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Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

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Meeting: 08/07/2020 - Plenary (Item 12.)

Debate: Stage 3 on the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

In accordance with Standing Order 26.68, the Llywydd has determined that the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill does not require a financial resolution.

The Llywydd has considered the amendments that have been tabled at Stage 3 in accordance with Standing Order 26.72, and has determined that the effect of any or all of the amendments, if agreed to, would not require a financial resolution.

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

1. Offence to use wild animals in travelling circuses

1, 3, 2

2. Powers of inspection

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Supporting Documents
The Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill
Explanatory Memorandum
Marshalled List of Amendments
Groupings of Amendments

 

 

 


Meeting: 17/03/2020 - Plenary (Item 13)

Debate: Stage 3 of the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill - POSTPONED

In accordance with Standing Order 26.68, the Llywydd has determined that the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill does not require a financial resolution.

The Llywydd has considered the amendments that have been tabled at Stage 3 in accordance with Standing Order 26.72, and has determined that the effect of any or all of the amendments, if agreed to, would not require a financial resolution. 

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

1. Offence to use wild animals in travelling circuses

1, 3, 2

2. Powers of inspection

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Supporting Documents
The Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill
Explanatory Memorandum
Marshalled List of Amendments
Groupings of Amendments


Meeting: 05/02/2020 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill - Stage 2 proceedings

Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

Tom Henderson, Senior Bill Manager – Welsh Government

Richard Lewis, Lawyer - Welsh Government

 

In accordance with Standing Order 26.21, the order of consideration for Stage 2 proceedings will be: Sections 1 to 13; Schedule; Long title.

 

In accordance with Standing Order 26.68, the Llywydd has determined that the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill does not require a financial resolution.

 

The Llywydd has considered the amendments that have been tabled at Stage 2 in accordance with Standing Order 26.72, and has determined that the effect of any or all of the amendments, if agreed to, would not require a financial resolution.  

 

 

Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill, as introduced

 

Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill – Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 In accordance with Standing Order 26.21, the Committee disposed of the following amendments to the Bill:

 

Amendment 1 (Llyr Gruffydd)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Llyr Gruffydd

Mike Hedges

 

Andrew RT Davies

Jenny Rathbone

 

 

Joyce Watson

 

 

Neil Hamilton

 

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

 

 

Amendment 41 (Andrew RT Davies)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Llyr Gruffydd

Mike Hedges

 

Andrew RT Davies

Jenny Rathbone

 

 

Joyce Watson

Neil Hamilton

Amendment 41 was not agreed.

 

 

Amendment 2 (Llyr Gruffydd)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Llyr Gruffydd

Mike Hedges

 

Andrew RT Davies

Jenny Rathbone

 

 

Joyce Watson

 

 

Neil Hamilton

 

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

 

 

 

Amendment 3 (Llyr Gruffydd) fell

 

Amendment 42 (Andrew RT Davies)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Llyr Gruffydd

Mike Hedges

 

Andrew RT Davies

Jenny Rathbone

 

 

Joyce Watson

 

 

Neil Hamilton

 

Amendment 42 was not agreed.

 

 

Amendment 4 (Llyr Gruffydd)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Llyr Gruffydd

Mike Hedges

 

Andrew RT Davies

Jenny Rathbone

 

 

Joyce Watson

Neil Hamilton

Amendment 4 was not agreed.

 

 

Amendment 5 (Llyr Gruffydd)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Llyr Gruffydd

Mike Hedges

 

 

Jenny Rathbone

 

 

Joyce Watson

 

 

Neil Hamilton

Andrew RT Davies

Amendment 5 was not agreed.

 

 

Amendment 6 (Llyr Gruffydd) was withdrawn

 

 

Amendments 7 to 40 (Llyr Gruffydd) were not moved

 

Amendment 43 (Andrew RT Davies)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Llyr Gruffydd

Mike Hedges

 

Andrew RT Davies

Jenny Rathbone

 

Neil Hamilton

Joyce Watson

 

As the vote was tied, the Chair used his casting vote in the negative (in accordance with SO 6.20 (ii)). Therefore amendment 43 was not agreed.

 

 

Amendments 44 and 45 (Andrew RT Davies) were not moved

 

 

2.2 The Chair confirmed that all sections and schedules of the Bill have been deemed agreed, completing Stage 2 proceedings.

 


Meeting: 07/01/2020 - Plenary (Item 7)

Debate: General Principles of the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

NDM7222 - Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.11:

Agrees to the general principles of the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill.

The Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 8 July 2019;

The report of Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee on the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill was laid before the Assembly on 6 December 2019.

Minutes:

The item started at 18.26

 

NDM7222 - Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.11:

Agrees to the general principles of the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill.

The Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 8 July 2019;

The report of Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee on the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill was laid before the Assembly on 6 December 2019.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

 


Meeting: 02/12/2019 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs: Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-33-19 – Paper 8 – Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, 28 November 2019

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs and, in private session, agreed to update its report on the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill prior to laying it before the Assembly.

 


Meeting: 18/11/2019 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee (Item 8)

8 Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill: Draft report

CLA(5)-32-19 – Paper 13 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and agreed (subject to minor changes) its report on the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill. Members noted the report would be laid by the required deadline of 6 December 2019.

 


Meeting: 24/10/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 4)

Correspondence between the Chair and Thomas Chipperfield - Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 24/10/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 Correspondence from the Chair of the Finance Committee on the financial implications of the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 21/10/2019 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee (Item 13)

Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence and agreed to consider its draft report at a future meeting.


Meeting: 21/10/2019 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee (Item 3)

3 Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill: Evidence session

Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

Jackie Price, Senior Responsible Officer – Circus Bill, Welsh Government

Richard Lewis, Lawyer, Welsh Government Legal Services Department

Tom Henderson, Senior Bill Manager - Circus Bill, Welsh Government

 

CLA(5)-29-19 – Briefing 2

CLA(5)-29-19 – Paper 2 – Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs to the Chair of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee, 8 July 2019

CLA(5)-29-19 – Paper 3 – Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs to the Llywydd, 12 August 2019

 

Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill, as introduced

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs.


Meeting: 10/10/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3)

3 Correspondence from PAWSI on the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 10/10/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3)

3 Correspondence from Rachael Smith on the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 10/10/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3)

3 Correspondence from Circus Mondao on the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 10/10/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3)

3 Correspondence from Chris Barltrop on the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 10/10/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 Scrutiny session with the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs on the Wild Animals and Circuses Wales Bill

Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

Tom Henderson, Senior Bill Manager, Circus Bill – Welsh Government

Richard Lewis, Lawyer - The Welsh Government Legal Services Department

Jackie Price, Senior Responsible Officer, Circus Bill - Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Minister and Welsh Government officials responded to questions from Members on the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill.

2.2 The Minister agreed to make available her letter to the Chief Executive of the Kennel Club regarding the draft Animal Welfare (Licensing of Animal Exhibits) (Wales) Regulations 2020.

 

 


Meeting: 10/10/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 4)

Discussion of evidence received and consideration of the key issues raised under item 2

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received and considered key issues raised under item 2.

4.2 The Committee agreed on the key issues it wishes to raise in its Stage 1 report on the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 03/10/2019 - Finance Committee (Item 5)

Financial implications of the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1     The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 03/10/2019 - Finance Committee (Item 3)

3 Evidence session: Financial implications of the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

Tom Henderson, Senior Bill Manager, Welsh Government

 

Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill [as introduced]

Explanatory Memorandum

Research brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1     The Committee received evidence from Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, and Tom Henderson, Senior Bill Manager on the financial implications of the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 02/10/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill - Evidence session 3

Rona Brown, Government Liaison Officer - Performing Animals Welfare Standards International (PAWSI)

Carol MacManus, Director - Circus Mondao

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received evidence from Rona Brown, Government Liaison Officer – Performing Animals Welfare Standards International (PAWSI); and Carol MacManus, Director, Circus Mondao.


Meeting: 02/10/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3)

3 Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill - Evidence session 4

Chris Barltrop - Former Chair of the Circus Sub-group of the DEFRA Circus Working Group

Thomas Chipperfield – Animal Trainer

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from Chris Barltrop, Former Chair of the Circus sub-group of the DEFRA Circus Working Group; Thomas Chipperfield, Animal Trainer; and Giulia Corsini, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and representing Ente Nazinal Circhi.


Meeting: 02/10/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 Correspondence to the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs - Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 26/09/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 4)

Consideration of evidence received under item 2

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 2.


Meeting: 26/09/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill - Evidence session 2

Dr Carys Bennett, Senior Corporate Liaison - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Dr Ros Clubb, Senior Scientific Manager - RSPCA

Dr Chris Draper, Head of Animal Welfare and Captivity - Born Free Foundation

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from Dr Carys Bennet, Senior Corporate Liaison – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA); Dr Ros Clubb, Senior Scientific Manager, RSPCA; Dr Chris Draper, Head of Animal Welfare and Captivity, Born Free Foundation,


Meeting: 18/09/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3)

3 Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill - evidence session 1

Prof Ron Beadle, Professor of Organisation and Business Ethics - Northumbria University

Dr Rebekah Humphreys, Lecturer in Philosophy - University of Wales Trinity St David

Michael Radford, Reader in Animal Welfare Law and Public Law - University of Aberdeen

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from Ron Beadle, Professor of Organisation and Business Ethics, Northumbria University; Dr Rebekah Humphreys, Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Wales Trinity St David; Michael Radford, Reader in Animal Welfare Law and Public Law, University of Aberdeen.

 

 


Meeting: 18/09/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 Correspondence from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs to the Llywydd - Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 18/09/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 6)

Consideration of evidence received under item 2

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 2.


Meeting: 18/07/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 6)

6 Correspondence from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs to the Chair - Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 18/07/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 5)

5 Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill - evidence session with Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

Jackie Price, Senior Responsible Officer, Circus Bill – Welsh Government

Richard Lewis, Lawyer, The Welsh Government Legal Services Department - Welsh Government

Tom Henderson, Senior Bill Manager, Circus Bill – Welsh Government

 

Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill, as introduced

 

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee received evidence from Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs; Jackie Price, Senior Responsible Officer, Welsh Government; Richard Lewis, Lawyer, Welsh Government; and Tom Henderson, Senior Bill Manager, Welsh Government.


Meeting: 18/07/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 7)

Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill - Consideration of evidence received from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs under item 5

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 5.


Meeting: 10/07/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 4)

Forward Work Programme - Consideration of approach to scrutiny of Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee considered and agreed the approach to scrutiny of the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 02/07/2019 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Letter from Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee - Timetable for the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 112

Minutes:

Business Managers agreed the timetable for the Bill and noted the comments in the letter relating to other potential Bills.

 


Meeting: 26/06/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 6)

Forward Work Programme - Consideration of timetable for Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed the proposed timetable for consideration of the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill. It was agreed that the Chair would write to the Business Committee on this matter.

 

6.2 The Committee agreed to invite the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs to its meeting on Thursday 18 July 2019 to give evidence in connection with the Bill.  This is subject to the Bill being introduced by that date.


Meeting: 18/06/2019 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Timetable for the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 118

Minutes:

Business Managers agreed in principle to refer the Bill to the Climate Change Environment and Rural Affairs Committee to consider its general principles, and to write to the committee to consult on the proposed timetable.

 


 

 

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