Statutory Instruments with Clear Reports

24 March 2014

 

 

CLA374 -  The Seeds and Vegetable Plant Material (Nonmenclature Changes) (Wales) Regulations 2014

 

ProcedureNegative

 

These Regulations amend the Seed Marketing (Wales) Regulations 2012 and the Marketing of Vegetable Plant Material Regulations 1995 in relation to Wales in respect of the botanical name for the species tomato.

 

 

CLA375 – The Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Wales) Regulations 2014

 

Procedure: Negative

 

These Regulations consolidate the law relating to the use of animal by-products not intended for human consumption. The Regulations revoke and remake previous regulations in this area, while continuing to implement the relevant EU law.

 

The meaning of ‘animal by-products’ includes any product of animal origin, including entire bodies and parts of animals, not intended for human consumption.

 

The Regulations set out specific obligations in relation to the disposal, use and selling of animal by-products. Also, persons who have control over animal by-products (known as ‘operators’) are required to be registered and approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLA376 - The Plant Health (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2014

 

ProcedureNegative

 

This Order amends the Plant Health (Wales) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/1643 (W. 158)) (“the principal Order”).

 

Articles 5, 8 to 12, 14 to 17 of this Order amend the principal Order by revising the existing control measures to prevent the introduction and spread of Ceratocystis fimbriata f. spp. platani Walter and Cryphonectria parasitica (Murrill) Barr. The amendments also implement the specific control measures in the Commission Implementing Decisions referred to in article 3(1)(b) and Commission Implementing Decision 2013/67/EU.

 

Article 3(1)(a) implements Commission Implementing Decision 2013/253/EU.

 

Articles 3(1)(e), 4 and 6 of this Order amend the definition of “protected zone” in article 2(1) of the principal Order, and make minor amendments to articles 6(2) and 12(2), of the principal Order to take account of Commission Regulation (EC) No 690/2008.

 

Article 7 makes provision prohibiting a person from landing in Wales plants of Pinus L. intended for planting unless prior written notification has been given to an authorised inspector.

 

Article 13 amends Schedule 3 to the principal Order to implement Commission Implementing Decision 2012/219/EU.

 

Article 3(1)(a), (b) and (f) provides for the references to Commission Decision 2006/473/EC, Commission Implementing Decision 2012/756/EU, Commission Implementing Decision 2012/697/EU, Commission Implementing Decision 2012/270/EU, Commission Implementing Decision 2012/138/EU and Commission Regulation (EC) No 690/2008 in the principal Order to be read as references to those instruments as amended from time

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLA377 - The National Health Service (Dental Charges) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

Procedure:  Negative

 

These Regulations amend, with effect from 1 April 2014,  the charges applicable to dental treatment administered under Bands 1,2 and 3.

 

CLA378 - The Firefighters’ Pension (Wales) Scheme (Contributions) (Amendment) Order 2014

 

ProcedureNegative

 

This Order amends the Firefighters’ Pension (Wales) Scheme (set out in Schedule 2 to the Firemen’s Pension Scheme Order 1992 (S.I. 1992/129)) (“the Scheme”) as it has effect in Wales.

 

The amendment provides different rates for pension contributions payable by members of the Scheme which increase according to the amount of pensionable pay which the member receives. The contribution rates are specified in the Table in paragraph 3 of Part A1 of Schedule 8 to the Scheme.

 

 

CLA379 - The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Wales) (Contributions) (Amendment) Order 2014

 

ProcedureNegative

 

These Regulations amend the Adoption Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2005 (“the Principal Regulations”), which make provision about the exercise by adoption agencies (that is, local authorities and registered adoption societies) of their functions in relation to adoption under the Adoption and Children Act 2002. They come into force on 1 April 2014.

 

The Principal Regulations require that, when an adoption agency is considering adoption for a child, the agency must refer the case to an adoption panel, which must then make a recommendation to the agency as to whether the child should be placed for adoption.

 

These Regulations amend the Principal Regulations to provide greater flexibility for adoption agencies when constituting an adoption panel, whether on their own or jointly with other adoption agencies.

 

 

CLA381- The Valuation Tribunal for Wales (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

ProcedureNegative

 

These Regulations amend the Valuation Tribunal for Wales (Wales) Regulations 2010 to reflect the introduction of the Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Default Scheme) (Wales) Regulations 2013 and the Council Tax Reduction Schemes and Prescribed Requirements (Wales) Regulations 2013.

 

 

CLA383 - The Adoption Agencies (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

ProcedureNegative

 

These Regulations amend the Adoption Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2005 (“the Principal Regulations”), which make provision about the exercise by adoption agencies (that is, local authorities and registered adoption societies) of their functions in relation to adoption under the Adoption and Children Act 2002. They come into force on 1 April 2014.

 

The Principal Regulations require that, when an adoption agency is considering adoption for a child, the agency must refer the case to an adoption panel, which must then make a recommendation to the agency as to whether the child should be placed for adoption.

 

These Regulations amend the Principal Regulations to provide greater flexibility for adoption agencies when constituting an adoption panel, whether on their own or jointly with other adoption agencies.

 

 

 

 

 

CLA384 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2014

 

ProcedureNegative

 

This Order amends the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 in relation to Wales.  The changes relate to the following –

 

 

CLA385 - The Public Transport Users’ Committee for Wales (Abolition) Order 2014

 

ProcedureNegative

 

This Order abolishes the Public Transport Users’ Committee for Wales, established under article 3 of the Public Transport Users’ Committee for Wales (Establishment) Order 2009 by virtue of sections 8 and 9 of the Transport (Wales) Act 2006.

 

 

CLA386 -   The Town and Country Planning (Compensation) (Wales) Regulations 2014

 

ProcedureNegative

 

These Regulations prescribe various matters for the purposes of section 108 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

Section 108 provides for the payment of compensation in certain cases where planning permission for development granted by a development order or a local development order is withdrawn and where on an application for planning permission for that development, the application is refused or permission is granted subject to conditions.