Explanatory Memorandum to the Education (Pupil Referral Units) (Application of Enactments) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015


This Explanatory Memorandum has been prepared by the Education and Public Services Group of the Welsh Government and is laid before the National Assembly for Wales in conjunction with the above subordinate legislation and under Standing Order 27.1.


Minister’s Declaration

now exercisable by the Welsh Ministers.


The Regulations are subject to the negative resolution procedure.



4. Purpose & intended effect of the legislation


The intention of the Education (School Development Plans) (Wales) Regulations 2014 is to place a statutory responsibility regarding strategic planning upon all maintained schools including pupil referral units (PRUs) and nurseries. Regulation 10 erroneously referred to “The Education (Pupil Referral Units) (Application of Enactments) (Wales) Regulations 2007” instead of “The Education (School Development Plans) (Wales) Regulations 2014”. These Regulations correct that error.



5. Consultation


No consultation has been undertaken on these Regulations as they are technical and correct an error



6. Regulatory Impact Assessment


A regulatory impact assessment has not been prepared as the Regulations do not impose any additional costs on businesses, employers or third parties.   


The Regulations have no impact on the statutory duties in sections 77-79 or statutory partners in sections 72-75 of the Government of Wales Act 2006.