S ELECT C OMMITTEE ON THE C ONSTITUTION H OUSE OF L ORDS L ONDON SW1A 0PW
22 January 2008
National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) Order in the Field of Social Welfare Thank you for your letter of 26 November 2007 inviting my predecessor, Lord Holme of Cheltenham, to scrutinise the proposed LCO in the field of social welfare. Applying the checklist of factors set out in our recent report, Scrutiny of Welsh Legislative Competence Orders (2nd Report of Session 2007-08, HL Paper 17), the Committee has concluded that this LCO does not raise any matters of constitutional principle. We have passed on some technical drafting points to your officials.
RT. HON. LORD GOODLAD
Rt. Hon. Peter Hain MP Secretary of State for Wales Gwydyr House Whitehall London SW1A 2ER