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Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act 2020

Section 26- Further provision for exceptions

72.Section 26 sets out the power of the Welsh Ministers to make regulations about the disclosure of a young person’s information in connection with elections to the Senedd.

73.Section 26(2) sets out a non- exhaustive list of the kind of provision that may be made in the regulations. This includes provision about:

  • the persons to whom the information may be supplied;

  • the purposes for which the supply of the information may be made;

  • the restrictions that apply to the recipients of the information, and

  • the restrictions that apply to the persons who prepare the full register.

74.Section 26(3) allows for regulations to amend or repeal any of the exceptions from prohibition on disclosing young people’s information set out in Section 24. Subsection (3) also allows regulations to create summary criminal offences about the disclosure of a young person’s information in connection with elections to the Senedd.

75.Section 26(4) requires the Welsh Ministers to consult such persons they consider appropriate before making regulations under this section.

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