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Motions and Amendments for Debate on 21 October 2015

Motions tabled on 14 October 2015

Short Debate

NDM5853 Lynne Neagle (Torfaen):

Tackling Youth Homelessness – end the use of bed and breakfast accommodation for all 16 and 17 year olds in Wales.

NDM5851 David Rees (Aberavon)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report by the Health and Social Care Committee on its inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse, which was laid in the Table Office on 5 August 2015.

Note: The response of the Minister for Health and Social Services was laid on 14 October 2015.

NDM5854 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the vital role international connectivity plays in underpinning economic growth through inward investment, trade and tourism;

2. Believes the Welsh Government should adopt a clear plan to enhance international connectivity in Wales;

3. Notes the opportunities to boost international connectivity in Wales by:

a) returning Cardiff Airport to private ownership; and

b) dividing proceeds from its sale between both infrastructure investment and returning original investment to Wales's taxpayers.

4. Recognises the opportunities to boost international connectivity in Wales by supporting the important role Wales's ports play in delivering growth and creating jobs;

5. Believes that to improve international connectivity in Wales, the Welsh Government must bring forward clear plans to improve the A40 to Fishguard and A55 to Holyhead; and

6. Further recognises the role the Heart of Wales Line can play as a transport corridor for Mid Wales, and its potential role in driving the connectivity of Wales.

NDM5852 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Calls for an immediate moratorium on any expenditure and planning of the M4 black route until a mandate has been given by the people of Wales when they elect the next Welsh Government in the May 2016 Assembly election.

Amendments tabled on 16 October 2015

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

NDM5852

1. Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Delete all and replace with:

Welcome that the budget deal agreed between the Welsh Government and the Welsh Liberal Democrats ensured "that no construction of an M4 relief road would start before the next Assembly elections" in May 2016 and that a detailed Environmental Impact Study on the Welsh Government's preferred 'Black Route' would be commissioned.

In support:

Edwina Hart (Gower)

The Welsh Government and Welsh Liberal Democrats: Joint Statement is available at:

http://gov.wales/newsroom/finance1/2014/140930budgetagreement/?lang=en

2. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Delete all and replace with:

Acknowledges that any delay in the development of a suitable M4 relief road - subject to comprehensive exploration of all viable options - impedes future growth of the Welsh economy, tourism and social integration.

NDM5854

1. Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Delete point 3 and replace with:

Notes the Welsh Government's stated intention of identifying a private sector operator for Cardiff Airport at the time of purchase and calls for a written update on progress in this regard.

2. Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes significant gaps in rail electrification projects in the Welsh Government's National Transport Finance Plan and calls on the Welsh Government to include electrification of the Ebbw Vale, Barry Island, Vale of Glamorgan, Penarth and Maesteg lines.

The National Transport Finance Plan is available at:

http://gov.wales/topics/transport/planning-strategies/ntp/?lang=en

3. Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to provide funding for a feasibility study into re-instating rail links between Aberystwyth and Carmarthen to link up with the existing network.

4. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

Delete point 3 and renumber accordingly. WITHDRAWN

5. Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Delete point 3 and replace with:

Notes the opportunities to boost international connectivity in Wales by:

a) supporting the growth of Cardiff Airport as an entry point to Wales

b) supporting connectivity between Wales and key hub airports such as London Heathrow and Manchester.

6. Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Delete point 6 and replace with:

Further recognises the role of Welsh rail lines in securing internal and external connectivity, and supports;

a) developing the Heart of Wales Line.

b) electrification of the North Wales Coast Line.

c) electrification of the Great Western Main Line and Valley Lines.

d) electrification of the Welsh Marches Line.    

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