register Publication Date) (Wales) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 are made in accordance with the draft laid in the Table Office on 14 July 2020.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

(15 mins)

13.

The Land Transaction Tax (Temporary Variation of Rates and Bands for Residential Property Transactions) (Wales) Regulations 2020

NDM7393 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves The Land Transaction Tax (Temporary Variation of Rates and Bands for Residential Property Transactions) (Wales) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 24 July 2020.

 

Supporting Documents

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 17.55

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

NDM7393 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves The Land Transaction Tax (Temporary Variation of Rates and Bands for Residential Property Transactions) (Wales) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 24 July 2020.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

52

2

0

54

The motion was agreed.

 

(15 mins)

14.

The Curriculum Requirements (Amendment of paragraph 7(6) of Schedule 17 to the Coronavirus Act 2020) (Wales) Regulations 2020

NDM7394 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves The Curriculum Requirements (Amendment of paragraph 7(6) of Schedule 17 to the Coronavirus Act 2020) (Wales) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 25 August 2020.

Supporting Documents

Report of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 18.08

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

NDM7394 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5:

1. Approves The Curriculum Requirements (Amendment of paragraph 7(6) of Schedule 17 to the Coronavirus Act 2020) (Wales) Regulations 2020 laid in the Table Office on 25 August 2020.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

41

12

1

54

The motion was agreed.

 

(45 mins)

15.

Statement by the Minister for Health and Social Services: Update on Local Coronavirus Restrictions

Minutes:

The item started at 18.21

 

(60 mins)

16.

Debate: The National Development Framework

NDM7392 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes the National Development Framework, laid on 21 September 2020.

2. Recognises the substantial engagement and consultation over the last four years which have contributed to the National Development Framework.

3. Agrees that the framework for four regions and the policies in the National Development Framework provide leadership to planning authorities and others in shaping and making good places.

4. Agrees the first National Development Framework provides a firm basis for positive strategic planning decisions which tackle climate change, encourage decarbonisation and promote well-being.

5. Agrees that publishing a National Development Framework will help support a strong recovery from Covid-19.

National Development Framework

 

Supporting Documents

Consultation Report: Summary (Draft NDF)

Consultation Report (Draft NDF)

Integrated Sustainability Appraisal of the NDF: Non-Technical Summary

Integrated Sustainability Appraisal of the NDF

Wales NDF: Habitats Regulations Assessment

Schedule of changes to draft NDF

 

Amendment 1 Caroline Jones (South Wales West)

Delete all after point 1 and replace with:

Believes that the first National Development Framework should provide a firm basis for positive strategic planning decisions which tackle climate change, encourage decarbonisation and promote well-being.

Regrets the fact that, once again, the Welsh Government has opted to place too much emphasis on on-shore wind.

Calls upon the Welsh Government to redraft the National Development Framework to focus upon achieving carbon neutral energy production from a mix of off-shore wind and tidal energy.

If Amendment 1 is agreed, Amendment 2 will be de-selected.

Amendment 2 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Delete all after point 1 and replace with:

Does not believe that the Welsh Government's National Development Framework will deliver a future for Wales which is prosperous, sustainable and provides equal opportunities for all of its citizens.

Minutes:

The item started at 19.08

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

NDM7392 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes the National Development Framework, laid on 21 September 2020.

2. Recognises the substantial engagement and consultation over the last four years which have contributed to the National Development Framework.

3. Agrees that the framework for four regions and the policies in the National Development Framework provide leadership to planning authorities and others in shaping and making good places.

4. Agrees the first National Development Framework provides a firm basis for positive strategic planning decisions which tackle climate change, encourage decarbonisation and promote well-being.

5. Agrees that publishing a National Development Framework will help support a strong recovery from Covid-19.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 Caroline Jones (South Wales West)

Delete all after point 1 and replace with:

Believes that the first National Development Framework should provide a firm basis for positive strategic planning decisions which tackle climate change, encourage decarbonisation and promote well-being.

Regrets the fact that, once again, the Welsh Government has opted to place too much emphasis on on-shore wind.

Calls upon the Welsh Government to redraft the National Development Framework to focus upon achieving carbon neutral energy production from a mix of off-shore wind and tidal energy.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

1

0

53

54

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

Amendment 2 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Delete all after point 1 and replace with:

Does not believe that the Welsh Government's National Development Framework will deliver a future for Wales which is prosperous, sustainable and provides equal opportunities for all of its citizens.

A vote was taken on amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

24

0

30

54

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM7392 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes the National Development Framework, laid on 21 September 2020.

2. Recognises the substantial engagement and consultation over the last four years which have contributed to the National Development Framework.

3. Agrees that the framework for four regions and the policies in the National Development Framework provide leadership to planning authorities and others in shaping and making good places.

4. Agrees the first National Development Framework provides a firm basis for positive strategic planning decisions which tackle climate change, encourage decarbonisation and promote well-being.

5. Agrees that publishing a National Development Framework will help support a strong recovery from Covid-19.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

30

0

24

54

The motion as amended was agreed.

 

 

17.

Voting Time

Minutes:

In accordance with Standing Order 34.14D, at 19.56 proceedings were suspended to allow a technical break before voting time.

The item started at 20.02

 

Votes Summary

Supporting documents:

 

 

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