Decision details

Stage 3 Standing Order 26.44 debate on the Public Audit (Wales) Bill

Decision Maker: Finance Committee - Fourth Assembly, Finance Committee, Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly, Business Committee - Fourth Assembly, Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly, Plenary - Fourth Assembly

Is Key decision?: Yes

Purpose:

Public Audit (Wales) Bill, a Government Bill, introduced by Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Finance and Leader of the House. The Business Committee has remitted the Bill to the Public Accounts Committee.

About the Bill

The Public Audit (Wales) Bill aims to strengthen and improve the accountability and governance arrangements relating to the Auditor General for Wales (AGW) and the Wales Audit Office (WAO) whilst protecting the AGW’s independence and objectivity.

Current Stage

The Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013 year became law in Wales on 29 April 2013.

Record of Passage in the National Assembly for Wales

The following table sets out the dates for each stage of the Bill’s passage through the National Assembly for Wales.

 Stage

Documents

Bill introduced – 9 July 2012


Public Audit (Wales) Bill, as introduced

Explanatory Memorandum

Presiding Officer’s Statement on Legislative Competence: 9 July 2012

 

Business Committee Report on the timetable for the consideration of the Bill

 

Plenary statement: Introduction of the Public Audit (Wales) Bill: 10 July 2012

Written Statement by the Minister for Finance and Leader of the House: 15 March 2012

 

Written Statement by the Minister for Finance and Leader of the House: 9 July 2012

 

Written Statement by the Minister for Finance and Leader of the House: 10 July 2012

 

Legislative Glossary – Public Audit (Wales) Bill - (Welsh language version only)

 

Stage 1 - Committee consideration of general principles


Consultation letter

 

Consultation Responses

 

The Committee considered the Bill on the following dates:

17 July 2012

24 September 2012

1 October 2012

16 October 2012

22 October 2012

6 November 2012

12 November 2012

19 November 2012

 

Committee Stage 1 Report

 

Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee report


Stage 1
- Debate in plenary on general principles

 

A debate took place in Plenary on 4 December 2012. The motion to agree the general principles of the Bill was agreed.

 

Financial Resolution


A Financial Resolution in relation to the Public Audit (Wales) Bill was agreed in Plenary on 4 December 2012.


Stage 2
- Committee consideration of amendments


Stage 2 consideration took place in Committee on 28 January 2013.

 

Notice of Amendments: 10 January 2013

Notice of Amendments: 14 January 2013

Notice of Amendments: 16 January 2013

Notice of Amendments: 17 January 2013

Notice of Amendments: 21 January 2013

Marshalled List of Amendments: 28 January 2013

Groupings of Amendments: 28 January 2013

Public Audit (Wales) Bill,
as amended at Stage 2 (Amendments to the Bill since the previous version are indicated by sidelining in the right margin.)

Public Audit (Wales) Bill: Summary of changes made at Stage 2




Stage 3
- Plenary consideration of amendments

Notice of Amendments: 20 February 2013

Notice of Amendments: 22 February 2013

Notice of Amendments: 25 February 2013

Notice of Amendments: 26 February 2013

Marshalled List of Amendments: 5 March 2013

Groupings of Amendments: 5 March 2013

Stage 3 consideration and disposal of amendments took place in Plenary on 5 March 2013.


Stage 4
- Passing of the Bill in Plenary

 
The Bill was agreed by the Assembly in accordance with SO 12.36 on 5 March 2013.

 

Bill, as passed

 

 


Date of Royal Assent

 
Royal Assent was given on 29 April 2013.


 


Contact information

Clerk:
Sarah Beasley

Phone:
029 2089 8032

Postal address:

National Assembly for Wales
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF99 1NA

Email: PublicAccounts.Committee@wales.gov.uk

Decision:

The item started at 17.20

In accordance with Standing Order 26.36, amendments will be disposed of in the order which the sections and schedules to which they relate, arise in the Bill.

The Amendments have been grouped for the purposes of debate and the groupings will be debated as follows:

1. Technical and consequential

28, 29, 14, 26, 15A, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

2. Scheme of delegation

2, 3

 

3. WAO Employee Members

4, 5, 6, 7, 25

4. Annual plan

8, 9, 11

5. Preparation of interim reports

10, 12, 13

6. Transfer of staff to WAO

1*, 1A*, 27

* These amendments will be disposed of in the order—1A, 1

Voting was taken in the order set out in the Marshalled List of Amendments:

Amendment 28 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 29 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 2 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 3 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 4 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 5 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 6 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 7 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 25 was not moved.

Amendment 8 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 9 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 10 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 11 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 12 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 13 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 14 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 1A was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 1 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 27 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 26 was not moved.

Amendment 15A was not moved.

Amendment 15 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 16 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 17 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 18 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 19 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 20 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 21 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 22 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 23 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 24 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

All sections and schedules of the Bill were deemed agreed, concluding Stage 3 proceedings.

Publication date: 05/03/2013

Date of decision: 05/03/2013

Decided at meeting: 05/03/2013 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly

 

 

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