Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

CLA(4)-23-13 – Paper 1

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS WITH CLEAR REPORTS

 

CLA311 - The Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Functions and Responsibilities)(Wales) Regulations 2013

 

Procedure:  Negative

 

These Regulations amend the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Functions and Responsibilities) (Wales) Regulations 2007 by adding functions in respect of the approval or determination of school organisation proposals under sections 51 or 53 of the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013.  The effect of this amendment is that a local authority has discretion as to whether the functions in question are the responsibility of the executive.

 

CLA312 - The Domestic Fire Safety (Definition of Residence) (Wales) Order 2013

 

Procedure:  Affirmative

 

This Order amends the description of classes of residential premises contained in the definition of “residence” in section 6(1) of the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011 by adding children’s homes as a class of residential premises.

CLA313 - The Contaminants in Food (Wales) Regulations 2013

Procedure: Negative

These Regulations revoke and re-enact with changes the corresponding 2010 Regulations. They continue to implement EU requirements relating to the maximum levels of erucic acid and certain contaminants in foodstuffs, as well as the administration and enforcement of those requirements.

 

CLA 314 - The Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2013

 

Procedure: Negative

 

These Regulations amend the list of bodies appointed to authorise off-road events in Wales. They also make provision in relation to the setting of application fees by authorising bodies, so that fees levels are published and do not exceed a reasonable amount.

 

 

CLA315 - The Motor Vehicles (Competitions and Trials) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

 

Procedure: Negative

 

These Regulations appoint the Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association Limited (in place of the Royal Automobile Club) as the authorising body for certain events (other than a race or trial of speed) involving the use of motor vehicles on a public highway.

 

The Regulations also provide that the Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association Limited can determine its own application fees, provided the fee levels are published and are reasonable.