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Local Government Statement

Minister for Social Justice and Local Government Carl Sargeant made a statement on the introduction of the Local Government Byelaws (Wales) Bill on 29 November 2011.

This is the first bill introduced to the assembly following the referendum vote which gave the establishment more law making powers.

The minister explained that the bill aims to clarify procedures for making and enforcing local authority byelaws and introduces an alternative procedure for local authorities to follow in making a number of byelaws.

Mr Sargeant also outlined the intention of the bill to simplify the process resulting in greater responsibility and ownership for these local laws.

It will also include the removal of the Welsh Ministers' role in confirming certain proposed byelaws.

The bill will provide for alternative enforcement procedures through fixed penalty notices and will facilitate enforcement through a more direct approach.

Members from all parties welcomed the bill.


Read this in Welsh.

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