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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2018 No. 342 (W. 62) (C. 29)

Disclosure Of Information, England And Wales

The Digital Economy Act 2017 (Commencement No. 1) (England and Wales) Regulations 2018

Made

8 March 2018

The Welsh Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 118(5) and (7) of the Digital Economy Act 2017(1).

Title and interpretation

1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Digital Economy Act 2017 (Commencement No. 1) (England and Wales) Regulations 2018.

(2) In these Regulations, “the 2017 Act” means the Digital Economy Act 2017.

Provisions coming into force on the day after the day on which these Regulations are made

2.  The following provisions of the 2017 Act come into force on the day after the day on which these Regulations are made—

(a)section 35 (disclosure of information to improve public service delivery), but only for the purposes of making regulations in relation to the disclosure of information to or by a water or sewerage undertaker for an area which is wholly or mainly in Wales;

(b)section 38 (disclosure of information to water and sewerage undertakers etc.), but only for the purposes of making regulations in relation to the disclosure of information to or by a water or sewerage undertaker for an area which is wholly or mainly in Wales; and

(c)section 44 (regulations), so far as it relates to the purposes specified in paragraphs (a) and (b).

Provisions coming into force on 1 April 2018

3.—(1) The following provisions of the 2017 Act come into force on 1 April 2018 so far as they relate to the disclosure of information to or by a water or sewerage undertaker for an area which is wholly or mainly in Wales—

(a)section 35 (disclosure of information to improve public service delivery), for all remaining purposes;

(b)section 38 (disclosure of information to water and sewerage undertakers etc.), for all remaining purposes;

(c)section 39 (disclosure of information by water and sewerage undertakers etc.);

(d)section 40 (further provisions about disclosures under any of sections 35 to 39);

(e)section 41 (confidentiality of personal information);

(f)section 42 (information disclosed by the Revenue and Customs);

(g)section 43 (code of practice);

(h)section 44 (regulations), for all remaining purposes;

(i)section 45 (interpretation of this chapter etc.);

(j)Schedule 4 (public service delivery: specified persons for the purposes of section 35);

(k)Schedule 6 (public service delivery: specified persons for the purposes of sections 38 and 39).

(2) Chapters 5 and 6 of Part 5 of the 2017 Act come into force on 1 April 2018, so far as they relate to the disclosure of information by the Welsh Revenue Authority.

Mark Drakeford

Cabinet Secretary for Finance, one of the Welsh Ministers

8 March 2018

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations are made by the Welsh Ministers under the Digital Economy Act 2017 (“the Act”).

Regulation 2 commences certain provisions in Chapter 1 of Part 5 of the Act on the day after the day on which these Regulations are made, for the purpose of making regulations in relation to the disclosure of information to or by a water or sewerage undertaker for an area which is wholly or mainly in Wales.

Regulation 3 commences provisions in Chapter 1 of Part 5 of the Act on 1 April 2018, for all remaining purposes and so far as they relate to the disclosure of information to or by a water or sewerage undertaker for an area which is wholly or mainly in Wales.

Regulation 3 also commences Chapters 5 and 6 of Part 5 of the Act on 1 April 2018 so far as they relate to the disclosure of information by the Welsh Revenue Authority.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT REGULATIONS

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

The following provisions of the Act have been or are to be brought into force by commencement regulations made by the Secretary of State before the date of these Regulations:

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I. No.
Section 4 (partially)31 July 20172017/765
Section 4 (further purposes)22 November 20172017/1136
Section 4 (for remaining purposes)28 December 20172017/1286
Section 531 July 20172017/765
Section 631 July 20172017/765
Section 831 July 20172017/765
Section 14 (partially)31 July 20172017/765
Section 15 (partially)31 July 20172017/765
Section 1631 July 20172017/765
Section 1731 July 20172017/765
Section 21(5) (partially)31 July 20172017/765
Section 22 (partially)31 July 20172017/765
Section 2531 July 20172017/765
Section 26(2)31 July 20172017/765
Section 2731 July 20172017/765
Section 30(1) and (2) (partially)31 July 20172017/765
Section 321 October 20172017/765
Section 331 October 20172017/765
Section 3431 July 20172017/765
Section 35 (partially)1 October 20172017/765
Section 36 (partially)1 October 20172017/765
Section 43 (partially)1 October 20172017/765
Section 44 (partially)1 October 20172017/765
Section 46 (partially)31 July 20172017/765
Section 47 (partially)31 July 20172017/765
Section 48 (partially)1 October 20172017/765
Section 52 (partially)1 October 20172017/765
Section 54 (partially)1 October 20172017/765
Section 56 (partially)1 October 20172017/765
Section 60 (partially)1 October 20172017/765
Section 62 (partially)1 October 20172017/765
Section 70 (partially)1 October 20172017/765
Section 7431 July 20172017/765
Section 7631 July 20172017/765
Section 7731 July 20172017/765
Section 7831 July 20172017/765
Section 79, except subsection (3) (partially)31 July 20172017/765
Section 80 (partially)1 October 20172017/765
Section 81 (partially)31 July 20172017/765
Section 8731 July 20172017/765
Section 9231 July 20172017/765
Section 93, except subsection (3)31 July 20172017/765
Section 9531 July 20172017/765
Section 9831 July 20172017/765
Section 10031 July 20172017/765
Section 10131 July 20172017/765
Section 1021 October 20182017/765
Section 10431 July 20172017/765
Section 106 (partially)31 July 20172017/765
Section 10831 July 20172017/765
Section 10931 July 20172017/765
Section 11031 July 20172017/765
Schedule 1 (partially)31 July 20172017/765
Schedule 1 (further purposes)22 November 20172017/1136
Schedule 1 (for remaining purposes)28 December 20172017/1286
Schedule 228 December 20172017/1286
Schedule 3, paragraph 4731 July 20172017/765
Schedule 3 (for remaining purposes)28 December 20172017/1286

See also section 118 of the Act for provisions that came into force on 27 April 2017 and 27 June 2017

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