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Third Assembly (2007 - 2011)

Legislation

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.

The Assembly’s legislative competence

The areas within which the Assembly currently has legislative competence are set out in Schedule 5 to the Government of Wales Act 2006. A series of Assembly Powers Tracking Notes which show the extent of the Assembly's legislative competence and track additions (both approved and proposed) to Schedule 5 can be found here: Assembly Powers Tracking Notes.

 

Measures

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A Measure is a piece of law made by the Assembly. It has similar effect to an Act of Parliament. The Assembly is able to pass Measures on any ‘matter’ listed in Schedule 5 to the 2006 Act.

Legislative Competence Orders

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Legislative Competence Orders are a type of secondary (or ‘subordinate’) legislation which transfer specific powers from Parliament to the Assembly

Details of all proposed Orders laid before the Third Assembly can be found here

Subordinate Legislation

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The Assembly also scrutinises Subordinate Legislation made by the Welsh Ministers under powers delegated by an Assembly Measure or an Act of Parliament.
Subordinate legislation includes orders, regulations, rules and schemes as well as statutory guidance and local orders.

 
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Guide to the Legislative Process

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Third Assembly (2007 - 2011) This section explains how the legislative process in the Third Assembly worked, including information on Legislative Competence Orders, Assembly Measures, and guidance documents such as Schedule 5.

Guide to the Legislative Process

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