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​Motions and Amendments for Debate on 5 July 2017

Motion tabled on 22 June 2017

NNDM6349 Bethan Jenkins (South Wales West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes a proposal for a bill to support young carers in Wales.

2. Notes that the purpose of this bill would be to:

a) Provide statutory guidance for schools and local authorities in Wales to provide appropriate support and flexibility for young carers to undertake their care responsibilities during and after school hours;

b) provide guidance for schools to work with young carers to provide flexible pathways to ensure continued participation in education;

c) allow young carers to collect prescriptions on behalf of those in their care, via a Young Carers Card or other mechanism; and

d) ensure that the Welsh Government work with appropriate organisations to introduce respite and support services for young carers in every local authority area in Wales.
 

Motion tabled on 28 June 2017

Short debate
 
NDM6355 Neil Hamilton (Mid and West Wales)
 
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NDM6354 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the importance of regeneration schemes in enhancing the future prosperity of communities across Wales.

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to outline how it proposes to increase investor confidence for regeneration projects.

3. Regrets the Welsh Government's handling of the Circuit of Wales project and believes this could have a negative impact on potential investment for future regeneration projects in Wales.

NDM6356 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

1. Notes the Welsh Government's aim of publishing a strategy in order to reach a million Welsh speakers by 2050.

2. Notes the Plaid Cymru report 'Reaching the Million' which outlines clearly some of the main strategic priorities for growing the number of Welsh speakers in Wales to a million by 2050.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

a) plan for substantial growth, and normalising, Welsh medium education and child care;

b) ensure that language considerations are intrinsic in economic planning as part of maintaining the current maintenance regimes and the need for this to be reflected in the Welsh Government's proposed economic strategy;

c) strengthen the role of the Welsh language Commissioner to regulate and promote the rights of Welsh speakers and extend the Welsh language standards to the private sector including the telecommunications sector, banks and supermarkets;

d) establish a new arms-length agency to promote the Welsh language within education, communities and the economy.

'Reaching the Million'

Motions tabled on 4 July 2017

NDM6361 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 17.3, elects Gareth Bennett (United Kingdom Independence Party) as a member of the Standards of Conduct Committee in place of David J Rowlands (United Kingdom Independence Party).

NDM6364 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 17.3, elects Mark Reckless (Welsh Conservatives) as a member of the Children, Young People and Education Committee in place of Mohammad Asghar (Welsh Conservatives).

Amendments tabled on 29 June 2017

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

NDM6354
 
1. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
 
Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to meet with all relevant parties in order to explore potential solutions to the issues referred to in its statement on the Circuit of Wales of the 27 June 2017 to increase future investor confidence.

2. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to commit to establishing a full independent inquiry into the Welsh Government's handling of the Circuit of Wales project.
 
NDM6356

1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)
 
Delete 3(b) and replace with:

consider how best to promote the acquisition and use of Welsh language skills as an intrinsic part of its economic strategy.

2. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)
 
Delete 3(c) and replace with:

review the role of the Welsh Language Commissioner and ensure that the Commissioner is accountable to the National Assembly for Wales.

3. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Insert as new sub-point after 3(c) and renumber accordingly:

reflect on the purpose and effectiveness of Welsh language standards prior to any proposal to extend their application into the private sector.

4. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

Delete 3(d) and replace with:

adopt a new model, outside government, to promote the Welsh language within education, communities and the economy.

Amendments tabled on 30 June 2017

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

NDM6356

1. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

Delete all after point 1 and replace with:

Notes the Welsh Government's intention to publish a White Paper for consultation this summer on provision for a new Welsh Language Bill.

Recognises the action being taken already to promote and facilitate the use of Welsh across communities and workplaces, in formal and informal settings.

Welcomes the establishment of a planning board to advise on a national programme to promote the use of the Welsh language.

2. Neil Hamilton (Mid and West Wales)

Delete all after point 1 and replace with:

Believes that flying in the face of local public opinion will limit the chances of success of the Welsh Government's strategy of reaching a million Welsh speakers by 2050.

Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that:

a) any changes to existing key stages 1 to 5 education and childcare provision involves genuine local consultation whereby:

i) all respondents supply their names, addresses and postcodes; and

ii) each individual named in any submitted petition is recorded as a discrete observation unit; and

b) the opinions of third parties, agents and commissioners, including those purporting to offer expert advice on Welsh language provision, are not given priority over the wishes of local residents and parents.

NDM6354

1. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

Delete all and replace with:

1. Recognises the importance of regeneration schemes that work in partnership with interventions such as infrastructure development, the creation of good quality jobs as well as skills and employability in enhancing the future prosperity of communities across Wales.

2. Welcomes the establishment of the Ministerial Taskforce for the South Wales Valleys with its aim of ensuring effective regeneration across the region alongside strong, connective infrastructure; improved access to good quality jobs and skills development.

3. Notes the Welsh Government's intention to invest £100m over ten years in a new Automotive Technology Business Park in Ebbw Vale to stimulate economic growth across the Heads of the Valleys.

4. Notes the work of the Welsh Government and other stakeholders in driving forward the North Wales Growth Deal to support economic growth on a cross-border basis.

 

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