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Live Reporting

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.

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  2. 'Action on the failures'

    Conservative Suzy Davies says "action on the failures addressed in the report matters more to our constituents than smoking in town centres" - a reference to Welsh Labour leadership candidate Mark Drakeford's plan to ban smoking in town and city centres.

    Smoking
  3. 'No evidence of policy or practice changes'

    Plaid Cymru's Sian Gwenllian notes that the Children’s Commissioner "has rated the Welsh Government’s progress on the profit-in-care services, British Sign Language, health advocacy, childcare and elective home education as red, meaning that there has been no evidence of policy or practice changes since the recommendation was made and no improvement in children’s experiences".

  4. Proposed legislation to remove the defence of reasonable punishment

    Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care Huw Irranca-Davies says he's "delighted that the report does recognise the progress that has been made in the proposed legislation to remove the defence of reasonable punishment".

  5. 'Huge challenges remain'

    The final item is a debate on the Children's Commissioner for Wales' Annual Report 2017-18.

    In her foreword, Sally Holland says "I am now exactly half-way through my seven-year term as commissioner.

    "I have seen some progress during that period in Welsh children and young people’s access to their human rights in some spheres of their lives, and my team and I have played a role in this, but huge challenges remain.

    "I will continue to work tirelessly to promote and safeguard children’s rights in Wales towards the aim of every child in Wales having an equal chance to be the best they can be".

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  6. Sustainable Drainage Order 2018 approved

    AMs approve the draft Sustainable Drainage (Enforcement) (Wales) Order 2018.

    It forms part of the Welsh Government’s objective of creating a national strategy for flood risk management in Wales.

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  7. Five winter delivery priorities for 2018/19

    Vaughan Gething says "my officials have worked with national clinical leaders, leads from NHS Wales organisation and local authorities to develop five winter delivery priorities for 2018/19.

    "These will increase focus on management of patients in the community, make sure there is clinically-focussed hospital management to manage risk and peaks in demand and to ensure people are able to return home from hospital when they are ready.

    "While we recognise that pressures on the health and care system are a year-round reality, planning for winter remains a significant priority for our health and care system and national agencies."

    Hospital
  8. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services

    The final statement is by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething: "Winter Delivery Planning".

    Vaughan Gething
  9. Dangerous dogs: 'campaigned for over seven years'

    Julie Morgan says she has campaigned for over seven years alongside Cardiff councillor Dilwar Ali for dog control notices that would allow early intervention by local authorities or police if they had concerns about a particular dog owner, such as enforcing owner and dog training or compulsory muzzles in public.

    Dilwar Ali's six-year-old son was mauled by a Rhodesian Ridgeback dog in 2011 after it escaped from a neighbour's garden.

    Lesley Griffiths says she regularly meets Julie Morgan with Councillor Dilwar Ali and David Joyce from the Communications Workers Union to discuss dangerous dogs and responsible ownership.

    She says, "Whilst much of the legislation surrounding dangerous dogs is non-devolved, the obvious lack of responsible ownership associated with these attacks is devolved. These are our citizens, our animals, our health impacts and our life changing traumas. I am corresponding with the UK Government and ensuring we use the powers we have."

    Julie Morgan
    Erfan Ali
    Image caption: Erfan Ali
  10. 'No compromise on animal welfare'

    "The Welsh Government will not compromise on animal welfare" after Brexit, says Lesley Griffiths.

    She claims Wales has "led the way" on measures to improve the standard of animal health and welfare.

    Legislation introduced in recent years include a welfare-focused licensing scheme for licensed breeders; the requirement for dogs to be microchipped; and bans brought in on the use of electronic shock collars and the cosmetic docking of dogs’ tails.

  11. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs

    We move on to a Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths: "Welfare of Animals".

    Lesley Griffiths
  12. £15m to 'help reduce the need for children to enter care'

    Huw Irranca-Davies announces the Welsh Government will invest £15m next year "to help safely reduce the need for children to enter care and support children in care".

    He says the funding to expand preventative and early intervention services "will be used to build on the support the Welsh Government and its partners are providing to families and children early on, so they are supported to stay together and ultimately reduce the need for children to enter care".

    Huw Irranca-Davies
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  13. 5% increase in children in care in Wales

    The next statement is by the Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care Huw Irranca-Davies: "Improving Outcomes for Children: Reducing the Need for Children to Enter Care, and the Work of the Ministerial Advisory Group".

    As at March 2017, there were 5,954 children in care in Wales, an increase of 5% on the previous year.

    Children
  14. 'Several fire stations typically deal with less than one emergency call out a month'

    According to public services secretary Alun Davies, "We already have several fire stations in Wales which typically deal with less than one emergency call out to a fire a month, and many that only see a few dozen a year.

    "That is not sustainable and it makes recruiting, motivating and retaining firefighters very hard indeed. But nor should such stations be closed, as that would leave large parts of Wales with no fire service at all."

    Firefighters
  15. 'Status quo is not an option'

    Alun Davies launches a consultation on the Welsh Government White Paper.

    He says that "firefighters have the skills, capabilities and values to deal with a wide range of other incidents, such as floods, medical emergencies and terrorist attacks. But to make the most of that potential, the Service needs to be governed and funded in a modern, accountable and sustainable way. At present it is not."

    He says "reform has to happen if the Service is to have a sustainable future, and the status quo is not an option."

    Alun Davies
  16. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services

    We move on to a statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services Mark Drakeford: "Reform of Fire and Rescue Authorities' Governance and Finance Arrangements".

    Fire Service
  17. 'An admission you are seeking to change too much too quickly'

    UKIP's Michelle Brown suggests that the £24m fund is "an admission that you are seeking to change too much too quickly".

    Michelle Brown
  18. 'Supply teachers need to be prepared for the roll-out of the new curriculum'

    Plaid Cymru's Sian Gwenllian questions whether it would have been better for the £15m in 2019-20 to go to local authorities' core education budgets rather than as a specific grant.

    She also emphasises the need for supply teachers to receive the appropriate training and be prepared for the roll-out of the new curriculum.

    Sian Gwenllian
  19. 'Did you argue with the Finance Secretary?'

    Did you argue with the Finance Secretary that you needed more than £24m to make sure teachers are prepared for the roll-out of the new curriculum, asks Conservative Suzy Davies.

    The new national curriculum is set to be the biggest change in the classroom for decades.

    An initial version of the new curriculum will be published in the spring of 2019 before it is rolled out in schools from 2022.

    Suzy Davies
  20. New package for teachers' professional learning

    Education Secretary Kirsty Williams says the National Approach to Professional Learning is part of a "wholesale reform of how teachers learn".

    She announces a £24m fund to try to make sure teachers are prepared for the roll-out of a new curriculum in Wales.

    The new package for teachers' professional learning has been allocated £9m in this financial year and £15m in 2019-20.

    Kirsty Williams