The National Assembly for Wales has powers to make laws, known as ‘Acts of the Assembly’. These may originate as a Public Bill introduced by the Welsh Government (usually following consultation on a White Paper), an Assembly Committee, an individual Assembly Member or the Assembly Commission. Law applicable to Wales in certain non-devolved areas continues to be made in Parliament.
Progress of legislation as well as guidance about the legislative process is available on the National Assembly website and UK Parliament website.
The below details some of the Bills that the WLGA has given evidence on, either during the policy development stage (White Paper) or during pre-legislative scrutiny:
Local Government (Wales) Bill (Introduced 26 January 2015)
Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill (Introduced 12 September 2016)
Public Health (Wales) Bill (Introduced 7 November 2016)
Landfill Disposals Tax (Wales) Bill (Introduced 28 November 2016)
Additional Learning Needs and Educational Tribunal (Wales) Bill (Introduced 12 December 2016)
Trade Union (Wales) Bill (Introduced 16 January 2017)
Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill (Introduced 13 March 2017)
Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill (Introduced 2nd October 2017)
For more information contact: Daniel Hurford