Government of Wales Bill—
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Exceptions

      Ports, harbours, piers and boatslips, except in relation to matters reserved by virtue of paragraph (d), (f), (g) or (i).
  Regulation of works which may obstruct or endanger navigation.
  E4.   Air transport Regulation of aviation and air transport, including the subject-matter of—
(a)  the Carriage by Air Act 1961,
(b)  the Carriage by Air (Supplementary Provisions) Act 1962,
(c)  the Carriage by Air and Road Act 1979 so far as relating to carriage by air,
(d)  the Civil Aviation Act 1982,
(e)  the Aviation Security Act 1982,
(f)  the Airports Act 1986, and
(g)  sections 1 (endangering safety at aerodromes) and 48 (powers in relation to certain aircraft) of the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990,
  and arrangements to compensate or repatriate passengers in the event of an air transport operator's insolvency.
 

Exceptions

      The subject-matter of the following sections of the Civil Aviation Act 1982—
(a)  section 25 (Secretary of State's power to provide aerodromes),
(b)  section 30 (provision of aerodromes and facilities at aerodromes by local authorities),
(c)  section 31 (power to carry on ancillary business in connection with local authority aerodromes),
(d)  section 34 (financial assistance for certain aerodromes),
(e)  section 25 (facilities for consultation at certain aerodromes),
(f)  section 36 (health control at Secretary of State's aerodromes and aerodromes of Civil Aviation Authority), and
(g)  sections 41 to 43 and 50 (powers in relation to land exercisable in connection with civil aviation) where land is to be or was acquired for the purpose of airport development or expansion.
  The subject-matter of Part II (transfer of airport undertakings of local authorities), sections 63 and 64 (airport byelaws) and 66 (functions of operators of designated airports as respects abandoned vehicles) of the Airports Act 1986.
  The subject-matter of sections 59 (acquisition of land and rights over land) and 60 (disposal of compulsorily acquired land) of the Airports Act 1986 where land is to be or was acquired for the purpose of airport development or expansion.
  Imposing requirements about the preparation and submission of strategies relating to the provision of air services on Welsh public authorities with mixed functions relating to such services.
  E5.   Other matters Transport of radioactive material.
  Technical specifications for public passenger transport for disabled persons, including the subject-matter of—
(a)  section 125(7) and (8) of the Transport Act 1985 (Secretary of State's guidance and consultation with the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee), and
(b)  Part V of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (public transport).
  Regulation of the carriage of dangerous goods.
 

Interpretation

      "Radioactive material" has the same meaning as in section 1(1) of the Radioactive Material (Road Transport) Act 1991.
 

HEAD F-SOCIAL SECURITY

  F1.   Social security schemes Schemes supported from central or local funds which provide assistance for social security purposes to or in respect of individuals by way of benefits.
  Requiring persons to—
(a)  establish and adminster schemes providing assistance for social security purposes to or in respect of individuals, or
(b)  make payments to or in respect of such schemes,
  and to keep records and supply information in connection with such schemes.
  The circumstances in which a person is liable to maintain himself or another for the purposes of the enactments relating to social security and the Child Support Acts 1991 and 1995.
  The subject-matter of the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme.
 

Illustrations

      National Insurance; Social Fund; administration and funding of housing benefit and council tax benefit, recovery of benefits for accident, injury or disease from persons paying damages; deductions from benefits for the purpose of meeting and individual's debts; sharing information between government departments for the purposes of the enactments relating to social security; making decisions for the purposes of schemes mentioned in the reservation and appeals against such decisions.
 

Interpretation

      "Benefits" includes pensions, allowances, grants, loans and any other form of financial assistance.
      Providing assistance for social security purposes to or in respect of individuals includes (among other things) providing assistance to or in respect of individuals—
(a)  who qualify by reason of old age, survivorship, disability, sickness, incapacity, injury, unemployment, maternity or the care of children or others needing care,
(b)  who qualify by reason of low income, or
(c)  in relation to their housing costs or liabilities for local taxes.
  F2.   Child support The subject-matter of the Child Support Acts 1991 and 1995.
 

Interpretation

      If section 30(2) of the Child Support Act 1991 (collection of payments other than child support maintenance) is not in force on the principal appointed day, it is to be treated for the purposes of this reservation as if it were.
  F3.   Occupational and personal pensions The regulation of occupational pension schemes and personal pension schemes, including obligations of the trustees or managers of such schemes.
  Provision about pensions payable to, or in respect of, any persons except—
(a)  the persons referred to in section 81(3),
(b)  in relation to a Welsh public authority with mixed functions or no reserved functions, person who are or have been a member of the public body, the holder of the public office, or a member of the staff or the body, holder or office.
  The subject-matter of the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971.
  Schemes for the payment of pensions which are listed in Schedule 2 to that Act, except those mentioned in paragraphs 38A and 38AB.
  Where pension payable to or in respect of any class of person under a public service pension scheme is covered by this reservation, so is making provision in their case—
(a)  for compensation for loss of office or employment, for their office or employment being affected by constitutional changes, or circumstances arising from such changes, in any territory or territories or for loss of diminution of emoluments, or
(b)  for benefits in respect of death or incapacity resulting from injury or disease.
 

Interpretation

      "Pension" includes gratuities and allowances.
  F4.   War pensions Schemes for the payment of pensions for or in respect of persons who have a disablement or have died in consequence of service as member of the armed forces of the Crown.
  The subject-matter of any scheme under the Personal Injuries (Emergency Provisions) Act 1939, sections 3 to 5 and 7 of the Pensions (Navy, Army, Air Force and Mercantile Marine) Act 1939 or section 1 of the Polish Resettlement Act 1947.
 

Illustration

      The provision of pensions under the Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 1983.
 

Interpretation

      "Pension" includes grants, allowances, supplements and gratuities.
 

HEAD G-REGULATION OF THE PROFESSIONS

  G1.   Architects Regulation of the profession of architect.
  G2.   Health professions Regulation of the health professions.
 

Interpretation

      "The health professions" means the professions regulated by—
(a)  the Pharmacy Act 1954,
(b)  the Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1960,
(c)  the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966,
(d)  the Medical Act 1983,
(e)  the Dentists Act 1984,
(f)  the Opticians Act 1989,
(g)  the Osteopaths Act 1993,
(h)  the Chiropractors Act 1994, and
(i)  the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1997.
  G3.   Auditors Regulation of the profession of auditor.
 

HEAD H-EMPLOYMENT

  H1.   Employment and industrial relations Employment rights and duties and industrial relations, including the subject-matter of—
(a)  the Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969,
(b)  the Employment Agencies Act 1973,
(c)  the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) Act 1979,
(d)  the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981,
(e)  the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992,
(f)  the Employment Tribunals Act 1996,
(g)  the Industrial Tribunals Act 1996,
(h)  the Employment Rights Act 1996, and
(i)  the National Minimum Wage Act 1998.
  H2.   Health and safety The subject-matter of Part I of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
  The Health and Safety Commission, the Health and Safety Executive and the Employment Medical Advisory Service.
 

Interpretation

      For the purposes of the reservation of the subject-matter of Part I of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974—
(a)  "work" and "at work" in that Part are to be taken to have the same meaning they have on the principal appointed day;
(b)  that subject-matter includes—
(i)  process fire precautions;
(ii)  fire precautions in relation to petroleum and petroleum spirit; and
(iii)  fire safety on ships and hovercraft, in mines and on offshore installations;
  but does not include any other aspect of fire safety.
  H3.   Job search and support The subject-matter of—
(a)  the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1944, and
(b)  the Employment and Training Act 1973, except so far as relating to training for employment.
 

Exception

      The subject-matter of sections 8 to 10A of the Employment and Training Act 1973 (careers services).
 

HEAD J-HEALTH AND MEDICINES

  J1.   Abortion Abortion.
  J2.   Xenotransplantation Xenotransplantation.
  J3.   Embryology, surrogacy and genetics Surrogacy arrangements, within the meaning of the Surrogacy Arrangements Act 1985, including the subject-matter of that Act.
  The subject-matter of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990.
  Human genetics.
  J4.   Medicines, medical supplies and poisons The subject-matter of—
(a)  the Medicines Act 1968, the Marketing Authorisations for Veterinary Medicinal Product Regulations 1994 and the Medicines for Human Use (Marketing Authorisations Etc.) Regulations 1994,
(b)  the Poisons Act 1972, and
(c)  the Biological Standards Act 1975.
 

Interpretation

      "Medicinal products" has the same meaning as in section 130(1) of the Medicines Act 1968.
  J5.   Welfare foods Schemes made by the regulations under section 13 of the Social Security Act 1988 (schemes for distribution of welfare foods).

 
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