Search Legislation

The Government of Wales Act 1998 (Commencement No. 1) Order 1998

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Opening Options

 Help about opening options

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Statutory Instruments

1998 No. 2244 (C.52)

DEVOLUTION, WALES

The Government of Wales Act 1998 (Commencement No. 1) Order 1998

Made

1st September 1998

The Secretary of State for Wales, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 158 of the Government of Wales Act 1998(1), hereby makes the following Order:

1.  This Order may be cited as the Government of Wales Act 1998 (Commencement No. 1) Order 1998.

2.  In this Order, references to “the Act” are to the Government of Wales Act 1998.

3.  The date of 2nd September 1998 is appointed for the coming into force of the following provisions of the Act—

  • Section 130(4) and (5) (transfer of Development Board for Rural Wales staff).

  • Section 132(1) and (6) (preparatory work for winding-down of Development Board for Rural Wales).

  • Section 133(3) and (4) (Development Board for Rural Wales—consequential etc. provisions).

  • Section 136(4) and (5) (transfer of Land Authority for Wales Staff).

  • Section 138(1) and (6) (preparatory work for winding-down of Land Authority for Wales).

  • Section 139(3) and (4) (Land Authority for Wales—consequential etc. provisions).

  • Section 140(5) and (6) (transfer of Housing for Wales staff).

  • Section 142(1), (7) and (8) (preparatory work for winding-down of Housing for Wales).

  • Section 143(3) and (4) (Housing for Wales—consequential etc. provisions).

  • Section 150 (abolition of Residuary Body for Wales).

  • Schedule 18 Part VII and section 152 so far as relating thereto (repeals relating to Residuary Body for Wales).

4.  The date of 1st October 1998 is appointed for the coming into force of the following provisions of the Act—

  • Sections 126 to 128 including all provisions of Schedules 13 and 14 (extension of functions of Welsh Development Agency).

  • Section 129 including all provisions of Schedule 15, and section 130(1) to (3) (cessation of functions and transfer of property etc. of Development Board for Rural Wales).

  • Section 131 (Development Board for Rural Wales—transitional provisions).

  • Section 132(2) to (5) and (7) (winding-down of Development Board for Rural Wales).

  • Section 133(1) and (2) (abolition of Development Board for Rural Wales).

  • Section 134, 135 and 136(1) to (3) (Land Authority for Wales—cessation of functions, consequential amendment and transfer of property etc.).

  • Section 137 (Land Authority for Wales—transitional provisions).

  • Section 138(2) to (5) and (7) (winding-down of Land Authority for Wales).

  • Section 139(1) and (2) (abolition of Land Authority for Wales).

  • Schedule 18 Parts III to V and section 152 so far as relating thereto (repeals relating to Welsh Development Agency, Development Board for Rural Wales and Land Authority for Wales).

5.  The date of 1st November 1998 is appointed for the coming into force of the following provisions of the Act—

  • Section 140(1) to (4) including all provisions of Schedule 16, and section 141 (Housing for Wales—transfer of functions and transitional provisions).

  • Section 142(2) to (6) (winding-down of Housing for Wales).

  • Section 143(1) and (2) (abolition of Housing for Wales).

  • Schedule 18 Part VI and section 152 so far as relating thereto (repeals relating to Housing for Wales).

Ron Davies

Secretary of State for Wales

1st September 1998

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order bring into force provisions of Part VI of the Government of Wales Act 1998 relating to the abolition of the Residuary Body for Wales, and the winding-down and abolition of the Development Board for Rural Wales, the Land Authority for Wales and Housing for Wales.

These provisions are brought into force on three different dates as follows—

  • 2nd September 1998—sections 130(4) and (5), 132(1) and (6), 133(3) and (4), 136(4) and (5), 138(1) and (6), 139(3) and (4), 140(5) and (6), 142(1), (7) and (8), 143(3) and (4), 150 and Schedule 18 Part VII (including section 152 so far as relating thereto).

  • 1st October 1998—sections 126–129, 130(1) to (3), 131, 132(2) to (5) and (7), 133(1) and (2), 134, 135, 136(1) to (3), 137, 138(2) to (5) and (7), 139(1) and (2), Schedules 13 to 15 and Schedule 18 Parts III to V (including section 152 so far as relating thereto).

  • 1st November 1998—sections 140(1) to (4), 141, 142(2) to (6), 143(1) and (2), Schedule 16, and Schedule 18 Part VI (including sction 152 so far as relating thereto).

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enactedversion that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources