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Summary

  1. Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee
  2. Plenary begins at 13.30 with Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Education
  3. Questions to the Counsel General
  4. Topical Questions
  5. Debate by Individual Members: policing
  6. Plaid Cymru debate: Welsh National Health Service
  7. Welsh Conservatives debate: future of the Welsh economy
  8. Short Debate: Rebuilding lives through community sport

Live Reporting

By Alun Jones and Nia Harri

All times stated are UK

  1. Hwyl

    That's it for today.

    Senedd Live will be back on Tuesday 16 May. 

    Senedd
  2. Short Debate: Rebuilding lives through community sport

    And finally in the Siambr today a Short Debate by Caroline Jones. 

    The subject: Rebuilding lives through community sport.

    Community Sport
  3. 'Prosperity for all'

    Economy Secretary Ken Skates says the Welsh Government  "has a marked success and record of delivery over the last assembly term", and has set out priorities in the programme for government for "prosperity for all". 

    Ken Skates
  4. Brexit opportunity

    Neil Hamilton says Brexit provides the opportunity to "increase the efficiency and productivity of the Welsh economy as part of a more productive UK economy". 

    Brexit
  5. 'Deeply divided United Kingdom'

    Adam Price says we have a "deeply divided United Kingdom, not our finest hour - it could be our final hour because of the economic divide which is the most poisonous legacy of this Conservative Government."

    Plaid Cymru calls on AMs to:

    1. Recognises the need to defend Wales from the prospect of a reckless Conservative UK Government.

    2. Believes that neither the Welsh or UK Governments can be relied upon to defend Wales, to promote the Welsh national interest, or to fulfil the nation's economic potential.

    Adam Price
  6. Welsh Conservatives debate

    Now in the Siambr is a Welsh Conservatives debate on the future of the Welsh economy. 

    They propose that the assembly:

    1. Notes that Wales and the United Kingdom require strong and stable leadership to continue the country's economic prosperity.

    2. Regrets the First Minister's public endorsement of a proposal to borrow an extra £500 billion which would endanger the future of the Welsh economy. 

    3. Recognises the need for policies to be fully-costed to ensure Wales and the UK's economic progress is not put at risk.  

    Andrew RT Davies
  7. Aneurin Bevan's 'founding principles'

    Health Secretary Vaughan Gething says the debate allows him to "reiterate the continued commitment of this Labour-led Welsh Government to the principle of a health service that is publicly funded and free at the point of delivery". 

    He says the 2009 reforms in Wales reaffirm Aneurin Bevan's founding principles.

    Vaughan Gething
  8. 'Patient outcomes is paramount'

    Caroline Jones says UKIP believes the NHS "should forever remain in public hands and be free at the point of delivery".

    She adds "we need to abandon the dogma which equates to 'public sector is good and private sector is bad'. Collaboration is important and patient outcomes is paramount".

    Caroline Jones
  9. Collaboration between Welsh and English health services

    Conservative Angela Burns calls on AMs to acknowledge "the collaboration between Welsh and English health services and the dependency Welsh patients have on specialist services in England such as transgender services, acute neonatal services and child mental health services".  

    Angela Burns
  10. 'Welsh National Health Service being kept in public hands'

    We now have a Plaid Cymru debate on the Welsh National Health Service.   

    Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn) proposes that the assembly:

    1. Supports the principle of the Welsh National Health Service being kept in public hands.

    2. Is concerned about the budgetary and cross-border implications for health services in Wales in light of the creeping privatisation of the National Health Service in England.

    3. Believes that any future UK trade deals must be subject to the consent of this Assembly, where those deals affect devolved policy areas such as health.

    Health service
  11. Devolution of policing proposal agreed

    Members agree the proposal that the assembly:

    1. Notes that policing is a devolved matter in Scotland and in Northern Ireland.

    2. Calls for the devolution of policing to Wales.

    3. Believes that specialist policing matters such as counter-terrorism are best co-ordinated at a UK level

  12. The only emergency service that has not been devolved

    Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children, Carl Sargeant expresses support for the proposal as the Welsh Government wants responsibility for policing to be devolved.

    He points out that policing is the only emergency service that has not been devolved, and remedying this would allow greater joint working with the other devolved services. 

    Carl Sargeant
  13. UKIP 'thus far undecided'

    Gareth Bennett says UKIP "are thus far undecided" on the devolution of policing to Wales, "but we must be wary before we embark on this step".

    Gareth Bennett
  14. 'Policing already devolved to police and crime commissioners'

    The Conservatives oppose the proposal.

    Mark Isherwood says "policing has already been devolved  to police and crime commissioners, empowering local communities to have their say on policing priorities and hold an elected representative to account." 

    Mark Isherwood
  15. £25m a year better off

    Steffan Lewis says the devolution of policing would provide the opportunity to prioritize community policing, and there would be a financial benefit. By Plaid Cymru's calculation, "if Wales were treated as a policing entity, Welsh police forces would be over £25m a year better off as Barnett would apply".

    Steffan Lewis
  16. Debate by Individual Members

    Now the first of today's debates, which is on policing. 

    Mike Hedges (Swansea East)Steffan Lewis (South Wales East)Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

    propose that the assembly:

    1. Notes that policing is a devolved matter in Scotland and in Northern Ireland.

    2. Calls for the devolution of policing to Wales.

    3. Believes that specialist policing matters such as counter-terrorism are best co-ordinated at a UK level.

    Police
  17. Issues of topical interest

    We now have the 90 Second Statements, where three AMs have the opportunity to raise issues of topical interest.  

  18. Possible redundancies at Aberystwyth University

    The second of the Topical Questions is by Llyr Gruffydd (North Wales): What is the Welsh Government’s assessment of the effect of possible redundancies at Aberystwyth University?

    Staff at Aberystwyth University are facing potential job losses as it tries to make £11.4m of cuts by April 2019.

    The university has blamed increasing competition for students, rising costs, and Brexit uncertainty for needing to make the savings.

    Kirsty Williams says it is a matter for the university.

    Aberystwyth University
  19. Breach of clean water rules

    The first question is by Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales): What assessment has the Welsh Government made of the European Court of Justice’s ruling on the breach of clean water rules in Wales, including at Burry Inlet near Llanelli?

    Leader of the House Jane Hutt says "we acknowledge the ruling, We continue to work with Natural Resources Wales and Dwr Cymru Welsh Water in investing in improvements".    

    The UK has been found to be in breach of EU laws over the amount of sewage and waste water discharged into the sea off Carmarthenshire.

    Overflow pipes at the Burry Inlet near Llanelli are used to help stop flooding.

    But the European Court of Justice ruled this broke clean water laws in a special conservation area.

    The UK argued the improvements would mean it could comply with EU clean water laws by 2020.

    However, the ECJ - which rules on disputes involving EU legislation - found the UK had acted "too late" and was failing in its obligations.

    Burry Inlet