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Decisions

Agricultural Sector (Wales) Act 2014

This page shows the decisions made by any committees looking at the matter. This might include agreeing the Terms of Reference for the inquiry or deciding to hold a public consultation on the matter.

09/07/2014 - Statement by the First Minister: The Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill

The item started at 15.14


17/07/2013 - Stage 3 Standing Order 26.44 debate on the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill

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.


17/07/2013 - Stage 4 Standing Order 26.47 motion to approve the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill

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.


09/07/2013 - Motion to approve the financial resolution of the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill

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.


09/07/2013 - Motion to approve the general principles of the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill

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.


02/07/2013 - Motion under Standing Order 26.98(ii) to agree a timetable for the Bill to be known as the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill

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.


02/07/2013 - 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

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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