The Government of Wales Act 2006 provides for the Assembly to make laws, known as Acts.
The Assembly’s legislative competence
The Assembly is able to make laws on a number of different Subjects — these are set out in Schedule 7 to the Government of Wales Act 2006
This section explains how the legislative process in the Fourth Assembly works, including information on Bills and Acts and guidance documents such as Schedule 7.
New legislative powers were conferred on the National Assembly for Wales at the start of the Third Assembly in May 2007. These new powers were provided for in the Government of Wales Act 2006, which allows for the Assembly to pass legislation in areas where it has legislative competence.