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Summary

  1. Plenary begins at 1.30pm with Questions to the First Minister
  2. Statement: Our National Mission - Action Plan 2017-2021
  3. Statement: Transport Proposals for Deeside
  4. Statement: The Neurological Conditions Delivery Plan 2017-2020
  5. Statement: Energy
  6. Debate: Data - Increasing Openness and Availability

Live Reporting

By Alun Jones and Siwan Richards

All times stated are UK

  1. Hwyl

    That brings proceedings in the Siambr today to a close.

    Senedd Live will be back tomorrow.

    Senedd
  2. Enabling comparisons with other nations of the UK

    Plaid Cymru's Sian Gwenllian says performance data should be collected and published in a manner that enables comparisons with other nations of the UK.

    Sian Gwenllian
  3. 'Empty words and hollow sentiment'

    Conservative Janet Finch-Saunders expresses concern the plan is "empty words and hollow sentiment".

  4. 'Greater use of open data across the Welsh public sector'

    Minister for Skills and Science Julie James says the Welsh Government has made "good progress" to date, and has ongoing plans to increase the openness and availability of data.

    She says the ambition is to "draw on legislative powers to develop guidance that encourages greater publication and use of open data across the Welsh public sector".

    She adds the Welsh Government's aim is to "adapt processes for acquiring goods or services to promote openness and transparency".

    Julie James
  5. 'Data - Increasing Openness and Availability'

    The final item of the day is a debate on the implementation of the Open Data Plan.

  6. 'Appalling policy'

    UKIP's Neil Hamilton says with the "green levy on electricity bills" this is "an appalling policy to impose greater costs on those least able to withstand them".

    Neil Hamilton
  7. 'Lack of ambition' by the Welsh Government

    Both Conservative David Melding and Plaid Cymru's Simon Thomas say there is a lack of ambition by the Welsh Government compared with renewable energy targets in Scotland.

  8. 70% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030

    Wales should generate 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, Environment Secretary Lesely Griffiths says.

    She calls the new target "stretching but realistic".

    The current figure for electricity from renewables is 32%.

    She told AMs: "Wales must be able to compete in global low carbon markets, particularly now we face a future outside the EU. The ability to meet our needs from clean energy is the foundation for a prosperous low carbon economy.

    "This is why I am today announcing targets to focus action across the country and to capture the benefits for Wales."

    There are two other new targets, for 1GW of renewable electricity capacity to be locally owned by 2030, and by 2020 all new new renewable energy projects to have an element of local ownership.

    "I believe these are stretching but realistic targets which will help us to decarbonise our energy system, reduce long-term costs and deliver greater benefits to Wales," Ms Griffiths says.

    Lesley Griffiths
  9. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs

    Energy is the topic of the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths.

  10. More than 100,000 affected with a long term neurological condition

    Health Secretary Vaughan Gething points out that more than 100,000 people in Wales are affected with a long term neurological condition.

    Conditions range from cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis to epilepsy.

    Actions include:

    • Raising awareness of neurological conditions by involving patients and carers in designing services
    • Ensuring timely diagnosis of neurological conditions by calling on Health Boards to provide specialist advice within 24 hours (on 7 day week basis) for those admitted acutely to hospital with a suspected neurological problem
    • Making sure those living with a neurological condition have access to care and support as close to home as possible by a flexible workforce with the appropriate level of evidence based knowledge, skill and expertise.
    Vaughan Gething
    Image caption: Vaughan Gething
  11. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport

    We move on to a Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport Vaughan Gething: The Neurological Conditions Delivery Plan 2017-2020.

  12. 'Democratic duty' to raise constituents' concerns

    Labour AM Hannah Blythyn says that as the red route will have a significant impact on her Delyn constituency she feels a "democratic duty" to raise a number of constituents' concerns, including that the route cuts through farmland and woodlands.

    Hannah Blythyn AM
  13. Blue route 'a better option'

    UKIP's Michelle Brown criticizes the decision, stating the blue route would have been a better option.

    She says the red route "just moves the bottleneck further west".

    The Welsh Government had two proposals for solving congestion around Deeside
    Image caption: The Welsh Government had two proposals for solving congestion around Deeside
  14. 'Inter-dependence with the metro project'

    Plaid Cymru's Dai Lloyd questions Ken Skates' rationale in planning to make further statements over the coming months to explain his proposals for other hubs.

    Dr Lloyd says there is "obvious inter-dependence with the metro project and we need to be discussing this in the round and in a holistic way".

    Dai Lloyd
  15. 'Missing area' in integrated transport hubs

    Conservative Mark Isherwood says the integrated transport hubs in north Wales - in Bangor, Abergele/ Rhyl/ St Asaph, Wrexham and Deeside - "miss out that huge area between Wrexham and Deeside".

    Mark Isherwood
  16. Red route preferred option for Deeside corridor scheme

    Economy Secretary Ken Skates announces the red route as the preferred option for the £250m Deeside corridor scheme.

    The scheme, which aims to modernise and relieve pressure on the stretch, will see increased capacity on the existing A548, with a new road linking the A55 and A548 just after the Flintshire Bridge.

    He says: “Having taken full account of the technical, social, economic and environmental aspects of the scheme and listened to the consultation responses, I’m confident that this significant investment will address the existing problems and compliment improvements across the Deeside area".

    Ken Skates
  17. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

    The next item is a statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure Ken Skates: Transport Proposals for Deeside

  18. 'Confusion' with two curriculums side by side

    UKIP's Michelle Brown says that although a phased roll-out "makes sense", she warns of "confusion" for staff and parents with two curriculums side by side.

    Michelle Brown AM
  19. Timeframe of reforms

    Llyr Gruffydd tells the cabinet secretary that Plaid Cymru has been warning for several months that the new National Curriculum should not be rushed through, and that teachers and experts have also expressed their concern, so he welcomes the amended timetable.

    He also highlights the target of achieving 500 in all PISA domains by 2021 after the cabinet secretary previously said it’s “not my target”.

    Llyr Gruffydd
  20. 'Children left behind'

    Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies says the statement causes "some concern", and questions how the action plan will tackle variation in attainment levels with "so many children left behind".

    "There is too much variation in the education system," the education secretary acknowledges.