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Summary

  1. Plenary begins at 1.30pm with Questions to the First Minister
  2. Statement by the First Minister: Latest developments in the UK Government's Brexit Negotiations
  3. Update on the Transformation Fund
  4. Statement by the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs: The Warm Homes Programme
  5. The Household Waste Duty of Care (Fixed Penalties) (Wales) Regulations 2019
  6. Debate: The Estyn Annual Report 2017-18

Live Reporting

By Alun Jones

All times stated are UK

  1. 'A parallel universe'

    Gareth Bennett says Labour is "riddled with this problem from top to bottom".

    "Says the racist", former Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood is heard to say.

    The first minister says it is like "arriving in a parallel universe" to receive questions on anti-semitism from the party that embraces Tommy Robinson.

    First Minister Mark Drakeford
    Image caption: First Minister Mark Drakeford
  2. 'Not sure the Labour party is an effective vehicle to tackle anti-semitism'

    UKIP leader Gareth Bennett says he is "not sure" the Labour party is an effective vehicle to tackle anti-semitism, after the split of seven MPs from the party yesterday.

    Mark Drakeford says awareness training is important for AMs.

    "Where's your moral high-ground," Lee Waters, the Labour AM for Llanelli, asks Mr Bennett.

  3. Membership of the single market is 'absolutely critical'

    After Honda's confirmation it will close its Swindon car plant in 2021, with the loss of about 3,500 jobs, Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price says membership of the single market is absolutely critical to the survival of the Welsh automotive sector.

    He asks if the first minister will pledge to a new referendum on EU membership.

    Mark Drakeford says the position remains that MPs should continue to try to find a deal, and if that is not possible then the decision should go to the people.

    Honda
  4. Healthcare Inspectorate Wales 'not fit for purpose'

    Conservative leader Paul Davies suggests Healthcare Inspectorate Wales is not fit for purpose.

    He criticises its "lack of independence", stating it's the only body of its kind in the UK that is not fully independent of the government that it is monitoring.

    The first minister insists Healthcare Inspectorate Wales is operationally independent.

    Mr Davies argues that HIW cannot make interventions without seeking permission from ministers, but Mr Drakeford says he cannot remember an example where HIW has not been able to do what it wants.

    Paul Davies
  5. Call for the devolution of benefits 'to protect claimants'

    Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood calls for the devolution of benefits to protect claimants.

    The first minister says he wants the case for it to be considered, but he wants to know what the costs would be

  6. 'Increased food bank use'

    Labour's Joyce Watson calls for ministers to hold "urgent talks with the UK government" over universal credit, citing reports of increased food bank use.

    The first minister says the UK government must get a grip of the benefit.

  7. Planned school closures in Swansea

    The first of the tabled questions is by Plaid Cymru's Dai Lloyd, seeking a statement on planned school closures in Swansea.

    Swansea Council leaders have decided to close two primary schools, insisting they did so reluctantly.

    Craigcefnparc Primary School and Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Felindre have been chosen on the grounds of declining pupil numbers.

    The first minister says it is a decision for Swansea Council and that he cannot comment as the matter might be referred to him for appeal.

    Disappointed parents from Craigcefnparc
    Image caption: Disappointed parents from Craigcefnparc
  8. Tribute to veteran Labour MP Paul Flynn

    The Llywydd Elin Jones pays tribute to veteran Labour MP Paul Flynn who died aged 84 after a long illness.

    Mr Flynn represented Newport West since 1987 when he was first elected.

    She says he was a "likeable and kind man who was faithful to his country and this Senedd".

    First Minister Mark Drakeford adds he was a "huge servant of the city of Newport, a remarkable speaker in the House of Commons and on stages elsewhere in Wales".

    Paul Flynn
  9. Welcome to Senedd Live

    Prynhawn da.

    Plenary gets underway 1.30pm with Questions to the First Minister.

    Senedd