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Motions and Amendments for Debate on 20 September 2017

Motion tabled on 13 September 2017

NDM6501 Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore)

Primary care provision in the Llanharan area

NDM6502 Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee on the inquiry into medical recruitment, which was laid in the Table Office on 29 June 2017.

Note: The response of the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport to the report was laid in the Table Office on 13 September 2017.

NDM6505 Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Welsh Government's White Paper – Services Fit for the Future – which seeks to abolish Community Health Councils in Wales.

2. Recognises the important role Community Health Councils have played in delivering independent public service accountability and providing a strong voice for patients in Wales.

3. Believes that the White Paper proposals will weaken the voice of patients and communities and reduce scrutiny of the Welsh Government and Health Boards.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

a) extend the consultation period on the White Paper, following its failure to properly engage with Community Health Councils, patients and the Welsh public; and

b) work more constructively with Community Health Councils on future proposals for a new people's voice body.

Welsh Government White Paper Consultation Document - Services Fit for the Future'

NDM6506 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Calls on the Welsh Government to oppose the construction of a super prison in Port Talbot.

2. Further calls on the Welsh Government:

a) not to sell or release any Welsh Government land for the purpose of construction of the proposed super prison;

b) to develop the local economy through supporting businesses in the industrial park; and

c) to make representations to the UK Government in support of alternatives to large prisons.

Amendments tabled on 14 September 2017

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


1. Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

Delete all after 'Services Fit for the Future' and add, 'which sets out a range of proposals to strengthen quality and governance in health and care services in Wales'.

Amendments tabled on 15 September 2017

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


1. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes that a single national community health council in Scotland was regarded as not sufficiently independent of government by the Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee.


1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire):

Delete all and replace with:

1. Welcomes the UK Government's £1.3 billion investment to modernise and upgrade the prison estate across Wales and England, creating hundreds of modern prison places and replacing old and overcrowded establishments with new, fit-for-purpose buildings.

2. Recognises the Welsh Government's role in promoting and earmarking the proposed site at Port Talbot for a new super prison in south Wales.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to conduct a full and thorough consultation with local residents and businesses on the likely impact of developing a new prison in Port Talbot.

4. Believes a full exploration of alternative sites should be undertaken by the Welsh Government with a proposed list made public.

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