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Motions and Amendments for Debate on 25 November 2015

Motions tabled on 9 November 2015

NNDM5872 Llyr Gruffydd (North Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 27.2:

Agrees that the Tuberculosis (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2015, laid before the Assembly on 12 October 2015, be annulled.

Motions tabled on 18 November 2015

Short Debate

NDM5887 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Welsh Pentecostalism: Why Wales should do more to celebrate its rich Pentecostal heritage.

NDM5888 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Regrets that levels of litter, dog fouling, fly-tipping and graffiti continue to blight many local communities across Wales.

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to work with local authorities to explore increasing penalties for environmental crime.

3. Recognises the role that recycling can play in minimising waste and ensuring cleaner communities across Wales and urges the Welsh Government to explore innovative solutions to further promote recycling.

NDM5890 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales

1. Notes the need to strengthen the performance of the north Wales economy.

2. Recognises the need to develop north Wales as an economic powerhouse alongside, and co-operating with, the northern powerhouse in England in order to promote cross-border economic activity.

3. Recognises the importance of infrastructure investment to promote the economy, calls for a sustained programme of improvements to the A55 corridor, and calls on the Welsh Government to continue to support the electrification of the North Wales Coast Line.

4. Believes that the next devolved Welsh rail franchise must continue to include routes to the north west of England.

NDM5889 Aled Roberts (North Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the importance of securing global agreement on a climate change treaty at the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, to ensure that the internationally agreed objective of limiting average global temperature increases to below two degrees Celsius is kept within reach.

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to lead with ambition by setting a target for a 100 per cent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050 within the Environment (Wales) Bill.

'Environment (Wales) Bill'

Amendments tabled on 19 November 2015

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

NDM5888 

1. Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to introduce a deposit return scheme for plastic, glass and can drink containers in Wales.

2. Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Insert as new point 2 and renumber accordingly:

Notes that local authorities can exacerbate this situation by charging for bulk waste collection and closing recycling centres.

3. Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Insert at end of point 2:

'including on the spot fines in order to clean up our streets and countryside.'

4. Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Insert at end of point 3:

'repair, and reuse.'

NDM5889

1. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

Delete point 2.

NDM5890

1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Welcomes the UK Government's acknowledgement that north Wales is a central part of the northern powerhouse project.

2. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets the lack of a clear Welsh Government strategy aimed at ensuring north Wales reaps all possible benefits offered by the northern powerhouse project.

3. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Believes that the appointment of a Welsh Government Minister with designated responsibility for north Wales would play a critical role in improving the economic performance of the region.

4. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes with concern the comments from the Chair of the North Wales Chamber of Commerce, who stated that the Welsh Government is too 'Cardiff-centric'.

'North Wales: Chamber boss Richard Thomas calls for devolution debate'

5. Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Insert at end of point 3:

'to enhance potential for passenger and rail freight transport.'

6. Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Add at end of point 4:

'and protect rail links to Birmingham.'

Amendments tabled on 20 November 2015

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

NDM5889

1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the Welsh Government is not on track to meet its Climate Change 2020 targets.

2. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to accelerate its low-carbon economy planning for Wales, to provide green jobs for the future.

3. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Recognises the importance of monitoring annual carbon emissions.

4. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes the role retrofitting of older properties can play in meeting carbon reduction targets.

5. Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to strengthen building regulations and significantly upscale its retrofitting programme in order to cut emissions, help tackle fuel poverty and create jobs.

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