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Agricultural Sector (Wales) Act 2014

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 29/09/2014 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Judgement Paper: Supreme Court

CLA(4)-23-14 – Paper 5

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 09/07/2014 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 4.)

Statement by the First Minister: The Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill

Decision:

The item started at 15.14


Meeting: 23/09/2013 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Inquiry into Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill

CLA(4)21-13(p12) - Paper

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 17/07/2013 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 8.)

Stage 4 Standing Order 26.47 motion to approve the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill

 

At the conclusion of Stage 3 the Minister may propose that the Bill be passed in accordance with Standing Order 26.47. If the proposition is agreed:

 

Stage 4 Standing Order 26.47 motion to approve the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill

Decision:

The item started at 19.27

At the conclusion of Stage 3 the Minister may propose that the Bill be passed in accordance with Standing Order 26.47. If the proposition is agreed:

Stage 4 Standing Order 26.47 motion to approve the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

34

0

17

51

The motion was agreed.


Meeting: 17/07/2013 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 7.)

Stage 3 Standing Order 26.44 debate on the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill

 

In accordance with Standing Order 26.36, amendments will be disposed of in the order which the sections and schedules to which they relate, arise in the Bill.

 

The amendments have been grouped for the purposes of debate and the groupings will be debated as follows:

 

1. The Panel

34, 63, 16, 64, 17, 18, 65, 66, 67, 27, 28, 68, 29, 32, 33, 69

 

2. Agricultural Wages Order

4, 5, 19, 6, 50, 7, 20, 8, 9, 46, 10, 21, 22, 2, 1, 11A, 11, 12, 23, 13, 15

 

3. Enforcement and Offences

51, 52, 53, 54, 35, 57, 30

 

4. Holiday entitlement and enforcement

47, 48, 56, 49

 

5. Information and records

58, 59, 60, 36

 

6. Review and duration of Act

37, 38, 39, 40, 24, 41, 42, 43

 

7. Orders and Regulations

3, 25, 31, 26, 14

 

8. Definition of Agriculture and Agricultural Worker

44, 45, 61

 

9. Restrictions on the Panel and Welsh Ministers

62

 

Supporting documents:

Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

Marshalled List of Amendments

Grouping of Amendments

Decision:

The item started at 17.35

In accordance with Standing Order 26.36, amendments will be disposed of in the order which the sections and schedules to which they relate, arise in the Bill.

The Amendments have been grouped for the purposes of debate and the groupings will be debated as follows:

1. The Panel

34, 63, 16, 64, 17, 18, 65, 66, 67, 27, 28, 68, 29, 32, 33, 69

 

2. Agricultural Wages Order

4, 5, 19, 6, 50, 7, 20, 8, 9, 46, 10, 21, 22, 2, 1, 11A, 11, 12, 23, 13, 15

 

3. Enforcement and Offences

51, 52, 53, 54, 35, 57, 30

 

4. Holiday entitlement and enforcement

47, 48, 56, 49

 

5. Information and records

58, 59, 60, 36

 

6. Review and duration of Act

37, 38, 39, 40, 24, 41, 42, 43

 

7. Orders and Regulations

3, 25, 31, 26, 14

 

8. Definition of Agriculture and Agricultural Worker

44, 45, 61

 

9. Restrictions on the Panel and Welsh Ministers

62

Voting was taken in the order set out in the Marshalled List of Amendments.

A vote was taken on Amendment 34:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

8

26

50

Amendment 34 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 63:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

33

50

Amendment 63 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

12

51

Amendment 4 was agreed.

As amendment 4 was agreed, amendments 16 and 64 fell.

A vote was taken on Amendment 17:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

8

26

51

Amendment 17 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 18:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

8

26

51

Amendment 18 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 65:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

34

51

Amendment 65 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 66:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

34

51

Amendment 66 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 67:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

12

0

39

51

Amendment 67 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 27:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

24

1

26

51

Amendment 27 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 28:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

8

26

51

Amendment 28 was not agreed.

As amendment 28 was not agreed, amendments 32 and 33 fell.

A vote was taken on Amendment 68:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

34

51

Amendment 68 was not agreed.

As amendment 68 was not agreed, amendment 69 fell.

A vote was taken on Amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

13

51

Amendment 5 was agreed.

As amendment 5 was agreed, amendment 19 fell.

A vote was taken on Amendment 6:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

1

11

51

Amendment 6 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 50:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

34

51

Amendment 50 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 7:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

12

51

Amendment 7 was agreed.

As amendment 7 was agreed, amendment 20 fell.

A vote was taken on Amendment 8:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

12

51

Amendment 8 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 9:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

12

51

Amendment 9 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 46:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

8

26

51

Amendment 46 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 10:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

12

51

Amendment 10 was agreed.

As amendment 10 was agreed, amendments 21, 22 and 2 fell.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

0

38

51

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 11A:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

12

0

39

51

Amendment 11A was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 11:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

12

51

Amendment 11 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 51:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

33

50

Amendment 51 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 52:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

7

26

50

Amendment 52 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 53:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

7

26

50

Amendment 53 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 54:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

7

26

50

Amendment 54 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 35:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

33

50

Amendment 35 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 47:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

7

26

50

Amendment 47 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 48:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

7

25

49

Amendment 48 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 56:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

7

26

50

Amendment 56 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 49:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

7

26

50

Amendment 49 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 57:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

7

26

50

Amendment 57 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 58:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

6

26

49

Amendment 58 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 59:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

6

26

49

Amendment 59 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 60:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

6

26

48

Amendment 60 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 36:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

23

0

26

49

Amendment 36 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 12:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

12

50

Amendment 12 was agreed.

Amendment 23 was not moved.

A vote was taken on Amendment 13:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

9

48

Amendment 13 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 29:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

7

26

50

Amendment 29 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 37:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

2

34

51

Amendment 37 was not agreed.

As amendment 37 was not agreed, amendment 39 fell.

A vote was taken on Amendment 38:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

34

51

Amendment 38 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 40:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

34

51

Amendment 40 was not agreed.

As amendment 40 was not agreed, amendment 43 fell.

A vote was taken on Amendment 24:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

34

51

Amendment 24 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 41:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

34

51

Amendment 41 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 42:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

12

0

39

51

Amendment 42 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 30:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

Amendment 30 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

Amendment 3 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 25:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

34

51

Amendment 25 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 31:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

34

51

Amendment 31 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 26:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

34

51

Amendment 26 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 14:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

12

51

Amendment 14 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 15:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

12

51

Amendment 15 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 44:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

8

26

50

Amendment 44 was not agreed.

As amendment 44 was not agreed, amendment 45 fell.

A vote was taken on Amendment 32:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

8

26

50

Amendment 32 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 61:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

8

26

50

Amendment 61 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 62:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

8

26

51

Amendment 62 was not agreed.

All sections and schedules of the Bill were deemed agreed, concluding Stage 3 proceedings.


Meeting: 09/07/2013 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 9.)

Motion to approve the financial resolution of the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill

NDM5290 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69, arising in consequence of the Bill.

Decision:

The item started at 17.44

Voting on the motion under this item was deferred until Voting Time.

NDM5290 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69, arising in consequence of the Bill.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

34

0

17

51

The motion was agreed.


Meeting: 09/07/2013 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 8.)

Motion to approve the general principles of the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill

NDM5289 Alun Davies (Blaenau Gwent)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.102:

Agrees to the general principles of the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 - William Graham (South Wales East)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets the failure of the Welsh Government to put the Bill through the full Public Bill procedure given the opportunity it had to do so, which would have included;

a) detailed committee scrutiny of the Bill; and

b) opportunity for a detailed committee report on the Bill.

Amendment 2 - William Graham (South Wales East)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the Emergency Bill was brought before the Assembly before the Welsh Government’s own consultation had closed and before the consultation responses were available for consideration.

Amendment 3 - William Graham (South Wales East)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the Bill would allow Welsh Ministers to set minimum wages without any reference to an independent panel.

Amendment 4 - William Graham (South Wales East)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes that the establishment of an advisory panel under the Bill would be at the discretion of Welsh Ministers, who would control:

a) the constitution and proceedings of the panel;

b) the appointment of members to the panel;

c) the general powers of the panel; and

d) the addition, removal or amendment of functions of the panel.

Amendment 5 - William Graham (South Wales East)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes that:

a) the key purposes of the Bill include wage-setting functions; and

b) employment law is not listed under Schedule 7 of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

Supporting Documents
The Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill
Explanatory Memorandum
Presiding Officer’s Statement on Legislative Competence: Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill
Summary of legislative competence issues
Letter from the Chair of the CLAC to the Minister for Natural Resources and Food 9 July 2013
Research Service Bill Summary: Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill

 

 

 

 

Decision:

The item started at 16.40

Voting on the motion and amendments under this item was deferred until Voting Time.

NDM5289 Alun Davies (Blaenau Gwent)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.102:

Agrees to the general principles of the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - William Graham (South Wales East)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets the failure of the Welsh Government to put the Bill through the full Public Bill procedure given the opportunity it had to do so, which would have included;

a) detailed committee scrutiny of the Bill; and

b) opportunity for a detailed committee report on the Bill.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

Amendment 2 - William Graham (South Wales East)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the Emergency Bill was brought before the Assembly before the Welsh Government’s own consultation had closed and before the consultation responses were available for consideration.

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

Amendment 3 - William Graham (South Wales East)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the Bill would allow Welsh Ministers to set minimum wages without any reference to an independent panel.

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

Amendment 3 was not agreed.

Amendment 4 - William Graham (South Wales East)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes that the establishment of an advisory panel under the Bill would be at the discretion of Welsh Ministers, who would control:

a) the constitution and proceedings of the panel;

b) the appointment of members to the panel;

c) the general powers of the panel; and

d) the addition, removal or amendment of functions of the panel.

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

Amendment 4 was not agreed.

Amendment 5 - William Graham (South Wales East)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes that:

a) the key purposes of the Bill include wage-setting functions; and

b) employment law is not listed under Schedule 7 of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

A vote was taken on Amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

34

51

Amendment 5 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM5289 Alun Davies (Blaenau Gwent)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.102:

Agrees to the general principles of the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

33

0

17

50

The motion without amendment was agreed.


Meeting: 08/07/2013 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3.)

Evidence in relation to the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill

(Indicative Time 2.45 – 3.15pm)

 

 

Alun Davies AM, Minister for Natural Resources and Food

Victoria Davies, Legal Services

 

The Agricultural Wages Board in England and Wales – Research note

http://www.assemblywales.org/bus-home/research/bus-assembly-research-publications/enviro-sustainability.htm?act=dis&id=247510&ds=7/2013

 


Meeting: 02/07/2013 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 7.)

Motion under Standing Order 26.98(ii) to agree a timetable for the Bill to be known as the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill

NDM5280 Alun Davies (Blaenau Gwent)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 26.98(ii):

Agrees that the timetable for the government Emergency Bill to be known as the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill will be as set out in the ‘Timetable for consideration of the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill’ laid before the Assembly on 25 June 2013.

Supporting Document
Timetable for consideration of the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill

 

Decision:

The item started at 16.20

Voting on the motion under this item was deferred until Voting Time.

NDM5280 Alun Davies (Blaenau Gwent)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 26.98(ii):

Agrees that the timetable for the government Emergency Bill to be known as the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill will be as set out in the ‘Timetable for consideration of the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill’ laid before the Assembly on 25 June 2013.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

9

18

54

The motion was agreed.


Meeting: 02/07/2013 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 6.)

Motion under Standing Order 26.95 that a Bill to be known as the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill be treated as a Government Emergency Bill

NDM5279 Alun Davies (Blaenau Gwent)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 26.95:

Agrees that a government Bill to be known as the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill, to be introduced in the Assembly, be treated as a government Emergency Bill.  

Information relating to the key aims of the Bill to be known as the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill was circulated to Assembly Members on 25 June 2013.

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 - William Graham (South Wales East)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the National Assembly for Wales will not be able to subject the proposed Bill to sufficient scrutiny.

Amendment 2 - William Graham (South Wales East)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets the failure of the Welsh Government to subject the Bill to the full Public Bill procedure given the opportunity it had to do so.

Amendment 3 - William Graham (South Wales East)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes that;

a) the key purposes of proposed Bill include wage-setting functions, and;

b) employment law is not listed under Schedule 7 of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

Supporting Documents
Information relating to the key aims of the Bill to be known as the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill
Briefing note from the Presiding Officer - Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill
The Agricultural Wages Board in England and Wales - Research note

 

 

Decision:

The item started at 16.20

Voting on the motion and amendments under this item was deferred until Voting Time.

NDM5279 Alun Davies (Blaenau Gwent)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 26.95:

Agrees that a government Bill to be known as the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill, to be introduced in the Assembly, be treated as a government Emergency Bill.  

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - William Graham (South Wales East)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets that the National Assembly for Wales will not be able to subject the proposed Bill to sufficient scrutiny.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

Amendment 2 - William Graham (South Wales East)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Regrets the failure of the Welsh Government to subject the Bill to the full Public Bill procedure given the opportunity it had to do so.

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

Amendment 3 - William Graham (South Wales East)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes that;

a) the key purposes of proposed Bill include wage-setting functions, and;

b) employment law is not listed under Schedule 7 of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

0

36

54

Amendment 3 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion as amended:

NDM5279 Alun Davies (Blaenau Gwent)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 26.95:

Agrees that a government Bill to be known as the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill, to be introduced in the Assembly, be treated as a government Emergency Bill.  

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

9

18

54

The motion without amendment was agreed.


 

 

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