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Summary

  1. Plenary begins at 1.30pm with Questions to the First Minister
  2. Business Statement and Announcement
  3. Statement: End of Life Care
  4. Statement: Educational Leadership
  5. Statement: The Dementia Action Plan
  6. Debate: Stage 4 of the Public Health (Wales) Bill
  7. Short Debate: Electrical fires - an increasing threat in today's technological age

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 Health, Social Care and Sport Committee.

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  2. Personal experience

    Dawn Bowden says her own mother has recently had to leave her house due to a fire "almost certainly caused by faulty wiring or electrical equipment".

    Dawn Bowden
  3. 'Electrical fires - an increasing threat'

    The final item today is the Short Debate.

    The topic chosen by Dawn Bowden (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney)is "Electrical fires - an increasing threat in today's technological age".

    Electrical fire
  4. Backing for the Welsh Government bill

    Plaid Cymru, Conservative and UKIP AMs join Labour in backing the Welsh Government bill.   

  5. 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.
  6. First version of the bill failed to pass

    The older version of the bill, which failed to pass in the last assembly term because of a lack of opposition support, included a ban on the use of e-cigarette devices in some public places.

    This attracted criticism from the Tories and Liberal Democrats.

    Some Plaid Cymru AMs planned to support the bill, but comments by former Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews that a previous deal with the party was a "cheap date" led them to reject it as a group in dramatic scenes.

    The bill was reintroduced to the Senedd with the e-cigarette element dropped after the assembly election.

  7. Stage 4 of public health law

    We now have a debate on Stage 4 of the Public Health (Wales) Bill. 

    Last week AMs voted to include a Plaid Cymru proposal in the bill - supported by Labour, the Conservatives and UKIP - to place a duty on ministers to produce a national strategy on preventing and reducing obesity.

    The bill's original proposed ban on banning smoking in school grounds, hospital grounds and public playgrounds has also been extended to the outdoor areas of registered childcare settings.

    Proposals on the prohibiting the "intimate piercing" of the tongue and genitalia of under-16 year olds have also been toughened up to cover all of those under the age of 18.

    Other measures in the law include creating a mandatory licensing scheme for acupuncture, body piercing, electrolysis and tattooing.

    Tattooing
  8. Lost for Words

    Rhun ap Iorwerth pays tribute to Radio Cymru presenter Beti George who has called for a "revolution" in dementia care in Wales.

    Ms George allowed cameras into her Cardiff home to film BBC documentary Beti and David: Lost for Words, showing her day-to-day life caring for her partner, veteran broadcaster David Parry-Jones who has since died.

    She also visited the University of the West of Scotland in Paisley where she met experts and leaned about Scotland's approach to dementia care.

    The country has a charter of rights for people with dementia and, following diagnosis, people are given a dementia link worker to provide support to individuals and their families.

    David Parry-Jones and Beti George
  9. 'More scope for non-medical support'

    Suzy Davies says "most of the key actions seem to be for health boards, but with better diagnosis there is more scope for non-medical support". 

    Suzy Davies
  10. 'Ambitious, but achievable'

    Vaughan Gething says "it is my hope that at the three year point of review, I, or my counterpart, can stand up as I am here today, broadcasting the progress and changes that have been made towards making Wales a dementia friendly nation.

    " I look forward to publishing a final plan in the autumn, that is ambitious, but achievable, and that we continue to work in partnership in the future". 

  11. Draft national dementia strategy

    Now we have a second statement by Vaughan Gething, on the Dementia Action Plan

    Dementia
  12. Will the board of the academy be held to account?

    UKIP's Michelle Brown expresses fears that the board of the academy will not be held to account, "like in failing health boards", but adds "I genuinely hope the academy will succeed". 

    Michelle Brown
  13. National Professional Qualification for Headship

    Plaid Cymru's Llyr Gruffydd calls for an evaluation of the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH), as he has received feedback from people who have completed the qualification and who feel that it doesn't provide value for their career development. 

    More generally on the timescales in the plans for developing a national approach to career-long professional learning, he questions whether they are ambitious enough. 

    Llyr Gruffydd
  14. Academy up and running by 2018

    The Education Secretary wants the academy up and running by spring 2018, but Conservative Darren Millar criticizes the "pace of delivery" as it was first announced in November last year.

    Darren Millar
  15. Preparing all leaders in the Welsh education system

    Education Secretary Kirsty Williams says that helping teachers develop into the next generation of leaders to raise standards across schools will be the focus of a new leadership academy.

    She says the new National Academy for Educational Leadership will be arms length from the Welsh Government with the ambition of preparing all leaders in the Welsh education system with the right skills and knowledge to benefit pupils.

    Kirsty Williams
  16. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education

    Members are now listening to a statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams on educational leadership. 

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  17. 'Deliver more for the resources available'

    Conservative Mark Isherwood says "I've been asking successive health ministers and secretaries about to ensure NHS Wales starts asking our wonderful community hospice movement how it can help them deliver more for the resources available."  

    Hospice care
  18. Byw Nawr conference

    Mr Gething says that last week he attended the Byw Nawr conference and officially launched the new website for advance care planning.

    He says the Welsh Government have also provided £150k to train staff in advanced communication skills and end of life care.