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Motions and Amendments for Debate on 30 September 2015

Motions tabled on 23 September 2015

Short Debate

NDM5829 Mark Isherwood (North Wales): Palliative Care in Wales, looking beyond 2016.

NDM5828 William Powell (Mid and West Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Petitions Committee on the petition, 'Stop the army recruiting in schools', which was laid in the Table Office on 19 June 2015.

The Welsh Government's response to the report was laid in the Table Office on 23 September 2015.

NDM5830 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that Welsh NHS referral-to-treatment time targets have not been met since 2010;

2. Regrets the potential adverse impact of prolonged NHS waiting times on patient outcomes and quality of life; and

3. Calls upon the Welsh Government to set out a plan and timetable for achieving its referral-to-treatment time targets.

NDM5831 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the important role that local authority services play in an individuals' experiences of public services.

2. Regrets the Welsh Government's persistent refusal to provide support to local authorities in preventing rises in council tax bills;

3. Notes that the average band D council tax for Wales for 2015-16 is £1,328; and that households are £546 worse off over the course of the Fourth Assembly due to the Welsh Government's refusal to implement a council tax freeze;

4. Believes that people in Wales will question the value for money provided by many local authority services further to these council tax rises; and

5. Further believes that more work needs to be done in Wales to utilise the role third sector organisations can play in effective local service delivery.

Amendments tabled on 25 September 2015

To propose that the Assembly resolves to adopt the following amendments to motions:


1. Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Add as new point 3 and renumber accordingly:

Recognises the importance of achieving faster diagnosis in reducing waiting times.

2. Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Insert at end of point 3:

'and to ensure that patients are seen in a timely manner throughout their care.'


1. Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Delete all after point 1 and replace with:

Regrets the implications for the future of local authority services if the UK Government continues to pursue austerity policies.

Believes that local authorities and communities should have the freedom to make their own decisions to raise finance, in order to protect local services and jobs.

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