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Statutory Instruments

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the statutory instruments issued by his Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals. [106323]

The Statutory Instruments issued by the Wales Office alone are as follows:

National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) Order 2002 No.834

Purpose: to make provision regarding National Assembly elections including allowing for postal voting as of right and making provision for assisting disabled voters.

Local Government Act 2000 (Commencement No.3) (Wales) Order 2002 No. 1359

Purpose: to commence section 93 of the Act which enables grants for welfare services to be made to local authorities by the National Assembly for Wales.

National Assembly for Wales (Disqualification) Order 2003 No.437

Purpose: to prescribe those offices which disqualified the holders from membership of the National Assembly.

Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales (Accounts, Audit and Reports) Order 2003 No.749

Purpose: to provide for the preparation and audit of the accounts of the Commission and for the preparation and publication of an annual report of the Commission.

National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) Order 2003 No. 284

Purpose: to make provision for the conduct of elections and return of members to the National Assembly for Wales and other related matters. It replaces and revokes the National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) Order 1999 No. 450 and the National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) Order 2002 No. 834.