That's it from the Siambr for today.
Senedd Live returns tomorrow.
That's it from the Siambr for today.
Senedd Live returns tomorrow.
Plaid Cymru's Sian Gwenllian criticizes the Welsh Government because it "created uncertainty" by planning to scrap the job of Welsh language Commissioner, before its "u-turn".
Conservative Suzy Davies calls for the reform of the system of dealing with complaints about Welsh language standards and language schemes.
The annual report states that 205 valid complaints were received: 174 valid complaints about Welsh language standards and 31 valid complaints about language schemes.
Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language, Eluned Morgan, says "we have heard over the last year that support has developed across Wales for the standards regime".
Through the Welsh language standards, public organisations have a duty to consider the impact of their decisions on the Welsh language.
Eluned Morgan says Prosiect 2050 - a new multi-disciplinary unit - will plan strategy, create initiatives and help maintain Welsh-speaking communities and increase the use of Welsh.
The Welsh Government aims to get one million people speaking Welsh by 2050.
The final item today is a debate on the Welsh Language Commissioner's Annual Report 2018-19.
This Annual Report reports on the work of the organisation during the final year of Meri Huws as Commissioner.
It covers a period in which the Welsh Government dropped plans for a Welsh Language Bill - which would have scrapped the job of Welsh language Commissioner.
The final statement today is by the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd Rebecca Evans: "Annual Update on Reforming Local Government Finance".
She has published the third in a series of annual updates on a programme of work to reform local government finance in Wales.
It sets out the reforms the Welsh Government is undertaking "to improve local taxes and the wider local government finance framework, to ensure it responds to the future needs of local services in challenging times."
We move on to a Statement by the Minister for Housing and Local Government Julie James: "Supporting Local Housing Authorities to secure long term housing options in the Private Rented Sector".
She provides details of the trial of a new scheme "aimed at increasing the housing stock available to local authorities in discharging their housing duties, and more particularly their Part 2 Housing (Wales) Act 2014 duties."
She says "This trial proposes using the Private Rented Sector to increase the stock available to local authorities when discharging their Part 2 duties by offering tenants access to good quality housing at affordable rents with an appropriate level of support.
"We are trialing the scheme in a small number of local authorities to prove the concept and provide the necessary evidence base for a model to be developed for roll out across Wales."
Brexit Party leader Mark Reckless says the report "deserves far fuller consideration... it is right to hold back to absorb it further".
Plaid Cymru's Rhun ap Iorwerth says "the deficiencies in the current justice system have a real impact on people's lives" and sets out arguments for devolving powers from the Ministry of Justice.
Conservative leader Paul Davies says, "whilst there are some very admirable arguments about the devolution of justice to Wales, we on this side of the chamber still remain unconvinced that its devolution is the right way forward".
Mark Drakeford points out that "within less than a week of the Report’s publication a General Election has been called. This means that there is an unavoidable hiatus in our ability to open a dialogue with the UK government, but that discussion will need to begin as soon as we have a government again in office.
"That does not prevent us, of course, from focussing on those aspects of the Report which fall to many justice actors here in Wales.
"To provide one example: Wales’s excellent law schools are challenged to work more effectively together to recognise the place of Welsh law in legal education, and to ensure teaching materials are available in both languages."
First Minister Mark Drakeford says "the most striking finding - there in the very first paragraph of the report – is that the people of Wales are being let down by their justice system. That is the Commission’s unambiguous conclusion.
"We should not underestimate the significance of that finding. A fair, effective and accessible justice system is a cornerstone of freedom and democracy. It is, or should be, non-negotiable. We should not allow ourselves to become accustomed to, still less to accept, any failure to meet those standards."
The first statement of the day is by the First Minister, on the report of the Commission on Justice in Wales.
What does the report recommend?
Some key suggestions:
Leanne Wood refers to the BBC's revelation that a UK cabinet minister who denied knowing about a Welsh assembly candidate's role in "sabotaging" a rape trial was emailed about it last year.
Ross England made claims about the victim's sexual history in an April 2018 trial which led to its collapse.
BBC Wales has seen the email sent to Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns in August 2018 about his former aide's role. Mr England was picked as the Tory assembly election candidate in December 2018.
The Rhondda AM says: "This is remarkable. Remarkable for the indifference the Tories have shown to the victim of such a crime and remarkable for such a serious error of judgment from senior Tory figures who must resign if they knew about this disgusting behaviour."
Ms Wood condemns "any politicians who knew about this and did nothing" and adds if it is proven that they knew, they should resign.
Rebecca Evans agrees "there are questions to be answered".
The next item is the Business Statement and Announcement.
The Trefnydd Rebecca Evans outlines the Senedd's future business and responds to requests from AMs.
AMs have recalled that it is exactly two years since Children's Minister Carl Sargeant, 49,was found dead.
Mr Sargeant, who had mental health issues and was on anti-depressants, was AM for Alyn and Deeside when he was found dead at his home in Connah's Quay by his wife Bernadette.
The Brexit Party's leader Mark Reckless suggests "the real reason Labour resisted having an election is that you fear you will lose and you prefer to block Brexit in this House of Commons".
Mr Drakeford replies "I am delighted there is an election".
Conservative leader Paul Davies asks whether it is acceptable for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) to pay £1,990 a day for an "interim recovery director".
It comes as nursing staff were told paid 30 minute shift breaks could be cut in a bid to save £25,000 a month.
Mark Drakeford replies that the appointment followed recommendations from the National Assembly's health committee, which suggested outside expertise should be brought in to help improve services at the board.
Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price asks whether "achieving a score of 500 in the PISA global rankings is still the policy of your government".
Scores of Welsh students in science, reading and maths were below the average of 72 countries and economies taking part in the PISA study in 2016.
Mr Drakeford replies "our mission for PISA is set out in our national mission for education".