SL(5)377 – The Food Standards and Labelling (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Background and Purpose

These Regulations make amendments to subordinate legislation applying in Wales in the field of food composition and labelling.

These Regulations, other than regulation 6, are to be made in exercise of the powers conferred on the Welsh Ministers by paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 2 and paragraph 21(b) of Schedule 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 in order to address failures of retained EU law to operate effectively and other deficiencies arising from the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

Regulation 6 is made under section 16 of the Food Safety Act 1990 to amend the Honey (Wales) Regulations 2015 to set the method of analysis that food authorities must use to verify compliance with those Regulations’ requirements.

Procedure

Negative

Technical Scrutiny

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

Merits Scrutiny

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

Implications arising from exiting the European Union

A draft of these Regulations was laid before the Assembly for sifting in accordance with paragraph 4 of Schedule 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. The Committee agreed that the negative procedure was the appropriate procedure for these Regulations.

Government Response

No government response is required.

Legal Advisers

Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

5 March 2019