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PART 2E+WINTERPRETATION AND OPERATION OF WELSH LEGISLATION

References in Welsh legislation to legislation and other documentsE+W

21References to portions of enactments, instruments and documentsE+W

(1)Where an [F1Act of Senedd Cymru] or a Welsh subordinate instrument—

(a)describes or refers to a portion of any enactment, instrument or document, and

(b)does so by referring to words, sections or other parts from or to which (or from and to which) the portion extends,

the portion includes the words, sections or other parts referred to.

(2)In subsection (1), “enactment” includes an enactment which is, or is contained in, any of the following—

(a)an Act of the Scottish Parliament;

(b)Northern Ireland legislation (within the meaning given by section 24(5) of the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30));

(c)an instrument made under legislation mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b).

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I1S. 21 in force for specified purposes at 11.9.2019, see s. 44(1)(c)

I2S. 21 in force at 1.1.2020 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2019/1333, art. 2

22Edition of [F1Act of Senedd Cymru] or Assembly Measure referred toE+W

(1)This section applies where an [F1Act of Senedd Cymru] or a Welsh subordinate instrument refers to an [F1Act of Senedd Cymru] (including an [F1Act of Senedd Cymru] to which this Part does not apply) or an Assembly Measure.

(2)The reference is a reference to the certified copy of the Act, or to the Measure as approved, which is published—

(a)by the Queen's Printer, or

(b)under the superintendence or authority of Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I3S. 22 in force for specified purposes at 11.9.2019, see s. 44(1)(c)

I4S. 22 in force at 1.1.2020 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2019/1333, art. 2

23Edition of Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom referred toE+W

(1)This section applies where an [F1Act of Senedd Cymru] or a Welsh subordinate instrument refers to an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (whether by its short title or by year, statute, session or chapter).

(2)The reference is a reference to the Act as enacted which is published—

(a)by the Queen's Printer, or

(b)under the superintendence or authority of Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

(3)But—

(a)where the reference is to an Act included in a revised edition of the statutes printed by authority, the reference is a reference to that edition;

(b)where paragraph (a) does not apply and the reference is to an Act included in the edition prepared under the direction of the Record Commission, the reference is a reference to that edition.

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I5S. 23 in force for specified purposes at 11.9.2019, see s. 44(1)(c)

I6S. 23 in force at 1.1.2020 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2019/1333, art. 2

24References to direct EU legislation retained in domestic law after EU exitE+W

(1)This section applies where—

(a)an [F1Act of Senedd Cymru] receives Royal Assent, or a Welsh subordinate instrument is made, on or after [F2implementation period completion day], and

(b)the Act or instrument refers to any EU regulation, EU decision, EU tertiary legislation or provision of the EEA agreement that forms part of domestic law by virtue of section 3 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16) [F3or section 1 of the Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Act 2020 (c. 2)] (incorporation of direct EU legislation).

(2)The reference is a reference to the EU regulation, EU decision, EU tertiary legislation or provision of the EEA agreement as it forms part of domestic law (and not as it forms part of EU law).

(3)In this section, the following expressions have the meanings given by section 20(1) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018—

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I7S. 24 in force for specified purposes at 11.9.2019, see s. 44(1)(c)

I8S. 24 in force at 1.1.2020 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2019/1333, art. 2

25References to enactments are to enactments as amendedE+W

(1)This section applies where—

(a)an [F1Act of Senedd Cymru] or a Welsh subordinate instrument refers to an enactment (“A”), and

(b)at any time (whether before, on or after the day on which the F4... Act receives Royal Assent or the F5... instrument is made) A is amended, extended or applied by an enactment (”B”).

(2)The reference to A is a reference to A as amended, extended or applied by B.

(3)Nothing in sections 22 to 24 limits the operation of this section.

(4)In subsection (1), “enactment” includes an enactment which is, or is contained in, any of the following—

(a)an Act of the Scottish Parliament;

(b)Northern Ireland legislation (within the meaning given by section 24(5) of the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30));

(c)an instrument made under legislation mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b).

Textual Amendments

F4Word in s. 25(1)(b) omitted (6.5.2020) by virtue of Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act 2020 (anaw 1), s. 42(2), Sch. 1 para. 5(3)(a)(4)(c)

F5Words in s. 25(1)(b) omitted (6.5.2020) by virtue of Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act 2020 (anaw 1), s. 42(2), Sch. 1 para. 5(3)(b)(4)(c)

Commencement Information

I9S. 25 in force for specified purposes at 11.9.2019, see s. 44(1)(c)

I10S. 25 in force at 1.1.2020 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2019/1333, art. 2

26References to EU instrumentsE+W

(1)This section applies where—

(a)an [F1Act of Senedd Cymru] or a Welsh subordinate instrument refers to an EU instrument (“A”), and

(b)before the day on which the F6... Act receives Royal Assent or the F7... instrument is made, A has been amended, extended or applied by another EU instrument (“B”).

(2)The reference to A is a reference to A as amended, extended or applied by B.

(3)See also regulation 2 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Consequential Modifications and Repeals and Revocations) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/628) F8... .

Textual Amendments

F6Word in s. 26(1)(b) omitted (6.5.2020) by virtue of Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act 2020 (anaw 1), s. 42(2), Sch. 1 para. 5(3)(a)(4)(d)

F7Words in s. 26(1)(b) omitted (6.5.2020) by virtue of Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act 2020 (anaw 1), s. 42(2), Sch. 1 para. 5(3)(b)(4)(d)

Commencement Information

I11S. 26 in force for specified purposes at 11.9.2019, see s. 44(1)(c)

I12S. 26 in force at 1.1.2020 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2019/1333, art. 2