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Summary

  1. Tuesday 3 March 2015
  2. Carwyn Jones took questions from 13:30 to 14:15 GMT
  3. Smacking ban should not be included in domestic violence bill, he says
  4. Plaid leader Leanne Wood 'disappointed' Welsh voices not heard at child sexual exploitation summit at No 10
  5. First Minister defends his decision to fly from Heathrow rather than Cardiff to promote Wales in New York for 'timetable' reasons

Live Reporting

By Tomos Livingstone, Adrian Browne and Andy Roberts

All times stated are UK

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That's all from First Minister's Questions for this week - we'll be back next Tuesday just before 1.30pm. In the meantime, keep up to date with political developments in Wales via

the BBC News website.

Carwyn Jones tells Bethan Jenkins that concerns about Swansea University's school of management are a matter for the University, but he is aware of them.

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tweets: When is this South Wales Metro actually going to be built? Public transport links in Cardiff east of Heath are terrible. #fmqs

Carwyn Jones tells Leanne Wood that devolution of bus regulation would help the Welsh Government deliver better bus services.

Andrew RT Davies says travelling into Cardiff in the morning can be a "horrendous experience". The First Minister emphasises the importance of the proposed Metro scheme.

AMs now asking about the

Donaldson review into what should be taught in schools.

First Minister says it's an "exciting time", but cautions AMs that there isn't room in the curriculum for everything.

Plaid Cymru's Jocelyn Davies says UN Convention on Rights of the Child says physical punishment of children must be prohibited. Suggests Wales is breaching it.

Carwyn Jones says Wales is not in breach of the convention. And re potential smacking ban, he says he doesn't disagree with the principle, but it shouldn't be included in the domestic violence bill.

That's it for questions from opposition leaders - now on to the M4 around Port Talbot. AMs are asking if enough's being done to promote business opportunities in the town, particularly with the trialled closure of Junction 41.

Aled Roberts stands in for Lib Dem leader Kirsty Williams

Aled Roberts
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Aled Roberts is standing in for Welsh Lib Dem leader Kirsty Williams; he's asking about optometry services in north Wales and long waiting lists.

The First Minister says there's an action plan in place.

Leanne Wood wants Welsh voices to be heard on child sexual exploitation

Leanne Wood
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Next up is the leader of Plaid Cymru, Leanne Wood. She's asking about the involvement of the Welsh government in today's

Downing Street summit on child sexual exploitation.

Carwyn Jones says there's a difference of view with the UK Government over whether this area is devolved or not.

Leanne Wood says it's "disappointing" that - as she sees it - Welsh voices are not being heard in the process.

Andrew RT Davies questions the first minister's airport choice

Andrew RT Davies
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We're on to questions from the party leaders, and the first question is from Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies, who asks whether Carwyn Jones should be flying to the USA - as he did last week - via Heathrow not Cardiff Airport.

The first minister says the reality is that his timetable was "squeezed" so he couldn't this time, but where possible Cardiff Airport is the "first choice".

More now on the

controversy at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.

A petition protesting against the changes has been handed in to the Senedd this morning, and Vale of Clwyd AM Ann Jones wants assurances that there will be no delays in restoring consultant-led maternity services at the hospital.

Carwyn Jones repeats his view that the services should be back within 12 months - a few weeks, of course, before the next assembly elections.

Carwyn Jones takes questions in the Senedd chamber

Carwyn Jones
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The first question is about the steel industry and the challenges posed by steel imports.

AMs are asking whether there are ways to ensure Welsh steel is used in publicly-funded projects - the First Minister says he's sympathetic.

You can watch proceedings via the Live Coverage link above

A word on how the procedure works. AMs can put their name into a ballot, and if successful they get to ask their question - the list of questions is

here.

Once they're done, other AMs can ask supplementary questions on the same theme - it's up to the Presiding Officer to make sure the link isn't too tenuous.

In the middle there are three questions each from the leaders of Plaid Cymru, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats - and Carwyn Jones doesn't get any advance notice of what's coming.

Welcome to our live coverage of First Minister's Questions from the Senedd in Cardiff Bay.