‘(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations make such provision as the Secretary of State considers appropriate for enabling any of the provisions of sections (Transfer of responsibility for relevant children) to (Scheme for transfer of responsibility for relevant children) to apply in relation to Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.
(2) The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision which—
(a) has a similar effect to any of the provisions mentioned in subsection (1), and
(b) applies in relation to Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.
(3) Regulations under subsection (1) or (2) may—
(a) amend, repeal or revoke any enactment (including an enactment contained in this Act);
(b) confer functions on any person (including a power to make regulations).
(4) Regulations under subsection (1) or (2) may not confer functions on—
(a) the Welsh Ministers,
(b) the Scottish Ministers,
(c) the First Minister and deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland,
(d) a Northern Ireland Minister, or
(e) a Northern Ireland department.
(5) In this section “enactment” includes—
(a) an enactment contained in subordinate legislation within the meaning of the Interpretation Act 1978;
(b) an enactment contained in, or in an instrument made under, an Act or Measure of the National Assembly for Wales;
(c) an enactment contained in, or in an instrument made under, an Act of the Scottish Parliament;
(d) an enactment contained in, or in an instrument made under, Northern Ireland legislation.”—(James Brokenshire.)
This new clause enables the Secretary of State to make regulations to extend any of the provisions made by NC3 to NC6 to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. By virtue of amendment 5, such regulations will be subject to the draft affirmative procedure.
Brought up, and added to the Bill.
Amendment proposed: 29, page 40, line 14, leave out clause 37—(Keir Starmer.)
Question put, That the amendment be made.
The House divided:
Ayes 259, Noes 313.