Explanatory Notes

Agricultural Sector (Wales) Act 2014


30 July 2014

Commentary on Sections

Section 18 - Interpretation

65.This section provides the meaning of key terms within the Act.

66.Of particular note here are the definitions of “agricultural worker” and “agriculture”.

67.An “agricultural worker” is a person employed in agriculture in Wales, whether or not the whole of the work undertaken by virtue of that employment is undertaken in Wales. Therefore, it matters not what percentage of work is undertaken in Wales for a worker to be covered by the provisions of the Act.

68.The definition of “agriculture” is broader than what might typically be seen as its ordinary meaning. As a result, while it encompasses cultivating soil for the growing crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool and other products, it also includes such activities as dairy farming, using land as osier land or as a market garden.