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Higher Education (Wales) Act 2015

Section 30 – Procedure if draft Code approved by Welsh Ministers

88.Where the Welsh Ministers approve a draft Code submitted to them by HEFCW under section 28 or section 29, they must lay the approved draft before the National Assembly for Wales.

89.Within the period of 40 days beginning with the day on which the draft Code is laid by the Welsh Ministers, the National Assembly for Wales may resolve not to approve the draft. If the National Assembly for Wales resolves not to approve the draft, HEFCW may not publish the draft. If in that instance the draft is a draft of the first Code, HEFCW must submit a further draft of that Code to the Welsh Ministers. However, if the draft is a draft of a revised Code, HEFCW are able to decide whether to submit a further draft of the revised Code to the Welsh Ministers, although this is subject to the Welsh Ministers’ power of direction under section 28(4). If no such resolution is passed by the National Assembly, HEFCW must publish the Code in the terms of the draft as approved by the Welsh Ministers.

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