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Government of Wales Act 2006

Ministers, staff, etc

Section 57: Exercise of functions

251.This section provides that functions may be conferred or imposed on the Welsh Ministers by specifying that they are functions of the Welsh Ministers. When this is done, those functions will be exercisable by any of the Welsh Ministers (including the First Minister). Similarly, any act or omission by or in relation to the First Minister or the other Welsh Ministers is to be treated as an act or omission in relation to each of them, unless the act or omission relates to a function which is that of the First Minister alone. This rule also applies where a function is conferred or imposed on the Counsel General and that function is exercisable concurrently with the First Minister or the Welsh Ministers, so that an act or omission in relation to that function is to be treated as an act or omission of each of them.

252.Functions of the First Minister, the Welsh Ministers and the Counsel General are to be exercisable on behalf of the Crown.

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