SL(5)196 – The Agricultural Sector (Wales) Act 2014 (Continuation of Effect) Order 2018

Background and Purpose

The effect of section 14(1) of the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Act 2014 (“the Act”) is that the Act is to lapse on 30 July 2018, unless an order is made by the Welsh Ministers under section 14(2) providing that the Act is to continue in effect. This Order is such an order and provides that the Act is to continue in effect.

Procedure

Affirmative

Technical Scrutiny

No points are identified for reporting under Standing Order 21.2 in respect of this instrument.

Merits Scrutiny

One point is identified for reporting under Standing Order 21.3(ii) in respect of this instrument, in that it is of political or legal importance or gives rise to issues of public policy likely to be of interest to the Assembly.

As noted in the Background and Purpose above, the effect of section 14(1) of the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Act 2014 (“the Act”) is that the Act is to lapse on 30 July 2018, unless an order is made by the Welsh Ministers under section 14(2) providing that the Act is to continue in effect. This Order is such an order and provides that the Act is to continue in effect.

Implications arising from exiting the European Union

No points are identified for reporting under Standing Order 21.3 in respect of this instrument.

Government Response

No government response is required.

Legal Advisers

Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

8 March 2018