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Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Supplementary Provisions) (Department for Transport)
Child Maintenance and Other Payments (Department for Work and Pensions)
Counter-Terrorism (Home Office)
Crossrail (Department for Transport)
Employment (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform)
Energy (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform)
European Communities (Finance) (HMT)
European Union Reform Treaty (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Department of Health)
National Insurance Contributions (HMT)
Political Party Funding and Expenditure (MOJ)
Pensions (Department for Work and Pensions)
Discussions will continue between the Government and the Scottish Executive on Bills that might include provisions that trigger the Sewel Convention. The Bills identified within the Queen's Speech in this section are as follows:
Climate Change (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) Legislation relating to Climate Change is likely to include provisions in devolved areas to meet the new emissions target. The environment is a devolved matter in Scotland.
Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts (HMT) Scottish Ministers will be provided with a power in this Bill to distribute funds drawn from dormant bank accounts - Welsh and Northern Irish Ministers will also have similar powers. This will enable Scottish Ministers to direct spending priorities for their share of these assets in Scotland.
Education and Skills (Department for Child, Schools and Families) Education is a devolved matter but the Bill is likely
to include provisions relating to data sharing that extend to Scotland to allow access to longitudinal surveys. This will enable assessments to be made on wage impact of education and training provisions.
Health and Social Care Bill (Department of Health) Health is a predominantly devolved matter, but the Bill will contain provisions relating to the regulation of health care professions; where the regulation of particular professions is devolved, the consent of the Scottish Parliament is required in order to produce a consistent and fair system across the UK for healthcare professionals.
Criminal Justice and Immigration (Ministry of Justice)
Local Transport (Department for Transport)
Planning Reform (Department for Communities and Local Government)
Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform)
Children and Young Persons (Department for Child, Schools and Families)
Housing and Regeneration (Department for Communities and Local Government)
Sale of Student Loans (HMT)
The Secretary of State for Wales (Mr. Peter Hain):
I am pleased to inform the House that the Queen's
Speech on Tuesday 6 November unveiled the Government's Third Session legislative programme which contains 11 bills with Welsh Provisions.
Education and Skills Bill
Local Transport Bill
There are currently a further eight Bills in the programme which may contain specific provisions for Wales, which will generally be provisions to confer the same powers on Welsh Ministers, in devolved areas of responsibility, as are being conferred on UK Ministers in those areas in relation to England. These are:
Health and Social Care Bill
Sale of Student Loans Bill
Children and Young People Bill
Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill
Climate Change Bill
Housing and Regeneration Bill
Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill
The Government are committed to delivering devolution and this Session, the first since the Government of Wales Act 2006 has come into effect, will see a record number of proposals for legislative competence to be transferred from Westminster to the National Assembly for Wales, both through framework powers, and by using the new Order in Council process. This marks a coming of age of devolution in Wales, with the Assembly being given the law-making power it needs to properly implement its own policies for the benefit of the people of Wales.