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The GOVERNMENT OF WALES ACT 1998 (c. 38) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom .

It was passed in 1998 by the Labour government to create a National Assembly for Wales .

BACKGROUND

The Act led to the establishment of the National Assembly for Wales in 1999, after the Welsh devolution referendum, 1997 which narrowly approved devolution.

PROVISIONS

The Act's provisions include the following:

* Transferring most of the powers of the Secretary of State for Wales to the National Assembly for Wales. * Transferring Ancient Monuments Board for Wales , Education and Learning Wales , Historic Buildings Council for Wales , Library Advisory Council for Wales, Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales , Wales Tourist Board , Welsh Industrial Development Advisory Board, Welsh Development Agency , Welsh Language Board , Environment Agency Wales , Countryside Council for Wales , Higher Education Funding Council for Wales , Welsh National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, Arts Council of Wales , National Library of Wales , National Museum of Wales , Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales , Sports Council for Wales and Forestry Commission Wales to the National Assembly for Wales. * Abolishing Development Board for Rural Wales , Land Authority for Wales , Residuary Body for Wales and Housing for Wales. * Establishing position of the Auditor General for Wales .

SEE ALSO

* Scotland Act 1998 * Royal Commission on the Constitution (United Kingdom) * Government of Wales Act 2006

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United Kingdom legislation

PRE-PARLIAMENTARY LEGISLATION

* List of English statutes * Charter of Liberties * Magna Carta

Acts of Parliament by states preceding the Kingdom of Great Britain

* Acts of the Parliament of England

* to 1483 * 1485–1601 * 1603–1641 * Interregnum (1642–1660) * 1660–1699 * 1700–1706

* Acts of the Parliament of Scotland

Acts of Parliament of the Kingdom of Great Britain

* 1707–1719 * 1720–1739 * 1740–1759 * 1760–1779 * 1780–1800

ACTS OF THE PARLIAMENT OF IRELAND

* to 1700 * 1701–1800

Acts of Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

* 1801–1819 * 1820–1839 * 1840–1859 * 1860–1879 * 1880–1899 * 1900–1919 * 1920–1939 * 1940–1959 * 1960–1979 * 1980–1999 * 2000 to date * _Halsbury\'s Statutes _ * Legislation.gov.uk * Short titles

CHURCH OF ENGLAND MEASURES

* List * Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919

LEGISLATION OF DEVOLVED INSTITUTIONS

* Acts of the Scottish Parliament

* List

* Acts and Measures of the National Assembly for Wales

* List

* Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly

* List

* Acts of the Parliament of Northern Ireland

* List

* Orders in Council for Northern Ireland

* List

ORDERS-IN-COUNCIL

* Order in Council

SECONDARY LEGISLATION

* United Kingdom Statutory Instruments * Scottish Statutory Instruments * Acts of Sederunt * Acts of Adjournal

LEGISLATION RELATING TO THE EUROPEAN UNION

* 1972 to date

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Devolution in the United Kingdom

DEVOLVED AREAS

NATIONAL LEVEL

* Northern Ireland * Scotland * Wales

Regional level (in England )

* Combined authorities * Directly elected mayoralties * Greater London Authority

REFERENDUMS 1

* English mayoral referendums

* London, 1998 * 2012

* North East England

* _2004 _

* Northern Ireland

* 1998

* Scotland

* _1979 _ * 1997

* Wales

* _1979 _ * 1997 * 2011

HEADS OF DEVOLVED GOVERNMENTS

* Metro mayors * Directly elected mayors * London (Mayor) * Northern Ireland (FM and dFM) * Scotland (FM) * Wales (FM)

DEVOLVED LEGISLATURES2

* Northern Ireland Assembly * National Assembly for Wales * Scottish Parliament

DEVOLVED ADMINISTRATIONS3

* Northern Ireland Executive * Scottish Government * Welsh Government

Organisations and laws of the legislatures and governments of the UK and the devolved areas

Commissions (UK Parliament )

* Kilbrandon Commission * Holtham Commission * Silk Commission * McKay Commission

Commissions (devolved legislatures)

* National Assembly for Wales

* Richard Commission * Holtham Commission

* Scottish Parliament

* Calman Commission * Smith Commission

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* Greater London Authority Acts

* 1999 * 2007

* Northern Ireland Acts

* 1998 * 2006

* Referendums ( Scotland ">SELECT COMMITTEES

* Northern Ireland Affairs * Scottish Affairs * Welsh Affairs

GRAND COMMITTEES

* Legislative Grand Committee * Northern Ireland * Scottish * Welsh

Departments and Territorial Offices (MOJ )

* Cabinet Office - Devolution Secretariat * Ministry of Justice - Devolution Directorate-General * Office of the Advocate General for Scotland * Northern Ireland Office * Scotland Office * Wales Office

ELECTIONS

* London * Northern Ireland * Scotland * Wales

RELATED ARTICLES

CURRENT

* Agreements/Treaties

* Anglo-Irish Treaty * Good Friday Agreement

* Budget

* Barnett formula * Block grant

* Constitution of the United Kingdom * Reserved and excepted matters * West Lothian question

PROPOSALS

* Cornwall

* Cornish Assembly * Cornish Constitutional Convention * Mebyon Kernow * Revived Cornish Stannary Parliament

* Devolved English parliament

* Campaign for an English Parliament

* Northern England

* Campaign for the North * Yorkshire First

* Other parts of Southern England

* Wessex Regionalist Party

* Scotland

* Full fiscal autonomy

HISTORICAL

* Administrations of England

* English Regional Assemblies, 1998-2010

* Administrations of London

* London County Council * Greater London Council

* Administrations of Northern Ireland

* 1922–72 * 1974

* Legislatures of Northern Ireland

* 1922–72 * 1973–74 * 1982–86

* Northern Ireland-related legislation of the UK Parliament

* Ireland, 1886 * Ireland, 1893 * Ireland, 1914 * Ireland, 1920 * Irish Free State, 1922 * Northern Ireland, 1974

* Irish Home Rule movement * Prime Minister of Northern Ireland * Scotland Act 1978 * Scottish Office * Sunningdale Agreement * Wales Act 1978 * Welsh Office

1. Rejected referendums are _italicised_. The others were fully or partially approved. 2. There is no law-making body for any regionally devolved area. 3. Administrations of regionally devolved areas are omitted. CATEGORY

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