Legislation

Wales written question – answered on 11th January 2010.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the (a) title and (b) purpose is of each proposed legislative consent order scheduled for introduction in the present Parliament which his Department has discussed with the Welsh Assembly Government.

Photo of Peter Hain Peter Hain The Secretary of State for Wales

The following table lists the proposed legislative competence orders that my Department has discussed with the Welsh Assembly Government and which are yet to be presented to Parliament or the National Assembly for Wales for approval. I have presented all the proposed orders to Parliament for pre-legislative scrutiny.

Title of proposed LCO Enabling the National Assembly to legislate on:
National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Housing) Order 2009 Automatic fire suppression systems in residential premises.
National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Culture and Other Fields) Order 2009 Functions of local authorities in the support, improvement and promotion of specified areas of culture and sport and recreational activities.
National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Local Government) Order 2009 Community councils, public information relating to local government, members' salaries, allowances and pensions and councillor recruitment and retention.
National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Housing and Local Government) Order 2010 Social housing, meeting the housing needs of vulnerable people and council tax payable in respect of second homes.
National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Education) Order 2010 Conduct and governance of local authority maintained schools, collaboration between those responsible for local authority maintained schools and the establishment of bodies by them.
National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Transport) Order 2010 Concessionary travel and the regulation of vehicles used for learner transport.

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