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Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

Territorial Application: Wales

19.The Act confers various powers to make subordinate legislation. In general, these are exercisable by the Secretary of State. Section 56 alters this general position. In certain cases, power to make subordinate legislation in relation to Wales is exercisable by the Welsh Ministers (instead of by the Secretary of State). In other cases, the power remains exercisable by the Secretary of State but only with the consent of the Welsh Ministers. And in yet other cases, the power remains exercisable by the Secretary of State but he is required to consult the Welsh Ministers before exercising it. Section 56 of the Act sets out which sections of the Act fall into each of these categories.

20.In addition, paragraph 2 (3) (d) of Schedule 8 enables the Welsh Ministers to set the procedure under which certain applications may be made to the General Teaching Council for Wales for registration under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998. Finally, there is also provision in paragraph 23 of Schedule 3 for the IBB to provide the Welsh Ministers with information.

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