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Summary

  1. Plenary begins at 1.30pm with Questions to the First Minister
  2. Business Statement and Announcement
  3. Debate on the General Principles of the Trade Union (Wales) Bill
  4. Debate on Stage 3 of the Public Health (Wales) Bill

Live Reporting

By Alun Jones and Nia Harri

All times stated are UK

  1. Hwyl

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

    Senedd Live will be back tomorrow morning when we'll be broadcasting the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee.

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  2. Guide to Public Bills and Acts

    There is generally a four-stage process for the consideration of a Public Bill involving:

    • Stage 1 – consideration of the general principles of the Bill by a committee, and the agreement of those general principles by the Assembly;
    • Stage 2 – detailed consideration by a committee of the Bill and any amendments tabled to that Bill;
    • Stage 3 – detailed consideration, by the Assembly, of the Bill and any amendments tabled to that Bill;
    • Stage 4 – a vote by the Assembly to pass the final text of the Bill.
  3. Stage 3 completed

    That completes Stage 3 of the Public Health (Wales) Bill.  

    Rebecca Evans
    Image caption: Minister for Social Services and Public Health Rebecca Evans
  4. Guidance about entering dwellings

    David Melding proposes the final set of amendments, regarding guidance about entering dwellings.

    Minister for Social Services and Public Health Rebecca Evans says she has "no disagreement with the intention underpinning the amendments", but says they are "unnecessary and could cause confusion". 

    The amendments are rejected.

  5. Air pollution and air quality

    Plaid Cymru's Simon Thomas says he bought a diesel car because he thought the emissions were low.  

    He proposes a group of amendments on air pollution and air quality, saying Wales should not rely on Westminster to produce a strategy, adding that there is no safe level of air pollution and citing figures of thousands of premature deaths. 

    UKIP and the Conservatives support most of his amendments. 

    But Rebecca Evans says the Welsh Government is "fully committed to taking this agenda forward through existing or planned work". So the amendments are rejected.

    Simon Thomas
  6. 'Duplicating without adding value'

    Minister for Social Services and Public Health Rebecca Evans says Angela Burns' amendment on improving and protecting the health and well-being of young persons "risks duplicating without adding value". 

    Angela Burns says she is  "very sad" to hear that response, and accuses the government of "losing focus".

    Angela Burns
    Image caption: Angela Burns
  7. Provision of toilets

    Caroline Jones' amendments on local toilets strategies are also rejected.

  8. 'Very disappointed'

    UKIP's Caroline Jones  says she is "very disappointed" that her amendments regarding tattooing of an eyeball are rejected.

    All amendments can be seen here.

    Caroline Jones
  9. Special procedure licences

    All the amendments by Rebecca Evans on special procedure licences  - standards of competence relevant to performing a special procedure - are approved.

  10. Retailers of tobacco and nicotine products

    Amendments by Angela Burns  and Rebecca Evans, regarding applications for registration by retailers of tobacco and nicotine products, are approved.

  11. Smoking – smoke-free premises and enforcement

    All the amendments by Rebecca Evans, Minister for Social Services and Public Health, regarding smoking – smoke-free premises and enforcement - are passed.

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  12. Tackling obesity

    AMs approve the first group of amendments,  by Rhun ap Iorwerth, without objections.

    Therefore: 

    " (1) The Welsh Ministers must publish a national strategy on preventing obesity, and reducing obesity levels, in Wales. 

    (2) The strategy must— (a) specify objectives the Welsh Ministers consider will, if achieved, contribute towards preventing obesity; (b) specify objectives the Welsh Ministers consider will, if achieved, contribute towards reducing obesity levels; (c) identify how the Welsh Ministers propose to achieve the specified objectives". 

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  13. Debate on Stage 3

    Finally today, we have a debate on Stage 3 of the Public Health (Wales) Bill

    This second attempt to bring in the bill no longer includes a ban on e-cigarettes in some enclosed places.

    The bill would introduce new regulations on smoke-free areas, tattooists and public toilets.  

    The first attempt at passing the legislation was defeated in March last year.

    Public Health (Wales) Bill
  14. General principles of the Trade Union (Wales) Bill agreed

     AMs agree to the general principles of the Trade Union (Wales) Bill, with  36 members for, one abstention, 11 against. 

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  15. 'Improving working conditions in Wales'

    Gareth Bennett says UKIP "broadly supports this bill as it furthers the cause  of improving working conditions in Wales, which is a laudable aim".  

    Gareth Bennett
  16. UK Act an 'unnecessary attack on workers' rights'

    Sian Gwenllian says Plaid Cymru supports the general principles of the Trade Union (Wales) Bill.

    She describes the UK government's Trade Union Act of 2016 as an "unnecessary attack on workers' rights".

    Sian Gwenllian