Government of Wales Act 1998

Summary

The Government of Wales Act 1998 (c. 38) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Government of Wales Act 1998
Act of Parliament
Long titleAn Act to establish and make provision about the National Assembly for Wales and the offices of Auditor General for Wales and Welsh Administration Ombudsman; to reform certain Welsh public bodies and abolish certain other Welsh public bodies; and for connected purposes.
Citation1998 Chapter 38
Introduced byRon Davies, Secretary of State for Wales
Territorial extentUnited Kingdom
Dates
Royal assent31 July 1998; 23 years ago (1998-07-31)
Other legislation
Amended by
Relates toReferendums (Scotland & Wales) Act 1997, Scotland Act 1998, Northern Ireland Act 1998
Status: Amended
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

It was passed in 1998 by the Labour government to create a Welsh Assembly, therefore granting Wales a degree of self-government.

BackgroundEdit

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

ProvisionsEdit

The Act's provisions include the following:

See alsoEdit