Legislation Committee (June 1999 - April 2003)
The Legislation Committee was established by virtue of Section 58(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998 to scrutinise Welsh subordinate legislation. Sections 58 and 59 of the Act contain the statutory provisions relating to the functions and membership of the Legislation Committee. Standing Order 11
outlines the responsibilities of the Committee.
The role of the Legislation Committee is to check that the legislation coming before the Assembly is not defective and that any relevant requirements have been complied with. The grounds for the Committee to draw special attention of the Assembly to subordinate legislation" is outlined in Standing Order 11.5.
The National Assembly Advisory Group saw the effective working of the Legislation Committee as an important benefit which the Assembly will bring to the governance of Wales, as well as giving confidence in the competence and quality of legislation emanating from the Assembly.