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Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act 2020

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26Further provision for exceptions

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(1)The Welsh Ministers may by regulations make provision for or about the disclosure of a young person’s information in connection with elections to the Senedd.

(2)Regulations under subsection (1) may (among other things) include provision—

(a)authorising or requiring registration officers to supply or otherwise disclose any young person’s information to persons specified in the regulations;

(b)specifying, in relation to any description of persons specified in the regulations in pursuance of paragraph (a), the purposes for which any young person’s information supplied or otherwise disclosed may be used;

(c)imposing prohibitions or restrictions relating to the extent (if any) to which persons to whom any young person’s information is supplied or otherwise disclosed (whether in accordance with the regulations or otherwise) may—

(i)supply or otherwise disclose the information to other persons;

(ii)make use of the information otherwise than for any purposes specified in the regulations or for which the information has been supplied or otherwise disclosed in accordance with the regulations;

(d)imposing prohibitions or restrictions corresponding to those which may be imposed by virtue of paragraph (c) in relation to—

(i)persons to whom any young person’s information has been supplied or otherwise disclosed in accordance with regulations made in pursuance of paragraph (c) or this paragraph, or

(ii)persons who otherwise have access to any young person’s information;

(e)imposing, in relation to persons involved in the preparation of the full register of local government electors, prohibitions with respect to supplying copies of the full register and disclosing any young person’s information contained in it.

(3)Regulations under subsection (1) may—

(a)amend, repeal or modify provision in section 25;

(b)make provision by reference to other enactments relating to the supply or disclosure of the register of local government electors, or copies of it or entries in it;

(c)provide for the creation of criminal offences punishable on summary conviction by a fine.

(4)Before making regulations under subsection (1), the Welsh Ministers must consult such persons as the Welsh Ministers consider appropriate.

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