That's it from the Siambr today.
Senedd Live returns tomorrow.
That's it from the Siambr today.
Senedd Live returns tomorrow.
AMs agree that provisions in the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill, in so far as they fall within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales, should be considered by the UK Parliament.
No AMs objected.
The legislation, which still needs to be passed by MPs, creates a new aggravated version of the existing offence of common assault or battery when committed against an emergency worker.
It also makes assaults on emergency workers an aggravating factor for other assault offences.
Under existing rules, AMs have to give consent to legislation from Parliament that applies to powers which are devolved to the Welsh assembly and the Welsh Government.
In this case, the Welsh Government has tabled the motion because the law affects the NHS and fire and rescue services, which are all devolved.
Health Secretary Vaughan Gething says the view of the Welsh Government is that it is appropriate to deal with these provisions in this UK Bill "as it represents the most practical and proportionate legislative vehicle to enable the provisions to apply in Wales".
The final item today is a Legislative Consent Motion on the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill.
Labour MP Chris Bryant wants to double the maximum sentence for common assault of an emergency worker to a year.
The Rhondda MP said there were 20 such assaults in Wales a day.
AMs will vote on whether the proposed new law aimed at cracking down on attacks on emergency workers should apply in Wales.
Hannah Blythyn announces over £7.5m of funding to support local authority improvements in recycling services in 2017/18. The funding will be administered under the Collaborative Change Programme.
She underlines the Welsh Government’s ambition to become a "zero waste nation".
£4m comes from the base budget and £3.5m from departmental underspend.
The final statement of the day is by the Minister for Environment Hannah Blythyn on recycling in Wales.
Last Thursday’s UK statistical release revealed Wales continues to be the best municipal recycling nation in the UK, 12% above the UK average.
Mr Skates says the four local authorities "either failed to consult effectively on their proposals or because they do not propose meaningful active travel networks, and in some cases their submission was falling short in both".
To those local authorities he will be issuing a direction to resubmit their proposals by 27 August this year.
Ken Skates says he has approved the submissions from 14 local authorities outright.
Maps by another group of authorities have been approved even though they fall "a little short of expectations". and given "clear recommendations for addressing weaknesses".
He says he's disappointed that maps by four local authorities are "unsuitable for approval in their current form".
We move on to a Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport Ken Skates, on Active Travel Integrated Network Maps.
Plaid Cymru's Llyr Gruffydd says that "report after report has shown the weaknesses and at last action is being taken".
Conservative Darren Millar says the statement has been "a long time coming".
He says "we've known that we haven't been stretching our most able and talented learners for a number of years".
He questions why funding has been allocated for no more than two years.
School inspection body Estyn back in 2012 expressed concern that more able and talented pupils in Wales did less well than in England.
It also showed up in the international Pisa tests, when the results of the top 10% of achievers at 15-year-olds were compared.
Wales performed particularly poorly, with only the highest achievers in Chile, Turkey and Mexico getting lower scores in reading and maths.
An independent review was ordered and found "considerable variation" in what was provided to able and talented students in schools and colleges in Wales.
Education Secretary Kirsty Williams says it was clear from the evidence that Wales must do more to "identify, support and stretch" able learners, as well as deliver more consistency.
She also wants to expand the Seren network, which helps Wales' brightest sixth formers gain access to top universities.
From September, a pilot Seren project will start connecting younger, able pupils - before they take their GCSEs - with those from other schools and to link up with universities.
The next statement is by the Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams.
She announces funding of £3 million over two years to seek to ensure that support for more able and talented pupils is more consistent across schools in Wales.
UKIP spokesperson Caroline Jones says she is "generally supportive of the intent of the White Paper".
On proposals to abolish Community Health Councils, Rhun ap Iorwerth stresses the need to keep their "function as the voice of the people".
Under the proposals, a single body could replace the existing seven CHCs, which carry out spot checks on hospitals and represent patient interests.
Conservative Angela Burns emphasises that three of Wales' seven health boards are currently in targeted intervention, and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has been in special measures - the highest form of Welsh Government intervention - for more than two years.
We move on to a statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething, on the Services Fit for the Future White Paper.
The Welsh Government proposals are aimed at improving the quality and governance of health and social care services in Wales.
The proposals include common standards and joint complaints handling; better decision-making across health boards including a new Duty of Quality for the Population of Wales and a clearer process for service change; as well as further promoting a culture of openness in the health and social care system through a new Duty of Candour. There are also proposals for strengthening the boards of NHS organisations and involvement of the public across health and social care, and for regulation and inspection.