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Previous legislation

Between May 2007 and March 2011 the legislative programme contained Assembly Measures and Legislative Competence Orders.

Assembly Measures

An Assembly Measure could broadly do anything a UK Act of Parliament can in relation to Wales, subject to the limitations as defined by the Government of Wales Act 2006 (GOWA).

For details of Measures of the National Assembly for Wales go to legislation.gov.uk (external website).

Legislative Competence Orders

Legislative Competence Orders (LCO) transferred legislative competence from the UK Parliament to the National Assembly for Wales.

LCOs did not in themselves alter the law. If passed they gave the National Assembly the power to do so using Assembly Measures.

For details of Legislative Competence Orders go to National Assembly for Wales (external website).