Lesley Griffiths, the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, has announced that a legislative consent motion
will be put forward, paving the way for the relevant aspects of the Animal Welfare Bill - announced by Defra - to apply to Wales, as well as England.
Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, said she will put forward a legislative consent motion
so Wales can adopt new laws being pushed through UK Parliament.
Mr Cairns replied that Wales voted to leave the EU and the Government would continue to work with the Welsh Government in seeking a legislative consent motion
to the Bill when it goes through Parliament.
Moving a legislative consent motion
in the Senedd, Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford said: "Let me be clear that the Bill to which the National Assembly is asked to give consent today provides that every one of the 64 areas of responsibility currently exercised through the European Union remains here in Wales." Rejecting the suggestion that the UK Government would be in a position to legislate in devolved areas, Mr Drakeford said: "The agreement provides for Parliament not to approve regulations unless the devolved legislatures and administrations have given their consent.
The Welsh Labour Government voted a proposed new law aimed at cracking down on attacks on emergency workers should apply in Wales by backing a Legislative Consent Motion
He said there was no need for Northern Ireland's regional parliament to pass a legislative consent motion
before Article 50 is triggered.
He said he also hoped that progress would be made in securing a legislative consent motion
at Holyrood - which would allow MSPs to vote against it.
The Legislative Consent Motion
tabled by Social Development Minister Mervyn Storey was passed by 70 votes to 22.
Some in the Bay think this is revenge from London on the Assembly as a whole for its voting against a legislative consent motion
- in English, a request to agree - on police commissioners last year.
Ms Rees said: "Would the Secretary of State agree with me that, unless his Government agrees a common approach with devolved nations in advance of phase two of the negotiations, based on proper consideration of the evidence, it is unlikely that the Welsh Government will pass a legislative consent motion
ratifying the EU Withdrawal Bill?" Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns replied: "We're working closely with the Welsh Government, we had another productive joint ministerial committee where proposals were made and will rightly be considered.