First LCO approved by the Assembly

Published 06/02/2008   |   Last Updated 14/07/2014

First LCO approved by the Assembly

The first draft Legislative Competence Order has been approved by the Assembly.

Written notice that the draft Order has been approved by the Assembly will now be sent to the Secretary of State for Wales. The Secretary of State will then either lay the draft Order before each House of Parliament, or give notice in writing to the First Minister of his refusal to do so and reasons why.

If the draft Order is laid before Parliament it will be subject to a debate on the floor of both Houses. If approved by both Houses the draft Order will be recommended to be approved by Her Majesty in Council.

Once approved, further legislative competence would be conferred on the Assembly in Field 5 (Education and Training) within Schedule 5 to the Government of Wales Act 2006. The Assembly would then have power to bring forward its own laws, known as Measures, in the field of education and training for persons with additional learning needs.