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Summary

  1. Questions to the First Minister
  2. Business Statement and Announcement
  3. Motion to agree to the First Minister's recommendation to Her Majesty to appoint a Counsel General
  4. Statement on Implementation of the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015
  5. Statement by the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language on Broadcasting in Wales
  6. Statement on the Welsh Health Survey
  7. Statement on the Action Plan for the Food and Drink Industry 2014-2020

Live Reporting

By Alun Jones and Nia Harri

All times stated are UK

Hwyl fawr

That's the end of today's plenary.

Senedd Live returns tomorrow at 1.30pm

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Vaughan's Verdict

Reducing food waste

Simon Thomas talks about reducing food waste.

Waste reduction charity WRAP estimates the amount of food and drink thrown away by retailers and wholesalers is about 250,000 tonnes in the UK each year.  

Food and drink waste
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More than half way towards the 2020 target

Lesley Griffiths says that they are "exceeding expectations" and are  "already more than half way towards the 2020 target" of sales up to £7bn.

The Welsh food supply chain is one of Wales's largest business sectors. Over 170,000 people are employed within the whole food and drink supply chain. The total value of the sector to the Welsh economy, taking into account the agricultural, processing and retail sectors, is estimated to be more than £1 billion per annum.

Lesley Griffiths
BBC

Sales of food and drink up to £7bn by 2020?

The final item of the day is a Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths on "Towards Sustainable growth: An Action Plan for the Food and Drink Industry 2014-2020".

Food and drink producers in Wales were promised in 2014 that the action plan would drive up sales by 30% over the next six years.

The minister in charge at the time,  Alun Davies, said he wanted the government to be held to account if targets are not met.

He wanted sales up to £7bn by 2020.

One in four adults in Wales is obese

Members move on to a Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport, Vaughan Gething on the Welsh Health Survey  

Around one in four adults in Wales is obese, and almost 60% are overweight, according to the Welsh Health Survey 2015.

Doctors and politicians said the annual figures reflect a "public health time bomb".

But numbers of adult smokers have dropped to a record low of 19%, and binge drinking has also decreased.

Less than a third of all adults, 32%, reported eating five or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day.

Around a third did less than half-an-hour moderate physical activity a week.

More than half of all adults are being treated for an illness; a fifth suffer from high blood pressure and 13% have a mental illness.

A total of 13,700 adults and 2,600 children took part in the survey.

The numbers of obese children and adults in Wales are on the rise
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The numbers of obese children and adults in Wales are on the rise

Review of S4C 'should take place in parallel with BBC Charter Review'

"In my opinion network coverage of the recent assembly election was inadequate" says Mr Davies.

He welcomed the fact that Wales will be represented on the BBC’s new unitary board.

The Minister also welcomed the UK Government’s intention to carry out a comprehensive review of S4C, but added that it "should take place in parallel with the BBC Charter Review rather than after it. We expect to be fully involved in the review, including the development of the terms of reference.”

He announced that a new, expert independent body to advise on the future of media and broadcasting in Wales is to be set up.

'Within the BBC a change of culture is needed'

Mr Davies says "more should be done to ensure a fairer distribution of production activity away from London and into the nations and regions of the United Kingdom. 

"We recognise that some improvements have been made but too many decisions continue to be made inside the M25. Fundamentally within the BBC a change of culture is needed."

Alun Davies
BBC

Statement on broadcasting in Wales

AMs move on to a statement by the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language, Alun Davies on broadcasting in Wales.  

Earlier this month, it was revealed that more than two thirds of AMs have signed a letter to BBC Director General Lord Hall demanding he "be specific" about how much extra money he intends to give to BBC Wales.

Lord Hall, in a letter to Carwyn Jones last month, said the BBC planned to "allocate additional funding" across Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The BBC said they would confirm the allocation "in months to come".

The AMs' letter, signed by 41 AMs from Labour, Plaid Cymru, the Conservatives and UKIP, said the BBC needed to make clear immediately exactly how much money would be available.

BBC Cymru Wales, Llandaff, Cardiff
BBC

'Talking about violence against women, nothing for men'

Plaid Cymru AM tweets

'Significant strides but there are still many areas to progress'

Mr Sargeant tells AMs, “Though we have made significant strides, there are still many areas to progress and I’m keen to move these forward as soon as possible.  

"As a first step, I  will  consult on a new National Strategy and associated measures of progress and performance. 

"The Strategy will inform a framework for regional delivery of services, based on need. We expect Local Authorities and their partners to help create a society where everybody does live fear free."

Carl Sargeant
BBC

Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015

The next item in the Siambr is a statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children, Carl Sargeant, on progress on implementation of the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015.

Last year, the older people's commissioner Sarah Rochira told the BBC that more than 30,000 people over 60 in Wales are victims of domestic abuse.

Violence against women
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New section of M4 'could be open by Autumn 2021'

The inquiry will be held at the Lysaght Institute, Newport and will be open to the general public.

 An independent Inspector will "comprehensively review the proposals for the favoured Black Route, in addition to considering suggested alternatives".

Should the Inspector recommend the scheme proceed to construction, the new section of M4 could be open by Autumn 2021.

Public inquiry will look at all alternative routes proposed

The public inquiry for the M4 relief road will look at all alternative routes proposed including the blue route, says Mr Skates.  

The inquiry is set to commence in Newport this autumn, with a pre-inquiry meeting taking place on 18 July. The inquiry is expected to take around five months.

He says an independent Inspector will review the need for the scheme and consider all environmental, social and economic factors.  The Inquiry will hear evidence from technical experts as well as supporters and objectors. 

The proposed black route, other options and the nature sites
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The proposed black route, other options and the nature sites

Public Local Inquiry on the M4 at Newport

Details of a public inquiry into the controversial M4 relief road project in south Wales are revealed.

The Welsh Government wants to build a new motorway south of Newport to relieve congestion on the M4.

The announcement comes as 18 months of nightly closures of the Brynglas tunnels in Newport begin for maintenance work.  

Ken Skates is now responsible for transport as economy and infrastructure secretary
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Ken Skates is now responsible for transport as economy and infrastructure secretary

Appointment of Mr Antoniw approved

The appointment of Mr Antoniw is signed off by the assembly. 

Mr Antoniw previously practised as a lawyer with trade union law firm Thompsons.

Mr Huckle, who served from 2011 to 2016, was not an assembly member and Mr Antoniw's appointment marks the return of handing the position to an elected politician.

He no longer serves as chairman of the Welsh Government's EU Programme Monitoring Committee, which he took on after previous chair Jenny Rathbone was sacked from the role.

Mick Antoniw proposed for Welsh Counsel General

Now a motion seeking agreement to the First Minister's recommendation to Her Majesty to appoint Mick Antoniw AM as Counsel General.

The Assembly member for Pontypridd is nominated to succeed Theo Huckle as the government's chief legal adviser, the Counsel General. 

The Counsel General is a member of the Welsh Government and may attend Cabinet meetings at the invitation of the First Minister. Although not a Minister, the Counsel General is bound by the Ministerial Code which makes specific provision in relation to the role. 

Mick Antoniw
Labour

'AMs having to ask for statements'

Requests for statements

Requests for statements include completing the delivery of Superfast Cymru broadband, discussions with the police about hatred expressed about public figures on social media, and on asylum-seeking children.

Business Statement and Announcement

Next on the agenda is the Business Statement and Announcement, where the Leader of the House and Chief Whip Jane Hutt outlines the future business of the Assembly for the next three weeks. 

Jane Hutt
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'Double act of Doom & Gloom'

South Wales Metro 'cannot go ahead without EU funding'

'Cloud cuckoo land' to think that Whitehall would make up EU cash

 It is "cloud cuckoo land" to think that Whitehall would make up EU cash for Wales in the event of a Leave vote in the referendum, says first minister. 

Wales and Europe
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'Adding a population the size of Cardiff has an impact on wages'

  "The first minister seems to denying that adding a population the size of Cardiff has an impact on wages," says Mr Hamilton.  

  "If you are a doctor and you wish to take your skills around Europe you're much more likely to go somewhere with no barriers," says first minister.   

'Levels of migration will remain the same'

 UKIP group leader Neil Hamilton says a points-based immigration system would not restrict doctors coming to the UK.

The "reality is that levels of migration will remain the same as they are whatever happens," says first minister.

Neil Hamilton
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Neil Hamilton

'Big waiting times in mental health services for young people'

There have been big waiting times in mental health services for young people says Mr Davies.

The first minister insists extra money has gone into mental health services for children and young people.

Mental health issues
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An Autism Act for services in Wales?

Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies asks whether the first minister would commit to an Autism Act for services in Wales. 

Mr Jones replies he's considering it.

Andrew RT Davies
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Harder to recruit doctors if the UK left the EU?

Leanne Wood asks if the NHS would find it harder to recruit doctors if the UK left the EU.   

Mr Jones says it is an important point, and he "doesn't buy" the argument that immigration puts pressure on the NHS.  

Leanne Wood
BBC

Euro 2016: 19 minutes to hear the first reference

It takes 19 minutes to hear the first reference to last night's celebrations as Wales made it to the next round of Euro 2016 following a 3-0 win over Russia in Toulouse.

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood offers her congratulations to the team.

Wales won group B, securing their place in the final 16 of the tournament.

Fans go wild after Aaron Ramsey (r) scores an early goal to put Wales ahead
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Fans go wild after Aaron Ramsey (r) scores an early goal to put Wales ahead

Natural Resources Wales must 'drive positive change from the top'

The first minister says it has been made clear to Natural Resources Wales that they must "drive positive change from the top".  

A survey of staff that suggested only 10% felt it was well managed.

Just 11% of workers who answered the 2016 Natural Resources Wales People Survey said they had confidence in senior managers' decisions.

The first minister adds that NRW is doing a "good job".   

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Final FMQs ahead of EU referendum

We now reach the final Questions to the First Minister ahead of the EU referendum.

The first tabled question is by the Labour AM for the Cynon Valley, Vikki Howells: What actions is the Welsh Government taking to improve cancer detection rates? 

Cancer cell
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Jo Cox had 'very many friends in Wales'

First minister Carwyn Jones says Jo Cox had "very many friends in Wales", and pays tribute to her "decency and her fundamental desire to get things done".

Carwyn Jones
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Minute's silence in memory of Jo Cox

AMs hold a minute's silence in memory of Labour MP Jo Cox who died when she was shot and stabbed in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on Thursday.  

Labour MP Jo Cox died after the attack in her West Yorkshire constituency
Brendan Cox
Labour MP Jo Cox died after the attack in her West Yorkshire constituency

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Welcome to Senedd Live's coverage of today's plenary, which begins at 1.30pm.

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