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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 (as amended) enables the Welsh Government to bring forward its own programme of legislation in the 20 areas devolved to Wales.

The legislative programme is announced annually by the First Minister and details the Welsh Government’s forthcoming Assembly bills.

The Welsh Government also has the following legislative vehicles:

  • subordinate legislation
  • UK parliamentary bills.

The full text of the 2006 Act and explanatory notes are available on the National Archives.

More information about Wales' constitutional arrangements and law made in Wales is available on Law Wales.