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This week in the Assembly...

newsdirect wales' 60 second guide to what's going on in Cardiff Bay this week. 

Another Monday, another evidence session on the draft Wales Bill. The Constitutional & Legislative Affairs Committee will take evidence from the First Minister, Carwyn Jones and Presiding Officer, Dame Rosemary Butler. Both have already expressed major misgivings on the legislation and its workability. 

Tuesday will see the Public Accounts Committee grill the management of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in the morning. FMQs, a debate on the Children's Commissioner for Wales' Annual  Report and Stage 3 of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill take place in the afternoon.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Opposition Parties have debates on supporting older people in their home (Tories) and tourism (Lib Dems). Plaid's debate on Trident renewal could get interesting as this has been a tricky issue for Labour of late, as the party undertakes a review of its position, following the election of Jeremy Corbyn. 

While a majority of the Shadow Cabinet at Westminster back renewal, major figures in Wales including Health Minister, Mark Drakeford oppose it. Shadow Welsh Secretary, Nia Griffith has called for "a rethink". Add in the the prospect of relocating Trident to Wales, which was raised during the IndyRef campaign, and we've got the makings of a firey debate. Of course, this is a reserved matter so any vote is symbolic but definitely one to watch.

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