Food (Wales) Bill

A Senedd Member Bill, introduced by Peter Fox MS was successful in a legislative ballot on 22 September 2021. Peter Fox MS was given leave to proceed with his Bill by the Senedd on 17 November 2021.

The Business Committee has remitted the Bill to the Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee.

 

About the Bill

The stated purpose of the Bill is to establish a more sustainable food system in Wales. The Bill includes provision for:

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>>> establishing ‘Food Goals’ to help deliver the Bills main policy objective;

>>>requiring public bodies to take reasonable steps to advance the food goals;

>>>establishing a Welsh Food Commission with the objective of promoting and facilitating the advancement and achievement of the food goals by public bodies;

>>>requiring Welsh Ministers to prepare and publish a national food strategy; and

>>>requiring public bodies (other than the Welsh Ministers) to make and publish a local food plan

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

 

Current Stage

The Bill is currently at Stage 1. An explanation of the various stages of Senedd 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 Senedd.

 

¬¬¬Stage 1 (Current)

The Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs agreed its approach to Stage 1 on 14 December 2022.

 

A consultation on the general principles has been launched, the closing date is 27 January 2023.

 

Bilingual Glossary (PDF 92KB)

 

Committee dates

The Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee will consider the Bill on the following dates:

 

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

14 December 2022

Consideration of Approach to Stage 1 Scrutiny (Private)

Private

 

19 January 2023

Evidence sessions

Transcript

View meeting

25 January 2023

Evidence sessions

 

Transcript

View meeting

16 February 2023

Evidence sessions

 

 

 

1 March 2023

Evidence sessions

 

 

 

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

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

23 January 2023

Ministerial evidence session

 

 

30 January 2023

Evidence Session – Peter Fox MS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Correspondence

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>>> Letter to the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd – 16 December 2022 (PDF 80KB)

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¬¬¬Bill introduced (12 December 2022)

 

Food (Wales) Bill (PDF 182KB), as introduced

 

Explanatory Memorandum (PDF 1.4MB)

 

Presiding Officer’s Statement: 12 December 2022 (PDF 169KB)

 

Statement of Policy Intent (PDF 62KB)

 

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Contact information

Clerk: Robert Donovan

Phone: 0300 200 6565

 

Postal address:

Welsh Parliament

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff    

CF99 1SN

 

E-mail: SeneddEconomy@senedd.wales

Business type: Bill

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 12/12/2022

Documents

Consultations