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Wales can set its own wages for farmworkers - that's the ruling of the Supreme Court today.
The Bill, which gives the Welsh Government the power to set minimum salaries and benefits was originally passed - but was halted by the Attorney General.
However the move has divided farming unions, as Kevin Ashford reports.
Mick Antoniw, the Assembly member for Pontypridd who was a lead campaigner on the Agricultural Wages Board hails the Supreme Court's decision as a victory for some of the lowest paid members of our society
Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith has claimed that the UK Government wasted "huge amounts of court time and taxpayers money on a pointless court case" when the Attorney General referred Welsh farm wages legislation to the Supreme Court.
I congratulate the Welsh Labour Government for standing up for social justice and Labour values in Wales, by fighting to ensure that low paid agricultural workers get a fairer deal. This second judgement in favour of the Welsh Labour Government is a humiliation for the Tory led UK Government. So determined were the Tories to slash wages of low paid agricultural workers in Wales that they allowed it to cloud their judgement.
Mr Smith also said that the ruling shows the need for Labour's proposal that the Assembly is put on the same "reserved powers" basis as Scotland. It would spell out what the Assembly could not do.
Meanwhile the Welsh Secretary, David Jones, gave his reaction, concentrating on how the judges have rejected a narrow interpretation of the Assembly's powers.
The Government is grateful to the Supreme Court for providing clarity on this issue. In its judgment, the court has favoured a broader interpretation of the provisions in the Government of Wales Act that govern the Assembly’s competence.
We now need to study the judgment in detail and consider its implications. The Government is committed to working with the Welsh Government for the benefit of Wales and will continue to make every effort to ensure that the legislative arrangements for Welsh devolution work effectively.
Unite, the union that represents farm workers, has welcomed the news that agricultural wages will continue to be regulated in Wales, as they are in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The union also wants the system restored in England, where it was abolished last year.
This is wonderful news for thousands of low paid agricultural and rural workers in Wales. It demonstrates that the robust stand taken by the Welsh Government has triumphed and it will give us extra impetus in our campaign to get the Agricultural Wages Board for England restored as the impartial arbiter of agricultural workers' pay.