New Schedule 7A to the Government of Wales Act 2006

Wales Bill – in the House of Commons at 7:00 pm on 11th July 2016.

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Amendment proposed: 83, page 47, line 32, leave out Section B5. —(Liz Saville Roberts.)

This amendment removes the reservation of crime, public order and policing from the list of reserved powers.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 47, Noes 270.

Division number 37

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Aye

No

Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment proposed: 123, page 49, leave out lines 24 to 29.—(Paul Flynn.)

Paragraph 55 of the new Schedule 7A to be inserted into the Government of Wales Act 2006 by Schedule 1 would reserve the licensing of the provision of entertainment and late night refreshment from the Assembly’s legislative competence. Paragraph 56 would reserve the sale and supply of alcohol. This amendment removes both reservations.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 210, Noes 270.

Division number 38

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Aye

No

Question accordingly negatived.

Amendments made: 53, page 51, line 15, leave out

“Imports, exports and movement of plants etc”

and insert “Import and export control”.

This is a drafting change consequential on amendment 54.

Amendment 54, page 51, line 17, leave out from “exports” to end of line 19.

This amendment removes the reservation of prohibition and regulation of the movement of food, plants, animals and other things within the United Kingdom.

Amendment 55, page 51, line 21, leave out “which relates to” and insert

“of movement into and out of Wales of”.

The effect of this amendment and amendments 56, 57 and 58 is to make the exceptions in Section C5 similar to those in the corresponding Section of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998.

Amendment 56, page 51, line 22, leave out “, and which is”.

See the explanatory statement for amendment 55.

Amendment 57, page 51, line 27, leave out “which relates to” and insert

“of movement into and out of Wales of”.

See the explanatory statement for amendment 55.

Amendment 58, page 51, line 29, leave out “, and which is”.

See the explanatory statement for amendment 55.—(Guto Bebb.)

Schedule 1, as amended, agreed to.

Schedule 2 agreed to.

Clause 22