Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

A Government Bill, introduced by Gwenda Thomas, Deputy Minister for Social Services. The Business Committee has remitted the Bill to the Health and Social Care Committee.

About the Bill

The Bill will reform and integrate social services law for people and make provision for:

·         Improving the well-being outcomes for people who need care and support, and carers who need support;

·         Co-ordination and partnership by public authorities with a view to improving the well-being of people;

·         Complaints and representations relating to social care and palliative care;

·         Local authorities’ social service functions and that of Welsh Ministers to intervene in a local authority’s exercise of its social services functions; and connected purposes.

Current Stage

The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (external website) became law in Wales (external website) on 1 May 2014.

Record of Passage in the National Assembly for Wales


The following table sets out the dates for each stage of the Bill’s passage through the National Assembly for Wales.

 Stage

Documents

Bill introduced – 28 January 2013


Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill, as introduced

Explanatory Memorandum

Presiding Officer’s Statement on Legislative Competence: 28 January 2013

Business Committee’s Report on the timetable for consideration of the Bill: 28 January 2013

 

Report on the revised timetable for consideration of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill: 25 June 2013

 

Research Service Bill Summary


Written Statement by the Deputy Minister for Children and  Social Services: 28 January 2013

 

Oral Statement by the Minister for Health and Social Services:  29 January 2013

 

Plenary statement: Introduction of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill: 29 January 2013

 

Legislative Glossary – Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill (Welsh language version only)

Storify of the Bill (summary of online mentions)


Stage 1
- Committee consideration of general principles


Consultation letter – The Committee issued a call for evidence, which closed on 15 March 2013.

Consultation responses

 

Supplementary information

 

Legislative advice from Expert Adviser

 

The Committee considered the Bill on the following dates:

6 March 2013 (private)

18 April 2013

2 May 2013

8 May 2013

16 May 2013

6 June 2013

12 June 2013 (private)

20 June 2013 (private)

26 June 2013 (private)

1 July 2013

4 July 2013 (private)

10 July 2013

Committee Stage 1 report

 

Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee report

 

Deputy Minister’s response to the recommendations of the Health and Social Care Committee (letter dated 7 October 2013)

 

Deputy Minister’s response to the recommendations of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (letter dated 15 October 2013)

 


Stage 1
- Debate in plenary on general principles


A debate took place in Plenary on 8 October 2013. The motion to agree the general principles of the Bill was agreed.


Financial Resolution

 
A Financial Resolution in relation to the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill was agreed in Plenary on 8 October 2013.


Stage 2
- Committee consideration of amendments


Stage 2 consideration took place in Committee on 13 November, 27 November, 5 December and 11 December 2013.

The Health and Social Care Committee agreed on 9 October 2013 under Standing Order 26.21, that the order of consideration for Stage 2 proceedings will be: Sections 2 to 69; Schedule 1; Sections 70 to 119; Schedule 2; Sections 120 to 160; Schedule 3; Sections 161 to 169; Section 1; Long title.

Stage 2 consideration began in Committee on 13 November 2013. At that meeting, Sections 2 to 17 were deemed to be agreed.

Marshalled List of Amendments
Groupings List
Concise minutes: 13 November 2013

 

Stage 2 consideration continued in Committee on 27 November 2013. During the meeting, Sections 18 to 42 were deemed to be agreed.

Marshalled List of Amendments
Groupings List
Concise minutes: 27 November 2013

 

Stage 2 consideration continued in Committee on 5 December 2013.  During the meeting, Sections 43 to 161 and Schedules 1 to 3 were deemed to be agreed.

Marshalled List of Amendments
Groupings List
Concise minutes: 5 December 2013

 

Stage 2 continued in Committee on 11 December 2013.  During the meeting, Sections 162 to 169 and Section 1 were deemed to be agreed.

Marshalled List of Amendments
Groupings List
Concise minutes: 11 December 2013

 

Notices of Amendments

Notice of Amendments: 9 October 2013

Notice of Amendments: 10 October 2013

Notice of Amendments: 14 October 2013

Notice of Amendments: 15 October 2013

Notice of Amendments: 16 October 2013

Notice of Amendments: 22 October 2013

Notice of Amendments: 23 October 2013

Notice of Amendments: 28 October 2013

Notice of Amendments: 29 October 2013

Notice of Amendments: 30 October 2013

Notice of Amendments: 31 October 2013

Notice of Amendments: 4 November 2013

Notice of Amendments: 5 November 2013

Notice of Amendments: 6 November 2013

Notice of Amendments: 18 November 2013

Notice of Amendments: 19 November 2013

Notice of Amendments: 20 November 2013

Notice of Amendments: 27 November 2013

 

Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill, as amended at Stage 2 (Amendments to the Bill since the previous version are indicated by sidelining in the right margin.)

 

Explanatory Memorandum revised after Stage 2

 

Research Service Bill Summary of changes made at Stage 2

 


Stage 3
- Plenary consideration of amendments


Stage 3 consideration and disposal of amendments took place in Plenary on 4 February and 11 February 2014.

 

The Assembly agreed on 28 January 2014 under Standing Order 26.36, that the order of consideration for Stage 3 proceedings will be: Sections 2 to 76; Schedule 1; Sections 77 to 133; Schedule 2; Sections 134 to 169; Schedule 3; Sections 170 to 183; Section 1; Long title.

 

Stage 3 consideration and disposal of amendments began in Plenary on 4 February 2014, during which sections 2 to 68 were deemed to be agreed.

Marshalled List of Amendments: 4 February 2014

Groupings List: 4 February 2014

 

Stage 3 consideration and disposal of amendments continued in Plenary on 11 February 2014.  During the meeting, Sections 69 to 183, Section 1 and Schedules 1 to 3 were deemed to be agreed.

Marshalled List of Amendments: 11 February 2014

Groupings List: 11 February 2014

 

Notices of Amendments

Notice of Amendments: 6 January 2014

Notice of Amendments: 8 January 2014

Notice of Amendments: 15 January 2014

Notice of Amendments: 21 January 2014

Notice of Amendments: 22 January 2014

Notice of Amendments: 23 January 2014

Notice of Amendments: 24 January 2014

Notice of Amendments: 27 January 2014

Notice of Amendments: 28 January 2014

 

Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill, as amended at Stage 3 (Amendments to the Bill since the previous version are indicated by sidelining in the right margin.)

 

Research Service Bill Summary of changes made at Stage 3

 


Report stage
- Plenary consideration of amendments


The Report Stage debate took place in Plenary on 18 March 2014.

Marshalled List of Amendments: 18 March 2014

Groupings List: 18 March 2014

 

The Assembly agreed on 11 March 2014 under Standing Order 26.36, that the order of consideration for Report Stage proceedings will be: Sections 2 to 79; Schedule 1; Sections 80 to 137; Schedule 2; Sections 138 to 173; Schedule 3; Sections 174 to 194; Section 1; Long title.

Notices of Amendments

Notice of Amendments: 3 March 2014

Notice of Amendments: 4 March 2014

Notice of Amendments: 6 March 2014

Notice of Amendments: 7 March 2014

Notice of Amendments: 10 March 2014

Notice of Amendments: 11 March 2014

Notice of Amendments: 18 March 2014

 


Stage 4
- Passing of the Bill in Plenary


The Bill was agreed by the Assembly in accordance with SO 12.36 on 18 March 2014.

 

Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill, as passed (Amendments to the Bill since the previous version are indicated by sidelining in the right margin.)


Royal Assent


Royal Assent was given on 1 May 2014.

 

Contact information

 

Clerk: Helen Finlayson

 

Phone: 029 2089 8600

 

Postal address:

 

National Assembly for Wales

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff

CF99 1NA

 

Email: HSCCommittee@wales.gov.uk

Business type: Bill

Reason considered: Government Business;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/04/2013

Lead member: Gwenda Thomas AM

Documents

 

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