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Government of Wales Act 2006

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Section 55: Oath or affirmation

249.This section requires the First Minister, Welsh Ministers and the Counsel General, on appointment, to take the official oath under the Promissory Oaths Act 1868. It also requires all members of the Welsh Assembly Government to take the oath of allegiance unless they have already taken it as a member of the Assembly. No payment of salary or allowances may be made until the oath(s) is (are) taken. This section further provides for the oath(s) to be taken before one of the Presiding Judges of the Wales and Chester Circuit

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