Downing Street has confirmed that the National Assembly's Presiding Officer, Rosemary Butler, has accepted an invitation to attend next week's funeral for Margaret Thatcher
AMs have passed a vote of censure on Bethan Jenkins for bringing the Assembly into disrepute. They went ahead although the Plaid Cymru AM was not in the chamber and her party had offered to agree to a delay so that she could attend. She was criticised for attending a protest in London instead.
– Assembly Presiding Officer Rosemary Butler AM
It is a matter for an individual member whether they attend Assembly business, though I would always expect it to be your top priority. I am sure Bethan Jenkins will wish to reflect on the record of today's debate.