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Wales Act 2017

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59The Welsh tribunals

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(1)In this Part “Welsh tribunal” means—

(a)the Agricultural Land Tribunal for Wales or Tribiwnlys Tir Amaethyddol Cymru;

(b)the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales;

(c)a rent assessment committee constituted in accordance with Schedule 10 to the Rent Act 1977 (including a leasehold valuation tribunal and a residential property tribunal);

(d)the Special Educational Needs Tribunal for Wales or Tribiwnlys Anghenion Addysgol Arbennig Cymru;

(e)a tribunal constituted in accordance with Schedule 3 to the Education Act 2005 (registration of inspectors in Wales: tribunals hearing appeals under section 27);

(f)a tribunal drawn from the Adjudication Panel for Wales or Panel Dyfarnu Cymru;

(g)the Welsh Language Tribunal or Tribiwnlys y Gymraeg.

(2)Her Majesty may by Order in Council amend subsection (1)

(a)so as to remove or revise a paragraph,

(b)so as to add or substitute a tribunal whose functions—

(i)are exercisable only in relation to Wales, and

(ii)do not relate to reserved matters (within the meaning of the Government of Wales Act 2006), or

(c)so as to make amendments (to provisions of this Part or other enactments) that are consequential on an amendment within paragraph (a) or (b).

(3)No recommendation is to be made to Her Majesty in Council to make an Order in Council under this section unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the Order in Council has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the National Assembly for Wales.

(4)Subsection (3) does not apply to a statutory instrument containing an Order in Council that only makes—

(a)provision for the omission of a paragraph in subsection (1) where the tribunal concerned has ceased to exist,

(b)provision for the variation of a paragraph in consequence of a change of name or transfer of functions, or

(c)amendments within subsection (2)(c).

Such an Order in Council is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Assembly.

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