Government Response: The Animal Health (Poultry Compartments and Animal Gatherings) (Fees) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2022



Technical Scrutiny point 1:                    


The Welsh Government note the Committee’s preferred drafting approach, however we are content that in this particular context, the amendment to article 2 of the Animal Gatherings (Wales) Order 2018 when read, is clear and legally accurate in both English and Welsh.



Merits Scrutiny point 3:   


Statutory Fees are exempt from VAT, so VAT will not be charged for these services. This has not changed from the pre-existing fee status (essentially a housekeeping amendment).

The wording of the EM/RIA will be amended to clarify Wales specific data has been presented to estimate the impact to businesses in Wales.