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Motions for debate on 20/03/2019

NDM6996 - Committee Debate

Tabled on 13/03/2019 For debate on 20/03/2019

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the Children, Young People and Education Committee Report - Degrees of Separation? The Impact of Brexit on Higher and Further Education, which was laid in the Table Office on 4 December 2018.

Note: The response by the Welsh Government was laid on 1 February 2019.

NDM6997 - Short Debate

Tabled on 13/03/2019 For debate on 20/03/2019

Fighting for Future Services – the case for protecting services at Withybush hospital.

NDM6998 - Committee Debate

Tabled on 13/03/2019 For debate on 20/03/2019

The National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee on its Inquiry: Mobile Action Plan Update, which was laid in the Table Office on 24 January 2019

Note: The response by the Welsh Government was laid on 13 March 2019.

NDM6999 - Assembly Debate

Tabled on 13/03/2019 For debate on 20/03/2019

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that, whilst foreign affairs is a matter currently reserved to the UK Government and Parliament, Section 62 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 provides that “The Welsh Ministers, the First Minister and the Counsel General may make appropriate representations about any matter affecting Wales”.

2. Recognises the substantial Kurdish community in Wales.

3. Notes that a resident of Wales - İmam Sis, a young Kurdish man - is on an indefinite, non-alternating hunger strike as of 17 December 2018, which was initiated to protest the isolation of the Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan who has been imprisoned by Turkey since 1999 under conditions which are understood to contravene the Turkish state’s legal obligations in relation to human rights.

4. Notes that hunger strikes are taking place across Europe and the world, including by Leyla Güven, an elected member of the Turkish Parliament.

5. Notes that Turkey is a signatory to several international human rights treaties, including the European Convention of Human Rights as a member of the Council of Europe.

6. Expresses its concern at the reasons behind the hunger strikes.

7. Recognises that the ultimate aim of the hunger strikes is to see a peaceful, political solution to the Kurdish question in Turkey.

8. Affirms the importance that human rights obligations are upheld in Turkey.

9. Calls on the Welsh Government, on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales, to write to the Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment calling for the committee to visit Imrali Prison to assess the conditions of Abdullah Öcalan.

Government of Wales Act 2006

Amendments

NDM6999 - 1 Tabled on 15/03/2019

In point 3, after ‘isolation of the Kurdish’, insert ‘PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party)’.

NDM6999 - 2 Tabled on 15/03/2019

Insert new points after point 3 and renumber accordingly:

Notes that the PKK is a proscribed terrorist organisation in the UK, the European Union, and the United States of America.

Condemns all terrorist acts perpetrated by the PKK and acknowledges the victims and civilians killed and caught up in their attacks.

Acknowledges the right of Turkey to defend itself against terrorist attacks by the PKK.

 

NDM6999 - 3 Tabled on 15/03/2019

Delete point 7 and replace with:

Recognises that the aim of the hunger strikers is to enable Abdullah Öcalan access to legal representation and contact with his family.

NDM6999 - 4 Tabled on 15/03/2019

Insert new point after point 8 and renumber accordingly:

Notes that the UK Government’s Foreign Secretary and Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Turkey have emphasised to the Turkish government the need to respect human rights, avoid civilian casualties and return to the peace process.

NDM6999 - 5 Tabled on 15/03/2019

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Calls upon the PKK to abandon terrorism as a means to furthering its aims and return to the peace process.

NDM7000 - Assembly Debate

Tabled on 13/03/2019 For debate on 20/03/2019

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the continuing women against state pension Inequality campaign.

2. Calls on the UK Government to make fair transitional state pension arrangements for all women born on or after 6 April 1951, who have unfairly borne the burden of the increase to the state pension age (SPA) with lack of appropriate notification. 

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to make representations to the UK Government in support of the WASPI campaign.

4. Calls on the Counsel General to consider what action the Welsh Government could take in relation to the expected litigation against the Department for Work and Pensions for the alleged mishandling of raising the state pension age for women born in the 1950s.

Supporters

David J. Rowlands South Wales East
Supported on: 15/03/2019

Amendments

NDM7000 - 1 Tabled on 15/03/2019

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes that successive UK Governments have communicated with affected women since the changes to women’s pension ages since the Pensions Act 1995 and Pensions Act 2007 and that a public consultation exercise and extensive debates were undertaken in Parliament in relation to additional increases to the state pension age in 2011.

'Pensions Act 1995'

'Pensions Act 2007'

NDM7000 - 2 Tabled on 15/03/2019

Delete points 2 and 4 and renumber accordingly.

NDM7003 - Assembly Debate

Tabled on 18/03/2019 For debate on 20/03/2019

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.47:

Approves the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill.

'Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill'

NDM7017 - Assembly Debate

Tabled on 20/03/2019 For debate on 20/03/2019

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Orders 17.3 and 17.13(ii), elects Janet Finch-Saunders (Welsh Conservatives) as a Member of the Committee for the Scrutiny of the First Minister in place of David Rowlands (United Kingdom Independence Party).

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