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National Assembly Of Wales
Wednesday, 26 June 2019
The Siambr
13:30 (60 mins) Debate Joint debate with the Welsh Youth Parliament
NDM7100 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)
To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Notes that the Welsh Youth Parliament’s work for the duration of its first term will focus on the following issues:
a) mental health and emotional wellbeing;
b) life skills in the curriculum; and
c) littering and plastic waste.
2. Confirms the Assembly’s commitment to support the work undertaken by Welsh Youth Parliament Members to engage young people across Wales.
3. Agrees the joint declaration outlining the Assembly and Welsh Youth Parliament‘s commitment to work together on behalf of the young people of Wales.
followed by (45 mins) Questions Minister for Finance and Trefnydd
The Presiding Officer will call party spokespeople to ask questions without notice after Question 2.
followed by (45 mins) Questions Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language
The Presiding Officer will call party spokespeople to ask questions without notice after Question 2.
followed by (30 mins) Questions Assembly Commission
followed by (20 mins) Questions Topical Questions
followed by (5 mins) 90 Second Statements
followed by (60 mins) Debate Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee report: Diversity in Local Government
NDM7099 John Griffiths (Newport East)
To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
Notes the report of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee, 'Diversity in local government', which was laid in the Table Office on 4 April 2019.
followed by (60 mins) Debate Plaid Cymru: The Higher Education Sector
NDM7101 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Notes the serious financial crisis facing the Welsh higher education sector, with significant job losses announced over the last twelve months amid concerns as to the financial sustainability of individual institutions.
2. Calls on the Welsh Government to commission an urgent review of the financial sustainability of the Welsh university sector.
3. Calls on the Welsh Government to give HEFCW an explicit mandate to intervene to prevent the bankruptcy of any higher education institution in Wales in the immediate future, by means of an emergency loan if necessary.
4. Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that any public funding to a Welsh university is contingent on vice-chancellor salaries being no more than five times median earnings.
5. Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure the adequacy and transparency of university oversight and governance arrangements, especially in relation to the expenditure of public funds.
6. Calls on the Welsh Government to remit HEFCW, and any successor body, to exercise a partnership approach with students and university staff at all levels of decision-making, and to require universities to take account of student and staff views in making staffing decisions.
followed by Voting Time
followed by (30 mins) Short Debate No motion tabled
followed by Motion Motion to suspend Standing Orders
NNDM7103 - Elin Jones (Ceredigion)
To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Orders 33.6 and 33.8:
Suspends that part of Standing Order 11.16 that requires the weekly announcement under Standing Order 11.11 to constitute the timetable for business in Plenary for the following week, to allow Dawn Bowden’s Short Debate to be considered in Plenary on Wednesday, 26 June 2019.
followed by Short Debate NNDM7098 - Dawn Bowden (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney)
Time to establish a legal right to adequate housing in Wales:
Making a national commitment to the fundamental principle that every one of us should have a human right, underpinned by law, to access adequate and sustainable housing.
National Assembly Committees
09:00 Committee Room 3 Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee
09:15 Committee Room 1 Children, Young People and Education Committee
09:30 Committee Room 2 Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee