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Application of regulators' principles and code of practice

17Power of Welsh Ministers to apply regulators’ principles and code of practice

In section 24 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (application of regulators’ principles and code of practice to functions specified by order)—

(a)for paragraph (c) of subsection (3) (Wales: limit on power of Minister of the Crown to specify functions) substitute—

(c)a Welsh regulatory function.;

(b)in subsection (4) (power of Welsh Ministers to specify functions) for “regulatory functions exercisable only in or as regards Wales” substitute “Welsh regulatory functions”;

(c)in subsection (10) (definitions) at the appropriate place insert—

  • “Welsh regulatory function” means a regulatory function, so far as exercisable in relation to Wales, if or to the extent that the function relates to matters—

    (a)

    within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales (see section 108 of the Government of Wales Act 2006), or

    (b)

    in respect of which functions are exercisable by the Welsh Ministers.

18Removal of restrictions

Omit subsection (5) of section 24 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (which prevents the regulators’ principles and code from being applied to regulatory functions of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority, the Office of Communications, the Office of Rail and Road or the Water Services Regulation Authority).

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