Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

Statutory Instruments with Clear Reports

 1December 2014

 

 

CLA466 - The Education (European University Institute) (Wales) Regulations 2014

 

ProcedureNegative

 

These Regulations provide the statutory basis for the financial support arrangements for students undertaking an eligible course at the European University Institute from academic year 15/16. The Regulations revoke the Assembly Learning Grants (European University Institute) (Wales) Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/3359 (W. 295)) and the Assembly Learning Grants (European University Institute) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010/1797 (W. 173)). The Regulations allow for one student per academic year to be awarded financial support for a maximum of 3 years of study at the Institute.

 

CLA467 - The Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) Regulations 2014

 

Procedure:  Affirmative

 

The Regulations provide for the licensing of persons involved in the breeding of dogs. Part 2 of the Regulations specifies dog breeding for the purposes of section 13 (1) of the Animal Welfare Act 2006. The consequence of this specification is that, subject to qualifying criteria, any person wishing to breed dogs in Wales must obtain a licence from their local authority under these Regulations. This requirement replaces the requirement to obtain a licence under the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973 in Wales.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLA469 -  The Food Hygiene (Wales) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2014

Procedure: Negative

These Regulations provide for the continuation in force of the requirement for raw milk to be labelled with a health warning. The warning states that the milk has not been heat-treated and may contain harmful organisms, and that the Food Standards Agency strongly advises it should not be consumed by children, pregnant women, older people and those who are unwell or have chronic illness.

The health warning must be provided in English, and may be provided in other languages (including Welsh, for which the Regulations prescribe the Welsh wording).

 

CLA470 - The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

ProcedureNegative

 

A disabled person’s parking badge (“Blue Badge”) enables the holder to benefit from a range of parking concessions and exemptions from certain charges which apply to other motorists.  The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Wales) Regulations 2000 (“the Principal Regulations”) make provision regarding the issue of badges by local authorities.

 

Regulation 2 amends the Principal Regulations to reflect amendments made by the Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges Act 2013 to section 21 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 about the form of the Blue Badge and clarifies the application of certain provisions of the Principal Regulations. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLA471 - The Fish Labelling (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

ProcedureNegative

 

These Regulations amend the Fish Labelling (Wales) Regulations 2013 (“the 2013 Regulations”) in order to enforce the consumer information requirements of Chapter IV of Regulation (EU) No 1379/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the common organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products (OJ No L 354, 28.12.2013, p 1) as read with Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 (OJ No L 343, 22.12.2009, p 1).

 

 

CLA472 - The Products Containing Meat etc. (Wales) Regulations 2014

 

Procedure: Negative

 

These Regulations prohibit the use of specified names (such as “burger”, “luncheon meat”, “sausage”) in the sale and advertising of products if those products do not satisfy minimum requirements on meat content.

 

They also prohibit the sale of uncooked meat products which include specified parts of the carcase such as brains, feet and lungs (though there is an exception relating to the sale of sausage skin).

 

They also oblige food authorities and port health authorities to enforce the Regulations.

 

They also apply provisions of the Food Safety Act 1990 relating to enforcement and offences.