Welsh Affairs Committee Inquiry Page - The proposed draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Housing) Order 2008

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 (LCO).

At its meeting on 20 May the Welsh Affairs Committee decided formally to accept the Secretary of State’s invitation to the Committee to conduct pre-legislative scrutiny of the proposed Order dealing with housing. The proposed Order, together with an explanatory memorandum by the Welsh Assembly Government, was published as a Command Paper by the Wales Office in May (Cm 7379) and can be found on the Wales Office website at:


Concurrent to the work of the Welsh Affairs Select Committee, a detailed legal examination of the proposed Order will be conducted by the Constitution Committee, House of Lords.

Memoranda submitted so far to the Committee on this Inquiry.


The Committee published it's First Special Report 08-09 on Tuesday 3 February 2009 HC 200: The proposed draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Housing) Order 2008: Government Response to the Committee's Seventh Report of Session 2007-08


The Committee published The proposed draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence)  (Housing) Order 2008 report on Tuesday 14 October 2008.  Chairman's Comments.


Tuesday 1 July 2008 (uncorrected) HC 812-ii
Oral evidence from Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Wales Office

Monday 23 June 2008 (uncorrected) HC 812-i
Oral evidence from Jocelyn Davies AM, Deputy Minister for Housing, Welsh Assembly Government


14/10/1008   Report Published, Chairman's Comments
30/06/2008   Oral evidence session
19/06/2008    Oral evidence sessions
22/05/2008   Announcement of Inquiry