Explanatory Notes

Local Government (Wales) Act 2015


25 November 2015

Commentary on Sections

Section 44 – Regulations

84.This section provides that any power to make regulations conferred on the Welsh Ministers under the Act is exercisable by statutory instrument.

85.Merger regulations, regulations of general application relating to voluntary mergers, and regulations requiring the establishing of transition committees may not be made unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the regulations is laid before and approved by the National Assembly for Wales.

86.Regulations to amend the start date for the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales’s 10-yearly review period for electoral arrangements of principal areas and to amend the thresholds for transactions covered by the opinion/consent regime involving the Welsh Ministers and other specified persons will be subject to the negative resolution procedure of the National Assembly for Wales.