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Live Reporting

By Alun Jones and Sarah Down-Roberts

All times stated are UK

  1. Hwyl

    That brings today's proceedings in the Siambr to a close.

    Senedd Live returns on Tuesday 24 October.

  2. 'Supporting the victim'

    The topic chosen by Bethan Jenkins (South Wales West) for the Short Debate is 'Safeguarding and patient rights in the Welsh NHS - supporting the victim'.

    She focuses on the handling of sex assault allegations against a hospital worker who later killed a woman.

    Nursing assistant Kris Wade admitted murdering neighbour Christine James in a sexually motivated attack in 2016.

    An internal report found Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board did not "robustly" pursue sexual assault complaints against him by patients.

    Wade killed Christine James at her Cardiff Bay flat
    Image caption: Wade killed Christine James at her Cardiff Bay flat
  3. Motions to elect Members to committees

    Members agree to proposals to elect:

    • Neil McEvoy (Independent) as a Member of the Petitions Committee.
    • Rhun ap Iorwerth (Plaid Cymru) as a Member of the Petitions Committee.
    • Adam Price (Plaid Cymru) as a Member of the Public Accounts Committee.
  4. North Wales 'hugely prosperous' claims economy secretary

    Economy Secretary Ken Skates says he is "incredibly proud of north Wales and the dynamic, forward-looking economy that it has," which he says is "a hugely prosperous part of Wales".

    He says there is an "ambitious programme of investment being led by the Welsh Government in the region", including:

    a) £250m of investment in the A55/A494 corridor;

    b) £20m to establish an Advanced Manufacturing and Research Institute;

    c) £50m to take forward the North East Wales Metro; and

    d) plans for a third Menai crossing.

    He adds the Welsh Government will bring forward an "Economic Action Plan that can support jobs and growth in the region".

  5. 'North Wales is well placed to receive a range of new responsibilities'

    Conservative Mark Isherwood notes that the North Wales Economic Ambition Board's 'A Growth Vision for the Economy of North Wales' document concludes that "North Wales is well placed to receive a range of new responsibilities" and endorses its call for the devolution of powers by the Welsh Government over employment, taxes, skills and transport.

    Mark Isherwood
  6. Plaid Cymru debate: 'historic underfunding of north Wales by Labour'

    Llŷr Gruffyddleads a debate on the north Wales economy, seeking to highlight the party's achievements for the area, including the two year budget deal, while scrutinising the Welsh Government's record on regional investment.

    Plaid Cymru criticise the "historic underfunding of north Wales by the Labour Welsh Government", and Llyr Gruffydd calls on the Welsh Government to "bring forward, as part of its long-overdue economic strategy, genuine efforts to address the regional imbalances in the Welsh economy".

    Llŷr Gruffydd
  7. 'New and ambitious Youth Travel Pass scheme from 2018'

    Economy Secretary Ken Skates refers to the consultation launched by the Welsh Government to "develop a new and ambitious Youth Travel Pass scheme from 2018 that can encourage more young people to travel by bus".

    He emphasises the need for any proposals to be fully costed and the importance of engaging widely with young people.

    He says the Welsh Government's intention through Transport for Wales is to "encourage more young people onto a sustainable, integrated and multi-modal transport network".

    Ken Skates
  8. Austerity 'inflicted on victims with no mercy'

    Rhianon Passmore, Labour AM for Islwyn, says "imagine my surprise when this Tory debate offered supposed largess to young people, the same group of members opposite who support this ideological obsessive policy of austerity that the UK Tory government is inflicting on victims with no mercy".

    rhianon pasmore
  9. Plaid Cymru support Conservatives' proposal

    Dai Lloyd says Plaid Cymru support today's proposal by the Conservatives, and calls on the Welsh Government not to disregard ideas by opposition parties.

  10. 'Young people need a new deal for bus users'

    Labour AM for Neath, Jeremy Miles says "young people definitely need a new deal for bus users, one which gives them free or cheap travel, but also improves travel time and experience".

    Jeremy Miles
  11. Welsh Conservatives debate

    On behalf of the Welsh Conservatives, Russell George calls on the Welsh Government to:

    a) extend eligibility for free bus travel entitlements to all 16 to 24 year olds in Wales; and

    b) extend eligibility for railcard privileges to all 16 to 24 year olds in Wales.

    Russell George
  12. Motion by Individual Members passed

    Members agree the proposal.

  13. Wales should be on the 'crest of the wave'

    Minister for Skills and Science Julie James reveals she restores old Minis "by way of relaxation".

    She says Wales should be on the "crest of the wave" in terms of the revolution in transport technology.

    Julie James
  14. 'Fragile 16 kilometer depth of atmosphere'

    Dai Lloyd calls on AMs to support the motion "to protect the fragile 16 kilometer depth of atmosphere that we all depend upon".

    Dai Lloyd
  15. £2m for electric charging points

    Jenny Rathbone bemoans the lack of electric charging points in Wales, but welcomes the commitment for £2m for electric charging points as part of the budget deal agreed between Labour and Plaid Cymru.

    Labour and Plaid Cymru
  16. Debate by Individual Members

    The first debate of the day is by Individual Members.

    Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)

    Suzy Davies (South Wales West)Dafydd Elis-Thomas (Dwyfor Meirionnydd)Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)David Melding (South Wales Central)Eluned Morgan (Mid and West Wales)

    propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

    1. Notes that the speed of the revolution in transport technology challenges current planning assumptions and requires a major re-think in public policy and design.

    2. Believes that transport manufacturers and their supply chains will need to adapt or die as the combustion engine is phased out within the next 20 years because of:

    a) driverless vehicles, which will disrupt assumptions about private ownership of cars, urban town planning, managing road congestion and the role of buses to connect communities; and

    b) electric vehicles, which require a more dispersed electricity generation and supply including charging points covering the whole of Wales;

    3. Calls on the Welsh Government to outline the steps that it is taking to align policies with the pace of change and ensure all citizens will benefit, in line with the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.

  17. Super-majorities for Assembly Bills

    Members approve a motion to amend Standing Orders 26, 26A and 26B in relation to Super-majorities for Assembly Bills.

  18. Plaid Cymru swap

    Members agree to elect:

    Dai Lloyd (Plaid Cymru) as a Member of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee in place of Sian Gwenllian (Plaid Cymru).

    Sian Gwenllian (Plaid Cymru) as a Member of the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee in place of Dai Lloyd (Plaid Cymru).

  19. Committee membership

    Conservative Paul Davies expresses disappointment that the allocation of committee chairs "does not reflect the size" of the political groups.

    The Llywydd's view can be seen here.