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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 to a close.

    Senedd Live returns, whatever the result of tomorrow'r EU referendum, on Tuesday 28 June.

    Senedd
  2. 'Should I stay or should I go?'

    And finally a Short Debate by Labour AM Julie Morgan. This one is also about the EU but from a different perpective. "Should I stay or should I go? What factors have influenced public opinion over the EU referendum campaign?"  

    The EU referendum campaign
  3. UKIP proposal defeated

    The UKIP proposal that the National Assembly for Wales:

    "Believes that Wales would be stronger, safer and more prosperous if it were to leave the European Union"

    is defeated, with 10 for and 38 against.

    vote
  4. Blast from the past

    As we reach voting time, all new AMs should recall the mistake of an AM almost exactly 10 years ago, on 20 June 2006.

    The opposition parties had called for a public inquiry into the Welsh ambulance service, which the government had consistently declared unnecessary.

    Health Minister Dr Brian Gibbons AM argued the government's case in the debate, but when it came to voting he mistakenly voted with the opposition for an inquiry.

    The motion was carried by 28 votes to 26 in favour of an inquiry.

    The chamber erupted in cheers and jeers when Dr Gibbons admitted to the presiding officer, Dafydd Elis-Thomas, that he had made a mistake.

    The presiding officer said he appreciated the minister's honesty, but there was nothing he could do about it.

    Voting records later showed that Dr Gibbons' predecessor, Jane Hutt, had failed to vote at all during the session, compounding the Labour administration's frustration.

    Dr Brian Gibbons
  5. 'Between bureaucracy and democracy'

    Responding to the debate, Neil Hamilton says he's "amazed at people in the chamber who take a different view from me". 

    He says the debate is fundamentally "between bureaucracy and democracy".

  6. 'A transfer of functions'

    Plaid Cymru's Steffan Lewis says that a Leave vote would "amount to a transfer of functions from the European partnership to the hands of Whitehall who will be free to do as they please to Welsh communities". 

    Steffan Lewis
  7. 'Solidarity'

    "The weakest parts of Europe should be helped by the strongest parts, and Wales benefits from that", says Llanelli AM Lee Waters.

    Lee Waters
  8. 'A 1940s answer to a 1930s problem'

    UKIP's Neil Hamilton says the EU is "a 1940s answer to a 1930s problem", and the "problem the EU was created to resolve is irrelevant in the 21th century."

    map + EU stars
  9. Re-run of last week's debate on European Union membership

    As politicians make their final pitch for votes on the last day of campaigning before the EU referendum, the UKIP debate proposes that the National Assembly for Wales:

    "Believes that Wales would be stronger, safer and more prosperous if it were to leave the European Union."

    A week ago in the Senedd, a proposal that the National Assembly for Wales:"Believes that Wales would be stronger, safer and more prosperous if it were to remain a part of the European Union" was passed with 44 for and 9 against.  

    How to vote
    Image caption: How to vote
  10. 'A full five-year term'

    Councillors elected in next year's local government elections can expect to serve a full five-year term, says Mr Drakeford.

  11. 'Status quo in local government cannot be sustained'

    Mark Drakeford, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, says the "status quo in local government cannot be sustained", with rising demand and less money, but acknowledges there was no consensus over the map.

    Mark Drakeford
  12. Call for single transferrable vote as the basis for local government elections

    Sian Gwenllian refers to the Sunderland report into local government electoral arrangements in Wales, which was published in July 2002.

    She calls on the Welsh Government to implement single transferrable vote as the basis for local government elections "to ensure fair representation for all political viewpoints".  

  13. Welsh Conservatives Debate on delivering public services

    The Conservatives express concern over "the uncertainty that the lack of clarity regarding local government reform is having on the delivery of effective services".

    A planned shake-up of Welsh councils is to be redrawn by the autumn, the new local government secretary said earlier this month.

    Mark Drakeford said the plan to cut the 22 councils to eight or nine had gone.

    In his first interview since taking up the post, he told the BBC's Sunday Politics Wales he was looking for a "wider sort of conversation".

    The plan to cut 22 councils to eight or nine proved controversial
    Image caption: The plan to cut 22 councils to eight or nine proved controversial
  14. 'Improving picture in Wales in terms of delayed transfers'

    Vaughan Gething, the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport, says there is an "improving picture in Wales in terms of delayed transfers, in contrast to England".

    Vaughan Gething
  15. 'Bring services closer to people's homes'

    UKIP's Caroline Jones expresses regret about the closure of community hospitals across Wales and calls for re-establishing as many as possible "to bring services closer to people's homes".

    Caroline Jones
  16. 'Stay at home assessments would help people plan ahead'

    Conservative Suzy Davies calls on the Welsh Government to introduce voluntary stay at home assessments to promote independent living and planning for future need.  

    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found that NHS Wales appears to be performing no better or worse than the rest of the UK.  

    Hospital bed
  17. Call for greater integration between health and social care

    Rhun ap Iorwerth calls on the Welsh Government to proceed with greater integration between health and social care, and "increase the amount of GPs, with a focus on recruiting to rural and deprived communities".

    Rhun ap Iorwerth
  18. The challenges to the health service in looking after an older population

    The topic of the Plaid Cymru Debate is the challenges to the health service in looking after an older population.

    The UK's population is getting older - and the over 65s will make up a quarter of it by 2050. The issue is even more pronounced in Wales. More than a third of the population of Wales is expected to be over the age of 60 by 2055 and by 2069, those aged over 75 will be the biggest proportion of all age groups.  

    This shows the projected ageing population over more than a century
    Image caption: This shows the projected ageing population over more than a century
  19. Motion to elect members to Finance Committee agreed

    AMs elect:

    (i) Mike Hedges (Welsh Labour), Eluned Morgan (Welsh Labour), Jeremy Miles (Welsh Labour), Simon Thomas (Plaid Cymru), Adam Price (Plaid Cymru), Nick Ramsay (Welsh Conservatives) and Mark Reckless (United Kingdom Independence Party) as members of the Finance Committee; and 

    (ii) Simon Thomas (Plaid Cymru) as interim Chair of the Finance Committee.

    Cash
  20. Motion proposing the titles and remits of committees agreed

     AMs approve a motion proposing the titles and remits of two committees - the Finance Committee and the Public Accounts Committee