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Red Meat Industry (Wales) Measure 2010

The Red Meat Industry (Wales) Measure 2010 (‘the Measure’) sets out the basic parameters of the levy by which the red meat industry is supported financially. The funds raised are spent on developing and promoting the various activities set out in Schedule 1. The “read meat industry” refers to all activities involved in breeding, keeping, processing, marketing and distributing cattle, sheep and pigs (alive or dead) and products derived from those animals (apart from milk and milk products, fleece wool and hides).

The Measure removes the need for a Senedd Cymru Sponsored Public Body to be in place for the purposes of managing the development and promotion of the Welsh red meat industry, and makes the Welsh Ministers directly accountable for that industry. It also introduces a new delegation agreement between the Welsh Ministers and Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales to provide a flexible framework which is capable of supporting alternative mechanisms for the determination and collection of the red meat levy.

The Explanatory Notes to the Measure provide detailed commentary on the various provisions.

Coming into force

Sections 17 to 19 came into force at the end of the two-month period following Royal Approval (in other words on 11 July 2010), in accordance with section 18(1).

The remaining provisions of the Measure come into force in accordance with provision made by the Welsh Ministers by order, in accordance with section 18(2).

The following Order has been made:

The Red Meat Industry (Wales) Measure 2010 (Commencement, Transitional and Saving Provisions Order 2011

Subordinate legislation made under the Measure:

TitleCitation numberMade dateComing into force dateSupporting documents
The Red Meat Industry (Designation of Slaughterers and Exporters) (Wales) Order 20122012 No. 247 (W. 40)1 February 20121 April 2012Explanatory Memorandum
The Red Meat Industry (Wales) Measure 2010 (Amendment) Order 20112011 No. 2946 (W. 319)6 December 20111 April 2012Explanatory Memorandum

Consideration of the legislation by the Senedd

The Measure was introduced on 19 October 2009 by Elin Jones MS, who was the Minister for Rural Affairs at the time. The Measure was passed by Senedd Cymru (known then as the National Assembly for Wales) on 10 March 2010.

More information about the Measure is available on the Senedd website including a record of the passage of the Measure through the Senedd and the Explanatory Memorandum which was prepared by the Welsh Government (as amended after Stage 2). 

The Measure received Royal Approval on 11 May 2010.

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20 February 2024