Search Legislation

Legislation (Wales) Act 2019

Exit from the EU:

There may be changes and effects to this Legislation not yet recorded or applied to the text

New legislation with 'EU Exit' in the title that references (and therefore may change) this legislation item:

Due to a high volume of changes being made to legislation for EU exit, we have not been able to research and record them all. More information is available about EU Legislation and UK Law. The following results are legislation items with 'EU Exit' in their title that directly reference and therefore may change this item of legislation. To understand whether or not the text of this legislation is up to date, please check those references in the following pieces of legislation.

There are currently no additional references that you need to check.

Changes to legislation:

There are outstanding changes not yet made by the legislation.gov.uk editorial team to Legislation (Wales) Act 2019. Those changes will be listed when you open the content using the Table of Contents below. Any changes that have already been made by the team appear in the content and are referenced with annotations. Help about Changes to Legislation

Close

Changes to Legislation

Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. Changes and effects are recorded by our editorial team in lists which can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area. Where those effects have yet to be applied to the text of the legislation by the editorial team they are also listed alongside the affected provisions when you open the content using the Table of Contents below.

  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 ACCESSIBILITY OF WELSH LAW

    1. 1.Duty to keep accessibility of Welsh law under review

    2. 2.Programme to improve accessibility of Welsh law

  3. PART 2 INTERPRETATION AND OPERATION OF WELSH LEGISLATION

    1. Application and effect of Part

      1. 3.Legislation to which this Part applies

      2. 4.Effect of provisions in this Part

    2. Bilingual Welsh legislation

      1. 5.Equal status of Welsh and English language texts

    3. Meaning of words and expressions used in Welsh legislation

      1. 6.Definitions of words and expressions

      2. 7.Words in the singular include the plural and vice versa

      3. 8.Words denoting a gender are not limited to that gender

      4. 9.Variations of a word or expression due to grammar etc.

      5. 10.References to time of day

      6. 11.References to the Sovereign

      7. 12.Measurement of distance

    4. Service of documents by post or electronically

      1. 13.Service of documents by post or electronically

      2. 14.Day on which service is deemed to be effected

    5. Powers and duties

      1. 15.Continuity of powers and duties

      2. 16.Exercise of a power or duty that is not in force

      3. 17.Inclusion of sunset provisions and review provisions in subordinate legislation

      4. 18.Revoking, amending and re-enacting subordinate legislation

      5. 19.Amendment of subordinate legislation by an Act of Senedd Cymru

      6. 20.Varying and withdrawing directions

    6. References in Welsh legislation to legislation and other documents

      1. 21.References to portions of enactments, instruments and documents

      2. 22.Edition of Act of Senedd Cymru or Assembly Measure referred to

      3. 23.Edition of Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom referred to

      4. 24.References to direct EU legislation retained in domestic law after EU exit

      5. 25.References to enactments are to enactments as amended

      6. 26.References to EU instruments

    7. Duplication of criminal offences

      1. 27.Duplicated offences

    8. Application to the Crown

      1. 28.Application of Welsh legislation to the Crown

    9. Coming into force of legislation

      1. 29.Time when Welsh legislation comes into force

      2. 30.Day on which an Act of Senedd Cymru comes into force

      3. 31.Orders and regulations bringing Acts of Senedd Cymru into force

    10. Amendment, repeal and revocation of legislation

      1. 32.Amendments made to or by Welsh legislation

      2. 33.Repeals and revocations do not revive law previously repealed, revoked or abolished

      3. 34.General savings in connection with repeals and revocations

      4. 35.Effect of re-enactment

      5. 36.Referring to an Act of Senedd Cymru by its short title after repeal

      6. 37.Meaning of repeal and revocation in this Part

  4. PART 3 MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 38.Power to replace descriptions of dates and times in Welsh legislation

    2. 39.Power to make subordinate legislation in different forms

    3. 40.Combining subordinate legislation subject to different Senedd procedures

  5. PART 4 GENERAL

    1. 41.Consequential amendments and repeals

    2. 42.Power to make additional provision to give full effect to this Act

    3. 43.Regulations made under this Act

    4. 44.Coming into force of this Act

    5. 45.Short title

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS AND REPEALS

      1. Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30)

        1. 1.For section 23B of the Interpretation Act 1978 (application of...

      2. Government of Wales Act 2006 (c. 32)

        1. 2.(1) The Government of Wales Act 2006 is amended as...

      3. Waste (Wales) Measure 2010 (nawm 8)

        1. 3.(1) The Waste (Wales) Measure 2010 is amended as follows....

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. The revised version is currently only available in English.

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

Original (As Enacted or Made) - Welsh:The original Welsh language 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

Explanatory Notes

Text created by the Welsh Government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes accompany all Acts of the Welsh Parliament.

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 enacted version 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
Close

Timeline of Changes

This timeline shows the different points in time where a change occurred. The dates will coincide with the earliest date on which the change (e.g an insertion, a repeal or a substitution) that was applied came into force. The first date in the timeline will usually be the earliest date when the provision came into force. In some cases the first date is 01/02/1991 (or for Northern Ireland legislation 01/01/2006). This date is our basedate. No versions before this date are available. For further information see the Editorial Practice Guide and Glossary under Help.

Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources