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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part A1 Permanence of the Assembly and Welsh Government

    1. A1.Permanence of the Assembly and Welsh Government

    2. A2.Recognition of Welsh law

  3. Part 1 National Assembly for Wales

    1. The Assembly

      1. 1.The Assembly

      2. 2.Assembly constituencies and electoral regions

    2. General elections

      1. 3.Ordinary general elections

      2. 4.Power to vary date of ordinary general election

      3. 5.Extraordinary general elections

      4. 6.Voting at general elections

      5. 7.Candidates at general elections

      6. 8.Calculation of electoral region figures

      7. 9.Allocation of seats to electoral region members

    3. Vacancies

      1. 10.Constituency vacancies

      2. 11.Electoral region vacancies

    4. Franchise and conduct of elections

      1. 12.Entitlement to vote

      2. 13.Power of the Welsh Ministers to make provision about elections etc

      3. 13A.Power of the Secretary of State to make provision about the combination of polls

    5. Duration of membership

      1. 14.Term of office of Assembly members

      2. 15.Resignation of members

    6. Disqualification

      1. 16.Disqualification from being Assembly member

      2. 17.Exceptions and relief from disqualification

      3. 17A.Exception from disqualification by virtue of being an MP: recently elected members

      4. 17B.Exception from disqualification by virtue of being an MP: general election of Assembly members within 372 days

      5. 18.Effect of disqualification

      6. 19.Judicial proceedings as to disqualification

    7. Remuneration, oaths etc.

      1. 20.Remuneration of Assembly members

      2. 21.Limit on salaries of Assembly members

      3. 22.Remuneration: supplementary

      4. 23.Oath or affirmation of allegiance

      5. 24.Assistance to groups of Assembly members

    8. Presiding Officer and administration

      1. 25.Presiding Officer etc.

      2. 26.Clerk of Assembly

      3. 27.Assembly Commission

    9. Committees

      1. 28.Committees and sub-committees

      2. 29.Composition of committees

      3. 30.Audit Committee

    10. Proceedings etc.

      1. 31.Standing orders

      2. 32.Participation by UK Ministers etc.

      3. 33.Consultation about UK Government's legislative programme

      4. 34.Participation by Counsel General

      5. 35.Equality of treatment

      6. 36.Integrity

    11. Witnesses and documents

      1. 37.Power to call

      2. 38.Notice

      3. 39.Offences

      4. 40.General

    12. Legal issues

      1. 41.Proceedings by or against Assembly etc.

      2. 42.Defamation

      3. 43.Contempt of court

      4. 44.Corrupt practices

  4. Part 2 Welsh ... Government

    1. Government

      1. 45.Welsh ... Government

    2. Ministers, staff etc.

      1. 46.The First Minister

      2. 47.Choice of First Minister

      3. 48.Welsh Ministers

      4. 49.Counsel General

      5. 50.Deputy Welsh Ministers

      6. 51.Limit on number of Ministers

      7. 52.Staff

    3. Remuneration, oaths etc.

      1. 53.Remuneration

      2. 54.Remuneration: supplementary

      3. 55.Oath or affirmation

    4. Functions

      1. 56.Introduction

      2. 57.Exercise of functions

      3. 58.Transfer of Ministerial functions

      4. 58A.Executive ministerial functions

      5. 58B.Implementation of EU law: general

      6. 59.Implementation of EU law : designation of Welsh Ministers, etc

      7. 59A.Shared powers

      8. 60.Promotion etc. of well-being

      9. 61.Support of culture etc.

      10. 62.Representations about matters affecting Wales

      11. 63.Consultation about cross-border bodies

      12. 64.Polls for ascertaining views of the public

      13. 65.Private bills

      14. 66.Provision of information to Treasury

      15. 66A.Provision of information to the Office for Budget Responsibility

      16. 67.Legal proceedings

      17. 68.Contracts

      18. 69.Charges for documents

      19. 70.Financial assistance

      20. 71.Supplementary

    5. “Inclusive” approach to exercise of functions

      1. 72.Partnership Council

      2. 73.Local government scheme

      3. 74.Voluntary sector scheme

      4. 75.Business scheme

      5. 76.Regulatory impact assessments

      6. 77.Equality of opportunity

      7. 78.The Welsh language

      8. 79.Sustainable development

    6. EU law, human rights and international obligations etc.

      1. 80.EU law

      2. 81.Human rights

      3. 82.International obligations etc.

    7. Functions: supplementary

      1. 83.Agency arrangements and provision of services

      2. 84.Different exercise of functions by Welsh Ministers etc.

      3. 85.Construction of references to Ministers and departments

      4. 86.Laying of reports and statements

    8. Property, rights and liabilities

      1. 87.Property, rights and liabilities of Welsh Ministers etc.

      2. 88.Transfer of Ministerial property, rights and liabilities

    9. Supplementary

      1. 89.Rights and liabilities of the Crown in different capacities

      2. 90.Documents

      3. 91.Validity of acts

      4. 92.Official secrets

  5. Part 3 Assembly Measures

    1. Power

      1. 93. Assembly Measures

      2. 94. Legislative competence

      3. 95.Legislative competence: supplementary

      4. 96.Scrutiny of proposed Orders in Council

    2. Procedure

      1. 97. Introduction of proposed Assembly Measures

      2. 98. Proceedings on proposed Assembly Measures

      3. 99. Scrutiny of proposed Assembly Measures by Supreme Court

      4. 100. ECJ references

      5. 101. Power to intervene in certain cases

      6. 102. Approval of proposed Assembly Measures

  6. Part 4 Acts of the Assembly

    1. ...

      1. 103.Referendum about commencement of Assembly Act provisions

      2. 104.Proposal for referendum by Assembly

      3. 105.Commencement of Assembly Act provisions

      4. 106.Effect on Measures of commencement of Assembly Act provisions

      5. 106A.Enactment of proposed Assembly Measures

    2. Power

      1. 107.Acts of the Assembly

      2. 108. Legislative competence

      3. 108A.Legislative competence

      4. 109.Legislative competence: supplementary

      5. 109A.Legislative competence: restriction relating to retained EU law

    3. Procedure

      1. 110.Introduction of Bills

      2. 110A.Introduction of Bills: justice impact assessment

      3. 111.Proceedings on Bills

      4. 111A.Bills with protected subject-matter: super-majority requirement

      5. 111B.Scrutiny of Bills by the Supreme Court (protected subject-matter)

      6. 112.Scrutiny of Bills by Supreme Court (legislative competence)

      7. 113.ECJ references

      8. 114.Power to intervene in certain cases

      9. 115.Royal Assent

      10. 116.Welsh Seal : Letters Patent and proclamations

  7. PART 4A Taxation

    1. CHAPTER 1 Introductory

      1. 116A.Overview of Part 4A

      2. 116B.Status of officials of body that collects and manages devolved taxes

      3. 116C.Power to add new devolved taxes

    2. CHAPTER 2 Income Tax

      1. 116D.Power to set Welsh rates for Welsh taxpayers

      2. 116E.Welsh taxpayers

      3. 116F.Welsh taxpayers: Scottish parliamentarians

      4. 116G.Close connection with Wales or another part of the UK

      5. 116H.Days spent in Wales or another part of the UK

      6. 116I.Supplemental powers to modify enactments

      7. 116J.Reimbursement of expenses

      8. 116K.Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General

    3. CHAPTER 3 Tax on transactions involving interests in land

      1. 116L.Tax on transactions involving interests in land

      2. 116M. Duty to disclose information on Welsh land transactions to HMRC

    4. CHAPTER 4 Tax on disposals to landfill

      1. 116N.Tax on disposals to landfill

  8. Part 5 Finance

    1. Welsh Consolidated Fund

      1. 117.Welsh Consolidated Fund

    2. Payments into Welsh Consolidated Fund

      1. 118.Grants

      2. 119.Statement of estimated payments

      3. 120.Destination of receipts

    3. Borrowing

      1. 121.Borrowing by Welsh Ministers

      2. 122.Lending by Secretary of State

      3. 122A.Lending for capital expenditure

      4. 123.Accounts relating to loans

    4. Expenditure

      1. 124.Payments out of Welsh Consolidated Fund

      2. 125.Annual Budget motions

      3. 126.Supplementary Budget motions

      4. 126A.Inclusion in Budget motions of resources used by designated bodies

      5. 127.Appropriation without Budget resolution

      6. 128.Contingencies

      7. 129.Approvals to draw

      8. 130.Payments in by mistake

      9. 130A.Financial control, accounts and audit

    5. Financial accountability of Welsh Ministers

      1. 131.Welsh Ministers' accounts

      2. 132.Account relating to Welsh Consolidated Fund

      3. 133.Accounting officers for Welsh Ministers

      4. 134.Accounts of subsidiaries of Welsh Ministers

      5. 135.Examinations into Welsh Ministers' use of resources

      6. 136.Examinations by Comptroller and Auditor General

    6. Financial accountability of Assembly Commission

      1. 137.Assembly Commission's accounts

      2. 138.Accounting officers for Assembly Commission

      3. 139.Accounts of subsidiaries of Assembly Commission

      4. 140.Examinations into Assembly Commission's use of resources

    7. Whole of Government of Wales accounts

      1. 141.Whole of government accounts: Welsh Ministers

      2. 142.Functions of Auditor General

    8. Treatment of accounts and audit reports etc.

      1. 143.Audit Committee reports

      2. 144.Publication of accounts and audit reports etc.

    9. Auditor General for Wales

      1. 145.Auditor General

  9. Part 6 Miscellaneous and supplementary

    1. Welsh public records

      1. 146.Status of Welsh public records

      2. 147.Transfer of responsibility

      3. 148.Meaning of “Welsh public records

    2. Consultation with Welsh Ministers

      1. 148A.Renewable energy incentive schemes

    3. Miscellaneous

      1. 149.Resolution of devolution issues

      2. 150.Power to make consequential provision

      3. 150A.Change of name of the Assembly etc: translation of references

      4. 151.Power to remedy ultra vires acts

      5. 152.Intervention in case of functions relating to water etc.

      6. 153.Power to vary retrospective decisions

      7. 154.Interpretation of legislation

      8. 155.Functions exercisable in relation to Wales

      9. 156.English and Welsh texts of legislation

    4. Supplementary

      1. 157.Orders , regulations and directions

      2. 157ZA.Explanatory statements in relation to certain regulations

      3. 157A.“Devolved Welsh authority”

      4. 158.Interpretation

      5. 159.Index of defined expressions

      6. 160.Minor and consequential amendments

      7. 161.Commencement

      8. 162.Transitional etc. provision

      9. 163.Repeals and revocations

      10. 164.Financial provision

      11. 165.Extent

      12. 166.Short title

  10. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Alteration of Assembly electoral regions

      1. Introduction

        1. 1.(1) This Schedule makes provision for alterations—

      2. Assembly electoral region issue

        1. 2.(1) This paragraph applies if the Committee provisionally determine proposed...

      3. Notice of Committee's proposed recommendations

        1. 3.(1) If, having considered the Assembly electoral region issue, the...

      4. Local inquiries

        1. 4.(1) For the purposes of this Schedule the Committee may,...

      5. Committee's report

        1. 5.(1) The Committee's report under section 3A(2) of the 1986...

      6. Consideration of Committee's report by Commission

        1. 6.(1) Section 3A(3) of the 1986 Act (powers of the...

      7. Directions by Commission to Committee

        1. 7.In section 3A(4) of the 1986 Act (directions by the...

      8. Commission's report

        1. 8.(1) This paragraph applies if the Commission submit to the...

      9. Rules

        1. 9.(1) The rules are— (1) Each Assembly constituency must be...

      10. Orders in Council giving effect to Commission reports

        1. 10.(1) An Order in Council under the 1986 Act for...

      11. Interpretation: the regional electorate

        1. 11.(1) For the purposes of any report of the Commission,...

      12. Interpretation: general

        1. 12.In this Schedule— “the 1986 Act” has the meaning given...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Assembly Commission

      1. Membership

        1. 1.(1) The Presiding Officer holds office as a member of...

      2. Property

        1. 2.The Assembly Commission may acquire, hold and dispose of property....

      3. Staff

        1. 3.(1) The Assembly Commission may appoint staff.

      4. Powers

        1. 4.(1) The Assembly Commission may do anything which appears to...

      5. Promotion of awareness of election system and devolved government

        1. 5.(1) The Assembly Commission may promote public awareness of—

        2. 6.The Assembly Commission may provide financial assistance to the Electoral...

      6. Delegation

        1. 7.The Assembly Commission may delegate any of its functions to—...

      7. Principles in accordance with which functions are to be exercised

        1. 8.(1) The Assembly Commission must make appropriate arrangements with a...

      8. Annual report

        1. 9.After each financial year the Assembly Commission must—

      9. Validity of acts

        1. 10.The validity of any act of the Assembly Commission is...

      10. Proceedings

        1. 11.(1) The Assembly Commission may determine its own procedure.

      11. Crown status

        1. 12.(1) Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide for...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Transfer etc. of functions: further provisions

      1. Part 1 Functions transferable etc.

        1. Existing and future functions

          1. 1.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), an Order in Council under...

        2. Functions relating to culture

          1. 2.If and to the extent that any function is exercisable...

        3. Cross-border functions

          1. 3.(1) The power conferred by section 58 to make an...

        4. Functions exercisable beyond the territorial sea

          1. 4.(1) The power conferred by section 58(1)(c) includes power to...

      2. Part 2 Exercise of transferred functions

        1. EU obligations

          1. 5.Any power of a Minister of the Crown to make...

        2. Agreement or consultation: Ministers and Parliament

          1. 6.An Order in Council under section 58 which includes provision—...

          2. 7.(1) This paragraph applies where a function is exercisable by...

        3. Agreement or consultation etc.: Assembly and Assembly Commission

          1. 8.(1) An Order in Council under section 58 may make...

        4. Parliamentary and Assembly procedure

          1. 9.(1) This paragraph applies where a function to make subordinate...

        5. Laying of reports and statements

          1. 10.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a function to make...

        6. Powers to lend money

          1. 11.(1) This paragraph applies where a power to lend money...

      3. Part 3 Supplementary

        1. References to Minister of the Crown etc.

          1. 12.References in section 58 and this Schedule to a Minister...

        2. Saving

          1. 13.An Order in Council under section 58 which includes provision—...

    4. SCHEDULE 3A

      Functions of Ministers of Crown etc exercisable concurrently or jointly with Welsh Ministers

      1. Functions exercisable concurrently with Welsh Ministers

        1. 1.(1) Functions specified in the table below, so far as...

        2. 2.(1) The functions listed in sub-paragraph (2), so far as...

        3. 3.(1) The powers to make regulations under sections 10ZC, 10ZD...

      2. Functions exercisable jointly with Welsh Ministers

        1. 4.Functions specified in the table below are exercisable jointly with...

      3. Functions exercisable concurrently or jointly with Welsh Ministers

        1. 5.Functions of the Secretary of State under section 272 of...

      4. Interpretation

        1. 6.For the purposes of the entry relating to the Inheritance...

    5. SCHEDULE 4

      Transfers of ministerial property, rights and liabilities

      1. General transfer of property, rights and liabilities

        1. 1.(1) The property, rights and liabilities to which, at the...

        2. 2.(1) An Order in Council under section 58 may provide...

      2. Power to make specific transfers etc.

        1. 3.(1) The Secretary of State may by order provide for...

      3. Supplementary

        1. 4.(1) A certificate issued by the Secretary of State that...

    6. SCHEDULE 5

      Assembly Measures

      1. Part 1 Matters

        1.   Field 1: agriculture, fisheries, forestry and rural development Matter...

      2. Part 2 EXCEPTIONS TO MATTERS AND GENERAL RESTRICTIONS

        1. Exceptions to matters

          1. A1.These are the exceptions mentioned in section 94(4)(a) and (7)—...

        2. General restrictions

        3. Functions of Ministers of the Crown

          1. 1.(1) A provision of an Assembly Measure cannot remove or...

        4. Criminal offences

          1. 2.(1) A provision of an Assembly Measure cannot create, or...

        5. Police areas

          1. 2A.A provision of an Assembly Measure cannot make any alteration...

        6. Enactments other than this Act

          1. 3.(1) A provision of an Assembly Measure cannot make modifications...

          2. 4.A provision of an Assembly Measure cannot make modifications of,...

          3. 5.A provision of an Assembly Measure cannot make modifications of,...

        7. This Act

          1. 6.(1) A provision of an Assembly Measure cannot make modifications...

      3. Part 3 EXCEPTIONS FROM GENERAL RESTRICTIONS IN PART 2

        1. Interpretation

        2. 6Z  In this Part “ general restrictions in Part 2 ”...

        3. Functions of Ministers of the Crown

          1. 7.(1) The general restrictions in Part 2 do not prevent...

        4. Police areas

          1. 7A.Part 2 does not prevent a provision of an Assembly...

        5. Comptroller and Auditor General and National Audit Office

          1. 8.The general restrictions in Part 2 do not prevent a...

        6. Restatement

          1. 9.Part 2 does not prevent a provision of an Assembly...

        7. Subordinate legislation

          1. 10.The general restrictions in Part 2 do not prevent an...

        8. Data Protection Act 1998

        9. 11.Part 2 does not prevent an Assembly Measure making modifications...

    7. SCHEDULE 6

      Referendums on commencement of Assembly Act provisions

      1. (1) The persons entitled to vote in a referendum held...

      2. (1) An Order in Council under section 103(1) may make...

      3. (1) An Order in Council under section 103(1)—

      4. (1) An Order in Council under section 103(1) must specify...

      5. An Order in Council under section 103(1) must determine the...

      6. An Order in Council under section 103(1) may make provision...

      7. An Order in Council under section 103(1) may authorise or...

      8. (1) This paragraph applies in relation to a referendum held...

      9. Section 126 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act...

      10. An Order in Council under section 103(1) must include provision...

      11. An Order in Council under section 103(1) must include provision...

      12. (1) No court may entertain any proceedings for questioning the...

      13. An Order in Council under section 103(1) may include provision...

      14. Expressions used in this Schedule and in Part 7 of...

    8. SCHEDULE 7

      Acts of the Assembly

      1. Part 1 Subjects

        1. Agriculture, forestry, animals, plants and rural development

          1. 1.Agriculture. Horticulture. Forestry. Fisheries and fishing. Animal health and welfare....

        2. Ancient monuments and historic buildings

          1. 2.Archaeological remains. Ancient monuments. Buildings and places of historical or...

        3. Culture

          1. 3.Arts and crafts. Museums and galleries. Libraries. Archives and historical...

        4. Economic development

          1. 4.Economic regeneration and development, including social development of communities, reclamation...

        5. Education and training

          1. 5.Education, vocational, social and physical training and the careers service....

        6. Environment

          1. 6.Environmental protection, including pollution, nuisances and hazardous substances. Prevention, reduction,...

        7. Fire and rescue services and fire safety

          1. 7.Fire and rescue services. Provision of automatic fire suppression systems...

        8. Food

          1. 8.Food and food products. Food safety (including packaging and other...

        9. Health and health services

          1. 9.Promotion of health. Prevention, treatment and alleviation of disease, illness,...

        10. Highways and transport

          1. 10.Highways, including bridges and tunnels. Streetworks. Traffic management and regulation....

        11. Housing

          1. 11.Housing. Housing finance except schemes supported from central or local...

        12. Local government

          1. 12.Constitution, structure and areas of local authorities. Electoral arrangements for...

        13. National Assembly for Wales

          1. 13.Complaints about Assembly members (including provision for and about an...

        14. Public administration

          1. 14.Public Services Ombudsman for Wales. Auditor General for Wales.. Audit,...

        15. Social welfare

          1. 15.Social welfare including social services. Protection and well-being of children...

        16. Sport and recreation

          1. 16.Sport and recreational activities. Exception— Betting, gaming and lotteries.

        17. Taxation

          1. 16A.Devolved taxes (as defined in section 116A(4)).

        18. Tourism

          1. 17.Tourism.

        19. Town and country planning

          1. 18.Town and country planning, including listed buildings and conservation areas....

        20. Water and flood defence

          1. 19.Water supply, water resources management (including reservoirs), water quality and...

        21. Welsh language

          1. 20.Welsh language Exception— Use of the Welsh language in courts....

      2. Part 2 General restrictions

        1. Functions of a Minister of the Crown

          1. 1.(1) A provision of an Act of the Assembly cannot...

        2. Enactments other than this Act

          1. 2.(1) A provision of an Act of the Assembly cannot...

          2. 3.A provision of an Act of the Assembly cannot make...

          3. 4.A provision of an Act of the Assembly cannot make...

          4. 4A.A provision of an Act of the Assembly cannot—

        3. This Act

          1. 5.(1) A provision of an Act of the Assembly cannot...

      3. Part 3 Exceptions from Part 2

        1. Functions of Ministers of the Crown

          1. 6.(1) Part 2 does not prevent a provision of an...

        2. Comptroller and Auditor General and National Audit Office

          1. 7.Part 2 does not prevent a provision of an Act...

        3. Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs

          1. 7A.(1) Part 2 does not prevent a provision of an...

        4. Restatement

          1. 8.Part 2 does not prevent an Act of the Assembly—...

        5. Subordinate legislation

          1. 9.Part 2 does not prevent an Act of the Assembly...

    9. SCHEDULE 7A

      Reserved matters

      1. Part 1 General Reservations

        1. The Constitution

          1. 1.The following aspects of the constitution are reserved matters—

          2. 2.(1) Paragraph 1 does not reserve— (a) Her Majesty's executive...

          3. 3.(1) Paragraph 1 does not reserve property belonging—

          4. 4.(1) Paragraph 1 does not reserve property held by Her...

        2. Public service

          1. 5.The Civil Service of the State is a reserved matter....

        3. Political parties

          1. 6.The following are reserved matters— (a) the registration of political...

          2. 7.Paragraph 6 does not reserve making payments to any political...

        4. Single legal jurisdiction of England and Wales

          1. 8.(1) The following are reserved matters— (a) courts (including, in...

        5. Tribunals

          1. 9.(1) Tribunals, including— (a) their membership, (b) the appointment and...

        6. Foreign affairs etc

          1. 10.(1) International relations, regulation of international trade, and international development...

        7. Defence

          1. 11.The following are reserved matters— (a) the defence of the...

      2. Part 2 Specific Reservations

        1. 12.Preliminary

        2. 13.A Section applies to any matter described or referred to...

        3. 14.Any exceptions or interpretation provisions in a Section relate only...

        4. Reservations

          1. Head A—Financial and Economic Matters

            1. Section A1

              A1 Fiscal, economic and monetary policy

              1. 15.Fiscal, economic and monetary policy, including the issue and circulation...

              2. Exceptions Devolved taxes, including their collection and management. Local taxes...

            2. Section A2

              A2 The currency

              1. 16.Coinage, legal tender and bank notes.

            3. Section A3

              A3 Financial services

              1. 17.Financial services, including investment business, banking and deposit-taking, collective investment...

            4. Section A4

              A4 Financial markets

              1. 18.Financial markets, including listing and public offers of securities and...

            5. Section A5

              A5 Dormant accounts

              1. 19.Distribution of money from dormant bank and building society accounts....

          2. Head B—Home Affairs

            1. Section B1

              B1 Elections

              1. 20.(A) Elections for membership of the House of Commons and the European Parliament

              2. 21.(B) Elections for membership of the Assembly and local government elections in Wales

              3. 22.The subject-matter of section 37ZA(2) of the Representation of the...

              4. 23.The combination of— (a) polls at elections or referendums that...

              5. 24.Any digital service provided by a Minister of the Crown...

              6. 25.The subject-matter of the following provisions of the Political Parties,...

              7. 26.The subject-matter of Parts 5 and 6 of the Political...

              8. 27.The subject-matter of sections 145 to 148 and 150 to...

              9. Interpretation “ "Existing elections Acts” ” means— the Representation of...

            2. Section B2

              B2 Nationality and immigration

              1. 28.Nationality.

              2. 29.Immigration, including asylum and the status and capacity of persons...

              3. 30.Free movement of persons within the European Economic Area.

              4. 31.Travel documents.

            3. Section B3

              B3 National security and official secrets

              1. 32.National security.

              2. 33.Special powers, and other special provisions, for dealing with terrorism....

              3. 34.The subject-matter of the Official Secrets Acts 1911 to 1989....

            4. Section B4

              B4 Interception of communications, communications data and surveillance

              1. 35.Interception of communications.

              2. 36.Communications data.

              3. 37.Covert surveillance by persons exercising public functions.

              4. 38.Use of surveillance systems.

              5. Interpretation “ "Covert surveillance” ” includes the use of covert...

            5. Section B5

              B5 Crime, public order and policing

              1. 39.The prevention, detection and investigation of crime.

              2. 40.The maintenance of public order.

              3. 41.Policing.

              4. 42.Police and crime commissioners.

              5. Exception Powers of entry, search and seizure relating to the...

            6. Section B6

              B6 Anti-social behaviour

              1. 43.The subject-matter of Parts 1 to 4 and 6 of...

              2. 44.Dangerous dogs and dogs dangerously out of control.

            7. Section B7

              B7 Modern Slavery

              1. 45.The subject-matter of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

            8. Section B8

              B8 Prostitution

              1. 46.Prostitution.

            9. Section B9

              B9 Emergency powers

              1. 47.Emergency powers.

            10. Section B10

              B10 Extradition

              1. 48.Extradition.

            11. Section B11

              B11 Rehabilitation of offenders

              1. 49.The subject-matter of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

            12. Section B12

              B12 Criminal records

              1. 50.Criminal records, including disclosure and barring.

            13. Section B13

              B13 Dangerous items

              1. 51.The subject-matter of the Firearms Acts 1968 to 1997.

              2. 52.The subject-matter of the Poisons Act 1972.

              3. 53.Knives.

              4. Interpretation “ "Knives” ” includes— knife blades and razor blades;...

            14. Section B14

              B14 Misuse of and dealing in drugs or psychoactive substances

              1. 54.Misuse of and dealing in drugs or psychoactive substances.

              2. Interpretation “ "Psychoactive substances” ” has the meaning given in...

            15. Section B15

              B15 Private security

              1. 55.Private security.

            16. Section B16

              B16 Entertainment and late night refreshment.

              1. 56.Classification of films and video recordings (including video games).

              2. 57.Licensing of— (a) the provision of entertainment, and

            17. Section B17

              B17 Alcohol

              1. 58.The sale and supply of alcohol.

            18. Section B18

              B18 Betting, gaming and lotteries

              1. 59.Betting, gaming and lotteries.

              2. Exception In the case of a betting premises licence under...

            19. Section B19

              B19 Hunting

              1. 60.Hunting with dogs.

            20. Section B20

              B20 Scientific and educational procedures on live animals

              1. 61.Procedures on live animals for scientific or educational purposes.

            21. Section B21

              B21 Lieutenancies

              1. 62.Lieutenancies.

            22. Section B22

              B22 Charities and fund-raising

              1. 63.Charities.

              2. 64.Raising funds for charitable, benevolent or philanthropic purposes.

              3. Interpretation “ "Funds” ” includes property other than money.

          3. Head C—Trade and Industry

            1. Section C1

              C1 Business associations and business names

              1. 65.The creation, operation, regulation and dissolution of types of business...

              2. 66.The regulation of the name under which an individual or...

              3. Exception The creation, operation, regulation and dissolution of particular public...

              4. Interpretation “ "Business association” ” means any entity, whether or...

            2. Section C2

              C2 Insolvency and winding up

              1. 67.Insolvency.

              2. 68.Winding up solvent business associations.

              3. Interpretation “ "Business association” ” has the same meaning as...

            3. Section C3

              C3 Competition

              1. 69.Regulation of anti-competitive practices and agreements; abuse of dominant position;...

            4. Section C4

              C4 Intellectual property

              1. 70.Intellectual property.

              2. Exception Plant varieties and seeds.

            5. Section C5

              C5 Import and export control

              1. 71.Prohibition and regulation of imports and exports

              2. Exceptions Prohibition and regulation of movement into and out of...

              3. Interpretation “ "Food” ” has the same meaning as it...

            6. Section C6

              C6 Consumer protection

              1. 72.Regulation of— (a) the sale and supply of goods and...

              2. 73.Safety of, and liability for, services supplied to consumers.

              3. 74.The regulation of— (a) estate agents, (b) timeshares, and

              4. 75.The regulation of— (a) unsolicited goods and services, and

              5. 76.The subject-matter of Part 8 of the Enterprise Act 2002...

              6. Exceptions Food, food products and food contact materials. Agricultural and...

              7. Interpretation “ "Food” ” has the same meaning as in...

            7. Section C7

              C7 Product standards, safety and liability

              1. 77.Technical standards and requirements in relation to products in pursuance...

              2. 78.The national accreditation body and the accreditation of bodies that...

              3. 79.Product safety and liability.

              4. 80.Product labelling.

              5. Exceptions Food, food products and food contact materials. Agricultural and...

              6. Interpretation “ "Food” ” has the same meaning as in...

            8. Section C8

              C8 Weights and measures

              1. 81.Units and standards of weight and measurement.

              2. 82.Regulation of trade so far as involving weighing, measuring and...

            9. Section C9

              C9 Telecommunications and wireless telegraphy

              1. 83.Telecommunications and wireless telegraphy (including electromagnetic disturbance).

              2. 84.Internet services.

              3. 85.Electronic encryption.

            10. Section C10

              C10 Post

              1. 86.Postal services, post offices, the original holding company and any...

              2. Exception Financial assistance for the provision of services (other than...

              3. Interpretation “ "The original holding company” ” and “ "Post...

            11. Section C11

              C11 United Kingdom Research and Innovation and Research Councils

              1. 87.United Kingdom Research and Innovation (“UKRI”), and Research Councils within...

              2. 88.... subject-matter of section 10 of the Higher Education Act...

            12. Section C12

              C12 Industrial development

              1. 89.The subject-matter of— (a) section 1 of the Industrial Development...

            13. Section C13

              C13 Protection of trading and economic interests

              1. 90.The subject-matter of— (a) Part 2 of the Industry Act...

            14. Section C14

              C14 Assistance in connection with exports of goods and services etc

              1. 91.The Export Credits Guarantee Department.

            15. Section C15

              C15 Water and sewerage

              1. 92.Appointment and regulation of a water or sewerage undertaker whose...

              2. 93.Licensing and regulation of a water supply or sewerage licensee....

              3. Exceptions Regulation of a water supply licensee in relation to...

              4. Interpretation “ "Sewerage licensee” ” and “ "water supply licensee”...

            16. Section C16

              C16 Pubs Code Adjudicator and the Pubs Code

              1. 94.The subject-matter of Part 4 of the Small Business, Enterprise...

            17. Section C17

              C17 Sunday trading

              1. 95.Sunday trading.

          4. Head D—Energy

            1. Section D1

              D1 Electricity

              1. 96.Generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity.

            2. Section D2

              D2 Oil and gas

              1. 97.Oil and gas, including— (a) the ownership of, exploration for...

              2. Exceptions The granting and regulation of licences to search and...

              3. Interpretation “ "Petroleum” ” means petroleum within the meaning given...

            3. Section D3

              D3 Coal

              1. 98.Coal, including— (a) the ownership and exploitation of coal,

              2. Exception Land restoration.

            4. Section D4

              D4 Nuclear energy

              1. 99.Nuclear energy and nuclear installations, including— (a) nuclear safety, security...

              2. 100.The Office for Nuclear Regulation.

            5. Section D5

              D5 Heat and cooling

              1. 101.Production, distribution and supply of heat and cooling.

              2. Exceptions Heat and cooling networks, but not the regulation of...

              3. Interpretation “ "Heat and cooling network” ” means a system...

            6. Section D6

              D6 Energy conservation

              1. 102.Energy conservation.

              2. Exception The encouragement of energy efficiency otherwise than by prohibition...

          5. Head E—Transport

            1. Section E1

              E1 Road transport

              1. 103.Road freight transport services in the United Kingdom (including goods...

              2. 104.Regulation of the construction and equipment of motor vehicles and...

              3. 105.Road traffic offences.

              4. 106.Driver licensing (including training, testing and certification).

              5. 107.Driving instruction.

              6. 108.Drivers' hours.

              7. 109.Traffic regulation on special roads, other than regulation relating to...

              8. 110.Exemptions from speed limits.

              9. 111.The application of traffic signs or pedestrian crossings to vehicles...

              10. 112.International road transport services for passengers or goods.

              11. 113.Public service vehicle operator licensing.

              12. 114.Documents relating to vehicles and drivers for the purposes of...

              13. 115.Vehicle insurance and vehicle registration.

              14. 116.The subject-matter of Parts 2 and 3 of the Severn...

              15. Exceptions The subject-matter of Part 6 of the Traffic Management...

              16. Interpretation “ "Second Severn crossing” ” means the bridge referred...

            2. Section E2

              E2 Rail transport

              1. 117.Railway services.

              2. 118.The subject-matter of the Channel Tunnel Act 1987.

              3. Exception Financial assistance so far as relating to railway services;...

              4. Interpretation “ "Railway services” ” has the meaning given by...

            3. Section E3

              E3 Marine and waterway transport etc

              1. 119.Navigational rights and freedoms.

              2. 120.Shipping and technical and safety standards of vessels that are...

              3. 121.Reserved trust ports and harbours not wholly in Wales.

              4. 122.Pilotage other than devolved pilotage.

              5. 123.Coastguard services and maritime search and rescue.

              6. 124.Hovercraft.

              7. Exceptions The reference to navigational rights and freedoms does not...

              8. Interpretation “ "Devolved pilotage” ” means pilotage that — relates...

            4. Section E4

              E4 Air transport

              1. 125.Aviation, air transport, airports and aerodromes.

              2. Exceptions Financial assistance to providers or proposed providers of air...

            5. Section E5

              E5 Transport security

              1. 126.Transport security.

              2. Exception Regulation of transport security relating to the carriage of...

            6. Section E6

              E6 Other matters

              1. 127.Technical specifications for public passenger transport for disabled persons, including...

              2. 128.Technical specifications for fuel or other energy sources or processes...

              3. 129.Carriage of dangerous goods (including transport of radioactive material).

              4. Interpretation “ "Radioactive material” ” means any material having a...

          6. Head F—Social Security, Child Support, Pensions and Compensation

            1. Section F1

              F1 Social security schemes

              1. 130.Social security schemes supported from public funds.

              2. 131.Requiring persons— (a) to establish and administer, or make payments...

              3. Exceptions The provision by a local authority of financial assistance...

              4. Interpretation “ "Social security schemes” ” means schemes providing financial...

            2. Section F2

              F2 Child Support

              1. 132.Child support maintenance.

              2. 133.Collection and enforcement of— (a) periodical payments, other than child...

            3. Section F3

              F3 Occupational and Personal Pensions

              1. 134.Occupational and personal pensions.

              2. Exception Occupational and personal pension schemes for or in respect...

              3. Interpretation “ "Local authority” ” includes a fire and rescue...

            4. Section F4

              F4 Public sector compensation

              1. 135.Compensation for or in respect of public sector workers in...

              2. 136.Regulation of amounts payable, or paid, to or in respect...

              3. Exception Schemes for the payment of compensation, and regulation of...

              4. Interpretation “ "Compensation” ” includes pensions, grants, allowances, supplements and...

            5. Section F5

              F5 Armed forces compensation etc

              1. 137.Compensation for or in respect of members of the naval,...

              2. 138.Regulation of amounts payable, or paid, to or in respect...

              3. 139.The subject-matter of any scheme under the Personal Injuries (Emergency...

              4. Interpretation “ "Compensation” ” includes pensions, grants, allowances, supplements and...

          7. Head G—Professions

            1. Section G1

              G1 Architects, auditors, health professionals and veterinary surgeons

              1. 140.Regulation of— (a) the profession of architect,

              2. Exceptions Regulation of the social care profession. Regulation of the...

              3. Interpretation “ "Health professions” ” means— the professions regulated by...

          8. Head H—Employment

            1. Section H1

              H1 Employment and industrial relations

              1. 141.Employment rights and duties and industrial relations, including the subject-matter...

              2. Exception The subject-matter of the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Act 2014....

            2. Section H2

              H2 Industrial training boards

              1. 142.The following boards— (a) the Construction Industry Training Board;

            3. Section H3

              H3 Job search and support

              1. 143.Arrangements for assisting persons to select, train for, obtain and...

              2. Exceptions Education. Vocational, social and physical training. Careers services.

              3. Interpretation “ "Employment” ” includes— work on a person's own...

          9. Head J—Health, Safety and Medicines

            1. Section J1

              J1 Abortion

              1. 144.Abortion.

            2. Section J2

              J2 Xenotransplantation

              1. 145.Xenotransplantation.

            3. Section J3

              J3 Embryology, surrogacy and genetics

              1. 146.Human genetics, human fertilisation, human embryology and surrogacy arrangements.

            4. Section J4

              J4 Medicines, medical supplies, biological substances etc

              1. 147.Medicinal products, including manufacture, authorisations for use and regulation of...

              2. 148.Regulation of prices of other medical supplies.

              3. 149.Standards for, and testing of, biological substances (that is, substances...

              4. 150.Veterinary medicinal products, including manufacture, authorisations for use and regulation...

              5. 151.Specified feed additives.

              6. 152.Animal feeding stuffs, in relation to— (a) the incorporation in...

              7. 153.Vaccine damage payments.

              8. Interpretation “ "Medical supplies” ” has the same meaning as...

            5. Section J5

              J5 Welfare foods

              1. 154.Schemes established by regulations under section 13 of the Social...

            6. Section J6

              J6 Health and safety

              1. 155.The subject-matter of Part 1 of the Health and Safety...

              2. 156.The Health and Safety Executive and the Employment Medical Advisory...

              3. 157.Protection of the public from radiation.

              4. Interpretation For the purposes of the reservation of the subject-matter...

          10. Head K—Media, Culture and Sport

            1. Section K1

              K1 Media

              1. 158.Broadcasting and other media.

              2. 159.The British Broadcasting Corporation.

            2. Section K2

              K2 Public lending right

              1. 160.Public lending right.

            3. Section K3

              K3 Government Indemnity Scheme

              1. 161.Government indemnities for objects on loan.

            4. Section K4

              K4 Property accepted in satisfaction of tax

              1. 162.Payments to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs in respect of...

            5. Section K5

              K5 Sports grounds

              1. 163.Safety of sports grounds.

          11. Head L—Justice

            1. Section L1

              L1 The legal profession, legal services and claims management services

              1. 164.The legal profession and legal services.

              2. 165.Claims management services.

            2. Section L2

              L2 Legal aid

              1. 166.Legal aid.

            3. Section L3

              L3 Coroners

              1. 167.The subject-matter of Part 1 of the Coroners and Justice...

            4. Section L4

              L4 Arbitration

              1. 168.Arbitration.

            5. Section L5

              L5 Mental capacity

              1. 169.The subject-matter of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

            6. Section L6

              L6 Personal data

              1. 170.Protection of personal data.

            7. Section L7

              L7 Information rights

              1. 171.Public access to information held by a public authority.

              2. Exception Public access to information held by— the Assembly, the...

              3. Interpretation ““Public authority”” and ““held by a public authority””— in...

            8. Section L8

              L8 Public sector information

              1. 172.The subject-matter of— (a) the INSPIRE Regulations 2009 ( S.I....

            9. Section L9

              L9 Public records

              1. 173.The subject-matter of the Public Records Act 1958.

            10. Section L10

              L10 Compensation for persons affected by crime and miscarriages of justice

              1. 174.Compensation for— (a) persons affected by crime;

            11. Section L11

              Section L11 Prisons and offender management

              1. 175.(1) Prisons and other institutions for the detention of persons...

              2. Exceptions Accommodation provided by or on behalf of a local...

              3. Interpretation The reference to conviction in sub-paragraph (2) includes a...

            12. Section L12

              L12 Family relationships and children

              1. 176.Marriage, civil partnership and cohabitation.

              2. 177.Parenthood, parental responsibility, child arrangements and adoption.

              3. 178.Proceedings and orders under Part 4 or 5 of the...

              4. 179.Civil remedies in respect of domestic violence, domestic abuse and...

              5. Exceptions Services and facilities relating to adoption, adoption agencies and...

              6. Interpretation “ "Child arrangements” ” includes the subject-matter of Part...

            13. Section L13

              L13 Gender recognition

              1. 180.Gender recognition.

            14. Section L14

              L14 Registration of births, deaths and places of worship

              1. 181.Registration of births and deaths and of places of worship....

          12. Head M—Land and Agricultural Assets

            1. Section M1

              M1 Registration of land

              1. 182.Registration of— (a) estates, interests and charges in or over...

              2. Exception Fees for the registration of local land charges.

            2. Section M2

              M2 Registration of agricultural charges and debentures

              1. 183.The subject-matter of sections 9 and 14 of, and the...

            3. Section M3

              M3 Development and buildings

              1. 184.Planning (including the subject-matter of Parts 2 to 8 of...

              2. 185.Compensation in respect of— (a) the interference with rights in...

              3. 186.The regulation of— (a) the design and construction of buildings,...

              4. Interpretation “ "Devolved associated line” ” means an overhead line...

          13. Head N—Miscellaneous

            1. Section N1

              N1 Equal opportunities

              1. 187.Equal opportunities.

              2. Exceptions The encouragement (other than by prohibition or regulation) of...

              3. Interpretation “ "Board” ” includes any other equivalent management body....

            2. Section N2

              N2 Control of weapons

              1. 188.Control of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and other weapons...

            3. Section N3

              N3 Ordnance Survey

              1. 189.Ordnance Survey.

            4. Section N4

              N4 Time

              1. 190.Timescales, time zones, the subject-matter of the Summer Time Act...

              2. Exception The computation of periods of time.

            5. Section N5

              N5 Outer space

              1. 191.Activities connected with outer space.

            6. Section N6

              N6 Antarctica

              1. 192.Activities connected with Antarctica.

              2. Interpretation “ "Antarctica” ” has the meaning given in section...

            7. Section N7

              N7 Deep sea bed mining

              1. 193.Activities for the purposes of deep sea bed mining operations....

              2. Interpretation “ "Deep sea bed mining operations” ” has the...

      3. Part 3 General Provisions

        1. Devolved Welsh authorities etc

          1. 194.(1) This Schedule does not reserve— (a) the constitution of...

          2. 195.(1) Paragraph 1 of this Schedule does not reserve an...

          3. 196.Paragraph 194 applies in relation to a devolved tribunal (within...

        2. Particular authorities

          1. 197.(1) The reservation of an authority to which this paragraph...

        3. Welsh language functions

          1. 198.(1) This Schedule does not reserve— (a) conferring or imposing...

        4. Council tax precepts

          1. 199.This Schedule does not reserve council tax precepts.

        5. Interpretation of Schedule

          1. 200.(1) References in this Schedule to the subject-matter of any...

    10. SCHEDULE 7B

      General restrictions

      1. Part 1 General restrictions

        1. The law on reserved matters

          1. 1.(1) A provision of an Act of the Assembly cannot...

          2. 2.(1) Paragraph 1 does not apply to a modification that—...

        2. Private law

          1. 3.(1) A provision of an Act of the Assembly cannot...

        3. Criminal law

          1. 4.(1) A provision of an Act of the Assembly cannot—...

        4. Enactments other than this Act

          1. 5.(1) A provision of an Act of the Assembly cannot...

          2. 6.A provision of an Act of the Assembly cannot make...

        5. This Act

          1. 7.(1) A provision of an Act of the Assembly cannot...

        6. Ministers of the Crown, government departments and other reserved authorities

          1. 8.(1) A provision of an Act of the Assembly cannot—...

          2. 9.(1) This paragraph contains exceptions to paragraph 8.

          3. 10.(1) A provision of an Act of the Assembly cannot...

          4. 11.(1) A provision of an Act of the Assembly cannot...

          5. 12.(1) In any enactment (whenever passed or made) not contained...

      2. Part 2 General exceptions from Part 1

        1. Restatement

          1. 13.(1) Part 1 does not prevent an Act of the...

        2. Subordinate legislation

          1. 14.Part 1 does not prevent an Act of the Assembly...

    11. SCHEDULE 8

      Auditor General for Wales

      1. Appointment

        1. 1.(1) The Auditor General is to be appointed by Her...

      2. Tenure

        1. 2.(1) Subject as follows, a person appointed as Auditor General...

      3. Independence and status

        1. 3.(1) The Auditor General is not, in the exercise of...

      4. Corporation sole

        1. 4.The person for the time being holding the office of...

      5. Documents

        1. 5.(1) The application of the seal of the Auditor General...

      6. Remuneration

        1. 6.(1) The Assembly must— (a) pay the Auditor General such...

      7. Staff

        1. 7.(1) The Auditor General may appoint such staff or secure...

      8. Exercise of functions by staff etc.

        1. 8.(1) Any function of the Auditor General may be exercised...

      9. Special finance provisions

        1. 9.(1) Any sums payable by the Auditor General in consequence...

      10. Borrowing

        1. 10.The Auditor General may borrow sums in sterling (by way...

      11. Fees

        1. 11.(1) The Auditor General may charge a fee for auditing...

      12. Estimates

        1. 12.(1) For each financial year the Auditor General must—

      13. Accounts

        1. 13.(1) The Auditor General must, for each financial year, prepare...

      14. Auditor

        1. 14.(1) The Assembly must appoint an auditor of the accounts...

      15. Audit of accounts

        1. 15.(1) The accounts which the Auditor General is required to...

      16. Accounting officer

        1. 16.(1) The accounting officer for the Wales Audit Office is...

      17. Access to documents

        1. 17.(1) The Auditor General has a right of access at...

      18. Other powers

        1. 18.(1) Where— (a) the Welsh Ministers are entitled to appoint...

      19. Reports in public interest

        1. 19.(1) If the Auditor General thinks that it would be...

      20. Certification of claims, returns etc.

        1. 20.(1) The Auditor General must, if so required by a...

      21. Ancillary powers

        1. 21.(1) Arrangements may be made between the Auditor General and...

    12. SCHEDULE 9

      Devolution issues

      1. Part 1 Preliminary

        1. 1.(1) In this Schedule “devolution issue” means—

        2. 2.A devolution issue is not to be taken to arise...

      2. Part 2 Proceedings in England and Wales

        1. Application of Part 2

          1. 3.This Part applies in relation to devolution issues in proceedings...

        2. Institution of proceedings

          1. 4.(1) Proceedings for the determination of a devolution issue may...

        3. Notice of devolution issue

          1. 5.(1) A court or tribunal must order notice of any...

        4. Reference of devolution issue to High Court or Court of Appeal

          1. 6.A magistrates' court may refer any devolution issue which arises...

          2. 7.(1) A court may refer any devolution issue which arises...

          3. 8.A tribunal from which there is no appeal must refer...

          4. 9.A court, other than the Court of Appeal or the...

        5. References from Court of Appeal to Supreme Court

          1. 10.The Court of Appeal may refer any devolution issue which...

        6. Appeals from superior courts to Supreme Court

          1. 11.An appeal against a determination of a devolution issue by...

      3. Part 3 Proceedings in Scotland

        1. Application of Part 3

          1. 12.This Part applies in relation to devolution issues in proceedings...

        2. Institution of proceedings

          1. 13.(1) Proceedings for the determination of a devolution issue may...

        3. Intimation of devolution issue

          1. 14.(1) A court or tribunal must order intimation of any...

        4. Reference of devolution issue to higher court

          1. 15.A court, other than any court consisting of three or...

          2. 16.A tribunal from which there is no appeal must refer...

          3. 17.A court, other than any court consisting of two or...

        5. References from superior courts to Supreme Court

          1. 18.Any court consisting of three or more judges of the...

          2. 19.Any court consisting of two or more judges of the...

        6. Appeals from superior courts to Supreme Court

          1. 20.An appeal against a determination of a devolution issue by...

          2. 21.An appeal against a determination of a devolution issue by—...

      4. Part 4 Proceedings in Northern Ireland

        1. Application of Part 4

          1. 22.This Part applies in relation to devolution issues in proceedings...

        2. Institution of proceedings

          1. 23.(1) Proceedings for the determination of a devolution issue may...

        3. Notice of devolution issue

          1. 24.(1) A court or tribunal must order notice of any...

        4. Reference of devolution issue to Court of Appeal

          1. 25.A court, other than the Court of Appeal in Northern...

          2. 26.A tribunal from which there is no appeal must refer...

        5. References from Court of Appeal to Supreme Court

          1. 27.The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland may refer any...

        6. Appeals from Court of Appeal to Supreme Court

          1. 28.An appeal against a determination of a devolution issue by...

      5. Part 5 General

        1. Direct references to Supreme Court

          1. 29.(1) The relevant officer may require any court or tribunal...

          2. 30.(1) The Attorney General or the Counsel General may refer...

        2. Costs

          1. 31.(1) A court or tribunal before which any proceedings take...

        3. Procedure of courts and tribunals

          1. 32.Any power to make provision for regulating the procedure before...

        4. References to be for decision

          1. 33.Any function conferred by this Schedule to refer a devolution...

    13. SCHEDULE 9A

      Devolved Welsh authorities

      1. The Adjudication Panel for Wales or Panel Dyfarnu Cymru. An...

    14. SCHEDULE 10

      Minor and consequential amendments

      1. Statutory Instruments Act 1946 (c. 36)

        1. 1.The Statutory Instruments Act 1946 is amended as follows.

        2. 2.In section 1 (definition of “statutory instrument”), for subsection (1A)...

        3. 3.After section 11 insert— Application in relation to Wales (1) References in this Act to any Act include references...

      2. Laying of Documents before Parliament (Interpretation) Act 1948 (c. 59)

        1. 4.In section 1 of the Laying of Documents before Parliament...

      3. Defamation Act 1952 (c. 66)

        1. 5.In section 10 of the Defamation Act 1952 (limitation on...

      4. Defamation Act (Northern Ireland) 1955 (c. 11 (N.I.))

        1. 6.In section 10(1) of the Defamation Act (Northern Ireland) 1955...

      5. Public Records Act 1958 (c. 51)

        1. 7.In the First Schedule to the Public Records Act 1958...

      6. Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (c. 13)

        1. 8.In Schedule 2 to the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (departments...

      7. Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 (c. 56)

        1. 9.In Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the Pensions (Increase)...

      8. Local Government Act 1974 (c. 7)

        1. 10.In section 27(1) of the Local Government Act 1974 (provisions...

      9. Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30)

        1. 11.In the Interpretation Act 1978, after section 23A insert— Measures...

      10. Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 (c. 65)

        1. 12.In paragraph 5 of Schedule 31 to the Local Government,...

      11. Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20)

        1. 13.In section 141(9)(b) of the Mental Health Act 1983 (application...

      12. National Audit Act 1983 (c. 44)

        1. 14.The National Audit Act 1983 is amended as follows.

        2. 15.(1) Section 6 (departments, authorities and bodies subject to examinations...

        3. 16.(1) Section 8 (right to obtain documents and information) is...

        4. 17.(1) Section 9 (reports to House of Commons) is amended...

      13. Insolvency Act 1986 (c. 45)

        1. 18.In section 427(6B)(b) of the Insolvency Act 1986 (application to...

      14. Public Order Act 1986 (c. 64)

        1. 19.In section 26(1) of the Public Order Act 1986 (saving...

      15. Finance Act 1987 (c. 16)

        1. 20.In section 55(1)(c) of the Finance Act 1987 (exemption from...

      16. Local Government Finance Act 1988 (c. 41)

        1. 21.In Schedule 8 to the Local Government Finance Act 1988...

      17. Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (c. 48)

        1. 22.The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 is amended as...

        2. 23.In section 12(9) (duration of copyright in literary, dramatic, musical...

        3. 24.In section 49 (public records), for “the Government of Wales...

        4. 25.In section 153(2) (qualification for copyright protection), for “166B” substitute...

        5. 26.(1) Section 163 (Crown copyright) is amended as follows.

        6. 27.(1) Section 164 (copyright in Acts and Measures) is amended...

        7. 28.After section 166B insert— Copyright in proposed Measures of the...

        8. 29.(1) Section 178 (minor definitions) is amended as follows.

        9. 30.In section 179 (index of defined expressions), in column 2...

        10. 31.(1) Section 263(1) (Part 3: minor definitions) is amended as...

        11. 32.In paragraph 10(1) of Schedule 2 (public records), for “the...

      18. Housing Act 1988 (c. 50)

        1. 33.In paragraph 5 of Schedule 8 to the Housing Act...

      19. Official Secrets Act 1989 (c. 6)

        1. 34.In section 12 of the Official Secrets Act 1989 (meaning...

      20. Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8)

        1. 35.In section 321B of the Town and Country Planning Act...

      21. Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (c. 9)

        1. 36.In paragraph 8 of Schedule 3 to the Planning (Listed...

      22. Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act 1990 (c. 10)

        1. 37.In paragraph 8 of the Schedule to the Planning (Hazardous...

      23. Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992 (c. 53)

        1. 38.In section 16(1) of the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992...

      24. Value Added Tax Act 1994 (c. 23)

        1. 39.In section 41(6) of the Value Added Tax Act 1994...

      25. Defamation Act 1996 (c. 31)

        1. 40.In paragraph 11(1)(c) of Schedule 1 to the Defamation Act...

      26. Government of Wales Act 1998 (c. 38)

        1. 41.The Government of Wales Act 1998 is amended as follows....

        2. 42.(1) Section 28 (reform of other Welsh public bodies) is...

        3. 43.(1) Section 104 (Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education and...

        4. 44.(1) Section 105 (Forestry Commissioners) is amended as follows.

        5. 45.(1) Section 144 (power of Secretary of State by order...

        6. 46.(1) Section 145 (examinations by Auditor General into discharge of...

        7. 47.In section 145A(5) (studies by Auditor General into discharge of...

        8. 48.(1) Section 145C (studies by Auditor General into discharge of...

        9. 49.In section 146(4) (power of Secretary of State by order...

        10. 50.(1) Section 146A (transfer etc. of supervisory functions from the...

        11. 51.(1) Section 147 (power of Secretary of State by order...

        12. 52.In section 151(2) (power to make consequential amendments), for “22”...

        13. 53.(1) Section 154 (orders and directions) is amended as follows....

        14. 54.(1) Section 155 (interpretation) is amended as follows.

        15. 55.(1) Schedule 7 (Forestry Commissioners) is amended as follows.

      27. Human Rights Act 1998 (c. 42)

        1. 56.(1) Section 21(1) of the Human Rights Act 1998 (interpretation)...

      28. Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (c. 20)

        1. 57.In section 10 of the Government Resources and Accounts Act...

      29. Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c. 41)

        1. 58.The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 is amended...

        2. 59.In section 8(3)(b) (functions exercisable only on recommendation of Electoral...

        3. 60.In section 10(6) (bodies to which Electoral Commission may give...

        4. 61.In section 13 (power of Electoral Commission to promote public...

      30. Finance Act 2003 (c. 14)

        1. 62.The Finance Act 2003 is amended as follows.

        2. 63.In section 61(3) (stamp duty land tax: compliance with planning...

        3. 64.In section 66(4) (stamp duty land tax: transfers involving public...

        4. 65.In section 107(2) (stamp duty land tax: Crown application)—

      31. Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (c. 5)

        1. 66.(1) Section 60 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act...

      32. Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2005 (c. 10)

        1. 67.The Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2005 is amended as...

        2. 68.In section 7(3)(b) (relevant action: Welsh health service bodies), for...

        3. 69.In section 8(2) (exclusion from investigation for matters not relating...

        4. 70.In section 9(1)(b) (exclusion from investigation of matters: right of...

        5. 71.(1) Section 10 (other excluded matters) is amended as follows....

        6. 72.In section 12 (decisions not to investigate etc.), omit subsection...

        7. 73.(1) Section 16 (reports of investigations) is amended as follows....

        8. 74.In section 21 (reports: alternative procedure), omit subsection (11).

        9. 75.In section 23 (special reports: supplementary), omit subsection (6).

        10. 76.(1) Section 24 (special reports relating to the Assembly) is...

        11. 77.(1) Section 25 (consultation and co-operation with other ombudsmen) is...

        12. 78.(1) Section 28 (listed authorities) is amended as follows.

        13. 79.(1) Section 29 (restrictions on power to amend Schedule 3)...

        14. 80.(1) Section 30 (provisions in orders adding persons to Schedule...

        15. 81.In section 40 (commencement), for “Assembly” substitute “ Welsh Ministers...

        16. 82.(1) Section 41 (interpretation) is amended as follows.

        17. 83.(1) Section 42 (former health care providers and social landlords)...

        18. 84.(1) Section 43 (consequential and transitional provision) is amended as...

        19. 85.(1) Section 44 (orders, regulations and directions) is amended as...

        20. 86.(1) Schedule 1 (Public Service Ombudsman for Wales: appointment etc.)...

        21. 87.In paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 (excluded matters), for “Assembly”...

        22. 88.In Schedule 3 (listed authorities), under the heading “Government of...

      33. Inquiries Act 2005 (c. 12)

        1. 89.The Inquiries Act 2005 is amended as follows.

        2. 90.In section 1(2) (“Ministers” who may cause inquiries to be...

        3. 91.(1) Section 27 (United Kingdom inquiries) is amended as follows....

        4. 92.In section 28(4) (Scottish inquiries), for “National Assembly for Wales”...

        5. 93.(1) Section 29 (Welsh inquiries) is amended as follows.

        6. 94.In section 30(5) (Northern Ireland inquiries), for “National Assembly for...

        7. 95.(1) Section 41 (rules) is amended as follows.

        8. 96.In section 43(1) (interpretation), in the definition of “the relevant...

        9. 97.In section 51(2) (commencement), for “National Assembly for Wales” substitute...

    15. SCHEDULE 11

      Transitional provisions

      1. Alteration of Assembly electoral regions

        1. 1.(1) Until the coming into force of section 16(1) of...

      2. 2007 election to be election to Assembly constituted by this Act

        1. 2.The 2007 election is an election to the Assembly constituted...

      3. First meeting after 2007 election

        1. 3.The first meeting of the Assembly constituted by this Act...

      4. Date of 2011 election

        1. 4.Until the first ordinary general election (or any extraordinary general...

      5. No dual constituency and regional candidacy

        1. 5.(1) Section 5 of the Government of Wales Act 1998...

        2. 6.(1) Section 7 of that Act (return of electoral region...

      6. Electoral region vacancies before first general election etc.

        1. 7.Section 11 has effect until the first general election as...

      7. Election orders

        1. 8.An order under section 11 of the Government of Wales...

      8. Term of office of Assembly members

        1. 9.Section 14 has effect until the first general election as...

      9. Disqualification Orders

        1. 10.An Order in Council under section 12(1)(b) of the Government...

      10. Disqualification of Lords of Appeal in Ordinary

        1. 11.A Lord of Appeal in Ordinary is disqualified from being...

      11. Remuneration of Assembly members etc.

        1. 12.(1) This paragraph has effect in relation to a determination...

        2. 13.An order under section 17 of the Government of Wales...

      12. Publication of information about remuneration of Assembly members

        1. 14.(1) Section 22(2) does not apply in relation to the...

      13. Assistance to groups of Assembly members

        1. 15.(1) A determination under section 34A of the Government of...

      14. First Presiding Officer

        1. 16.The reference in subsection (1) of section 25 to the...

      15. First Clerk

        1. 17.The member of the staff of the Assembly constituted by...

      16. Promotion of awareness of election system and devolved government

        1. 18.Paragraphs 5 and 6 of Schedule 2 have effect until...

      17. Crown status of Assembly Commission

        1. 19.Sub-paragraph (4) of paragraph 12 of Schedule 2 has effect...

      18. Standing orders

        1. 20.(1) The Secretary of State must, no later than 31st...

      19. Witnesses and documents: penalties

        1. 21.In relation to an offence committed before the coming into...

      20. Exercise of functions before appointment of first First Minister

        1. 22.(1) Nothing in this Act (including in particular the repeal...

        2. 23.(1) This paragraph and paragraph 24 have effect during the...

        3. 24.(1) This paragraph applies to functions of the Assembly constituted...

        4. 25.(1) Where a function of making, confirming or approving subordinate...

      21. Saving for existing instruments conferring or imposing functions

        1. 26.(1) Any provision of an Order in Council under section...

        2. 27.Orders under section 27 of the Government of Wales Act...

        3. 28.(1) Designations made under section 2(2) of the European Communities...

      22. First nomination of First Minister

        1. 29.The reference in section 47(2)(a) to the holding of a...

      23. Transfer of Assembly functions

        1. 30.(1) Subject to paragraph 31, the relevant Assembly functions are...

        2. 31.(1) Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide for—...

        3. 32.(1) This paragraph applies so far as may be necessary...

      24. Functions transferred by Order in Council under section 22 of the Government of Wales Act 1998: Parliamentary and Assembly procedure

        1. 33.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a function to make...

      25. Functions conferred or imposed by pre-commencement enactment: Parliamentary and Assembly procedure

        1. 34.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a function to make...

        2. 35.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a function to make...

      26. Instrument containing provisions under transferred power and provision under power in section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972: Assembly procedure

        1. 35A.(1) —(1) Paragraph 2A of Schedule 2 to the ECA 1972...

      27. Transfers of Assembly functions: laying of reports and statements

        1. 36.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a function to make...

        2. 37.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a function to make...

      28. Transfers of Assembly functions: property, rights and liabilities

        1. 38.(1) In paragraphs 39 and 40 “transferred function” means a...

        2. 39.(1) The property, rights and liabilities to which the Assembly...

        3. 40.(1) Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide that...

        4. 41.(1) The Secretary of State may by order provide for...

        5. 42.(1) A certificate issued by the Secretary of State that...

      29. Criminal Liability of the Assembly

        1. 42A.(1) —(1) In this paragraph, “ criminal liability of the Assembly...

      30. Staff of the Assembly

        1. 43.(1) Subject as follows, at the end of the initial...

      31. Powers to lend money

        1. 44.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a power to lend...

      32. Local government scheme

        1. 45.(1) Any scheme under section 113(1) of the Government of...

      33. Voluntary sector scheme

        1. 46.(1) Any scheme under section 114(1) of the Government of...

      34. Equality of opportunity arrangements

        1. 47.(1) Any arrangements under section 120(1) of the Government of...

      35. Welsh language strategy and scheme

        1. 48.(1) The National Action Plan for a Bilingual Wales (or...

      36. Sustainable development scheme

        1. 49.(1) Any scheme under section 121(1) of the Government of...

      37. Orders in Council amending Schedule 5

        1. 50.(1) Section 95 has effect until the end of the...

        2. 51.Section 96 has effect until the end of the initial...

      38. Assembly Measures: criminal penalties

        1. 52.(1) No term of imprisonment of more than six months...

      39. Payments into the Welsh Consolidated Fund

        1. 53A.No later than four weeks after a certified copy of...

        2. 53B.(1) No later than four weeks after a certified copy...

        3. 53.No later than four weeks after a certified copy of...

      40. Grants

        1. 54.Until the end of the initial period section 118(2) has...

      41. Statement of estimated payments

        1. 55.In its application for the financial year beginning on 1st...

      42. Destination of receipts

        1. 56.Until the end of the initial period section 120 has...

      43. Borrowing

        1. 57.(1) Until the end of the initial period section 121(1)...

      44. Payments out of Welsh Consolidated Fund.

        1. 58.Until the end of the initial period section 124(3) has...

        2. 59.Until the end of the initial period—

      45. Annual Budget motions

        1. 60.(1) In its application for the financial year beginning on...

      46. Supplementary Budget motions

        1. 61.(1) In its application for the financial year beginning on...

      47. Contingencies

        1. 62.(1) Until the end of the initial period, section 128...

      48. Approvals to draw

        1. 63.(1) This paragraph applies until the end of the initial...

      49. Preparation of Assembly's annual accounts for financial year ending 31st...

      50. 63A.The function of the Assembly constituted by the Government of...

      51. Preparation of whole of government accounts for year ending 31st...

      52. 63B.The function of the Assembly constituted by the Government of...

      53. Auditor General

        1. 64.The person who, immediately before the commencement of the repeal...

      54. Auditor General's staff

      55. 64A.The members of staff employed by the Auditor General immediately...

      56. Audit of Auditor General's accounts

      57. 64B.The person appointed as the auditor of the accounts for...

      58. 64C.Paragraph 15 of Schedule 8 (audit of accounts) applies to...

      59. Audit Committee reports

      60. 64D.The reference in section 143(1) (Audit Committee reports) to any...

      61. Examinations into use of resources by the 1998 Assembly

      62. 64E.(1) Notwithstanding the repeal of section 100 of the Government...

      63. Remuneration of the Auditor General

      64. 64F.Any sums required by the Assembly constituted by the Government...

      65. Remuneration etc. of the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales

      66. 64G.Any sums required by the Assembly constituted by the Government...

      67. Advocate General for Northern Ireland

        1. 65.(1) Until the coming into force of section 27(1) of...

      68. The Supreme Court

        1. 66.(1) Until the coming into force of section 23(1) of...

        2. 67.(1) This paragraph has effect until the coming into force...

    16. SCHEDULE 12

      Repeals and revocations

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