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Government of Wales Act 2006

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Section 54: Remuneration: supplementary

245.Subsection (1) of this section allows for different provisions to be made under section 53 for different cases. This allows the Assembly to provide for different salaries to be paid to the First Minister, Welsh Ministers, the Counsel General and Deputy Welsh Ministers according to the office that they hold in the Welsh Assembly Government.

246.Subsection (2) places a duty on the Assembly to publish, for each financial year, the total amount paid to members of the Welsh Assembly Government by way of salaries and allowances, and the amount of salary and allowances paid to each such individual. It allows the Assembly to do so by requiring the Assembly Commission to publish the information, but places no restriction as to the means used by the Assembly to make this information available.

247.Subsection (3) places a duty on the Assembly Commission, where the Assembly has conferred the power to determine salaries, etc under section 53, to publish every determination of the Assembly Commission as to those matters as soon as possible after a determination is made.

248.Subsection (4) provides that provision made under section 53(3) in respect of pensions or allowances does not affect pensions or allowances in payment before the provision was made.

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