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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2012 No. 746 (W.101)

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, WALES

The Partnership Council for Wales (Local Health Boards and National Health Service Trusts) Order 2012

Made

7 March 2012

Laid before the National Assembly for Wales

9 March 2012

Coming into force

3 April 2012

The Welsh Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred upon them by section 72(5)(e) of the Government of Wales Act 2006(1) make the following Order.

In accordance with section 72(6) of that Act, the Welsh Ministers have consulted with the Partnership Council for Wales(2).

Title, commencement and application

1.  (1)  The title of this Order is the Partnership Council for Wales (Local Health Boards and National Health Service Trusts) Order 2012.

(2) This Order comes into force on 3 April 2012.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order—

“Local Health Boards” (“Byrddau Iechyd Lleol”) means the Local Health Boards established under section 11 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006(3); and

“National Health Service Trusts” (“Ymddiriedolaethau'r Gwasanaeth Iechyd Gwladol”) means the National Health Service Trusts established under section 18 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006(4).

Specification of authorities

3.  Local Health Boards and National Health Service Trusts are specified as local authorities for the purposes of section 72 of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

Carl Sargeant

Minister for Local Government and Communities, one of the Welsh Ministers

7 March 2012

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order specifies Local Health Boards and National Health Service Trusts in Wales as local authorities for the purposes of section 72(5) of the Government of Wales Act 2006. This has the effect of enabling Welsh Ministers to appoint members of Local Health Boards and National Health Service Trusts in Wales as members of the Partnership Council for Wales, established under section 72 of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

The Welsh Ministers' Code of Practice on the carrying out of Regulatory Impact Assessments was considered in relation to this Order. As a result, it was not considered necessary to carry out a regulatory impact assessment as to the likely costs and benefits of complying with this Order.

(2)

References to “the Partnership Council for Wales” are references to the body established and maintained by the Welsh Ministers under section 72(1) of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

(3)

2006 c. 42. See the Local Health Boards (Establishment and Dissolution) (Wales) Order 2009, S.I. 2009/778 (W. 66). This Order amended the Schedule to the Local Health Boards (Establishment) (Wales) Order 2003, S.I. 2003/148 (W.18).

(4)

See the Public Health Wales National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Order 2009, S.I. 2009/2058 (W.177), the Velindre National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Order 1993, S.I. 1993/2838, amended by S.I. 1999/826, S.I. 2002/442 (W.57), S.I. 2002/2199 (W.219), S.I. 2009/2059 (W.178) and the Welsh Ambulance Services National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Order 1998, S.I. 1998/678, amended by S.I. 2009/201 (W.26).

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