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Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013

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Government of Wales Act 2006

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78(1)Schedule 7 (Acts of the Assembly) is amended as follows.

(2)In the table in paragraph 2(1) (provisions protected from modification by Assembly Act) of Part 2 (general restrictions), after the entry for the “Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005/1505)” insert—

The Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013 (anaw 3)Sections 2(1) to (3), 3(2) to (4), 6(2) to (3) and section 8(1) in so far as that section relates to the Auditor General’s exercise of functions free from the direction or control of the Assembly or Welsh Assembly Government.

(3)After sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 2, insert—

(2A)Sub-paragraph (1), so far as it applies in relation to sections 2(1) to (3), 3(2) to (4), 6(2) to (3) and 8(1) of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013 does not apply in relation to any provision to which sub-paragraph (4) applies.

(2B)But, subject to sub-paragraph (2C), a provision to which sub-paragraph (4) applies cannot modify or confer power by subordinate legislation to modify section 8(1) of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013.

(2C)Sub-paragraph (2B) does not prevent the conferral of functions on a committee of the Assembly that—

(a)does not consist of or include any of the following persons—

(i)the First Minister or any person designated to exercise the functions of the First Minister,

(ii)a Welsh Minister appointed under section 48,

(iii)the Counsel General or any person designated to exercise the functions of the Counsel General, or

(iv)a Deputy Welsh Minister, and

(b)is not chaired by an Assembly member who is a member of a political group with an executive role..

(4)In paragraph 5 (restrictions regarding modification of the Government of Wales Act 2006) of Part 2—

(a)in sub-paragraph (2)(c), omit “, other than paragraphs 1(1) to (3), 2(2) to (4) and 3”, and

(b)omit sub-paragraphs (5) and (6).

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