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Animal Welfare Act 2006

Territorial Application: Wales

9.In relation to England, all of the regulation and order making powers contained in the Act are to be exercised by the Secretary of State. In relation to Wales all of those same powers are to be exercised by the National Assembly for Wales. Unlike for England, the Act does not set out the parliamentary procedure for codes of practice issued by the National Assembly for Wales, although such codes will be subject to scrutiny in accordance with the Assembly’s Standing Orders. In all other respects the Act affects England and Wales in the same way.

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