Agriculture (Wales) Bill: Stage 2 amendments

Published 02/05/2023   |   Reading Time minutes

The Agriculture (Wales) Bill continues its journey through the Senedd.

For the first time the Senedd is considering legislation to introduce a ‘made in Wales’ agricultural policy. It has implications for Welsh farmers, the environment and Wales’ economy and culture.

Stage 2 of the Bill’s scrutiny (the committee amending stage) concluded in the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee on 23 March 2023.

Of the 61 tabled amendments, 14 were accepted by the Committee.

We’ve produced a summary of what happened at Stage 2, describing the amendments and their fate.

The amended Bill is now at Stage 3 and further amendments are being tabled by Members of the Senedd. Selected amendments are due to be debated and voted on by the Senedd in Plenary on 16 May. You can watch proceedings for the Stage 3 debate live on Senedd TV.

For detail of the Bill’s provisions and its scrutiny at Stage 1, see our Agriculture (Wales) Bill: Bill Summary.

Article by Katy Orford, Senedd Research, Welsh Parliament