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Motions and Amendments for Debate on 7 October 2015

Motions tabled on 30 September 2015

Short Debate

NDM5837 Mike Hedges (Swansea East)

The future of chapel buildings in Wales

NDM5838 William Powell (Mid and West Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Petitions Committee on the petition, 'Mandatory Welsh legislation to ensure defibrillators in all public places', which was laid in the Table Office on 9 July 2015.

The Welsh Government's response to the report was laid in the Table Office on 30 September 2015.

NDM5839 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the UK Government's stated intention to deliver a reserved powers model for devolution through a new Wales Bill;

2. Reiterates its support for Welsh devolution to function on the basis of a reserved powers model;

3.  Rejects any form of reserved powers model that removes any powers currently exercisable by the Assembly under the present arrangements;

4. Calls for the creation of a Welsh legal jurisdiction as the most desirable and effective legal framework to accompany the implementation of a reserved powers model for devolution; and

5. Calls for the devolution of criminal justice and policing to accompany the creation of a Welsh legal jurisdiction.

NDM5840 Aled Roberts (North Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that without proper support and treatment, mental health problems can have a devastating impact on a person's quality of life, affecting their work, their home life and their relationships;

2. Welcomes world mental health day, Time to Change Wales, All Together Now! and other campaigns which help to raise awareness of mental health and end stigma and discrimination;

3. Believes that there is still much to be done to provide better care and support for people of all ages with mental health problems in Wales;

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

a) give equal priority to mental health and physical health in law to help drive a culture change in attitudes;

b) ensure that the proportion of funding for mental health within the overall NHS Wales budget is consistent with the disease burden, reflecting the relative size of the health challenge in relation to physical health;

c) introduce new waiting time standards for mental health, including for access to psychological therapies;

d) improve mental health training to equip teachers, health professionals and employers with the skills to identify and support those experiencing mental health problems; and

e) introduce a core set of mental health data, focused on outcomes for service users, to inform decision making on priorities for action and to ensure the most effective allocation of resources.

Amendments tabled on 2 October 2015

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

NDM5839

1. Aled Roberts (North Wales)
 
Insert as new point 5 and renumber accordingly:

Notes the recent Wales Governance Centre and The Constitution Unit Report, 'Delivering a Reserved Powers Model of Devolution for Wales', which states that a 'Welsh legal jurisdiction might be distinct, but need not be separate from that of England';

The report 'Delivering a Reserved Powers Model of Devolution for Wales' can be found at: http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/wgc/2015/09/24/news-leading-experts-warn-that-proposals-for-reserved-powers-for-wales-will-leave-major-constitutional-problems-unresolved/

2. Aled Roberts (North Wales)
In point 5, delete 'creation' and replace with 'development'.

3. Aled Roberts (North Wales)
Add as new point at end of the motion:

Calls on the UK Government to devolve income tax varying powers for Wales at the earliest opportunity.

NDM5840

1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes ongoing concerns regarding the capacity of mental health services for children and young people in Wales to meet demand.

2. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets that real term cuts to NHS expenditure in Wales will make securing improvements in mental health services more challenging.

3. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

In point 4, add as new sub-point:

consider the introduction of a ring fence to ensure that there is adequate investment in mental health services for children and young people in Wales.

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