That's it from the Siambr for today.
Senedd Live will be back on Tuesday 18 July.
That's it from the Siambr for today.
Senedd Live will be back on Tuesday 18 July.
Jayne Bryant concludes, "we owe it to the people of Srebrenica, we must remember Srebrenica".
The topic chosen by Jayne Bryant (Newport West) for the Short Debate is 'Remembering Srebrenica'.
Srebrenica will forever be linked to the Bosnian Serb forces' massacre of around 8,000 Muslim men and boys in 1995.
AMs pass the proposal calling on the Welsh Government to support calls for the creation of a fully dedicated multidisciplinary paediatric rheumatology centre in Wales.
There were 27 members for, nine abstentions and nobody against.
Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths says she has written to all local authorities telling them to apply the agent of change principle with immediate effect.
Under the agent of change principle, if new developments or uses are to be introduced near a pre-existing business, such as a live music venue, it is the responsibility of the developer to ensure solutions to address and mitigate noise are put forward as part of proposals.
It is also the developer’s responsibility to ensure the measures are capable of being implemented.
Several AMs stress the importance of live music to the Cardiff economy, including the Coldplay concerts last night and tonight in the Principality Stadium.
David Rowlands explains the background to the petition is the campaign to save live music in Womanby Street, a prime site for new developments opposite Cardiff Castle.
It is already home to several venues, including Clwb Ifor Bach, and is the base for the annual Swn festival.
Nearby venues Dempseys and the Full Moon have recently closed for redevelopment, while Clwb Ifor Bach has learnt of a plan to convert a neighbouring derelict site into flats.
Petitions Committee chair David Rowlands says the debate on the petition is a "splendid example of democracy in action".
We move on to a debate on the 'Live Music Protection in Wales' Petition, currently under consideration by the Petitions Committee.
This is the petition text:
"We call on the National Assembly for Wales to take steps to protect live music venues in Wales. In particular, we ask that the Assembly introduces the ‘agent of change’ principle to make it the responsibility of the developers of any new premises, commercial or residential, to find solutions to noise from nearby pre-existing business. We further call on the National Assembly to legislate so that it is possible for local authorities to recognise an area of ‘cultural significance for music’ within the planning framework."
UKIP's Caroline Jones says it is "unacceptable" that Wales is the only home nation without a specialist paediatric rheumatology centre.
She talks about the difficult experiences of an eight year old she has met with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
David Melding calls for a "fully dedicated" paediatric rheumatology centre in Wales - there are 12 in England.
It is "unacceptable that Wales has been left behind," he says.
Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint.
In the UK, around 10 million people have arthritis. It affects people of all ages, including children.
The two most common types of arthritis are:
Arthritis is often associated with older people, but it can also affect children. In the UK, about 15,000 children and young people are affected by arthritis.
Next we have a Debate by Individual Members.
propose that the assembly:
1. Notes that Wales is the only home nation without a specialist paediatric rheumatology centre.
2. Notes that there are an estimated 400 children in South Wales alone that are suffering with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
3. Recognises the need for a multidisciplinary paediatric rheumatology centre in Wales.
4. Notes that the Welsh Health Specialist Services Committee is undertaking a comprehensive review of paediatric specialised services in Wales.
5. Calls on the Welsh Government to support calls from Arthritis Care, the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and the British Society for Rheumatology for the creation of a fully dedicated multidisciplinary paediatric rheumatology centre in Wales.
There were no contributors from UKIP to the debate.
AMs approve the Assembly Commission's Official Languages Scheme, without objection.
Adam Price stresses the new approach would not apply other than voluntarily to existing staff in their current roles.
Bethan Jenkins, Chair of the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee, says that "broadly, committee members were content with the scheme and acknowledged the generally excellent support they received to help them carry out their work in both the Assembly’s official languages".
She calls for the Equality Impact Assessment to be made public.
Adam Price is the Commissioner with responsibility for official languages.
He says the Annual Compliance Report cites "occasions during the year we have failed to achieve the high standards and how we learn from them".
He says "there is more work to do to become a truly bilingual institution".
We now have a motion to approve the Official Languages Scheme for the Fifth Assembly. It states by summer 2018, the Assembly commission will:
"adopt an approach where all posts advertised require at least a basic level of Welsh language skills (‘basic linguistic courtesy’) with candidates expected to either evidence those skills on appointment, or commit to gain those skills as part of the induction process".
We now have the 90 Second Statements, where three AMs have the opportunity to raise issues of topical interest.
Economy Secretary Ken Skates says no such payment was promised.
He adds, however, "we stand ready to help in any way we can".
Mohammad Asghar (South Wales East): Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on how the Welsh Government intends to prevent job losses at Coilcolor in Newport?
Welsh ministers have "paid lip service" to wanting to protect jobs, the boss of a Newport steel panelling company on the brink of closure has claimed.
Coilcolor, which produces blue and orange panelling for Ikea and Easyjet, flooded in November 2016.
Managing director Dean Proctor said his two-month wait for a payment he claims the Welsh Government said would take days was "diabolical".
Minister for Skills and Science Julie James says she has "repeatedly expressed concerns" to the UK government about the closure of DWP offices, and will do so again tomorrow.
Eluned Morgan (Mid and West Wales): 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?
DWP changes in Wales
Health Secretary Vaughan Gething welcomes the inquiry, saying "we all need to know the truth".
He adds he "expects full engagement with those affected in Wales".
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): What are the implications for Wales following the decision to hold a public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal?
The inquiry has been launched by the UK government and a spokesman for the prime minister said it would establish the causes of the "appalling injustice" that took place in the 1970s and 1980s.
Many of those affected and their families believe they were not told of the risks involved and there was a cover-up.
Julie Morgan, who chairs the Assembly's cross-party group on haemophilia and contaminated blood, says 70 Welsh people died and many were "still suffering".
Mr Antoniw replies, as he often does, that any such assessments are legally privileged.
Simon Thomas' concern is that "Michael Gove has symbolically pulled out of an international obligation that relates to a devolved area".
Mr Antoniw expresses "serious concern that in what is a clearly devolved are, officials were only notified on 30 June that an announcement would be made on 2 July despite a marine and fisheries working group of the four administrations being held on 26 June".
Now we have questions to Counsel General Mick Antoniw.
The first is by Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): Will the Counsel General make a statement on the legal implications for Wales of withdrawing from the 1964 London fisheries convention?
This means foreign boats will be restricted from fishing in UK waters.
Kirsty Williams says higher education is facing a "perfect storm" because of Brexit and a very competitive market in the UK and worldwide, but adds that universities in Wales are still well funded.
"Wagner was shorter than that" says former Deputy Presiding Officer David Melding as Rhianon Passmore, AM for Islwyn, asks a lengthy question on the measures the Welsh Government is taking to ensure music education is accessible to all.
Plaid Cymru's Llyr Gruffydd asks "what do you think is an acceptable level of debt for students in Wales?"
Kirsty Williams does not give a figure, but says "I'm very well aware that these are difficult and challenging issues".
"Piling on the pressure on the students is not the answer," says Mr Gruffydd.
On the presumption against the closure of rural schools, UKIP's Michelle Brown asks what action would the cabinet secretary take if she "suspected a local authority was letting a rural school rot in order to make the case for closure stronger?"
Kirsty Williams refers again to the ongoing consultation.
Conservative Darren Millar describes the announcement yesterday that maximum tuition fees at universities in Wales will rise in line with inflation to £9,295 from autumn 2018, and that the fees will continue to be linked to inflation for the next three years, as a "betrayal" of students.
"Labour cannot be trusted," he claims.
He also accuses the education secretary of watering down her promise for smaller class sizes, saying it's now a "meaningless promise".
Kirsty Williams insists the promise was to move to smaller class sizes "starting with the largest classes" and that it is important for raising standards.
The Llywydd calls party spokespeople to ask questions without notice to the Cabinet Secretary after Question 2.
Kirsty Williams reminds AMs that she recently launched a consultation on introducing a presumption against the closure of rural schools.
Plenary begins with questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams.
The members are now meeting in private.
Senedd Live will be back at 1.30pm for Plenary.
The Welsh Government has also provided funding for training for specialist perinatal training in 2016-17 at a total cost of £9,750.
Hefin David asks whether that is "severely limited".
Mr Gething replies, "in terms of health boards' sums of money it's not huge, but the challenge is what you do and how you can provide that training".
"A situation where mothers are having to travel long distances to access a mother and baby unit is unacceptable," says Llyr Gruffydd.
Mr Gething replies, "the reality is that mothers right across the UK will likely need to travel a distance to get to a mother and baby unit".
Darren Millar refers to the newborn baby found in a bus shelter in Towyn, Conwy county in his constituency.
He says, "I've no idea of the frame of mind of the mum of that newborn... She may well have benefitted from some support, may well have been looking for some support during her pregnancy and for whatever reason hasn't been able to achieve that.
"It brings home the importance of getting these services right".