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The Welsh Language Standards (No. 2) Regulations 2016

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1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Welsh Language Standards (No. 2) Regulations 2016.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 16 February 2016.

(3) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.

(4) In these Regulations—

a “body” (“corff”) means a person listed in Schedule 6;

an “individual” (“unigolyn”) means a member of the public;

a “member of staff” (“aelod o staff”) means an employee of a body or an individual working for a body but not a person appointed to a body by the Welsh Ministers, a Minister of the Crown or Her Majesty (and “staff” (“staff”) must be construed accordingly).

(5) In these Regulations—

(a)references to any activity being carried out by a body, or to any service being provided by a body, are to be read as including a reference to that activity being carried out on the body’s behalf or to that service being provided on the body’s behalf by a third party under arrangements made between the third party and the body;

(b)accordingly, unless a compliance notice provides to the contrary, a body will have failed to comply with a standard in respect of an activity or service it has arranged to be carried out or provided by a third party if that activity or service has not been carried out or provided in accordance with the standard.

Standards specified

2.—(1) In Schedule 1—

(a)Part 1 specifies service delivery standards;

(b)Part 2 provides that a compliance notice must require a body to comply with certain standards specified in Part 1 if it has required the body to comply with certain other standards;

(c)Part 3 defines a number of words and expressions.

(2) In Schedule 2—

(a)Part 1 specifies policy making standards;

(b)Part 2 defines a number of words and expressions.

(3) In Schedule 3—

(a)Part 1 specifies operational standards;

(b)Part 2 provides that a compliance notice must require a body to comply with certain standards specified in Part 1 if it has required the body to comply with certain other standards;

(c)Part 3 defines a number of words and expressions.

(4) In Schedule 4—

(a)Part 1 specifies record keeping standards;

(b)Part 2 defines a number of words and expressions.

(5) Schedule 5 specifies standards that deal with matters which are supplementary to the matters dealt with in the standards specified in Schedules 1 to 4 and, in particular—

(a)Part 1 specifies service delivery standards that deal with supplementary matters;

(b)Part 2 specifies policy making standards that deal with supplementary matters;

(c)Part 3 specifies operational standards that deal with supplementary matters;

(ch)Part 4 specifies record keeping standards that deal with supplementary matters;

(d)Part 5 makes provision about interpreting the supplementary standards;

(dd)Part 6 makes supplementary provision.

Standards that are specifically applicable

3.—(1) The Welsh Ministers authorize (1) the Welsh Language Commissioner to give a compliance notice to the persons listed in Schedule 6 requiring them to comply with any of the standards specified under regulation 2.

(2) But the Commissioner is not authorised to give a compliance notice to—

(a)the Auditor General for Wales requiring him or her to comply with the following standards—

(i)94 to 140,

(ii)145 to 148,

(iii)161 to 166;

(b)the Student Loans Company Limited requiring it to comply with the following standards—

(i)1 to 93,

(ii)144,

(iii)149 to 160.

Carwyn Jones

First Minister of Wales

9 February 2016

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