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​Motions and Amendments for Debate on 10 February 2016

Motions tabled on 27 January 2016


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)

Motions tabled on 3 February 2016

Short Debate

NDM5953 Kirsty Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire)

The importance of rural schools: How schools are the lifeblood of a rural community

NDM5951 Ann Jones (Vale of Clwyd)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Children, Young People and Education Committee on the inquiry into Supply Teaching, which was laid in the Table Office on 16 December 2015.

The response by the Welsh Government was laid on 3 February 2016.

NDM5952 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Welcomes the UK Government's intention to devolve the specification and procurement of the next Wales and Borders rail franchise.

2. Notes with alarm the UK Government's intention to remove some services from that franchise prior to its devolution.

3. Notes that such a restriction does not and has not applied to rail franchising with respect to Scotland.

4. Believes that radically re-drawing the service map of the Wales and Borders franchise would undermine the devolution of transport functions and harm the interests of rail passengers in Wales and the Borders.

NDM5954 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the value to the Welsh economy of hosting major events in Wales.

2. Calls for the development of a Commonwealth Games bid with Wales as the host nation in 2026 or 2030.

3. Calls for the development of a bid to bring a cycling Grand Tour to Wales, for both men and women.

4. Calls for an official send-off in this Assembly for the Wales football team ahead of this year's UEFA Euro 2016;

5. Calls for the establishment of 'fan zones' across Wales so those that do not attend the UEFA Euro 2016 can support their team at home.

Motions tabled on 9 February 2016

NDM5956 Kirsty Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.47:

Approves the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill.

Amendments tabled on 5 February 2016

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


1. Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Insert at end of point 2:

', in particular the removal of cross-border routes which may undermine the commercial attractiveness of the franchise'

2. Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Insert as new point 2 and renumber accordingly:

Notes the importance of cross-border rail connections to Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham to the economies of north and mid Wales.

3. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Delete points 2, 3 and 4.


1. Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Insert as new point 2 and renumber accordingly:

Believes that every major event needs effective management and transport planning to ensure a high-quality experience for visitors and to minimise disruption for local residents and businesses.

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