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Live Reporting

By Alun Jones and Nia Harri

All times stated are UK

  1. Percentage of work won by Welsh firms

    Conservative Russell George calls for the publication of specific Welsh Government targets for the percentage of work won on the new Wales and Borders Rail franchise by Welsh firms, so that Welsh businesses receive the maximum possible economic boost.

    Russell George
  2. 'Revolutionise our rail network'

    Ken Skates says "we are at a historic point for rail service provision and our partnership will revolutionise our rail network bringing about transformational improvement to communities and people the length and breadth of Wales and its borders".

    Ken Skates
  3. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

    The first statement of the day is by the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport Ken Skates, on rail services and the South Wales Metro.

    The new operators of Wales and Borders rail services have unveiled their plans, promising to spend £800m on new trains and to increase capacity by two thirds.

    KeolisAmey, who won the £5bn bid last month, says 95% of journeys will be on the new trains within five years.

    A Metro light rail electric/diesel train at the proposed new The Flourish stop in Cardiff Bay
    Image caption: A Metro light rail electric/diesel train at the proposed new The Flourish stop in Cardiff Bay
  4. Business Statement and Announcement

    The next item is the Business Statement and Announcement.

    Leader of the House Julie James outlines the Assembly's future business and responds to requests from AMs.

    Julie James
  5. 'British steel is not a threat to the US'

    On steel tarrifs, David Rees says the price of steel is likely to go down, impacting its profitability.

    The first minister says its been made clear many times that British steel is not a threat to the US industry.

  6. 'Lame duck first minister'

    Andrew RT Davies: “You are a lame duck first minister.”

    First minister: “Oh dear oh dear. You’ve got to admire his brass neck.”

  7. Government collective responsibility

    Andrew RT Davies reminds the first minister that he sacked Jenny Rathbone as chair of the Wales Programme Monitoring Committee over collective responsibility, saying it is "one rule for one member of the government" and another for others.

    The first minister says Andrew RT Davies needs to take a "long hard look at his own party".

  8. 'Cabinet ministers running their own agendas'

    Cabinet ministers are running their own agendas, says Andrew RT Davies.

    The first minister mocks Tory splits in the UK government, accusing it of being an "anarchist collective".

  9. Second referendum on Brexit not 'merited'

    What is the Welsh Government's position on a second referendum on Brexit, asks Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies.

    Two of Carwyn Jones' Cabinet secretaries, Alun Davies and Kirsty Williams, have called for a vote on the Brexit deal.

    "We don't have a position", says the first minister, although he doesn't think it is "merited".

    Andrew RT Davies
  10. 'Best rail system that has ever been produced for Wales'

    The first minister defends the franchise as the "best rail system that has ever been produced for Wales".

  11. 'People will benefit'

    The first minister says the Wales and Borders franchise can’t be not-for-profit because the law prevents it.

    He hails the new service, stating “people will benefit.”

    Labour AMs bang tables in approval.

  12. 'You’ve done the exact opposite'

    Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood asks what is the level of the profit cap on KeolisAmey when it runs the Wales and Borders franchise.

    She says the Welsh Government failed to deliver the promised not-for-profit service. “You’ve done the exact opposite.”

    Leanne Wood
  13. 'Offer the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon the same terms as Hinkley Point'

    The first minister says the UK government should offer the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon the same terms as the new Hinkley Point power station.

    Swansea Bay tidal lagoon
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  14. 'All stations on the franchise network will be accessible'

    Caroline Jones says a situation where disabled passengers have to pre-plan journeys has to come to an end.

    The first minister says all stations on the franchise network will be accessible.

  15. North Wales beyond the north east metro

    UKIP group leader Caroline Jones asks how north Wales beyond the north east metro benefits from the rail plans, and whether cancellations between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog will end.

    The first minister says there are issues with flooding on the Conwy valley line.

    Caroline Jones
  16. Connecting Barry to Cardiff Airport

    Transport for Wales will be procuring a bus service to connect Barry to Cardiff Airport, says Carwyn Jones.

  17. 'Ambition' for trains from Wrexham into Liverpool

    There is a "long held ambition" for trains to go from Wrexham into Liverpool, says the first minister, who raises the prospect of asking Merseyrail to use their tunnel for such a service.

  18. Rolling stock from a site in Newport

    Responding to Jayne Bryant, AM for Newport West, the first minister says the new rail franchise is expected to procure some of its rolling stock from a site in Newport.