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Urgent Questions

Assembly Members may make a request at any time to ask an Urgent Question to a member of the Welsh Government or Assembly Commission during Plenary meetings (under Standing Order 12.66). However, Urgent Questions are only allowed if the Presiding Officer (or the Deputy Presiding Officer if a question relates to the Assembly Commission) is satisfied that the question is of urgent public importance.

From 12 November 2015, all urgent question requests submitted will be published, along with the decision in each case. These are set out below:

​Date tabled ​Urgent Question ​Decision
​9 March 2016

To ask the Minster for Health and Social Services

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): Will the Minister make a statement on the impact of the reported ward closures at University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff on patients and the day-to-day running of the hospital?

​Not allowed.
​8 March 2016

To ask the Minster for Health and Social Services

Darren Millar (Clwyd West):  Will the Minister make a statement on the Public Service Ombudsman for Wales’s report into out-of-hours care in the Welsh NHS?

​Not allowed.
​8 March 2016

To ask the Minister for the Economy, Science and Transport

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): Will the Minister make a statement on the impact on Wales of the job losses at Npower?

​Not allowed.
​7 March 2016

To ask the ​Minister for Education and Skills

Eluned Parrott (South Wales Central): Will the Minister make a statement on the 5 per cent surplus school places policy, given news that hundreds of pupils in Cardiff have been left without places in their catchment schools for admission in September 2016?

​Not allowed.
​2 March 2016

To ask the Minister for the Economy, Science and Transport

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): Will the Minister make a statement on the open letter to ministers calling on tackling to be banned in schools rugby, which could have huge ramifications on our national sport?

​Not allowed.
​29 February 2016

To ask the Minster for Health and Social Services

Darren Millar (Clwyd West): Will the Minister make a statement on the future of GP services in north-east Wales following the announcement by Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board in relation to the Pen y Maes Health Centre in Summerhill? 

​Not allowed.
25 February 2016

​​To ask the Minister for the Economy, Science and Transport

Aled Roberts (North Wales): Will the Minister make a statement on the findings of the Wales Audit Office’s report into the Wales Life Sciences Investment Fund?

​Not allowed.
​24 February 2016

​​To ask the Minister for the Economy, Science and Transport

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): Will the Minister make a statement on the exciting and ground-breaking news of the Aston Martin factory being secured for Wales?

​Allowed:  Answered in Plenary on 24 February 2016

24 February 2016

To ask the First Minister

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): Will the First Minister make a statement on challenging the Welsh Language Commissioner in relation to two of the Welsh Government’s 164 Welsh language standards?

​Not allowed.
​23 February 2016

To ask the Minster for Health and Social Services

​Llyr Gruffydd (North Wales): Will the Minister make a statement on emergency pressures at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board?

​​Allowed:  Answered in Plenary on 23 February 2016

17 February 2016

To ask the Minister for Natural Resources

Russell George (Montgomeryshire): Will the Minister make a statement on the reasons behind the delays to farmers receiving letters from Rural Payments Wales on the status of their payments under the basic payment scheme?

​Not allowed.
​10 February 2016

​​To ask the Minister for the Economy, Science and Transport

Eluned Parrott (South Wales Central): What discussions has the Minister had regarding the potential sale of Pinewood Studios in Cardiff?

 

​Not allowed
​8 February 2016

To ask the First Minister

Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd): What discussions has the First Minister had with the UK Government regarding the Trade Union Bill, in light of the letter from the UK Minister of State for Skills on progressing the Bill in Wales?

​Allowed:  Answered in Plenary on 9 February 2016

2 February 2016​

To ask the ​Minister for Education and Skills

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): Will the Minister make a statement following comments from the National Association of Headteachers regarding the recruitment of head teachers in Wales?

​Not allowed
​27 January 2016

To ask the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty​

Gwenda Thomas (Neath): Does the Minister intend to hold discussions with her UK Government counterpart regarding the consequences for Welsh benefit claimants of today’s court verdict on the Bedroom Tax?

​Not allowed
​​27 January 2016

​To ask the Minister for the Economy, Science and Transport

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): Will the Welsh Government make a statement on the advice Ministers received from KPMG in relation to the value of Cardiff Airport prior to its purchase in 2013?

​Not allowed
​27 January 2016

To ask the Minsiter for Communities and Tackling Poverty​

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): Will the Minister make a statement in response to findings from the Public Accounts Committee concerning the way the Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales was managed, overseen, and advised?

​Not allowed
​26 January 2016

​To ask the Minster for Health and Social Services

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): Will the Minister make a statement on safeguarding children in Pembrokeshire following the Dylan Seabridge case?

​​Allowed:  Answered in Plenary on 26 January 2016
​25 January 2016

​To ask the Minister for the Economy, Science and Transport

Rhun ap Iorweth (Ynys Môn): Will the Minister make a statement on the future of the air service between Anglesey and Cardiff in light of reports that the contract with Links Air has been wound up without warning?

Not allowed​
​25 January 2016

​To ask the Minster for Communities and Tackling Poverty

Eluned Parrott (South Wales Central): Will the Minister make a statement on the treatment of asylum-seekers and refugees in Wales, following reports that residents of Lynx House in Cardiff are being forced to wear identifying symbols?

​Not allowed

​19 January 2016

To ask the Minister for Health and Social Services

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): Will the Minister make a statement on claims by the head of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine in Wales that no A&E department in Wales had enough consultants to meet minimum RCEM staffing levels last year?

​Allowed:  Answered in Plenary on 19 January 2016

​18 January 2016

To ask the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport

Bethan Jenkins (South Wales West): Will the Minister make a statement on concerns that there are set to be 620 job cuts at Tata Steel in Port Talbot and up to 115 job cuts at Llanwern?

​Not allowed

​12 January 2016

To ask the First Minister

Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy): Will the First Minister make a statement on the lack of gritting on major roads in North Wales, which led to 69 road traffic collisions yesterday?

​Not allowed

​8 January 2016

​To ask the Minister for Natural Resources

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): Will the Minister make a statement on claims that steps could have been taken by Natural Resources Wales to prevent flooding in Llanrwst over the Christmas period?

​Not allowed

5 January 2016

To ask the Minister for Health and Social Services

Kirsty Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire): Will the Minister make a statement on claims made by a whistleblowing paramedic which were printed in the Western Mail on 5 January 2016?

​Not allowed

​22 December 2015

​To ask the Minister for Health and Social Services

Kirsty Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire): Will the Minister make a statement on Nevill Hall hospital’s inability to fill paediatric rotas over the Christmas period?

​Not allowed

​9 December 2015

To ask the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport

Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy): Will the Minister provide an urgent response to immediate concerns of major A55 traffic delays? 

​Not allowed

​8 December 2015

To ask the Minister for Health and Social Services

Aled Roberts (North Wales): Will the Minister make a statement on the impact of the Welsh Government’s decision to cut financial support to Disability Wales on the future of that organisation and on support and advice services for disabled people?

​Not allowed

​8 December 2015

To ask the Minister for Health and Social Services

Eluned Parrott (South Wales Central): Will the Minister make a statement on the closure of the neonatal unit at the University Hospital of Wales to new admissions because of infection?

​Allowed: Answered in Plenary on 8 December 2015

​8 December 2015

To ask the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport

Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn): Will the Minister make a statement on representations made by the Welsh Government to ensure that Wales receives full consequential funding as a result of HS2?

​Not allowed

​7 December 2015

To ask the Minister for Health and Social Services

Darren Millar (Clwyd West): What is the Welsh Government’s response to comments from the Royal College of Surgeons that waiting times in Wales are unacceptably high?

​Not allowed

​4 December 2015

To ask the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport

Kirsty Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire): Will the Minister make a statement on the decision by the Orchard Media and Events Group to pull out of organising next year’s Brecon Jazz festival?

​Allowed: Answered in Plenary on 8 December 2015

​30 November 2015

​To ask the Minister for Education and Skills

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): Will the Minister make a statement on the Welsh Government’s decision to withdraw funding from the West London Vocational Training College, in light of the on-going investigation into wider allegations of fraud?

​​Allowed: Answered in Plenary on 1 December 2015

​26 November 2015

To ask the Ministerfor Economy, Science and Transport

Eluned Parrott (South Wales Central): Will the Minister make a statement about rail electrification in south Wales following the publication of the Hendy Report?

​Not allowed

​18 November 2015

To ask the First Minister

Eluned Parrott (South Wales Central): Will the First Minister make a statement on his understanding of the current situation at Celsa Steel in Cardiff following the explosion this morning?

​Allowed: Answered in Plenary on 18 November 2015

​17 November 2015

To ask the Minister for Health and Social Services

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): Will the Minister make a statement on Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board's on-going salary payments to the suspended Chief Executive now working in England?

​Not allowed

​16 November 2015

​To ask the First Minister

Nick Ramsay (South Wales East): Will the First Minister make a statement on security arrangements in Wales in light of events in Paris on Friday 13 November?

​Not allowed

12 November 2015

To ask the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport

Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn): What discussions has the Welsh Government held regarding the future of HMRC offices in Wales?

​Allowed: Answered in Plenary on 17 November 2015

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