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​Motions and Amendments for future Debate

Motions tabled on 29 June 2017


Lee Waters (Llanelli)

Jeremy Miles (Neath)

Hefin David (Caerphilly)

Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley)
Eluned Morgan (Mid and West Wales)

Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that annual public expenditure on social care currently stands at £1.7bn and is forecast to rise significantly as our population continues to age, placing unsustainable pressure on local authority and NHS budgets.

2. Further notes that the current care commissioning model is not fit for purpose, fuelling a sector of underpaid, undervalued workers, whilst failing to provide sufficiently good quality care at an affordable cost.

3. Welcomes measures to raise the prestige of the profession.

4. Further welcomes the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales.

5. Believes developing and trialling alternative models of adult social care would be a key feature of a foundational economy approach in Wales.

6. Calls on the Welsh Government to develop an ambitious adult social care strategy that recognises the importance of a localised approach and trials multiple alternative models of care delivery.



Dawn Bowden (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney)

Steffan Lewis (South Wales East)

Jeremy Miles (Neath)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the unprecedented number of young people who voted in June's UK general election.

2. Further notes that following Royal Assent of the Wales Act 2017, the National Assembly for Wales may amend sections of the Government of Wales Act 2006 to initiate changes to the electoral system in Wales in respect of local council and Welsh Assembly elections.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to explore potential changes to the conduct of local council and Welsh Assembly elections which would aim to increase participation in elections, including:

a) introducing compulsory voting;

b) extending the voting age to include 16 and 17 year olds;

c) moving the day of the election to a weekend; and

d) introducing electronic voting.

'Wales Act 2017'

'Government of Wales Act 2006'



Jeremy Miles (Neath)

Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore)

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the £1 billion contribution of co-operatives to the Welsh economy and their role in creating employment for thousands of people. 

2. Notes that the benefits of co-operatives extend beyond the core economic measurement such as GVA and employment, supporting wellbeing and community resilience, and that there are 689,112 active members of co-operatives in Wales.

3. Further notes the impact locally, where co-operatives contribute to local economies, locking wealth into those communities rather than redistributing it outside of Wales.

4. Further notes the examples of innovative co-operatives across Europe such as Mondragon in the Basque region of Spain.

5. Welcomes Welsh Government interventions such as Social Business Wales, the Better Jobs Closer to Home pilots and support for the Wales Co-operative Centre.

6. Believes that the recommendations of the Co-operatives and Mutual Commission continue to provide a strong basis for future growth of the sector.

7. Calls on the Welsh Government to bring forward a bold action plan to support the growth of co-operatives, which would involve including co-operatives, social enterprises and employee-owned businesses in the Welsh Government's new economic strategy.

'Welsh Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission Report'

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