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Summary

  1. Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee
  2. Plenary begins at 1.30pm with Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government
  3. Questions to the Assembly Commission
  4. Topical Questions
  5. Debate on a Member's Legislative Proposal: young carers
  6. Welsh Conservatives debate: regeneration schemes
  7. Plaid Cymru debate: a million Welsh speakers by 2050
  8. Short Debate: Hate crime – is it on the rise in Wales?

Live Reporting

By Alun Jones and Nia Harri

All times stated are UK

  1. Hwyl

    That's it from the Siambr for today.

    Senedd Live will be back on Tuesday 11 July.

    Senedd
  2. 'Genuinely concerned about clear spike in hate crime'

    Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children Carl Sargeant says he was "slightly astounded" by Neil Hamilton's contribution.

    He says he is " genuinely concerned" about "a clear spike" in hate crime around the time of the referendum and following the terrorist attacks in London and Manchester.

    Carl Sargeant
  3. 'Almost anything can be recorded today as hate crime'

    Mr Hamilton questions "the explosion of hate crime associated with Brexit".

    He says "there has been an active trawling of hate post-Brexit and you can find it if you want it".

    He adds, "almost anything can be recorded today as hate crime".

  4. Short Debate

    The topic chosen by Neil Hamilton (Mid and West Wales) for his Short Debate is 'Hate crime – is it on the rise in Wales?'

    Hate crime
  5. Consultation on provision for a new Welsh Language Bill

    Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language Alun Davies points out the Welsh Government's intention to publish a White Paper for consultation in the National Eisteddfod on provision for a new Welsh Language Bill.

    He says action is being taken already to promote and facilitate the use of Welsh across communities and workplaces, in formal and informal settings.

    He also draws attention to the establishment of a planning board to advise on a national programme to promote the use of the Welsh language.

    He says he wants to "unite the nation on the subject of the Welsh language"

    Alun Davies
  6. Review the role of the Welsh Language Commissioner

    Conservative Suzy Davies calls on the Welsh Government to "consider how best to promote the acquisition and use of Welsh language skills as an intrinsic part of its economic strategy", and to review the role of the Welsh Language Commissioner and ensure that the Commissioner is accountable to the National Assembly for Wales.

    She also says the government should "reflect on the purpose and effectiveness of Welsh language standards prior to any proposal to extend their application into the private sector" and "adopt a new model, outside government, to promote the Welsh language within education, communities and the economy".

    Suzy Davies
  7. 'Genuine local consultation'

    UKIP's Neil Hamilton warns that "flying in the face of local public opinion will limit the chances of success of the Welsh Government's strategy of reaching a million Welsh speakers by 2050".

    Referring to the decision taken to remove English-stream education at Ysgol Llangennech which was approved by Carmarthenshire council in January, and this week's announcement that Welsh-medium education will continue at a Powys school after a U-turn by the council, he calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that:

    "a) any changes to existing key stages 1 to 5 education and childcare provision involves genuine local consultation whereby:

    i) all respondents supply their names, addresses and postcodes; and

    ii) each individual named in any submitted petition is recorded as a discrete observation unit; and

    b) the opinions of third parties, agents and commissioners, including those purporting to offer expert advice on Welsh language provision, are not given priority over the wishes of local residents and parents".

    Carmarthenshire council voted in favour making Ysgol Llangennech, near Llanelli, a Welsh medium primary from September.
    Image caption: Carmarthenshire council voted in favour making Ysgol Llangennech, near Llanelli, a Welsh medium primary from September.
  8. 'Language considerations intrinsic in economic planning'

    Plaid Cymru's Sian Gwenllian calls on the Welsh Government to:

    "a) plan for substantial growth, and normalising, Welsh medium education and child care;

    b) ensure that language considerations are intrinsic in economic planning as part of maintaining the current maintenance regimes and the need for this to be reflected in the Welsh Government’s proposed economic strategy;

    c) strengthen the role of the Welsh language Commissioner to regulate and promote the rights of Welsh speakers and extend the Welsh language standards to the private sector including the telecommunications sector, banks and supermarkets;

    d) establish a new arms-length agency to promote the Welsh language within education, communities and the economy".

    Sian Gwenllian
  9. Growing the number of Welsh speakers

    The topic of the Plaid Cymru debate is the Welsh Government’s aim of reaching a million Welsh speakers by 2050.

    The Plaid Cymru report ‘Reaching the Million’ outlines some of its main strategic priorities for growing the number of Welsh speakers in Wales to a million by 2050.

    Welsh language
  10. Inherited 'a real mess' from Edwina Hart

    Conservative Darren Millar tells Ken Skates he inherited "a real mess" from ex-economy minister Edwina Hart.

    Darren Millar
  11. 'Most difficult and challenging decision I've been involved in'

    Economy Secretary Ken Skates says the Circuit of Wales was the "most difficult and challenging decision I've been involved in".

    He refers to the the establishment of the Ministerial Taskforce for the South Wales Valleys with its "aim of ensuring effective regeneration across the region alongside strong, connective infrastructure; improved access to good quality jobs and skills development".

    He insists the Welsh Government's intention to invest £100m over ten years in a new Automotive Technology Business Park in Ebbw Vale will stimulate economic growth across the Heads of the Valleys.

    He also draws attention to the work of the Welsh Government and other stakeholders "in driving forward the North Wales Growth Deal to support economic growth on a cross-border basis".

  12. Welsh Government 'has failed to address poverty'

    Conservative Mark Isherwood says the Welsh Government has failed to address poverty in Wales and misspent money on the Communities First scheme.

    Mark Isherwood
  13. 'Devastating blow to industrial confidence in Wales'

    UKIP's Neil Hamilton describes Welsh ministers' decision that the taxpayer should not offer a £210m guarantee to the proposed Circuit of Wales development near Ebbw Vale as "a devastating blow to industrial confidence in Wales".

    For years, how did the government miss a "most elementary" flaw about being liable for the project's debt, asks Mr Hamilton.

    Neil Hamilton
  14. 'Field of dreams' strategy

    Adam Price attacks the Welsh Government scheme for a £100m auto-industry business park in Blaenau Gwent as a "field of dreams" strategy - build it and they will come.

    He lists alleged incidents of government misleading.

  15. 'Something has gone desperately wrong with the Circuit of Wales'

    Plaid Cymru's Adam Price says "something has gone desperately wrong with the Circuit of Wales".

    He calls on the Welsh Government to "meet with all relevant parties in order to explore potential solutions to the issues referred to in its statement on the Circuit of Wales of the 27 June 2017 to increase future investor confidence".

    He also calls on the Welsh Government to commit to establishing "a full independent inquiry into the Welsh Government's handling of the Circuit of Wales project".

    Circuit of Wales
  16. Investor confidence for regeneration projects

    Conservative Russell George calls on the Welsh Government to outline how it proposes to increase investor confidence for regeneration projects.

    He also criticises the Welsh Government’s handling of the Circuit of Wales project, claiming "this could have a negative impact on potential investment for future regeneration projects in Wales".

  17. Welsh Conservatives debate

    We move on to the Welsh Conservatives debate on the importance of regeneration schemes in enhancing the future prosperity of communities across Wales.

  18. Carers Trust Wales will provide recommendations

    Minister for Social Services and Public Health Rebecca Evans says the Welsh Government is fully committed to improving the life of young carers.

    She says that Carers Trust Wales will provide her with recommendations as how to further support the well-being of young carers.

    Rebecca Evans
  19. 'Important piece of legislation'

    UKIP's Caroline Jones congratulates Bethan Jenkins on an "important piece of legislation" and offers her full support.

  20. Schools' senior management team

    Conservative David Melding says "all secondary schools should have a member of their senior management team with express responsibility for ensuring they have a good young carers policy".

    David Melding