The Government of Wales Act 2006 introduced a process enabling the National Assembly for Wales further to enhance its law-making powers by a new procedure known as Legislative Competence Orders in Council. The first few proposed Orders have been laid before the Assembly and published, and further proposed Orders will follow.
Part of the process envisaged by the Act involves the Welsh Affairs Committee at Westminster in scrutinising the proposed Orders before they become law.
The Welsh Affairs Committee looks forward to playing its part in this new procedure and welcomes the opportunity it provides for working together with the Assembly Committees, both in Westminster and in Cardiff, in examining the proposed Orders.
The Committee has published its Special Report on LCO additional learning needs on Friday 29 February 2008 at 10.00 am, as the
First Special Report of Session 2007-08 (HC 377)
The Report was published on Friday 21 December at 10.00 am
ORAL EVIDENCE SESSIONS:
Wednesday 21 November 2007 (uncorrected) HC 44-ii
Oral evidence from Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills, Welsh Assembly Government and officials
Wednesday 7 November 2007 (uncorrected) HC 44-i
Oral evidence from Huw Irranca-Davies, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, and officials, Wales Office
Publication of Report
Announcement of LCOs