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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.

  2. First Supplementary Budget 2019-20 approved

    AMs approve the First Supplementary Budget for the financial year 2019-20.

    There were 27 for, 18 abstentions and nobody against.

  3. 'Lack of clarity, particularly on funding of M4 commission'

    Nick Ramsay says the Conservatives will abstain in the vote as they did not support the original budget. He says there is a lack of clarity, particularly on funding of the M4 commission.

    Nick Ramsay
  4. 12 recommendations

    Finance Committee chair Llyr Gruffydd presents their report on the First Supplementary Budget.

    The committee makes 12 recommendations. It again recommends that "the Welsh Government reviews the content of its future supplementary budget information with a view to aligning its narrative more closely with draft and final budgets".

  5. Increasing Welsh Government expenditure from £18.4 billion to £18.7 billion

    The final item today is a debate on The First Supplementary Budget 2019-20.

    The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd Rebecca Evans laid the First Supplementary Budget 2019-20 on 18 June 2019. The Supplementary Budget allocates an additional £264.2 million to departments, increasing Welsh Government expenditure from £18.4 billion at the Final Budget 2019-20 to £18.7 billion, an increase of 1.4 per cent.

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  6. Legislative Consent Memorandum agreed

    AMs agree that provisions in the Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) Bill in so far as they fall within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

    The UK government’s stated policy objective is to ensure that non-domestic rates bills more accurately reflect the current rental value of properties.

  7. Intimate piercing involving any object that is not jewellery

    AMs approve the draft Prescribed Objects for Intimate Piercing (Wales) Regulations 2019.

    Part 5 of the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017 makes it an offence for a person in Wales to perform (or make arrangements to perform) an intimate piercing on a person under the age of 18. Currently, however, that prohibition only relates to intimate body piercings involving items of jewellery.

    These Regulations prescribe “any object that is not jewellery” as an object for the purposes of paragraph (b) in the definition of “body piercing” in section 94(1) of the 2017 Act, but only insofar as that definition applies for the purposes of the offence in Part 5.

    These Regulations will therefore bring within the scope of the offence in section 95 of the 2017 Act an intimate piercing involving any object that is not jewellery.

    Minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething
    Image caption: Minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething
  8. Regret there has been 'no change of direction'

    Plaid Cymru's Llyr Gruffydd says there has been a change of tone by the Welsh Government but he regrets there has been "no change of direction".

    He says he continues to "share the concern of the sector that there won't be at least an element of basic pay available to Welsh farmers, as will be available to Wales' main competitors in Europe".

  9. Not known how much money will be available to fund Sustainable Farming Scheme

    Environment and rural affairs minister Lesley Griffiths says it is not known how much money will be available to fund the Sustainable Farming Scheme after Brexit.

  10. 'Opportunity of Brexit'

    Conservative Andrew RT Davies says that Brexit "for the first time will give Welsh government ministers the opportunity to direct support and policy in this area, and that has to be welcomed".

  11. Contract based on environmental benefits

    Welsh farmers currently receive about £300m a year in direct support from Brussels - making up to 80% of their income on average.

    Originally ministers had proposed two new grant schemes, but the latest proposal rolls them into one.

    The Sustainable Farming Scheme will pay out for work to cut greenhouse gas emissions, create habitats for wildlife and improve water quality.

    Farms will be visited by an adviser who will draw up a contract based on the environmental benefits they agree the farmer is, or could be delivering.

    They will be rewarded for new environmental work - like planting new woodlands - but also for maintaining and enhancing what is already there.

    Farmers will also be able to access a range of business support, such as help with skills development or loans for new equipment.

  12. Farms would be expected to work with an adviser

    The final statement of the day is by the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths: "Sustainable Farming and our Land".

    Farmers in Wales would be offered extra money to carry out work which protects and enhances the environment under new post-Brexit farming proposals.

    Farms would be expected to work with an adviser to develop bespoke contracts.

    The Welsh Government is asking people's views on its new plans after an earlier consultation attracted a record-breaking number of responses.

  13. 'First step in addressing our housing crisis'

    The Brexit Party's Caroline Jones says "supply simply hasn't met demand" for housing and welcomes this "first step in addressing our housing crisis".

  14. 'Fundamental change needed in how the planning system works'

    Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood says there is "considerable overlap" between the review's recommendations and "our proposals that we published in February".

    She warns that a "fundamental change is needed in how the planning system works".

  15. 'Ambitious targets for house building in the 2020s needed'

    Conservative David Melding calls for "ambitious" targets for house building in the 2020s.

    He welcomes the review which he says has provided "some valuable insights".

  16. 'Ambitious local authorities will be able to access housing grant'

    Julie James says a new approach to grant funding for housing associations and local authorities is needed and the Welsh Government will work with local authorities and housing associations to develop this.

    She adds that ambitious local authorities will be able to access housing grant to build more council houses at pace and scale.

    Julie James
  17. Local development plans must support sites made up of at least 50% affordable housing

    We move on to a Statement by the Minister for Housing and Local Government Julie James: "The Welsh Government response to the Independent Affordable Housing Supply Review".

    She tells AMs she has accepted all but one of the recommendations from the review, and has written to planning authorities across Wales to emphasise that local development plans must support sites made up of at least 50% affordable housing.

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  18. Danger of falling into a 'corporatist trap'?

    Plaid Cymru's Adam Price welcomes the statement but questions whether there is a danger of falling into a "corporatist trap and excluding other elements of society" that are not reflected in the structures of employers, unions and government.

  19. 'Needs much more work'

    Conservative leader Paul Davies says "this approach needs much more work and therefore shouldn't be rushed through this parliament".

    However, he agrees that "these issues should be approached in a collaborative way".

  20. 'More equal, fair and just Wales'

    Mark Drakeford announced the key principles which will create a “more equal, fair and just Wales” with fair work at its core.

    He says the "social partnership" approach will build upon engagement with trades unions, employers and organisations through innovative approaches and open dialogue.

    It will mean changes to how the Welsh Government allocates public spending and the way goods and services are procured; those who adhere to fair work practices will be favoured, with the aim of driving-up the quality of work and employee’s access to their rights.

    New legislation as well as a shared protocol describing the expectations for Welsh Government, the Wales TUC and employers are also being developed.