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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.

    Senedd
  2. Legislation (Wales) Bill passes Stage 3

    AMs approve Stage 3 of the Legislation (Wales) Bill.

    Legislation
  3. Four-stage process

    There is generally a four-stage process for the consideration of a Public Bill involving:

    • Stage 1 – consideration of the general principles of the Bill by a committee, and the agreement of those general principles by the Assembly;
    • Stage 2 – detailed consideration by a committee of the Bill and any amendments tabled to that Bill;
    • Stage 3 – detailed consideration, by the Assembly, of the Bill and any amendments tabled to that Bill;
    • Stage 4 – a vote by the Assembly to pass the final text of the Bill.
  4. 'Make Welsh law more accessible, clear and straightforward to use'

    The final item today is a debate on Stage 3 of the Legislation (Wales) Bill.

    According to the Welsh Government, the purpose of the Bill is "to make Welsh law more accessible, clear and straightforward to use.

    "It makes provision about the interpretation and operation of Welsh legislation, and requires the Counsel General and the Welsh Ministers to take steps to improve the accessibility of Welsh law".

  5. 'We now have a better grasp, I think, of the climate emergency'

    "The blue route is simply not an option" says Minister for Economy and Transport Ken Skates.

    He denies work on the M4 is back to square one: "We are grasping the can now and we will crush it far earlier than the black route would have allowed".

    On Mark Reckless' accusations that scrapping the black route breaks a manifesto commitment, he says "since 2016 times have changed quite rapidly. We now have a better grasp, I think, of the climate emergency."

  6. Labour 'betrayed' manifesto commitment

    Brexit Party group leader Mark Reckless says that Welsh Labour has "betrayed" their manifesto commitment to build the M4 relief road.

  7. Plaid Cymru working group to look at M4 relief road alternatives

    Plaid Cymru is setting up its own working group looking at alternatives to the M4 relief road, Delyth Jewell says.

    Delyth Jewell
  8. International Convention Centre traffic

    Conservative AM for South Wales East, Mohammad Asghar raises concerns about traffic when the new International Convention Centre opens at the Celtic Manor.

    He backs the so-called "blue route".

  9. 'Issues around Brynglas tunnels are a Welsh problem, not a Newport one".

    Labour Newport West AM Jayne Bryant says "the issues around the Brynglas tunnels are a Welsh problem, not a Newport one".

    She adds, "Our city must not be strangled by congestion.

    "Ideas such as the closures of junctions on the Newport stretch of the M4 will not be an answer. Any closure of an M4 junction will only make life more difficult for my constituents".

    Jayne Bryant
  10. 'Wales-wide package of infrastructure investment'

    Plaid Cymru's Rhun ap Iorwerth calls on the Welsh Government to "ensure that any new proposal is part of a Wales-wide package of infrastructure investment".

    Rhun ap Iorwerth
  11. 'Failure of successive Welsh Labour Governments'

    Conservative Russell George criticises "the failure of the Welsh Government to publish the independent Public Inspector’s report prior to 4 June 2019," and "the failure of successive Welsh Labour Governments to deliver a solution to congestion on the M4 to date".

    The Conservatives call on the Welsh Government "to accept the recommendation of the independent public inspector and build the M4 relief road".

    Russell George
  12. 'Welsh Government’s failure to abide by its promise to deliver an M4 relief road'

    On behalf of the Brexit Party, David Rowlands regrets "the Welsh Government’s failure to abide by its promise to deliver an M4 relief road".

    He says that "congestion around Newport has been hampering the Welsh economy for the last two decades".

    The Brexit Party calls upon the Welsh Government "to ensure that, in the absence of a relief road, any mitigation measures are put in place as soon as possible".

    David Rowlands
  13. 'Do nothing is simply not an option'

    Minister for Economy and Transport Ken Skates says "do nothing is simply not an option", and that "times have changed since the black route was proposed".

    He explains that the evidence given to the M4 public inquiry will be taken into account by the new commission.

    Ken Skates
  14. 'Developing and funding sustainable and effective solutions to congestion'

    We move on to a debate on the M4 Corridor around Newport.

    The Welsh Government propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

    1. Notes the Public Inspector’s report and decision letter published by the First Minister on Tuesday 4th June, including an oral statement later that day, regarding the M4 corridor around Newport project.

    2. Notes the proposed next steps outlined by the Minister for Economy and Transport including the establishment of an expert Commission to be led by Lord Terry Burns.

    3. Recognises the significant congestion issues on the M4 network around the Brynglas Tunnels and the impact it has on Newport and the wider economy.

    4. Notes the Welsh Government’s commitment to developing and funding sustainable and effective solutions to congestion issues as part of an integrated, multi-modal and low carbon transport system.

    M4
  15. 'Minor technical corrections'

    AMs approve the draft Regulated Advocacy Services (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2019.

    According to the Explanatory Memorandum, they make "minor technical corrections".

  16. 'Consider opportunities and challenges of decarbonising industrial sectors and businesses'

    Lesley Griffiths announces that she is setting up "a dedicated industry-led group to consider the particular opportunities and challenges of decarbonising industrial sectors and businesses in Wales".

    She adds, "next year we will bring forward legislation to adopt a 95% carbon reduction target, representing a huge increase in ambition from our current 80% target and before the end of 2021, we will set out our next Plan to meet the 2021 to 2025 budget period".

    Lesley Griffiths
  17. Required by law to reduce emissions in Wales by at least 80%

    The only statement of the day is by the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths: "Delivering a Low Carbon Wales".

    The Welsh Government is required by law to reduce emissions in Wales by at least 80% in 2050, compared to levels in 1990, with interim targets for 2020, 2030 and 2040.

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  18. 'For 20 years we’ve pretended we know what we’re doing on the economy'

    Conservative Andrew RT Davies refers to this candid admission by the deputy economy minister Lee Waters: "For 20 years we’ve pretended we know what we’re doing on the economy – and the truth is... nobody knows what we’re doing on the economy."

    Mr Davies says the comments are "deeply concerning".

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