Section 109 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 (the 2006 Act) allows Her Majesty, by Order in Council, to amend Schedule 7 to the 2006 Act, provided that a draft of the Order has first been approved by the Assembly and both Houses of Parliament.
Standing Order 25 provides for the procedure to be followed in respect of the consideration of Orders in Council that are to be made under section 109 of the Government of Wales Act 2006.
The Government of Wales Act 2006 (Amendment) Order 2019 will add to the exemptions at paragraphs 9(6) and 10(2) of Schedule 7B of the 2006 Act “electoral registration officers (within the meaning given in section 8 of the Representation of the People Act 1983).” It also provides for how these amendments affect the operation of article 45 of the Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) Order 2018.
The proposed Order was laid before the National Assembly on 16 July 2019. The Business Committee has referred the proposed Order to the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee for detailed consideration, and has set a reporting deadline of 30 September 2019.
Business type: Legislation
Status: For consideration
First published: 24/07/2019