Peter Fox MS

Peter Fox MS

Development of the Food (Wales) Bill

Published 22/09/2021   |   Last Updated 25/05/2023   |   Reading Time minutes

  • Ballot winner: Peter Fox MS, Proposal 018, Food (Wales) Bill

From time to time, the Presiding Officer must hold a ballot to determine the name of a Member, other than a member of the government, who may seek the Senedd’s agreement to introduce a Bill.

A Member must provide "pre-ballot information" to set out the intended purpose of their proposed Bill.

If the Senedd agrees to the introduction of such a Bill, the Ballot winner may consult on their proposals before formally introducing their Bill.

Key Milestones Details
Ballot date 22 September 2021
Debate at which the Senedd will consider the introduction of a Bill to give effect to the information included in the Explanatory Memorandum

Explanatory Memorandum to the proposal tabled on 27 October 2021

Plenary – 17 November 2021

Leave to proceed secured

Consultation on Draft Food (Wales) Bill

On 18 July 2022, Peter Fox MS launched a consultation on a draft Food (Wales) Bill, inviting people to give their views on how the proposed law has been drafted. The consultation closed on 16 September 2022.

Date of the Bill's Introduction

12 December 2022

Information on the legislative journey of the Bill following introduction

Scrutiny of the Food (Wales) Bill

A debate on the general principles took place on 24 May 2023. The motion to agree the general principles was not agreed and the Bill was rejected by the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 26.14.