Second late-night session for the Assembly

Assembly Members are preparing themselves for a long night of debating. The Welsh Government is rushing through the Agricultural Sector (Wales) bill as emergency legislation. The bill would create a Welsh version of the Agricultural Wages Board which has been abolished by the UK Government.

Nearly 120 amendments to the bill will be debated by all AMs sitting as the 'Committee of the Whole Assembly' in a session expected to last at least two hours before the usual start of plenary. Usual business will only begin when the second stage is complete.

It means business will continue to at least 8.30 but Plaid Cymru's Elin Jones told journalists to expect it to go on till 10pm. Recently, the vote on an opt-out organ donation system followed a debate which went on so late that the Presiding Officer feared automatic lights would switch off.