B1207 - Education Reform (Wales) Repeal Bill Watch
A nice procedural bill to end the term with.
For clarity, the actual effect on the competences of the MHoC should mean no effect on the ability to pass bills relating to education in Wales (because this can be done by invoking the Second Canon Amendment) but would presumably prohibit the TSR government from passing SoIs or other non-legislative items relating to devolved competences in the field of education (which when the provisions of the (RL) Wales Act 2017 kick in should be effectively everything).
What it does allow is for the natural order of devolution to be restored (especially given the OECD are generally happy with the direction of travel as regards educaiton policy in Wales and that was the reason powers were un-devolved at the time) and to ensure there is no confusion over whether a policy introduced in RL England since the section being repealed was passed applied to TSR England and TSR Wales or just TSR England.
I think we can say neutral because no funding implications were considered when the original was passed. Whatever changes that would have taken place under the original section that were not considered at the time will now be reversed.
Unfortunately as it's a UK bill there is no publishing in Welsh. If I ever write an Assembly bill for this place under the Second Canon Amendment I might be tempted to do it bilingually if I can get my head around the legalese.
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What I mean is would central government funding remain in line with English spending (plus Barnett allowance because for some reason that's still a thing) with any extra having to be provided by the Welsh government according to whatever powers it has.
Education can be used as a tool to bias political opinion (as showed by making Welsh mandatory).