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Legislation is a crucial tool for Welsh Government to implement policy for the benefit of the people of Wales.

The Government of Wales Act 2006 enables the Welsh Government to bring forward its own programme of legislation in the 20 areas devolved to Wales.

The Welsh Legislative Programme is announced after the election of a new Welsh Government and is made up of Assembly Bills.

We also have the following legislative vehicles:

  • subordinate legislation
  • UK parliamentary bills.

The Welsh Government may also seek to extend the subjects on which the National Assembly for Wales can pass Assembly Bills, as listed in Schedule 7 to the Government of Wales Act 2006.

See the 2006 Act and explanatory notes on the National Archives.

For information about Wales' constitutional arrangements and law made in Wales see: Law Wales