SL(5)416 – The Regulated Advocacy Services (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Background and Purpose

These Regulations make minor, corrective amendments to references in the Regulated Advocacy Services (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) Regulations 2019 (the “2019 Regulations”).

The Regulations address technical issues previously reported by the Committee during its scrutiny of the 2019 Regulations.

Procedure

Affirmative.

Technical Scrutiny

No points are identified for reporting under Standing Order 21.2 in respect of this instrument.

Merits Scrutiny

One point is identified for reporting under Standing Order 21.3 in respect of this instrument.

1. Standing Order 21.3(ii) – that it is of political or legal importance or gives rise to issues of public policy likely to be of interest to the Assembly

The Explanatory Memorandum to these Regulations contains the following errors:

1.     In the third paragraph under the heading “Description” on page 2, the 2019 Regulations are defined as “The Regulated Advocacy (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) Regulations 2019” – the correct title is “The Regulated Advocacy Services (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) Regulations 2019”.

2.     In the paragraph under the heading “Legislative background” on page 2, the Explanatory Memorandum incorrectly refers to these Regulations being made using powers under sections 27 and 186 of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016, whereas the enabling powers relied upon for these Regulations are sections 27 and 187 of that Act.

Implications arising from exiting the European Union

No points are identified for reporting under Standing Order 21.3 in respect of this instrument.

Government Response

A government response is not required.

 

 

Legal Advisers

Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

11 June 2019