Section 7 – Delegation and subsidiaries
21.This section sets out the framework within which Welsh Ministers have the power to be able to delegate all, some or none of their responsibilities to third parties. It also provides the framework within which Welsh Ministers have the power to be able to acquire or establish subsidiaries to carry out any of their functions.
22.This section makes it possible for Welsh Ministers to set up and enter into arrangements with bodies such as Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) such that HCC may take on some or all of the responsibilities and deliver some or all of the functions. It provides flexibility so that other options could be used in future and/or current arrangements could be changed or amended.
23.This section makes it clear that Welsh Ministers cannot delegate the responsibility for making regulations or orders nor for making directions to any one else.