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Rights of Children and Young Persons (Wales) Measure 2011

Government proposed Measure – Introduced by Huw Lewis AM, Deputy Minister for Children.

About the Proposed Measure

The purpose of this proposed Measure is to impose a duty upon the Welsh Ministers and the First Minister to have due regard to the rights and obligations in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and its Optional Protocols, when making decisions of a strategic nature about how to exercise functions which are exercisable by them.

Current Stage

Following agreement by the National Assembly of the text of the proposed Measure, it received Royal Approval on 16 March 2011. The proposed Measure is now a Measure of the National Assembly (a Welsh law).

Record of Passage in the National Assembly for Wales

The following table sets out the dates for each stage of the Measure’s passage through the National Assembly for Wales.

Rights of Children and Young Persons (Wales) Measure 2011

Stage

Date

  • Proposed Measure introduced

  • Stage 1 - Committee consideration of general principles*

  • Stage 1 - Debate in plenary on general principles

  • 2 November 2010 (Stage 1)

  • Stage 2 - Committee consideration of amendments*

  • Stage 3 - Plenary consideration of amendments

  • Stage 4 - Passing of the Measure in Plenary

  • Date of Royal Approval

* undertaken by Legislation Committee No.5

Related Information

On this page you can find further information about this Measure, including Committee correspondence, news items and Business Committee papers.

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Proposed Measure and Explanatory Memorandum

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  • Stage 1

Consideration and agreement of the general principles of the Measure:

Public Consultation
The Committee issued a call for evidence on the Proposed Rights of Children and Young Persons (Wales) Measure, which closed on 27 August 2010:

Stage 1 Committee Report
Legislation Committee No 5 reported on the general principles of the proposed Measure on 22 October 2010

Plenary Stage 1 Debate
The Assembly agreed to the general principles of the Measure after the Stage 1 debate in Plenary on 2 November 2010.

  • Stage 2

Detailed consideration of the Measure and any amendments tabled by a committee of Assembly Members:

Stage 2 commenced on 3 November 2010 and concluded on 25 November 2010. Details of tabled amendments are available at:

  • Stage 3

Detailed consideration in Plenary of the Measure and any selected amendments: Stage 3 commenced on 26 November 2010 and concluded on 18 January 2011 Details of tabled amendments are available at:
  • Stage 4

Passing the final text of the Measure:

The Measure was passed by the Assembly on 18 January 2011

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