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Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009

Section 33 - Powers of National Assembly for Wales

91.Section 33 amends the Government of Wales Act 2006 (“the 2006 Act”). The section extends the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales to make laws known as Measures of the National Assembly for Wales (referred to in the 2006 Act as “Assembly Measures”). The legislative competence conferred by the section is subject to general limitations on the exercise of that legislative competence, which apply by virtue of section 94 of, and Schedule 5 to, the 2006 Act.

92.Subsection (1) provides for amendments to Schedule 5 to the 2006 Act that introduce a number of matters into “Field 12: local government”.

93.Subsections (2) and (3) insert matters 12.6 and 12.7 into Field 12: local government” in Part 1 of Schedule 5 to the 2006 Act.

94.Matter 12.6 is about decision-making structures of county and county borough councils, including executive arrangements. The matter does not include direct elections to executives of county or county borough councils or the creation of a form of executive requiring direct elections.

95.Matter 12.7 is about committees of county or county borough councils with functions of review or scrutiny or making reports or recommendations. Committees under section 19 of the Police and Justice Act 2006 (crime and disorder committees) are not included in this matter.

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