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9. Debate: The President of the Welsh Tribunals Annual Report 2021-22 (21 Mar 2023)

Alun Davies: ...from Government and from this place—and ensure that we do have a conversation about how we want to take these matters forward. I very much agree with the point that's just been made by Rhys ab Owen about the need for an appeal tribunal, an appeal process to be put in place, which also I think will strengthen the work of the tribunals. When I was reading Sir Wyn's report, I must admit my...

2. Business Statement and Announcement ( 7 Mar 2023)

Janet Finch-Saunders: Could I have a statement, please, from the Minister for Climate Change on building safety? My colleague Andrew Davies raised the issue today about the shocking situation in Grenfell, with hundreds of residents in Wales still living in fear that they could be caught up in a similar horrific event. We put a question in, asking how many flat fires since Grenfell there have been, since 2017, and...

11. Short Debate: Horse-racing: An economic and sporting asset for Wales (16 Nov 2022)

Alun Davies: ...beginning of December, and I will be taking my son to Chepstow for the Welsh National after Christmas. I took him during half term, actually, and, if any of you are looking for tips, I would ask Rhys rather than his father, because he picked three winners and I didn't pick one. But it's a great sport and we've heard from Llyr how the sport is investing in itself to grow and build that...

7. Debate on the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee Report — 'Annual Report 2021/22' ( 9 Nov 2022)

Huw Irranca-Davies: ...contribution to the committee.  And it would be remiss of me, Llywydd, not to mention two other contributors to the work of this committee over the last year and the period this reports as well. Rhys ab Owen, thanks for his contribution to the committee on all matters, but especially, I have to say, with his specialism on justice matters as well. And also, we shouldn't forget, as well,...

4. Statement by the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: The Historic Environment (Wales) Bill ( 5 Jul 2022)

Huw Irranca-Davies: ...Now, the arrival of this first Welsh consolidation Bill has by some been eagerly anticipated, and, in fact, as we've just heard, if there's one word that's been used most by my committee colleagues Rhys, James and Alun in respect of this ambitious agenda, it is this: excitement. Now, this may be a reflection on us as individual legislators, but I would say that it does reflect on us in a...

6. Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv): Empowering communities (22 Jun 2022)

Motion NNDM8018 Mabon ap Gwynfor, Luke Fletcher, Buffy Williams Supported by Adam Price, Carolyn Thomas, Heledd Fychan, Huw Irranca-Davies, Janet Finch-Saunders, Jenny Rathbone, Joel James, Llyr Gruffydd, Mark Isherwood, Paul Davies, Peredur Owen Griffiths, Rhys ab Owen, Sam Rowlands, Sarah Murphy, Sioned Williams To propose that the Senedd: 1. Notes that Wales is home to thousands of local...

6. Debate on the Report of the Special Purpose Committee on Senedd Reform — Reforming our Senedd: A stronger voice for the people of Wales ( 8 Jun 2022)

Rhys ab Owen: This is a case of levelling up the Senedd so that it fits the modern, confident, self-governing Wales of today. The number 96 will be futureproof, as Huw Irranca-Davies alluded to. Whilst Andrew R.T. Davies performedly announces that Welsh Conservatives will always—will always—oppose devolution of justice, we know that his bosses in London will be happy to overrule him at any point....

3. Questions to the Senedd Commission: Parliamentary Partnership Assembly ( 8 Jun 2022)

Rhys ab Owen: Thank you very much, Llywydd. And I was very pleased to hear, first of all, that Alun Davies and Sam Kurtz had represented this Senedd with honour. But I was also very pleased to read their letter, having represented us. It's good that we were represented, particularly by two such honourable Members, but, certainly, we need to be more than seen and not heard, and it must be very difficult for...

2. Questions to the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Devolution of Justice ( 8 Jun 2022)

Rhys ab Owen: Despite a recent tweet from Andrew R.T. Davies declaring that the Welsh Conservatives would never support the devolution of justice, I, and, I know, you too, Counsel General, would agree with the words of Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd that it's a matter of when rather than if justice is devolved to this place. With things moving very quickly in Westminster, the devolution of justice could happen...

5. Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv): Decarbonising public sector pensions (25 May 2022)

Motion NDM7964 Jack Sargeant Supported by Alun Davies, Buffy Williams, Carolyn Thomas, Cefin Campbell, Heledd Fychan, Jane Dodds, Jayne Bryant, Llyr Gruffydd, Luke Fletcher, Peredur Owen Griffiths, Rhys ab Owen, Sarah Murphy, Vikki Howells To propose that the Senedd: 1. Notes: a) that the Welsh Government was the first in the world to declare a climate emergency, recognising the serious...

14. Legislative Consent Motion on the Elections Bill (29 Mar 2022)

Alun Davies: It could have been my children, to be fair, Presiding Officer. [Laughter.] I speak in support of the Government and the proposition that's being made this afternoon. To start where Rhys ab Owen concluded, of course it is not in our gift to provide consent for the whole of this legislation. This is Westminster legislation designed mostly and generally for UK elections and English elections....

5. Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv): Religious buildings (23 Mar 2022)

Jane Dodds: ...from the sons of two ministers, in Sam Rowlands and Mabon ap Gwynfor, the mention, specifically, of 48 chapels and churches and other religious buildings, and two brilliant sayings, one from Alun Davies—I loved that—that he heard about people preaching in English and praying in Welsh, and also, from Delyth Jewell, that churches and chapels are not museums for saints, but hospitals for...

9. The Council Tax (Long-term Empty Dwellings and Dwellings Occupied Periodically) (Wales) Regulations 2022 (22 Mar 2022)

Rhys ab Owen: Thank you, Llywydd. I am delighted contribute to this afternoon's debate on behalf of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee, and I wish our Chair, Huw Irranca-Davies, well on the happy occasion of the graduation of his son, which has been postponed a number of times as a result of COVID. We considered these regulations at our meeting of 14 March, and our report to the Senedd...

8. Voting Time ( 9 Mar 2022)

David Rees: And we will start with the first vote on the motion of the Member debate: the devolution of policing. I call for a vote on the motion tabled in the names of Mike Hedges, Alun Davies, Jane Dodds, Delyth Jewell and Rhys ab Owen. Open the vote. Therefore, in favour 40, no abstentions, 14 against. Therefore, the motion is agreed.

5. Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv): The Devolution of Policing ( 9 Mar 2022)

Rhys ab Owen: ...colleague Mike Hedges for tabling this debate today. Thank you also to John Griffiths for his work chairing the cross-party group on police, an important job of work, and also to my colleague Alun Davies. When he was a Minister—remember he was a Minister at one time—Alun Davies established the Welsh policing board, an important group that Jane Hutt has just reminded us of.

6. Welsh Conservatives Debate: Making Saint David's Day a bank holiday ( 2 Mar 2022)

Rhys ab Owen: ...by taking you back on a history tour—not back to the age of David and the early saints, but far enough back to a time when Tom Giffard was wearing the short trousers of primary school and Gareth Davies was eating the Denbigh plum on his mother's lap, when Jack Sargeant had no beard and when I had a lot more hair on my head. Yes, 22 years ago to the first St David's Day at the National...

5. Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv): Local Government elections (16 Feb 2022)

Gareth Davies: Diolch, Rhys. Looking at the details of the motion, it says, 'reducing the number of uncontested seats'. How would changing the voting system achieve that when it's usually down to the members or the parties to decide who fills which seats?

2. Questions to the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Retained EU Law ( 9 Feb 2022)

Huw Irranca-Davies: I echo the points made by Rhys about proper engagement and the constructive approach being taken by the Minister, but can I just say, citizens across the nation were hanging the bunting out over the weekend. They were overjoyed to hear this news, and also the appointment of man of the people, Jacob Rees-Mogg, as Minister for Brexit opportunities, and that there would be a bonfire of...

8. Plaid Cymru Debate: The UK Government's Elections Bill (26 Jan 2022)

Rhys ab Owen: ...for voting ID? The amendment in your name, Darren, is incorrect—the Electoral Commission does not support voting ID. Why would anyone vote for your amendment when it's simply incorrect? Gareth Davies, you mentioned déjà vu, well, we hear you make the same argument week in, week out in the Senedd when it comes to any discussion about the constitution. I didn't hear you say anything...

6. Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv): Public transport in rural areas (26 Jan 2022)

David Rees: I have selected the amendment to the motion, and I call on Alun Davies to move amendment 1, tabled in his name and those of Hefin David, Jack Sargeant and Rhys ab Owen. Alun Davies. 


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