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Government of Wales Act 2006

Ministers, staff, etc

Section 53: Remuneration

241.This section is one of two on remuneration of members of the Welsh Assembly Government. It requires the Assembly to make provision for the payment of salaries to members of the Welsh Assembly Government. That is: the First Minister, Welsh Ministers, the Counsel General and Deputy Welsh Ministers. The amount of any salary is a matter for the Assembly to determine. The Assembly can also make provision for the payment of allowances, pensions and gratuities. In respect of pensions, the Assembly can provide for contributions or payments towards such pensions or for the establishment and administration, whether by the Assembly Commission or otherwise, of a pension scheme or schemes.

242.Monies required to make payments under this section are payable out of the Welsh Consolidated Fund and therefore have to be authorised annually by a budget resolution passed by the Assembly.

243.Provision made by the Assembly under this section can be made in the Assembly Standing Orders or by resolutions of the Assembly and both the Standing Orders and any such resolutions can confer functions on the Assembly Commission.

244.The Assembly also has the option of making provision on this matter by way of an Assembly Measure under Part 3 of this Act.

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