Clause 25

Part of Further Education and Training Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 1:45 pm on 14th June 2007.

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Photo of Nick Ainger Nick Ainger Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Wales Office 1:45 pm, 14th June 2007

There is a process between officials in the Department for Education and Skills and the Department for Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills in the Assembly. Once it was known that the Bill was coming, the process of discussions at official level to bring forward a framework power started. The White Paper preceding the Government of Wales Act 2006, which was published in September 2005, identified that one of the ways to give legislative competence to the Assembly was through this primary legislative route, where framework powers would be included, where appropriate, in UK or England and Wales pieces of legislation. We flagged that up then, and since then we have had the NHS Redress Act 2006 and the Education and Inspections Act 2006, which have given framework powers in those areas.