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Summary

  1. Plenary begins at 1.30pm with Questions to the First Minister
  2. Business Statement and Announcement
  3. Statement by the First Minister: Trade Policy - The Issues for Wales
  4. Statement: Tackling Rough Sleeping and Homelessness
  5. Statement: The Chief Medical Officer's Annual Report 2016/17
  6. Statement by the Leader of the House: The Centenary of Women's Suffrage
  7. Statement: How Digital Technology is Improving Primary Care

Live Reporting

By Alun Jones and Nia Harri

All times stated are UK

  1. Hwyl

    That's it from the Siambr for today.

    Senedd Live returns tomorrow.

    Senedd
  2. 'I subscribed to a service for £5 a month'

    Llanelli AM Lee Waters says "I've seen the future and it works. Last night I had my first online GP consultation.

    "I subscribed to a service for £5 a month and I was able to get an appointment within an hour".

    Lee Waters
  3. 'Paper squashed in their pocket to hand to the GP'

    Plaid Cymru's Rhun ap Iorwerth says too many patients are still leaving hospital with a piece of paper squashed in their pocket to hand to the GP.

    Rhun ap Iorwerth
  4. 'Need to access personal information quickly and effectively'

    Conservative Angela Burns stresses the importance of data protection, and draws on her own experience as a patient to demonstrate the need to access personal information quickly and effectively.

  5. 'Use of digital technology not on the scale I would expect'

    Health Secretary Vaughan Gething says "although there is clear evidence of the growing use of digital technology, it is still not on the scale I would expect".

  6. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services

    The final item today is a statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services: "How digital technology is improving primary care".

    Digital technology
  7. 'Our government started diluting our vote'

    UKIP's Michelle Brown says "little more than 50 years after women voted in this country for the very first time, our government started diluting our vote and giving it away piece by piece along with the governance of our country to unelected bureaucrats".

    Michelle Brown
  8. 'Gender equality should be at heart of political agenda'

    Plaid Cymru's Sian Gwenllian says the need for gender equality should be at the heart of the political agenda in Wales.

    Sian Gwenllian
  9. 'Women's suffrage is not universal'

    Conservative Suzy Davies reminds AMs that "women's suffrage is not universal", citing Iraq as an example of where women cannot vote in around a quarter of parliamentary seats.

    Suzy Davies
  10. Representation of the People Act 1918 - key dates

    6 February 1918 - The Representation of the People Act is passed giving women aged over 30 and "of property" the vote

    21 November 1918 - The Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act is passed and allows women to stand for Parliament

    14 December 1918 - Women vote in a general election for the first time

    1928 - The Equal Franchise Act is passed and all women aged over 21 can now vote

    30 May 1929 - Women aged between 21 and 29 vote for the first time

    Crowds turn out to see a group of suffragettes, including Emmeline Pankhurst, released from Holloway Prison
    Image caption: Crowds turn out to see a group of suffragettes, including Emmeline Pankhurst, released from Holloway Prison
  11. £300,000 to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage

    Julie James announces the Welsh Government has committed nearly £300,000 to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage with a range of activities focused around the themes of Celebrate, Educate and Participate.

    She says that communities across Wales will be able to bid for grants for events to celebrate the achievements of women and there will be a public vote to decide which two women, who have made a significant contribution to Welsh society and history, will be commemorated by statue.

  12. Statement by the Leader of the House

    The next item is a statement by the Leader of the House Juile James, on the centenary of women's suffrage.

    It's 100 years on from the The Representation of the People Act, which was passed on 6 February 1918 and gave women over 30 and "of property" the right to vote.

    The act also abolished almost all property qualifications for male voters.

    suffragettes
  13. 'Harms caused by gambling will require a co-ordinated response'

    Health Secretary Vaughan Gething says that "gambling is primarily regulated at a UK Government level, with a number of UK bodies having responsibility for different aspects of gambling.

    "An effective response to the harms caused by gambling will require a co-ordinated response".

    He adds, "we will look to use any new powers in Wales in a sensible and proportionate way to reduce the harms cause by problem gambling."

    Vaughan Gething
  14. Emerging public health issue which can have 'devastating effects'

    We move on to a statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services on The Chief Medical Officer's Annual Report 2016/17.

    In his second annual report, Gambling with our Health, chief medical officer Dr Frank Atherton said gambling is an emerging public health issue which can have "devastating effects".

    He said financial difficulty could lead to depression and alcohol misuse.

    According to Dr Atherton's report an estimated 61% of adults in Wales gambled in the last 12 months and a further 3.8% are estimated to be at risk.

    He also called for greater monitoring of the health effects.

    Gambling
  15. Considering modifying priority need

    Plaid Cymru's Bethan Jenkins says the time-frame of considering modifying priority need groups by 2020 "is too far away".

    Bethan Jenkins
  16. Call for a target date for eliminating rough sleeping

    Conservative David Melding calls for a target date for eliminating rough sleeping in Wales.

    David Melding
  17. Increase in National Rough Sleeper Count 'disappointing'

    Rebecca Evans says the recent increase seen in the National Rough Sleeper Count is disappointing.

    She has today published two new policy documents which set out new approaches to tackling homelessness.

    Rebecca Evans
  18. Statement by the Minister for Housing and Regeneration

    We move on to a statement by the Minister for Housing and Regeneration Rebecca Evans, on tackling rough sleeping and homelessness.

    An overnight count from November 2017 showed there was 188 individuals on the streets in Wales - 47 more than in 2016.

    'Why I sleep rough in a tent rather than a homeless shelter'.

    Homeless
  19. 'Changes all easily manageable'

    UKIP's Neil Hamilton calls for a "practical way forward for the businesses that will have to cope with extra changes - nobody denies that there are extra changes that are going to come about - but they are all easily manageable".

    "Wishful thinking," replies the first minister.