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2. Legislation likely to contain provisions requiring the consent of the Scottish Parliament at Introduction:

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:

3. Legislation that predominantly applies to England and Wales only whilst also containing some significant reserved provisions which will have an impact in Scotland.

4. Legislation that predominantly applies to England and Wales only or which will have a limited impact in Scotland


Government's Legislative Programme (Application to Wales)

The Secretary of State for Wales (Mr. Peter Hain): I am pleased to inform the House that the Queen's
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Speech on Tuesday 6 November unveiled the Government's Third Session legislative programme which contains 11 bills with Welsh Provisions.

There will be three Bills with framework provisions for Wales:

Further information on these provisions will be made available as the provision is introduced.

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:

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.

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