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Government of Wales Act 2006

Small country: Big change

The Government of Wales Act 2006 (the 2006 Act) has major implications for the future governance of Wales. It changes, in a number of significant respects, the original devolution settlement for Wales laid down in the Government of Wales Act 1998.

Access the full text and explanatory notes to the 2006 Act via the National Archives website.

Schedule 7 to the Government of Wales Act 2006

04/03/11
Schedule 7 to the Act lists the subjects in the 20 devolved areas which the National Assembly for Wales can pass Assembly Bills on.
 

Schedule 5 to the Government of Wales Act 2006

23/09/10
Schedule 5 to the Act alphabetically lists 20 devolved areas, called Fields, within which the National Assembly for Wales can seek legislative competence (i.e. the ability) to pass Assembly Measures over certain topics, called Matters.
 

A Brief Guide to the Legislative Competence of the Assembly

21/08/09
A brief introduction to the National Assembly's legislative competence (i.e. its ability to pass Welsh laws) and how the National Assembly can obtain legislative competence.
 

Guide to the Government of Wales Act 2006

28/03/07
The Guide to the Act provides a detailed introduction to each Part of, and each Schedule to, the Act.
 

Brief Overview - Government of Wales Act 2006

28/03/07
The Government of Wales Act 2006 (the 2006 Act) has major implications for the future governance of Wales. It changes, in a number of significant respects, the original devolution settlement for Wales laid down in the Government of Wales Act 1998 (the 1998 Act).