Government of Wales Act 1998

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This is about the Act that set up the Welsh Assembly. For the newer Government of Wales Act 2006, see that article.
Government of Wales Act 1998
Long title An 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.
Chapter 1998 Chapter 38
Territorial extent Wales
Dates
Royal Assent 31 July 1998
Other legislation
Amendments Government of Wales Act 2006
Related legislation Scotland Act 1998, Northern Ireland Act 1998
Status: Current legislation
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

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

The long title of the Act is An 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. It was passed in 1998 by the Labour government to create a national assembly for Wales.

It transferred most of the powers of the Secretary of State for Wales, and made provision for elections to the Assembly.

Background[edit]

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

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