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Assembly powers tracking notes (May 2007 - March 2011)

During the Third Assembly, Schedule 5 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 was amended to add specific 'matters' to broad subject 'fields', thereby extending the legislative competence of the Assembly and providing more policy areas in which it was possible to make Measures.

These tracking notes are produced by the National Assembly for Wales Research Service, and provide a log of amendments, both proposed and enacted, to Schedule 5.

Please note that The National Assembly for Wales has formally approved the move to further powers following the result of the referendum in March. The Order, put forward by the Welsh Government, should come into effect from 5 May 2011, the day of the Assembly election.

The Order effectively sees the end of the established Legislative Competence Order process, which saw powers handed to the National Assembly on a case-by-case basis. The Assembly will no longer have to ask permission from the UK Parliament to make laws, which will in future be known as Assembly Acts rather than Measures.

Instead, it will be able to make laws in all matters contained within the 20 subjects already devolved to the Assembly.

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Tracking notes (May 2007 - March 2011)


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