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Legislation (Wales) Act 2019

Section 15 – Continuity of powers and duties

93.Section 15 puts beyond doubt that powers conferred and duties imposed on a person are continuous, and may be exercised from time to time and as necessary. It applies to all powers and duties conferred or imposed by Assembly Acts and Welsh subordinate instruments to which Part 2 applies, including powers and duties to make subordinate legislation.

94.Section 15 has effect except to the extent that express provision is made to the contrary or the context requires otherwise. It is equivalent to section 12 of the 1978 Act, which will continue to apply to powers and duties conferred or imposed by Assembly Acts that receive Royal Assent before Part 2 of the Act comes into force, or by subordinate legislation made before then.

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