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Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008

Section 59: Consultation and consent: Wales

154.The powers contained within this Part of the Act given to a Minister of the Crown can also be used by Welsh Ministers in relation to matters that affect Wales, and which are the responsibility of Welsh Ministers.

155.Under subsection (1), a Minister of the Crown must consult with Welsh Ministers before making an order under Part 3 that will affect the sanctioning of an offence that applies in or in relation to Wales.

156.Subsection (2) requires a Minister of the Crown, after consulting with Welsh Ministers on the provisions of an order under Part 3, to also seek the agreement of Welsh Ministers if the order affects the sanctioning of an offence which applies in or in relation to Wales and relates to functions that are exercised by Welsh Ministers.

157.Subsection (3) requires the Welsh Ministers to consult the Secretary of State for the particular policy area before making an order under Part 3.

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