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Motions and Amendments for future Debate

Motions tabled on 27 January 2016

NNDM5942

Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)

Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Aled Roberts (North Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Deplores the number of bank branch closures in Wales, and in particular the frequency of closures even when the bank branch may be the last bank in the area.

2. Calls on banks to consider the impact of bank branch closures on urban and rural communities and individuals, especially older people and small businesses before final decisions on closures are made.

3. Calls on banks to carry out meaningful consultation, including local community organisations, pensioner organisations and business groups before final closure decisions, especially when the bank branch concerned is the only one remaining in the area.

4. Calls on the UK Government, the Welsh Government and the Financial Conduct Authority to ensure that they take the impact of bank branch closures into account when formulating their respective policies on financial services, economic development, and financial regulation.

Supported by:

Christine Chapman (Cynon Valley)

Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy)

Russell George (Montgomeryshire)

Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Mark Isherwood (North Wales)

Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)

John Griffiths (Newport East)

Mike Hedges (Swansea East)

David Rees (Aberavon)

Sandy Mewies (Delyn)

Llyr Gruffydd (North Wales)

Ann Jones (Vale of Clwyd)

Alun Ffred Jones (Arfon)

Gwyn Price (Islwyn)

Joyce Watson (Mid and West Wales)

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