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Summary

  1. Criticism of the Welsh Government's response to a report into children's emotional wellbeing. Children's committee chair says their recommendations had not been given "the respect they deserve".
  2. Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee
  3. Plenary begins at 1.30pm with Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport
  4. Questions to the Counsel General
  5. Topical Questions
  6. Debate on the Children, Young People and Education Committee report on its inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People
  7. Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv) - Carillion and Capita
  8. Short Debate: Tackling child poverty

Live Reporting

By Alun Jones and Nia Harri

All times stated are UK

  1. Hwyl fawr

    That's it from the Siambr for today.

    Senedd Live returns on Tuesday 10 July.

    Senedd
  2. Tackling child poverty in Wales

    The topic chosen by Llyr Gruffydd (North Wales) for the Short Debate is "tackling child poverty in Wales: the meaning of statistics in practice; the role of the Welsh Government; and the impact of Brexit on the child poverty agenda".

    Child poverty
  3. 'A depressingly familiar tale'

    Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford says Capita is "a cautionary tale, showing us how badly things can go wrong."

    On Carillion, he says its collapse "has left in its wake a depressingly familiar tale of untouchable directors, a devastated workforce, lost pensions, and business failures by others who had depended on Carillion".

    He lists the lessons that can be learned.

    Mark Drakeford
  4. Corporate Affairs Minister

    Neil Hamilton reminds AMs that he was once the Corporate Affairs Minister in a Conservative government (he resigned on 25 October 1994).

    Neil Hamilton
  5. 'Private outsourcing of a complex public service only ends in tears'

    Speaking in support of the motion, Dai Lloyd says "keep the NHS, in all its forms, public.

    "Private outsourcing of a complex public service only ends in tears".

    Dai Lloyd
  6. Lessons for Wales from two reports

    We move on to the Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv) - Carillion and Capita.

    Lee Waters (Llanelli) proposes that the National Assembly for Wales:

    1. Notes the report of the House of Commons' Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Work and Pensions Committees' joint inquiry on the lessons to be learned from the collapse of Carillion.

    2. Acknowledges the National Audit Office report on NHS England's management of the primary care support services contract with Capita.

    3. Calls on the Welsh Government to publish an analysis on the lessons for Wales from these two reports.

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  7. 'We have a very long way to go'

    Education Secretary Kirsty Williams sets out the Welsh Government's response, which can be seen in detail here.

    She says the Welsh Government and the committee "share the same ambitions", but acknowledges "we have a very long way to go".

    The Welsh Government says it has accepted "fully or in part" 23 of the recommendations.

    Kirsty Williams
  8. 'A child mental health crisis is brewing'

    Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood warns that "a child mental health crisis is brewing, and if you don't make urgent, radical changes now we could be facing true disaster".

    Plaid Cymru AM and GP Dai Lloyd talks about seeing "horrendously damaged" young people at his Swansea surgery.

    But he says , "I have to wait for them to to be bad enought to access CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)".

    He says he had "nowhere to refer them to because they're not bad enough or (don't) have a mental health diagnosis".

    Leanne Wood
  9. 'Bitterly disappointing' response by Welsh Government

    Labour AM for Llanelli Lee Waters says it is "clear that there is cross-party consensus that the current system is inadequate".

    He describes the Welsh Government's response to the report as "bitterly disappointing".

    Reflecting on his own family's experience he says, "I've lived the issues presented in this report",

    "I first experienced the system when my son was seven years old - I was told 'come back when he's throwing himself against the wall' ".

    He says that six years later, after hospital treatment, they got effective support from the third sector.

    Lee Waters
  10. Welsh Government 'has its head in the sand' over mental health of children

    UKIP's Michelle Brown says the Welsh Government "still has its head in the sand over this problem and its attitude of 'make the right noise but do nothing' is what lead to this problem in the first place".

    Michelle Brown
  11. Welsh Government's response is 'weak, complacent and totally inadequate'

    Plaid Cymru's Llyr Gruffydd says the committee's report is "ambitious", whereas the Welsh Government's response is "weak, complacent and totally inadequate".

    Llyr Gruffydd
  12. 'Only interested in a step change from one office into the first minister's office

    Conservative Darren Millar says the Mind over Matter report was "universally welcomed by stakeholders but not, it seems, by the Welsh Government".

    He says the only step change "that some people seem to be interested in is a step change from one office into the first minister's office".

    Darren Millar
  13. 'Major step change needed'

    Committee chair Lynne Neagle (Torfaen) says she's "proud and privileged" to intoduce the report, which has 27 recommendations.

    The committee concludes that "a major step change is needed in the priority given to emotional resilience and well-being of children and young people and the awareness and skills of all staff who work with them".

    On the Welsh Government's response to the report, she says "neither the detailed evidence we've outlined, provided by a range of experts with significant experience in this field, nor the recommendations to which we have given considerable and serious thought, have met with the acknowledgement, analysis and respect they deserve.

    "The step change we have called for is not visible in this response as it stands.

    "It does not meet our expectation and demand for a step change in approach".

    Lynne Neagle
  14. Children, Young People and Education Committee report

    The first debate of the day is on the Children, Young People and Education Committee report on its inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People.

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  15. Topical Question 4: grass fires

    Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley): Will the Welsh Government make a statement on the recent spate of grass fires affecting communities across Wales?

    In a Written Statement earlier today, Alun Davies says "most of these fires appear to have been started deliberately.

    "I am sure Members will join me in condemning this behaviour in the strongest possible terms.

    "Grass fires devastate the environment, kill wildlife and livestock, threaten homes and businesses and put the lives of firefighters and others at risk.

    "Starting them deliberately is not funny or clever – it is dangerous and idiotic."

    Crews battled a gorse fire at Carmel, Gwynedd
    Image caption: Crews battled a gorse fire at Carmel, Gwynedd
  16. Statement on 17 July

    Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services Alun Davies responds he will make a statement on 17 July.

    lAST Thursday he told the Welsh Local Government Association that Wales' 22 local councils will not be forced to merge.

    Alun Davies
  17. Topical Question 3: local government reorganisation

    Sian Gwenllian (Arfon) asks: Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on local government reorganisation plans following his comments in the WLGA conference on 29 June 2018?

    Councils
  18. Bruce Robertson 'misinformed and out of step with public opinion'

    Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning Eluned Morgan replies she was "really disappointed" by the chairman of Trago Mills, Bruce Robertson's comments, adding his remarks were "misinformed and out of step with public opinion".

    Eluned Morgan
  19. Topical Question 2: Trago Mills

    Dawn Bowden (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney) asks: What is the Welsh Government's response to comments made by the owner of Trago Mills that Welsh language signage is visual clutter?

    Trago Mills' store in Merthyr Tydfil is their first in Wales
    Image caption: Trago Mills' store in Merthyr Tydfil is their first in Wales