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148Meaning of “Welsh public recordsE+W+S+N.I.

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(1)The following are Welsh public records—

(a)administrative and departmental records belonging to Her Majesty which are records of the Welsh F1... Government,

(b)administrative and departmental records of the Auditor General,

[F2(ba)administrative and departmental records belonging to Her Majesty which are records of or held by the Welsh Revenue Authority;]

(c)administrative and departmental records belonging to Her Majesty which are records of or held in any government department which is wholly or mainly concerned with Welsh affairs,

(d)administrative and departmental records belonging to Her Majesty which are records of any office, commission or other body or establishment under Her Majesty's Government which is wholly or mainly concerned with Welsh affairs in a field or fields in which the Welsh Ministers have functions, or the First Minister or the Counsel General has functions,

(e)administrative and departmental records of the bodies and establishments specified in subsection (2) (but not records of health service hospitals in Wales which are of the descriptions excepted from being public records for the purposes of the Public Records Act 1958 (c. 51) in the case of health service hospitals in England), and

(f)any other description of records (other than records of the Assembly or the Assembly Commission or records of any court or tribunal or held in any department of the Senior Courts) which is specified by order made by the [F3Secretary of State].

(2)The bodies and establishments referred to in subsection (1)(e) are—

(a)the Care Council for Wales,

F4(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(c)the Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales,

(d)Family Practitioner Committees for localities in Wales,

(e)the Further Education Funding Council for Wales,

(f)the General Teaching Council for Wales,

(g)health service hospitals, within the meaning of the [F5National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006], in Wales,

(h)the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales,

(i)the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales,

(j)the National Council for Education and Training for Wales,

(k)National Health Service Authorities for districts or localities in Wales, or for areas in or consisting of Wales, including National Health Service trusts all of whose hospitals, establishments and facilities are situated in Wales,

[F6(ka)the Natural Resources Body for Wales,]

(l)the Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales,

[F7(la)Qualifications Wales,]

(m)the Wales Centre for Health, and

(n)the Welsh Board of Health.

(3)An order under subsection (1)(f) may be made in relation to a description of records—

(a)which (immediately before the order is made) are public records for the purposes of the Public Records Act 1958, or

(b)which (at that time) are not public records for those purposes.

(4)No order under subsection (1)(f) may be made—

(a)in relation to records within paragraph (a) of subsection (3), unless the [F8Secretary of State] has consulted the Welsh Ministers, and

(b)in relation to records within paragraph (b) of that subsection, without the agreement of the Welsh Ministers.

(5)A statutory instrument containing an order under subsection (1)(f) is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(6)In this section “records” includes—

(a)written records, and

(b)records conveying information by any other means.

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F1Words in Act omitted (17.2.2015) by virtue of Wales Act 2014 (c. 29), s. 4(2)(a) (with s. 4(3))

F5Words in s. 148(2)(g) substituted (1.3.2007) by virtue of National Health Service (Consequential Provisions) Act 2006 (c. 43), ss. 2, 8(2), Sch. 1 para. 303 (with Sch. 3 Pt. 1)

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I1This provision in force immediately after "the 2007 election" by s. 161(1) (subject to s. 161(4)(5))

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