Proposed Order in Council - The Government of Wales Act 2006 (Amendment) Order 2019

Section 109 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 (the 2006 Act) allows Her Majesty, by Order in Council, to amend Schedule 7 to the 2006 Act, provided that a draft of the Order has first been approved by the Assembly and both Houses of Parliament.

Standing Order 25 provides for the procedure to be followed in respect of the consideration of Orders in Council that are to be made under section 109 of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

The Government of Wales Act 2006 (Amendment) Order 2019 will add to the exemptions at paragraphs 9(6) and 10(2) of Schedule 7B of the 2006 Act “electoral registration officers (within the meaning given in section 8 of the Representation of the People Act 1983).” It also provides for how these amendments affect the operation of article 45 of the Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) Order 2018.

The proposed Order was laid before the National Assembly on 16 July 2019. The Business Committee referred the proposed Order to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee for detailed consideration. The Committee published its report on 30 September 2019.

Following the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee’s scrutiny of the proposed Order, the draft Order and Explanatory Memorandum were laid in the Table Office on 16 October 2019. The Senedd approved the draft Order in Plenary on 6 November 2019.

Business type: Legislation

Status: For consideration

First published: 24/07/2019