SL(5)286 – The Environment, Planning and Rural Affairs (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2018

Background and Purpose

These Regulations make a number of technical amendments to a number of statutory instruments relating to planning, agriculture, animal health, fisheries and the environment and do not introduce any policy changes.

Procedure

Negative

Technical Scrutiny

No points are identified for reporting under Standing Order 21.2 in respect of this instrument.

Merits Scrutiny

No points are identified for reporting under Standing Order 21.3 in respect of this instrument.

Implications arising from exiting the European Union

These Regulations correct out of date references to European and domestic legislation prior to the UK’s exit from the EU.

As para 4 of the EM notes, “the technical changes made by these Regulations are necessary to ensure the effective and correct functioning of the statute book following the UK’s exit from the EU. The amendments include updating references to European and domestic legislation, minor drafting corrections and the revocation of legislation which is no longer applicable”.

Government Response

No government response is required.

Legal Advisers

Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

27 November 2018