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Summary

  1. Carwyn Jones calls for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon to be offered the same price for energy that the UK government agreed for Hinkley Point nuclear power station.
  2. Plenary begins at 1.30pm with Questions to the First Minister
  3. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport: Rail Services and the South Wales Metro
  4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services: Update on Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
  5. Statement by the Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning: Update on Welsh Language priorities
  6. Statement by the Leader of the House and Chief Whip: Update on the Better Jobs, Closer to Home Programme
  7. Statement by the Minister for Housing and Regeneration: Changes to the Park Homes Commission Rate

Live Reporting

By Alun Jones and Nia Harri

All times stated are UK

  1. Hwyl fawr

    That brings today's proceedings in the Siambr to a close.

    Senedd Live returns tomorrow for the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee.

    Senedd
  2. Phased reduction of park homes commission rate

    Rebecca Evans sets out her intention to begin a phased reduction of the commission rate, to a new maximum level of 5%, achieved with a 1% reduction a year over five years.

    Rebecca Evans
  3. Changes to the park homes commission rate

    The final statement of the day is by the Minister for Housing and Regeneration Rebecca Evans: Changes to the park homes commission rate.

    Last year a consultation was held about whether the maximum commission rate of 10%, chargeable on the sale of every park home, should be retained, changed, or abolished.

    A law was passed in the assembly in 2013 in order to give more rights to mobile home park residents in Wales - but did not abolish the commission.

    Park home
  4. 'Lessons for how to harness the power of government spending'

    Julie James sets out four pilots the Welsh Government is now taking forward "that, whilst on their own represent only a small fraction of the Welsh Government’s £6bn annual procurement budget and total £15bn overall budget, could, I believe, present us with exciting lessons for how to harness the power of government spending in future to usefully create more and better jobs closer to home."

  5. 'Meaningful employment in communities with high levels of joblessness'

    We move on to a Statement by the Leader of the House and Chief Whip Julie James: Update on the Better Jobs, Closer to Home Programme.

    A cross-government team has been taking forward the Better Jobs Closer to Home programme "to align a range of commercial pilots with other interventions to support creation of meaningful employment in communities with high levels of joblessness. This means local jobs for local people with fair payment and good conditions of employment."

  6. 'Widespread agreement about direction of policy'

    UKIP's Neil Hamilton claims there is "widespread agreement around this chamber about the direction of policy which the government is going in".

    Neil Hamilton
  7. 'Not an ambitious strategy'

    Plaid Cymru's Sian Gwenllian says "dropping one element, to weaken rights, to finance another element is not an ambitious strategy".

    She emphasises the need for statutory rights for people in Wales to insist on some services in the Welsh language.

    Sian Gwenllian
  8. Welsh Language Commission independence questioned

    Conservative Suzy Davies agrees that the process of making and imposing the Standards is "costly and bureaucratic".

    However, she questions the decision to create a Welsh Language Commission, rather than reform the post of Welsh Language Commissioner, and seeks assurance about its independence.

    Suzy Davies
  9. 'Commence a public appointments procedure for a new Commissioner'

    A central part of Welsh Government proposals is the intention to create a Welsh Language Commission.

    As the term of the current Commissioner ends in March next year, Eluned Morgan says "in order to ensure an appropriate transitional period between the present Commissioner and the new regime, I will commence a public appointments procedure for a new Commissioner shortly.

    "The person who is appointed will play a key role, building on the work of the present Commissioner and laying strong foundations for the new Commission."

    Eluned Morgan
  10. 'Emphatic change of direction' needed

    Eluned Morgan says she has been struck by several things since becoming responsible for the Welsh language portfolio.

    First, the work to develop the health Standards "raised a number of difficult questions about Welsh language skills in the workforce and the capacity of bodies to deliver Welsh language services".

    Second, the "process for making and imposing the Standards is laborious, costly and complex – and the process for investigating breaches is long and overly bureaucratic".

    But "most important, the ambitious aim of Cymraeg 2050 to reach a million Welsh speakers requires an emphatic change of direction".

  11. Statement by the Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning

    The next statement is by the Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning Eluned Morgan: Update on Welsh Language priorities.

    Cymraeg
  12. Figures to show progress?

    UKIP's Michelle Brown asks for statistics to back the health secretary's assertion that progress has been made in areas including the management of complaints and delivering the Mental Health Strategy.

    Michelle Brown
  13. Evidence 'very thin' that health board 'getting back on track'

    The evidence is "very thin" that Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is "getting back on track", says Plaid Cymru's Rhun ap Iorwerth.

    He says more progress should have been expected after three years in special measures.

    Rhun ap Iorwerth
  14. 'Failure of the Welsh Government to sort out problems'

    Conservative Darren Millar says the statement "will bring precious little comfort to people in north Wales" because "improvements are "not being discerned by patients".

    He calls for "more rapid improvement" and criticizes the "failure of the Welsh Government to sort out problems in the health board".

    Darren Millar
  15. 'Exasperated with the pace of progress'

    Vaughan Gething says "progress has been made in some key areas".

    However he says he is "intensely concerned with the decline in performance" in referral to treatment waiting times, unscheduled care and financial planning.

    He also says he is "exasperated with the pace of progress by the health board on the milestones set for the first part of this calendar year and the continued lack of clarity on its plans".

    Vaughan Gething
  16. Update on Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

    We move on to a Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething: Update on Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

    The health board has been under Welsh government special measures for exactly three years.

    Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
  17. Refunds for 15 minute delays

    Payments on the new South Wales Metro will be automated, with 15 minute delays resulting in automatic refunds, says Ken Skates.

  18. 'Some mouthwatering promises'

    UKIP's David Rowlands says the plans unveiled by the new operators of Wales and Borders rail services include "some mouthwatering promises which should silence even the most critical of commentators".

    He expresses disappointment, however, over the "omission of a rail link into Newport".

    David Rowlands
  19. 'Sometimes we do deliver'

    Economy Secretary Ken Skates says "I think it is time to recognise that sometimes we do deliver".

    A map of how the South Wales Metro will look - and the numbers of trains per hour
    Image caption: A map of how the South Wales Metro will look - and the numbers of trains per hour
  20. 'Suffering for so long'

    Rhun ap Iorwerth - not "Trina Peowith" (see tweet below) - urges the Welsh Government "to be realistic in your expectations about how grateful people should be about what is being promised after suffering the service they have for so long".

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