Social Partnership and Public Procurement (Wales) Bill

A Welsh Government Bill, introduced by Hannah Blythyn MS, Deputy Minister for Social Partnership. The Business Committee has remitted the Bill to the Equality and Social Justice Committee.

 

About the Bill

 

The Bill includes provision for:

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>>>the establishment of a Social Partnership Council;

>>>a statutory duty on certain public bodies to seek consensus or compromise with their recognised trade unions (or where there is no recognised trade union) other representatives of their staff, when setting their well-being objectives and delivering on those objectives under section 3(2) of the WFG Act 2015;

>>>a statutory duty on Welsh Ministers to consult social partners, employers and worker representatives through the Social Partnership Council when delivering on their well-being objectives under section 3(2)(b) of the WFG Act 2015 ;

>>>amendment of section 4 of the WFG Act 2015 by substituting ‘fair work’ for ‘decent work’ within the existing  “A prosperous Wales” goal;

>>>a statutory duty on certain public bodies to consider socially responsible public procurement when carrying out procurement, to set objectives in relation to well-being goals, and to publish a procurement strategy

>>>certain public bodies to carry out contract management duties to ensure that socially responsible outcomes are pursued through supply chains.

>>>reporting duties to be imposed on the public bodies and Welsh Ministers in relation to the Social Partnership Duty and Procurement duty.

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Further detail about the Bill can be found in its accompanying Explanatory Memorandum.

 

Current Stage

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The Bill is currently at Stage 1. An explanation of the various stages of Welsh Parliament Bills is available in the Guide to the Stages of Public Bills and Acts.

 

Record of Passage in the Welsh Parliament

The following table sets out the dates for each stage of the Bill’s passage through the Welsh Parliament.

 

¬¬¬Stage 1 (Current)

The Equality and Social Justice Committee  The Equality and Social Justice Committee agreed its approach to Stage 1 scrutiny on 9 June 2022.

 

Committee dates

The Equality and Social Justice Committee  will consider the Bill on the following dates:

 

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

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20 June 2022

 

 

 

27 June 2022

 

 

 

4   July 2022

 

 

 

11 July 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee will consider the Bill on the following dates:

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

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The Finance Committee will consider the Bill on the following dates:

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

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¬¬¬Bill introduced (7 June 2022)

Social Partnership and Public Procurement (Wales) Bill (Wales) Bill, as introduced on 7 June 2022

 

Explanatory Memorandum

 

Presiding Officer’s Statement

 

Statement of Policy of Intent

 

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

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Contact information

Clerk: Rhys Morgan

Phone:0300 200 6565

 

Postal address:

Welsh Parliament

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff     CF99 1SN

 

e-mail: SeneddEquality@senedd.wales

 

Business type: Bill

First published: 09/06/2022

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