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Government of Wales Act 2006

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 National Assembly for Wales

    1. The Assembly

      1. 1.The Assembly

      2. 2.Assembly constituencies and electoral regions

    2. General elections

      1. 3.Ordinary general elections

      2. 4.Power to vary date of ordinary general election

      3. 5.Extraordinary general elections

      4. 6.Voting at general elections

      5. 7.Candidates at general elections

      6. 8.Calculation of electoral region figures

      7. 9.Allocation of seats to electoral region members

    3. Vacancies

      1. 10.Constituency vacancies

      2. 11.Electoral region vacancies

    4. Franchise and conduct of elections

      1. 12.Entitlement to vote

      2. 13.Power to make provision about elections etc.

    5. Duration of membership

      1. 14.Term of office of Assembly members

      2. 15.Resignation of members

    6. Disqualification

      1. 16.Disqualification from being Assembly member

      2. 17.Exceptions and relief from disqualification

      3. 18.Effect of disqualification

      4. 19.Judicial proceedings as to disqualification

    7. Remuneration, oaths etc.

      1. 20.Remuneration of Assembly members

      2. 21.Limit on salaries of Assembly members

      3. 22.Remuneration: supplementary

      4. 23.Oath or affirmation of allegiance

      5. 24.Assistance to groups of Assembly members

    8. Presiding Officer and administration

      1. 25.Presiding Officer etc.

      2. 26.Clerk of Assembly

      3. 27.Assembly Commission

    9. Committees

      1. 28.Committees and sub-committees

      2. 29.Composition of committees

      3. 30.Audit Committee

    10. Proceedings etc.

      1. 31.Standing orders

      2. 32.Participation by UK Ministers etc.

      3. 33.Consultation about UK Government’s legislative programme

      4. 34.Participation by Counsel General

      5. 35.Equality of treatment

      6. 36.Integrity

    11. Witnesses and documents

      1. 37.Power to call

      2. 38.Notice

      3. 39.Offences

      4. 40.General

    12. Legal issues

      1. 41.Proceedings by or against Assembly etc.

      2. 42.Defamation

      3. 43.Contempt of court

      4. 44.Corrupt practices

  3. Part 2 Welsh Assembly Government

    1. Government

      1. 45.Welsh Assembly Government

    2. Ministers, staff etc.

      1. 46.The First Minister

      2. 47.Choice of First Minister

      3. 48.Welsh Ministers

      4. 49.Counsel General

      5. 50.Deputy Welsh Ministers

      6. 51.Limit on number of Ministers

      7. 52.Staff

    3. Remuneration, oaths etc.

      1. 53.Remuneration

      2. 54.Remuneration: supplementary

      3. 55.Oath or affirmation

    4. Functions

      1. 56.Introduction

      2. 57.Exercise of functions

      3. 58.Transfer of Ministerial functions

      4. 59.Implementation of Community law

      5. 60.Promotion etc. of well-being

      6. 61.Support of culture etc.

      7. 62.Representations about matters affecting Wales

      8. 63.Consultation about cross-border bodies

      9. 64.Polls for ascertaining views of the public

      10. 65.Private bills

      11. 66.Provision of information to Treasury

      12. 67.Legal proceedings

      13. 68.Contracts

      14. 69.Charges for documents

      15. 70.Financial assistance

      16. 71.Supplementary

    5. “Inclusive” approach to exercise of functions

      1. 72.Partnership Council

      2. 73.Local government scheme

      3. 74.Voluntary sector scheme

      4. 75.Business scheme

      5. 76.Regulatory impact assessments

      6. 77.Equality of opportunity

      7. 78.The Welsh language

      8. 79.Sustainable development

    6. Community law, human rights and international obligations etc.

      1. 80.Community law

      2. 81.Human rights

      3. 82.International obligations etc.

    7. Functions: supplementary

      1. 83.Agency arrangements and provision of services

      2. 84.Different exercise of functions by Welsh Ministers etc.

      3. 85.Construction of references to Ministers and departments

      4. 86.Laying of reports and statements

    8. Property, rights and liabilities

      1. 87.Property, rights and liabilities of Welsh Ministers etc.

      2. 88.Transfer of Ministerial property, rights and liabilities

    9. Supplementary

      1. 89.Rights and liabilities of the Crown in different capacities

      2. 90.Documents

      3. 91.Validity of acts

      4. 92.Official secrets

  4. Part 3 Assembly Measures

    1. Power

      1. 93.Assembly Measures

      2. 94.Legislative competence

      3. 95.Legislative competence: supplementary

      4. 96.Scrutiny of proposed Orders in Council

    2. Procedure

      1. 97.Introduction of proposed Assembly Measures

      2. 98.Proceedings on proposed Assembly Measures

      3. 99.Scrutiny of proposed Assembly Measures by Supreme Court

      4. 100.ECJ references

      5. 101.Power to intervene in certain cases

      6. 102.Approval of proposed Assembly Measures

  5. Part 4 Acts of the Assembly

    1. Referendum

      1. 103.Referendum about commencement of Assembly Act provisions

      2. 104.Proposal for referendum by Assembly

      3. 105.Commencement of Assembly Act provisions

      4. 106.Effect on Measures of commencement of Assembly Act provisions

    2. Power

      1. 107.Acts of the Assembly

      2. 108.Legislative competence

      3. 109.Legislative competence: supplementary

    3. Procedure

      1. 110.Introduction of Bills

      2. 111.Proceedings on Bills

      3. 112.Scrutiny of Bills by Supreme Court

      4. 113.ECJ references

      5. 114.Power to intervene in certain cases

      6. 115.Royal Assent

      7. 116.Welsh Seal and Letters Patent

  6. Part 5 Finance

    1. Welsh Consolidated Fund

      1. 117.Welsh Consolidated Fund

    2. Payments into Welsh Consolidated Fund

      1. 118.Grants

      2. 119.Statement of estimated payments

      3. 120.Destination of receipts

    3. Borrowing

      1. 121.Borrowing by Welsh Ministers

      2. 122.Lending by Secretary of State

      3. 123.Accounts relating to loans

    4. Expenditure

      1. 124.Payments out of Welsh Consolidated Fund

      2. 125.Annual Budget motions

      3. 126.Supplementary Budget motions

      4. 127.Appropriation without Budget resolution

      5. 128.Contingencies

      6. 129.Approvals to draw

      7. 130.Payments in by mistake

    5. Financial accountability of Welsh Ministers

      1. 131.Welsh Ministers' accounts

      2. 132.Account relating to Welsh Consolidated Fund

      3. 133.Accounting officers for Welsh Ministers

      4. 134.Accounts of subsidiaries of Welsh Ministers

      5. 135.Examinations into Welsh Ministers' use of resources

      6. 136.Examinations by Comptroller and Auditor General

    6. Financial accountability of Assembly Commission

      1. 137.Assembly Commission’s accounts

      2. 138.Accounting officers for Assembly Commission

      3. 139.Accounts of subsidiaries of Assembly Commission

      4. 140.Examinations into Assembly Commission’s use of resources

    7. Whole of Government of Wales accounts

      1. 141.Whole of government accounts: Welsh Ministers

      2. 142.Functions of Auditor General

    8. Treatment of accounts and audit reports etc.

      1. 143.Audit Committee reports

      2. 144.Publication of accounts and audit reports etc.

    9. Auditor General for Wales

      1. 145.Auditor General

  7. Part 6 Miscellaneous and supplementary

    1. Welsh public records

      1. 146.Status of Welsh public records

      2. 147.Transfer of responsibility

      3. 148.Meaning of “Welsh public records”

    2. Miscellaneous

      1. 149.Resolution of devolution issues

      2. 150.Power to make consequential provision

      3. 151.Power to remedy ultra vires acts

      4. 152.Intervention in case of functions relating to water etc.

      5. 153.Power to vary retrospective decisions

      6. 154.Interpretation of legislation

      7. 155.Functions exercisable in relation to Wales

      8. 156.English and Welsh texts of legislation

    3. Supplementary

      1. 157.Orders and directions

      2. 158.Interpretation

      3. 159.Index of defined expressions

      4. 160.Minor and consequential amendments

      5. 161.Commencement

      6. 162.Transitional etc. provision

      7. 163.Repeals and revocations

      8. 164.Financial provision

      9. 165.Extent

      10. 166.Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Alteration of Assembly electoral regions

    2. Schedule 2

      Assembly Commission

    3. Schedule 3

      Transfer etc. of functions: further provisions

      1. Part 1 Functions transferable etc.

      2. Part 2 Exercise of transferred functions

      3. Part 3 Supplementary

    4. Schedule 4

      Transfers of ministerial property, rights and liabilities

    5. Schedule 5

      Assembly Measures

      1. Part 1 Matters

      2. Part 2 General restrictions

      3. Part 3 Exceptions from Part 2

    6. Schedule 6

      Referendums on commencement of Assembly Act provisions

    7. Schedule 7

      Acts of the Assembly

      1. Part 1 Subjects

      2. Part 2 General restrictions

      3. Part 3 Exceptions from Part 2

    8. Schedule 8

      Auditor General for Wales

    9. Schedule 9

      Devolution issues

      1. Part 1 Preliminary

      2. Part 2 Proceedings in England and Wales

      3. Part 3 Proceedings in Scotland

      4. Part 4 Proceedings in Northern Ireland

      5. Part 5 General

    10. Schedule 10

      Minor and consequential amendments

    11. Schedule 11

      Transitional provisions

    12. Schedule 12

      Repeals and revocations

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