Summary

  1. 10am Finance Committee
  2. Plenary begins at 1.30pm with Questions to the First Minister
  3. Debate: The Outcome of the EU Referendum
  4. Business Statement and Announcement
  5. Statement by the First Minister: The Legislative Programme
  6. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children: Armed Forces
  7. Election of committee chairs

Live Reporting

By Alun Jones and Nia Harri

All times stated are UK

Hwyl fawr

That's the end of today's proceedings.

Senedd Live returns tomorrow at 1.30pm.

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Standards of Conduct Committee chair

Jane Bryant elected.

Reserve Policy and Legislation Committee chair

David Rees elected.

Petitions Committee chair

Mike Hedges elected.

Finance Committee chair

Simon Thomas elected. 

Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee chair

Bethan Jenkins elected.

Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee chair

Huw Irranca-Davies elected.

Election of committee chairs

Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee chair  - Mark Reckless elected.

National Service of Remembrance in Mametz Wood

Carl Sargeant, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children, says the First Minister will represent the people of Wales at the National Service of Remembrance in Mametz Wood on 7th July to honour those who gave their lives.

He says the Welsh Government has contributed to the memorial erected "to mark the bravery and sacrifice" of the 38th (Welsh) Division at Mametz Wood.  

Artist Christopher Williams (1873-1934) painted The Welsh Division at Mametz Wood, 1916
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Artist Christopher Williams (1873-1934) painted The Welsh Division at Mametz Wood, 1916

'Bed blockers' equivalent

People who live in social housing without need "are like bed blockers" says Neil Hamilon.

"They are denying the people with real social need the chance to have a roof over their head".

'In favour of tax competition between jurisdictions'

Neil Hamilton acknowledges a divide within UKIP on the devolution of taxes, but says he is "in favour of tax competition between jurisdictions".

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Regret over abolishing the Right to Buy

Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies expresses regret that a bill will be introduced abolishing the Right to Buy and the Right to Acquire, as Right to Buy has been "one of the biggest drivers of aspirational attainment over the last 30 years." 

The Legislative Programme

A new law to remove the UK Government’s “harmful reforms” to the rights of workers in Wales’s devolved public services is to be introduced by the Welsh Government during the first year of the fifth Assembly, First Minister Carwyn Jones announces.

Six Bills will be introduced over the next year - ranging from the establishment of new Welsh devolved taxes, to delivering improvements in public health, ensuring a sufficient supply of social housing by abolishing the Right to Buy, and reforming the system of support for children and young people with additional learning needs.    

Motions to establish committees approved

The 13 committees have been divided among the parties based on the number of AMs they have.

A Labour AM will chair six of the committees, including education, Plaid Cymru three, including health and the Conservatives two, including economy.

UKIP's sole chairmanship will be the climate change committee - with the group agreeing that Mark Reckless will be the party's candidate.

Implications of the referendum

The implications of the referendum result dominate the requests for statements, including the future for fisheries, university research funding, and European Structural Funds in the current 2014-2020 programme in general.

Jane Hutt is the Leader of the House
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Jane Hutt is the Leader of the House

Future business of the Assembly

Next on the agenda is the Business Statement and Announcement which outlines the future business of the Assembly up to three weeks in advance. 

'Great dangers' in holding a second referendum

There would be "great dangers" in holding a second referendum, says first minister.

People who voted Leave would "just get angrier and that anger would be translated into something more unpleasant", he adds.

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'A time for cross-party action and consensus like never before'

UKIP's David Rowlands says this is "a time for cross-party action and consensus like never before."

He adds, "We who were involved in the Out campaign support wholeheartedly any moves by the Welsh Government to secure not only the funds promised to Wales by the Westminster government but also to ensure we get a fair share of those funds that Brexit will yield." 

David Rowlands
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'A trusted forum for the advance and defence of Welsh interests'

Conservative David Melding says the Fifth Assembly "will have to show itself to be a trusted forum for the advance and defence of Welsh interests in the remarkably challenging times that we now face".

David Melding
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'Why have old people thrown away our future?'

"Why have old people thrown away our future?", Labour's Dawn Bowden quotes a teenager on the Gurnos estate in Merthyr Tydfil. 

Dawn Bowden
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'The dream of Wales in Europe will never die'

Plaid Cymru's Steffan Lewis says "my hope, perhaps against all odds, is that the people of this nation can continue to stand with the peoples of this continent and that the dream of Wales in Europe will never die".

Steffan Lewis
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'We remain neighbours, friends and family'

  "We need to find a way of talking to one another again," says first minister.  

"We may have voted in different ways, but we remain neighbours, friends and family.

"The challenges we faced yesterday on the NHS, on the economy, in education, we still face today, and we must rise to them and deliver for the people of Wales." 

Referendum was a 'reality check'

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood admits the referendum result was a "reality check".

She calls for Remain voters to be treated with respect.

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'Huge opportunities for investment and innovation'

The leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew RT Davies, who campaigned for Leave in the referendum, says there are "huge opportunities for investment and innovation for a global Britain and a global Wales"

Wales gets £1.8bn in European Structural Funds in the current 2014-2020 programme, while farmers received £240m in the Common Agricultural Policy's single payment scheme in 2014 alone.

'Explore where our priorities may be taken forward directly with the EU'

First minister says he will form "an expert team of civil servants based in our existing office in Brussels, independent of the UK government, to explore where our priorities may be taken forward directly with the EU." 

'Crucial the single market is retained'

After Conservative David Melding says Wales has the most exposed economy in the UK to Brexit, the first minister says it is crucial the single market is retained.  

'Nobody voted for Wales to receive less money'

"Nobody voted for Wales to receive less money" says first minister. 

He calls on the UK Government to ensure Wales "does not lose a penny". 

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'Need for certainty for our businesses is paramount'

"The need for certainty for our businesses is paramount," says first minister.  

Carrying on with 'Project Fear'

Mr Hamilton says chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne is carrying on with 'Project Fear'. 

"There is no reason to foresee increases in taxes and spending" he adds."  

George Osborne was a prominent Remain campaigner
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George Osborne was a prominent Remain campaigner

'Making the case for Wales with the UK government'

UKIP group leader Neil Hamilton calls on the first minister to involve other parties "in making the case for Wales with the UK government".

"There will be involvement with all parties" in discussions, says first minister.  

Neil Hamilton
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'Article 50 should be triggered sooner rather than later'

"Article 50 should be triggered sooner rather than later," says first minister.

"Better people know where they stand."   

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Lawyers are studying Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty

No extra money expected for NHS

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood asks how much extra money the Welsh Government expects for the NHS after Brexit. 

None, replies first minister.  

Leanne Wood
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'Westminster controlling EU funds'

Mr Davies asks about a 'Leave' representative for the Welsh Government in talks on Brexit.

The first minister says Mr Davies' line on Westminster controlling EU funds shows he doesn't think about Wales.  

Cannot allow 'festering sentiment' to contaminate democracy

Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies says we cannot allow "festering sentiment" to contaminate democracy.

Andrew RT Davies
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'No doubt our nation is divided'

"There is no doubt our nation is divided, now is the time to rebuild," says first minister in response to a reported increase in racist attacks.

Carwyn Jones
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Basic Payment Scheme payments to farmers

Janet Finch-Saunders begins by asking the First Minister for a statement on Basic Payment Scheme payments to farmers. 

Mr Jones says over 99% of eligible farmers have been paid. 

Ms Finch-Saunders says 171 farmers are yet to receive payment, "putting livelihoods at risk".

The first minister adds it's a better record than England and Scotland.   

Janet Finch-Saunders
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Croeso nôl

Today's agenda has been changed substantially, mainly to make way for a debate following the outcome of the referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union.  

Questions to the First Minister begin at 1.30pm.  

Back at 1.30pm

The Finance Committee is now meeting in private. 

Senedd Live will back at 1.30pm for Plenary. 

'A very uncertain future as far as our budgets are concerned'

Mr Drakeford says the sums held in reserves - £270m in revenue reserves and £177m in capital reserves - are a "reasonable level at this point of the financial year", adding "we know for certain that we face a very uncertain future as far as our budgets are concerned".