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appears to the Welsh Ministers that it is appropriate to change the whole

 

or any part of their proposals, they must undertake such further

 

consultation with respect to the changes as they consider appropriate.

 

(2)    

If, after the conclusion of the consultation required by section 5C(6) and

 

subsection (1), the Welsh Ministers consider it appropriate to proceed

 

with the making of an order under section 5C(1), they must lay before the

 

National Assembly for Wales—

 

(a)    

a draft of the order, and

 

(b)    

an explanatory document explaining the proposals and giving

 

details of—

 

(i)    

the Welsh Ministers’ reasons for considering that the

 

conditions in section 5CA(2), where relevant, are

 

satisfied in relation to the proposals,

 

(ii)    

any consultation undertaken under section 5C(6) and

 

subsection (1),

 

(iii)    

any representations received as a result of the

 

consultation, and

 

(iv)    

the changes (if any) made as a result of those

 

representations.

 

(3)    

Provision proposed to be made by the Welsh Ministers under section

 

5C(2) may be included in a draft order laid under subsection (2) and, if it

 

is, the explanatory document laid with the draft order must also explain

 

the proposals under section 5C(2) and give details of any consultation

 

undertaken under section 5C(6) with respect to those proposals.

 

5F      

Determining Assembly procedures for drafts laid under section 5E(2)

 

(1)    

The explanatory document laid with a draft order under section 5E(2)

 

must contain a recommendation by the Welsh Ministers as to which of

 

the following should apply in relation to the making of an order pursuant

 

to the draft order—

 

(a)    

the negative resolution procedure (see section 5G),

 

(b)    

the affirmative resolution procedure (see section 5H), or

 

(c)    

the super-affirmative resolution procedure (see section 5J).

 

(2)    

The explanatory document must give reasons for the Welsh Ministers’

 

recommendation.

 

(3)    

Where the Welsh Ministers’ recommendation is that the negative

 

resolution procedure should apply, that procedure applies unless, within

 

the 30-day period—

 

(a)    

the National Assembly for Wales requires the application of the

 

super-affirmative resolution procedure, in which case that

 

procedure applies, or

 

(b)    

in a case not within paragraph (a), the Assembly requires the

 

application of the affirmative resolution procedure, in which

 

case that procedure applies.

 

(4)    

Where the Welsh Ministers’ recommendation is that the affirmative

 

resolution procedure should apply, that procedure applies unless, within

 

the 30-day period, the National Assembly for Wales requires the

 

application of the super-affirmative resolution procedure, in which case

 

the super-affirmative resolution procedure applies.


 
 

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(5)    

Where the Welsh Ministers’ recommendation is that the super-

 

affirmative resolution procedure should apply, that procedure applies.

 

(6)    

For the purposes of this section, the National Assembly for Wales is to

 

be taken to have required the application of a procedure within the 30-day

 

period if—

 

(a)    

the Assembly resolves within that period that that procedure is to

 

apply, or

 

(b)    

in a case not within paragraph (a), a committee of the Assembly

 

charged with reporting on the draft order has recommended

 

within that period that that procedure should apply and the

 

Assembly has not by resolution rejected that recommendation

 

within that period.

 

(7)    

In this section “the 30-day period” means the 30 days beginning with the

 

day on which the draft order was laid before the National Assembly for

 

Wales under section 5E(2).

 

5G      

Negative resolution procedure for draft laid under section 5E(2)

 

(1)    

For the purposes of this Part, “the negative resolution procedure” in

 

relation to the making of an order pursuant to a draft order laid under

 

section 5E(2) is as follows.

 

(2)    

The Welsh Ministers may make an order in the terms of the draft order

 

subject to the following provisions of this section.

 

(3)    

The Welsh Ministers may not make an order in the terms of the draft

 

order if the National Assembly for Wales so resolves within the 40-day

 

period.

 

(4)    

A committee of the National Assembly for Wales charged with reporting

 

on the draft order may, at any time after the expiry of the 30-day period

 

and before the expiry of the 40-day period, recommend under this

 

subsection that the Welsh Ministers not make an order in the terms of the

 

draft order.

 

(5)    

Where a committee of the National Assembly for Wales makes a

 

recommendation under subsection (4) in relation to a draft order, the

 

Welsh Ministers may not make an order in the terms of the draft order

 

unless the recommendation is, in the same Assembly, rejected by

 

resolution of the Assembly.

 

(6)    

For the purposes of this section an order is made in the terms of a draft

 

order if it contains no material changes to the provisions of the draft

 

order.

 

(7)    

In this section—

 

“the 30-day period” has the meaning given by section 5F(7), and

 

“the 40-day period” means the 40 days beginning with the day on which the

 

draft order was laid before the National Assembly for Wales under

 

section 5E(2).

 

(8)    

For the purpose of calculating the 40-day period in a case where a

 

recommendation is made under subsection (4) by a committee of the

 

National Assembly for Wales but the recommendation is rejected by the

 

Assembly under subsection (5), no account is to be taken of any day

 

between the day on which the recommendation was made and the day on

 

which the recommendation was rejected.


 
 

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5H      

Affirmative resolution procedure for draft laid under section 5E(2)

 

(1)    

For the purposes of this Part, “the affirmative resolution procedure” in

 

relation to the making of an order pursuant to a draft order laid under

 

section 5E(2) is as follows.

 

(2)    

If after the expiry of the 40-day period the draft order is approved by a

 

resolution of the National Assembly for Wales, the Welsh Ministers may

 

make an order in the terms of the draft.

 

(3)    

However, a committee of the National Assembly for Wales charged with

 

reporting on the draft order may, at any time after the expiry of the 30-

 

day period and before the expiry of the 40-day period, recommend under

 

this subsection that no further proceedings be taken in relation to the draft

 

order.

 

(4)    

Where a committee of the National Assembly for Wales makes a

 

recommendation under subsection (3) in relation to a draft order, no

 

proceedings may be taken in relation to the draft order in the Assembly

 

under subsection (2) unless the recommendation is, in the same

 

Assembly, rejected by resolution of the Assembly.

 

(5)    

For the purposes of subsection (2) an order is made in the terms of a draft

 

order if the order contains no material changes to the provisions of the

 

draft order.

 

(6)    

In this section—

 

“the 30-day period” has the meaning given by section 5F(7), and

 

“the 40-day period” has the meaning given by section 5G(7).

 

(7)    

For the purpose of calculating the 40-day period in a case where a

 

recommendation is made under subsection (3) by a committee of the

 

National Assembly for Wales but the recommendation is rejected by the

 

Assembly under subsection (4), no account is to be taken of any day

 

between the day on which the recommendation was made and the day on

 

which the recommendation was rejected.

 

5J      

Super-affirmative resolution procedure for draft laid under section

 

5E(2)

 

(1)    

For the purposes of this Part, “the super-affirmative resolution

 

procedure” in relation to the making of an order pursuant to a draft order

 

laid under section 5E(2) is as follows.

 

(2)    

The Welsh Ministers must have regard to—

 

(a)    

any representations,

 

(b)    

any resolution of the National Assembly for Wales, and

 

(c)    

any recommendation of a committee of the Assembly charged

 

with reporting on the draft order,

 

    

made during the 60-day period in relation to the draft order.

 

(3)    

If, after the expiry of the 60-day period, the Welsh Ministers want to

 

make an order in the terms of the draft order, they must lay before the

 

National Assembly for Wales a statement—

 

(a)    

stating whether any representations were made under subsection

 

(2)(a), and

 

(b)    

if any representations were so made, giving details of them.


 
 

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(4)    

The Welsh Ministers may after the laying of such a statement make an

 

order in the terms of the draft order if it is approved by a resolution of the

 

National Assembly for Wales.

 

(5)    

However, a committee of the National Assembly for Wales charged with

 

reporting on the draft order may, at any time after the laying of a

 

statement under subsection (3) and before the draft order is approved by

 

the Assembly under subsection (4), recommend under this subsection

 

that no further proceedings be taken in relation to the draft order.

 

(6)    

Where a committee of the National Assembly for Wales makes a

 

recommendation under subsection (5) in relation to a draft order, no

 

proceedings may be taken in relation to the draft order in the Assembly

 

under subsection (4) unless the recommendation is, in the same

 

Assembly, rejected by resolution of the Assembly.

 

(7)    

If, after the expiry of the 60-day period, the Welsh Ministers wish to

 

make an order consisting of a version of the draft order with material

 

changes, they must lay before the National Assembly for Wales—

 

(a)    

a revised draft order, and

 

(b)    

a statement giving details of—

 

(i)    

any representations made under subsection (2)(a), and

 

(ii)    

the revisions proposed.

 

(8)    

The Welsh Ministers may after laying a revised draft order and statement

 

under subsection (7) make an order in the terms of the revised draft order

 

if it is approved by a resolution of the National Assembly for Wales.

 

(9)    

However, a committee of the National Assembly for Wales charged with

 

reporting on the revised draft order may, at any time after the revised

 

draft order is laid under subsection (7) and before it is approved by the

 

Assembly under subsection (8), recommend under this subsection that no

 

further proceedings be taken in relation to the revised draft order.

 

(10)    

Where a committee of the National Assembly for Wales makes a

 

recommendation under subsection (9) in relation to a revised draft order,

 

no proceedings may be taken in relation to the revised draft order in the

 

Assembly under subsection (8) unless the recommendation is, in the

 

same Assembly, rejected by resolution of the Assembly.

 

(11)    

For the purposes of subsections (4) and (8) an order is made in the terms

 

of a draft order if it contains no material changes to the provisions of the

 

draft order.

 

(12)    

In this section “the 60-day period” means the 60 days beginning with the

 

day on which the draft order was laid before the National Assembly for

 

Wales under section 5E(2).

 

5K      

Calculation of time periods

 

In calculating any period of days for the purposes of sections 5F to 5J, no

 

account is to be taken of any time during which the National Assembly

 

for Wales is dissolved or during which the Assembly is in recess for more

 

than four days.”’.

 

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Secretary Eric Pickles

 

77

 

Page  9,  line  17  [Clause  8],  leave out from ‘1972)’ to end of line 19.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

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Page  9,  line  19  [Clause  8],  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

In section 60(1) of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (meaning of

 

“subordinate legislation”) for “by the Secretary of State under this Act” substitute

 

“under this Act by the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers”.’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

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Page  9,  line  23  [Clause  8],  after ‘order’, insert ‘made by the Secretary of State’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

80

 

Page  9,  line  24  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘5D(5)’ and insert ‘5C(6A)’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

81

 

Page  9,  line  25  [Clause  8],  after ‘order’, insert ‘made by the Secretary of State’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

82

 

Page  9,  line  27  [Clause  8],  after ‘purpose,’, insert—

 

‘(ba)    

an order made by the Secretary of State under section 5C(2) that—

 

(i)    

amends any Act or provision of an Act, and

 

(ii)    

is not made in accordance with sections 15 to 19 of the

 

Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 as applied by

 

section 5D(3),’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

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Page  9,  line  28  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘which’ and insert ‘made by the Secretary of

 

State, other than an order under section 5C, that’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

84

 

Page  9,  line  32  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘“apart’ and insert ‘“legislation, apart’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

85

 

Page  9,  line  33  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘“apart’ and insert ‘“legislation made by the

 

Secretary of State, apart’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

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Page  9,  line  39  [Clause  8],  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

In section 60 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (orders and regulations)

 

after subsection (5) insert—

 

“(6)    

A statutory instrument containing (alone or with other provisions)—


 
 

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(a)    

an order made by the Welsh Ministers under section 5C(3), other

 

than one that it is made only for the purpose mentioned in section

 

5C(6A),

 

(b)    

an order made by the Welsh Ministers under section 5C(4), other

 

than one that is made only for that purpose or for imposing

 

conditions on the doing of things for a commercial purpose,

 

(c)    

an order made by the Welsh Ministers under section 5C(2) that—

 

(i)    

amends any Act or provision of an Act or amends any

 

Act, or Measure, of the National Assembly for Wales or

 

provision of such an Act or Measure, and

 

(ii)    

is not made in accordance with sections 5F to 5K, or

 

(d)    

subordinate legislation made by the Welsh Ministers, other than

 

an order under section 5C, that amends any Act or provision of

 

an Act,

 

    

may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and

 

approved by a resolution of, the National Assembly for Wales.

 

(7)    

A statutory instrument containing any other subordinate legislation made

 

by the Welsh Ministers, apart from—

 

(a)    

an order under section 5C(1),

 

(b)    

an order under section 5C(2) that is made in accordance with

 

sections 5F to 5K, or

 

(c)    

an order under section 30 or 61,

 

    

is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the National

 

Assembly for Wales.”

 

(4B)    

In section 62 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (application of Act in

 

Wales)—

 

(a)    

in subsection (1)(b) (references to Secretary of State in sections 60 and

 

61) for “sections 60 and” substitute “section”,

 

(b)    

after subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

The reference in subsection (1)(a) to Parts 1 to 6 does not

 

include—

 

(a)    

sections 5A and 5B,

 

(b)    

sections 5C and 5CA,

 

(c)    

section 5D, and

 

(d)    

sections 5E to 5K.”, and

 

(c)    

omit subsection (3) (disapplication of section 60(4) and (5)).’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

87

 

Page  10,  line  4  [Clause  9],  leave out ‘in England’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

88

 

Page  10,  line  5  [Clause  9],  leave out ‘in England’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

89

 

Page  10,  line  28  [Clause  9],  after ‘(1)’, insert ‘and section 18B(1)’.


 
 

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Secretary Eric Pickles

 

90

 

Page  11,  line  16  [Clause  9],  leave out ‘in England’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

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Page  11,  line  22  [Clause  9],  after ‘State’, insert ‘in relation to fire and rescue

 

authorities in England, and the Welsh Ministers in relation to fire and rescue authorities

 

in Wales,’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

92

 

Page  11,  line  39  [Clause  9],  leave out from beginning to end of line 2 on page 12.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

93

 

Page  12,  line  5  [Clause  9],  leave out ‘this section’ and insert ‘subsection (3)’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

94

 

Page  12,  line  15  [Clause  9],  leave out ‘In’ and insert ‘Omit’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

95

 

Page  12,  line  15  [Clause  9],  leave out from ‘charging)’ to end of line 18.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

96

 

Page  12,  line  18  [Clause  9],  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

In section 62 (application of Act in Wales) before subsection (2) insert—

 

“(1B)    

The reference in subsection (1)(a) to Parts 1 to 6 does not include sections

 

18A to 18C.”’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

97

 

Page  12,  line  19  [Clause  9],  after ‘(3)’, insert ‘in relation to England or Wales’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

98

 

Page  12,  line  21  [Clause  9],  after ‘in England’, insert ‘or (as the case may be)

 

Wales’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

99

 

Page  223,  line  4  [Schedule  3],  leave out ‘and “mayor and council manager

 

executive”’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

100

 

Page  223,  line  5  [Schedule  3],  leave out ‘and “mayor and council manager

 

executive”’.


 
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