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Summary

  1. The plenary begins at 13.30 with questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure
  2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport
  3. Debate by Individual Members: The European Union
  4. Plaid Cymru Debate: The Wales Bill
  5. Welsh Conservatives Debate: Euro 2016 championships
  6. Short Debate: Delivering a smarter energy future for Wales

Live Reporting

By Alun Jones and Nia Harri

All times stated are UK

Hwyl fawr

That brings today's proceedings to a close.

Senedd Live returns on Tuesday 21 June.

Tonight the Senedd turns red ahead of the game against England in Euro 2016. The countdown begins...

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Support for community-owned power schemes

Wales could meet its electricity needs from renewable energy sources within 20 years, according to Mr Gruffydd.

He supports community-owned power schemes and an energy efficiency drive.

Llyr Gruffydd
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Short Debate on energy

The final item is a Short Debate by Llyr Gruffydd of Plaid Cymru. 

The subject: Delivering a smarter energy future for Wales: Energy policy priorities for the new Welsh Government.

'Stronger, safer and more prosperous as a part of the European Union'

The proposal that the National Assembly for Wales:"Believes that Wales would be stronger, safer and more prosperous if it were to remain a part of the European Union" is passed with 44 for and 9 against.

The vote
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A cautionary tale

As we reach voting time, all new AMs should learn a lesson from the mistake of an AM almost exactly 10 years ago, on 20 June 2006.

The opposition parties had called for a public inquiry into the Welsh ambulance service, which the government had consistently declared unnecessary.

Health Minister Dr Brian Gibbons AM argued the government's case in the debate, but when it came to voting he mistakenly voted with the opposition for an inquiry.

The motion was carried by 28 votes to 26 in favour of an inquiry.

The chamber erupted in cheers and jeers when Dr Gibbons admitted to the presiding officer, Dafydd Elis-Thomas, that he had made a mistake.

The presiding officer said he appreciated the minister's honesty, but there was nothing he could do about it.

Voting records later showed that Dr Gibbons' predecessor, Jane Hutt, had failed to vote at all during the session, compounding the Labour administration's frustration.

Dr Brian Gibbons
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Dr Brian Gibbons

Bill 'has potential but needs a lot of work'

First Minister Carwyn Jones says the previous bill had "set a low bar" and this bill is an "improvement", and that it "has potential but needs a lot of work"

Carwyn Jones
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The reserved powers model

The Wales Bill promises new powers for the assembly - including over assembly elections, speed limits, and fracking - and rewrites how Wales is governed by defining what is under the control of Westminster, known as the reserved powers model.  

'Unbelievable, depressing & unhelpful'

Angela Burns tweets

'A foundation for a fuller constitutional settlement'

Conservative David Melding says the Bill is a "foundation for a fuller constitutional settlement". 

He says he is "not sure that the Welsh electorate is ready" for a distinct or separate legal jurisdiction.

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'Omission of the devolution of policing'

Steffan Lewis expresses regret over "the omission of the devolution of policing". 

Steffan Lewis
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Plaid Cymru Debate

The Wales Bill is the topic of the Plaid Cymru Debate.

The Welsh secretary said last week that income tax powers will not be imposed on Wales without a fair settlement on UK government funding.

Alun Cairns published a revised Wales Bill which confers some income tax powers without a referendum.

First Minister Carwyn Jones has said he fears the assembly will be "stitched-up" when the Treasury sets its grant.

Some AMs fear extra cash raised by Welsh ministers through income tax could affect Treasury grants
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Some AMs fear extra cash raised by Welsh ministers through income tax could affect Treasury grants

'Step forward in strengthening scrutiny'

Conservative Nick Ramsay tweets

Elite sports and grassroots sports in the Cabinet

Elite sports is the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure Ken Skates, whereas grassroots sports is in the portfolio of the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport, Vaughan Gething. 

Concern over 'cuts to grassroots sports'

Plaid Cymru's Dai Lloyd expresses concern over "cuts to grassroots sports in Wales".  

Findings of the recent Welsh Government Health Survey

Conservative Russell George expresses concern at the findings of the recent Welsh Government Health Survey, which identified that 24 per cent of adults are classified as obese.

Russell George
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Impact and legacy of Euro 2016

On the eve of the mouth-watering Euro 2016 home nations derby on Thursday, AMs move on to a debate on the role Wales's involvement in the tournament could play in encouraging participation in sport, improving public health levels and creating an ongoing legacy for our elite athletes.

Gareth Bale celebrating his goal against Slovakia
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'To face challenges without your neighbours is a very reckless strategy'

Conservative David Melding ends a passionate speech stating, "To face challenges without your neighbours is a very reckless strategy indeed, and also to say that you want to be open to the world but as a first step to that openness your turning your back on your neighbours is a flat contradiction and I hope the electors see through it." 

David Melding
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'The first minister stands side by side with David Cameron'

As Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister Carwyn Jones are staging a joint event in Cardiff to urge voters to back remaining in the EU, UKIP's Mark Reckless says, "As we speak, the first minister stands side by side with David Cameron, united against people governing themselves, united for free movement and unlimited immigration." 

Mark Reckless
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European funding map

This shows how Wales is divided into two areas which qualify for different levels of EU structural funding
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This shows how Wales is divided into two areas which qualify for different levels of EU structural funding

'A sovereign partner of Europe not a province'

Conservative Mark Isherwood says "we don't need to be in the EU to co-operate with European partners".

He adds that "Wales and Britain must be a sovereign partner of Europe not a province of the EU".

Cash
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'Wales is better off financially in the EU'

Eluned Morgan, who was a Welsh MEP from 1994 to 2009, says Wales is better off financially as part of the European Union, quoting a figure of £79 per head.

Her rallying call is that EU membership represents "prosperity, peace and security".

Eluned Morgan
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Debate by Individual Members - the European Union

Members now hold their first debate on the referendum being held on Thursday 23 June to decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union.   

Labour's Eluned Morgan and Dawn Bowden, and Plaid Cymru's Dafydd Elis-Thomas, supported by the Conservative David Melding, are proposing that the National Assembly for Wales:

"Believes that Wales would be stronger, safer and more prosperous if it were to remain a part of the European Union."

Wales flag and EU flag
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Members of the Interim Committee on Constitutional and Legislative Affairs approved

Members approve a proposal that the National Assembly for Wales, elects:

(i) Huw Irranca-Davies (Welsh Labour), Dafydd Elis-Thomas (Plaid Cymru), David Melding (Welsh Conservatives) and Michelle Brown (United Kingdom Independence Party) as members of the Interim Committee on Constitutional and Legislative Affairs; and

(ii) David Melding as Chair of the Interim Committee on Constitutional and Legislative Affairs.

Individual Patient Funding Request process

Conservative AM Suzy Davies tweets

Call for the reintroduction of full time pediatric services at Withybush hospital

The Welsh Government's policies for the future of health services in Pembrokeshire will be based on "the most up to date clinical advice" says Vaughan Gething in response to Paul Davies' call for the reintroduction of full time pediatric services and the special care baby unit at Withybush hospital.

Vaughan Gething
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'Very disappointing' tweets Plaid Cymru AM

Cancer delivery plan and screening resources

Angela Burns asks about the cancer delivery plan, and screening resources for cervical cancer and bowel cancer.

Over the coming years, the Welsh Government estimates around one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer before age 75 and around four in 10 at some stage during their lifetime.

Cancer cell
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'Sport is for everyone' says Andrew RT Davies

 "Sport is for everyone", says Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies, who has played for the assembly rugby team against politicians from Westminster.

The question is on the role the Welsh Government sees for sport in helping to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Wales.  

Andrew RT Davies
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'Climbing the economic mountains of Wales'

Mohammad Asghar, Conservative Welsh Assembly Member for South East Wales, wishes the minister well in "climbing the economic mountains of Wales".

As part of the Welsh Government's Year of Adventure brand, Mr Skates has been seen climbing many times, such as here in The Boardroom, Queensferry.

Mohammad Asghar
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Increasing awareness of the alternative dispute resolution regulations

Juile Morgan stresses the importance of making online businesses aware of the alternative dispute resolution regulations which came into force this year.

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) refers to ways of resolving disputes between consumers and traders that don’t involve going to court.  

Juile Morgan
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Hamilton's play on words

UKIP's Neil Hamilton expresses the hope that under Mr Skates' guidance "the Welsh economy will really get its skates on".

There seemed to be genuine laughter in the chamber. 

Neil Hamilton
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Call to revive the Welsh Development Agency brand

"Plaid Cymru want to go back to quango heaven" says Mr Skates, dismissing Plaid Cymru's call to revive the Welsh Development Agency brand to attract more companies to invest in Wales.

Set up in 1976 as a job creation agency, it became part of the Welsh government in 2006 as part of Rhodri Morgan's "bonfire of the quangos".

In 2012, MPs said that decision had "reduced Wales' visibility overseas".

The WDA was absorbed into the Welsh government 30 years after its creation
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The WDA was absorbed into the Welsh government 30 years after its creation

'Wales is performing better today than at any other point in devolution'

Plaid Cymru's Adam Price says that Welsh gross disposable houshold income per head is down to its lowest level since 2002 relative to the UK.

Mr Skates replies that the government will be developing a new economic strategy, including reviewing targets, and that "Wales is performing better today than at any other point in devolution." 

Adam Price
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'Opportunity that tidal energy presents for Wales'

Mr Skates says he recognizes the "opportunity that tidal energy presents for Wales". 

 Work to build a £1bn tidal energy lagoon in Swansea Bay has been delayed until 2017 as negotiations over the level of UK government funding for the project continue.  

Tidal Lagoon Power hopes to start work on its project in 2017
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Tidal Lagoon Power hopes to start work on its project in 2017

Economic benefits of major energy infrastructure projects

The first of the tabled questions is by Jayne Bryant, Labour AM for Newport West, seeking a statement on the economic benefits of major energy infrastructure projects in Wales.

Labour and Plaid Cymru said last month they would establish a new National Infrastructure Commission, as part of the deal which saw Carwyn Jones reinstated as first minister after Plaid Cymru withdrew Leanne Wood as a candidate.

Prynhawn da

Welcome to Senedd Live's coverage of today's plenary, which begins as usual at 1.30pm.

As the last plenary of the term is on 13 July, the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure Ken Skates and the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport Vaughan Gething will be the only ones to face two question sessions before the summer recess.

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