Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

CLA(4)-04-14:  Paper 1

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS WITH CLEAR REPORTS

 

 

CLA353 - The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Prescription of Drugs Etc.) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

Procedure:  Negative

 

These Regulations amend the National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Prescription of Drugs Etc.) (Wales) Regulations 2004 (“the principal Regulations”) which make provision as to the drugs, medicines or other substances that may be ordered for patients in the provision of medical services under a general medical services contract within the meaning of section 42 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006.

 

 

CLA354 - The Building (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2014.

 

Procedure:  Negative

 

These Regulations make amendments to the Building Regulations 2010 and the Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2010 to insert new and to extend existing provisions relating to the energy efficiency of buildings in Wales.

 

CLA355 - The Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

Procedure:  Negative

 

These Regulations amend the Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula (Wales) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/3573 (W.316)) in order to implement Commission Directive 2013/46/EU in Wales.

 

Regulation 2(3), (5) and (6) enables the use of goats’ milk proteins in the manufacture of infant formula and follow-on formula.

 

Regulation 2(4) lowers the minimum protein levels permitted in follow-on formula manufactured from protein hydrolysates to bring it in line with infant formula.

 

CLA356 - The Council Tax (Demand Notices) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

Procedure:  Negative

 

These Regulations will amend the Council Tax (Demand Notices) (Wales) Regulations 1993 (‘the 1993 Regulations’) to take into account the introduction of local council tax reduction schemes in accordance with the requirements of the Council Tax Reduction Schemes and Prescribed Requirements (Wales) Regulations and the Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Default Scheme) (Wales) Regulations 2013 (‘the 2013 Regulations’).

 

The amendments made to the 1993 Regulations enable reductions to be made in accordance with the 2013 Regulations to be taken into account in the billing and enforcement of council tax.

 

CLA357 - The Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2014

 

 

Procedure:  Negative

 

These Regulations amend the Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) Regulations 1992 (‘the 1992 Regulations’) to take into account the introduction of local council tax reduction schemes in accordance with the Council Tax Reduction Schemes and Prescribed Requirements (Wales) Regulations 2013 (‘the 2013 Regulations’) or which apply in default by virtue of paragraph 6(1)(e) of Schedule 1B to the Local Government Finance Act 1992.

 

The amendments made to the 1992 Regulations enable reductions made in accordance with the 2013 Regulations to be taken into account in the billing and enforcement of council tax.