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Childcare Funding (Wales) Act 2019

Section 12 - Supplementary provision about regulations under this Act

28.This section explains that powers to make regulations under the Act are to be exercised by statutory instrument (which means that certain procedural and other requirements contained in the Statutory Instruments Act 1946 apply in relation to regulations made under the Act) and specifies that the affirmative procedure will apply to each use of the regulation-making powers. This means that any regulations made under the Act are subject to the express approval of the National Assembly for Wales.

29.Section 12 also makes it clear that any regulations made under the Act may confer a discretion on any person. The power to confer a discretion is necessary in order to give the Welsh Ministers flexibility in the operational arrangements to be made for administering any funding provided in accordance with section 1, for example, when making a decision whether to impose a penalty for the provision of false or misleading information provided by a person in connection with their application for funding. A person exercising a discretion in such circumstances must exercise reasonable judgement in order to determine whether or not to impose a penalty and, if a penalty is imposed, the amount of that penalty.

30.Any regulations made under the Act may also make different provision for different purposes, make consequential, incidental, supplementary, transitory, transitional or saving provision.

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