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​​​Emergency Questions

Assembly Members may make a request at any time to ask an Emergency Question to a member of the Welsh Government or Assembly Commission during Plenary meetings. However, Emergency Questions are only allowed if the Presiding Officer (or the Deputy Presiding Officer if a question relates to the Assembly Commission) is satisfied that the question is of urgent national significance.

Emergency Questions were introduced in the Assembly in May 2017, alongside Topical Questions​. These replace the procedure for asking Urgent Questions.

A list of all the requests for Urgent Questions made in the Assembly up until May 2017 is available on the Urgent Questions pages.

​Date tabled​Emergency Question​Decision
​6 November 2018
To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport


Lee Waters (Llanelli): What steps is the Welsh Government taking following the announcement today that Schaeffler is to close its plant in Llanelli, threatening 250 jobs?

​Not allowed.
​6 November 2018
To ask the First Minister

Neil McEvoy (South Wales Central): Will the First Minister make a statement on the training of Saudi pilots at RAF Valley in relation to the ongoing bombing campaign by Saudi Arabia against the Yemen and its effect on the Welsh Yemeni community?

​Not allowed.
​15 October 2018
To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services

Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd):
 ​What assessment has the Cabinet Secretary made of the implications of the announcement that 74 Crown post offices, including a number in Wales, will be franchised to WHSmith?

​Not allowed.
​02 October 2018
To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs

Neil McEvoy (South Wales Central): When was the Cabinet Secretary made aware of cooling pond accidents involving weapon grade plutonium and uranium at Hinkley Point A during the 1960s? 

​Not allowed.
​25 September 2018
To ask the First Minister

Steffan Lewis (South Wales East): What assessment has the First Minister made of the impact of the Salzburg Summit on Wales?
​Not allowed.
​18 September 2018

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs

Neil McEvoy (South Wales Central): Will the Cabinet Secretary support the scientists seeking answers from Magnox Ltd as to the number and extent of cooling pond accidents at Hinkley Point A that could have resulted in significant amounts of uranium and plutonium in the mud being dumped by EDF in Cardiff Bay?

​Not allowed.
​16 July 2018

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs

 

Suzy Davies (South Wales West): ​Following another incident at Heol y Cyw and promises made regarding regulatory change, will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on preventing woodchip fires?

​Not allowed.
​25 June 2018

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

 

Jack Sargeant (Alyn and Deeside): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on reports that Airbus is on the brink of abandoning British investment?

 

​Not allowed
​19 June 2018

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

 

​Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on Barclays' announcement that 200 jobs are set to be relocated from their base in Pentwyn, Cardiff, and relocated to Northamptonshire and India?

​Not allowed.
​22 May  2018

​​To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services

 

Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy):  In light of events in Powys County Council, will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on removing barriers faced by those with disabilities in standing for election and working as elected representatives?

​Not allowed.
​22 May  2018

To ask the First Minister

 

Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd): Will the First Minister make a statement on how the UK Government’s decision to reduce the maximum stake for Fixed Odds Betting Terminals will be implemented in Wales?

​Not allowed.
​15 May  2018

​​To ask the First Minister

 

Neil McEvoy (South Wales Central):

Will the First Minister make a statement on the Welsh Government’s role in the renaming of the Severn bridge in light of information received through freedom of information requests by the BBC?

​Not allowed.

​5 May  2018

​​To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

 

Suzy Davies (South Wales West): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement following Virgin Media's decision to close its call centre in Swansea resulting in the loss of over 700 jobs?

​Not allowed.
​2 May 2018

 

 

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services

 

​​Not allowed.
​19 April 2018
To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services

Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire): ​Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on Hywel Dda University Health Board's plans to reconfigure services in west Wales, following the publication of its consultation on the 19th April?
​Not allowed.
​16 April 2018
​To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Finance

David Rees (Aberavon): What assessment has the Cabinet Secretary made of the UK Government's decision to refer the Welsh Government's Continuity Bill to the Supreme Court?
​Not allowed
​7 March 2018

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services

 

Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on Welsh Government plans to reorganise local government structure in Wales?

​Not allowed.
​7 February  2018

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs

 

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): ​​In light of Natural Resources Wales’s decision to grant a licence for the Barry Incinerator, will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement to provide residents of the Vale of Glamorgan with reassurance that emissions will be independently monitored?

​Not allowed.
​6 February  2018

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

 

Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the Welsh Government’s contingency plans in response to the serious financial concerns at Capita and the subsequent risk to the delivery of public services in Wales?

​Not allowed.
​30 January 2018

To ask the First Minister

 

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): ​In light of the Permanent Secretary’s statement, will the First Minister reveal whether he, or someone acting on his authority, authorised leaking details of the Cabinet reshuffle prior to 3 November 2017?

​Not allowed.

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport 

 

Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the death rates at the A&E unit in Ysbyty Glan Clywd?

 

Llyr Gruffudd (North Wales): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the reports concerning mortality rates in Ysbyty Glan Clwyd?

Not allowed.

​24 January  2018

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport 

 

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire):  Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on reports of a major IT failure in the Welsh NHS?

 

Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn):  Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the failure of NHS computer systems in Wales today, the impact of this on healthcare and the actions that are being taken to resolve the issue?

Not allowed.

 

 

​Not allowed.

​23 January 2018To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport

Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire):​  In light of the controversial proposals by Hywel Dda University Health Board for service changes across Mid and West Wales, will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the future of health services in the health board area?​

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales):  Has the Welsh Government indicated to Hywel Dda Local Health Board that the closure of Withybush Hospital is not an acceptable option under the proposed consultation on changes to health services?​
 
 

Not allowed.

 

 

 

 

 

Not allowed.

​17 January 2018

To ask the First Minister

 

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): In light of the comments made by a senior Welsh Government official that the costs of the proposed M4 relief road are likely to exceed £1.4 billion, will the First Minister make a statement clarifying the costs of the project to the Welsh Government?

 

​Not allowed.
​16 January 2018To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

Adam Price (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): What plans has the Welsh Government made to respond to the consequences of Carillion entering liquidation? (EAQ0002)

Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd): Will the First Minister outline the Welsh Government's contingency plans for services in Wales following the collapse of Carillion?​

Russell George (Montgomeryshire): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a​ statement on what projects and contracts in Wales will be affected by the contractor Carillion going into liquidation?

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales):  What urgent preperations is the Welsh Government making following the collapse of Carillion?

Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy):Will the First Minister make a statement on roundabout removal works to the A55, in light of the recent collapse of Carillion?





Allowed





Not allowed





Not allowed






Not allowed




Not allowed
​9 January 2018To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): Will the Cabinet Secretary provide an update on the crisis in the Welsh NHS this winter, in light of reports that services are at breaking point?

​Not allowed
​5 December 2017To ask the First Minister

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central):  Will the First Minister clarify answers provided during FMQs this afternoon, following the assertions made today by former cabinet minister Leighton Andrews regarding the conduct and behaviour of members of his office?

​Not allowed.
​​5 December 2017To ask the First Minister

Mick Antoniw (Pontypridd): Will the First Minister make a statement on the implications for Wales of bespoke border arrangements for Northern Ireland?​ (EAQ0001)
Allowed​
​21 November 2017To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

Adam Price (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the A465 Heads of the Valleys road enlargement scheme, following reports that the long-term cost of the project could soar from £428 million to more than £1.2 billion?

​Not allowed.
​7 November 2017​​​

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport

 

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on child protection in Wales, following the death of Elsie Scully-Hicks while in the care of adoptive parents she was placed with by social services in the Vale of Glamorgan?


​Not allowed.
​17 October 2017

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport

 

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on reports that Wales' biggest health board – Betsi Cadwaladr – is set to overspend by £50 million this year?

 

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales):  Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales's recent report on safeguarding Children in Powys? 

Not allowed.​

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not allowed.​

​11 October 2017

​​To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport

 

Lee Waters (Llanelli): Has the Cabinet Secretary assessed the impact of the new HMRC IR35 rules on the viability of out-of-hours care in Wales, once they are introduced on 1 November?

 

Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on reports that Wales’s biggest health board – Betsi Cadwaladr – is set to overspend by £50 million this year?

​Not allowed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not allowed.

​18 July  2017

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

 

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central):  Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement following the collapse of a building near a railway line in Cardiff?

​Not allowed.

 

 

​5 July 2017

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

 

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales):   Will the Cabinet Secretary outline the support that the Welsh Government will provide following the decision to close the offices of the Department for Work and Pensions in Llanelli and in other parts of Wales?

 

Lee Waters (Llanelli): What discussions has the Cabinet Secretary held regarding job losses resulting from the confirmed closure of DWP offices in Llanelli and other parts of Wales?
​​Not allowed.
​27 June 2017

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government

 

Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the future of the Barnett Formula following the agreement between the UK Government and the DUP?

​Not allowed.
​21 June 2017

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

 

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): What discussions has the Cabinet Secretary held regarding the announcement that Tesco is to close its Cardiff customer engagement centre, which currently employs 1,100 people in South Wales Central?

​Not allowed.
​20 June 2017

To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

 

Nick Ramsay (Monmouth): In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in West London, what steps are being taken to evaluate the fire risks associated with Welsh housing association homes which have been retro-fitted with cladding?

​Not allowed.
​6 June 2017

To ask the First Minister

 

Steffan Lewis (South Wales East): Will the First Minister make a statement on relations between the Welsh and Qatari Governments following the severing of diplomatic ties with that country by its neighbours?

​Not allowed.

 

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