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Motions and Amendments for Debate on 24 February 2016

Motions tabled on 17 February 2016

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NDM5975 Russell George (Montgomeryshire)

Mobilising Mid Wales – why universal mobile coverage is needed to transform the mid Wales economy

NDM5974 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 Welsh in education strategic plans (WESPs), which was laid in the Table Office on 9 December 2015.

Note: The response by the Welsh Government was laid on 17 February 2016.

NDM5976 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the importance of empowering individuals and community groups to tackle issues of local significance;

2. Welcomes the campaign to trigger a referendum for the introduction of a directly elected mayor for Cardiff and notes the role that a similar position could play across Wales in enhancing local democracy, accountability and decision-making;

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to take steps to foster a nation of active, informed, involved and engaged citizens by:

(a) introducing referenda on proposed council mergers and local authority council tax rises above a certain threshold so that individuals have more of a say over decision-making in their area;

(b) introducing new powers to better involve individuals in key local resolutions, such as the community right to bid and the community right to challenge, all under a community rights agenda; and

(c) lowering the petition threshold to trigger a referendum on directly elected mayors in a locality.

Motions tabled on 15 January 2016

NDM925 Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the Committee of the Regions' report to the National Assembly for Wales, laid in the Table Office on 15 January 2016.

Amendments tabled on 18 February 2016

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

NDM5976

1. Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Delete point 2.

2. Aled Roberts (North Wales)

Delete point 3(a) and insert:

introducing STV for local government elections in order to ensure that councillors are more accountable to their constituents.

Amendments tabled on 19 February 2016

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

NDM5925

1. Aled Roberts (North Wales):

Add as new point at end of motion:

Believes that Wales and the UK should remain members of the EU and resolves to build a stronger dialogue with European institutions such as the Committee of the Regions.

NDM5974

1. Aled Roberts (North Wales):

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to include further education provision in future WESPs to promote the availability of Welsh-medium or bilingual courses for post-16 learners.

NDM5976

1. Elin Jones (Ceredigion):

Delete points 2 and 3 and replace with:

Believes that Plaid Cymru's proposals for local engagement, set out in the public services reform paper, provide a positive basis to achieve the aim of empowering individuals in the next Assembly.

'Public Service Reform: Plaid Cymru Policy Paper'

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