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Government of Wales Act 2006

“Inclusive” approach to exercise of functions

Section 85: Construction of references to Ministers and Departments

306.This section requires references in Acts of Parliament and other enactments or other documents to a “Minister of the Crown” or to a “government department” to be construed, where necessary (i.e. where relevant functions have been transferred to the Welsh Ministers, the First Minister or Counsel General) as references to the Welsh Ministers etc.. Similarly, references in such Acts or other enactments or other documents to property vested in or held for the purposes of a “government department” are to be construed as including references to property vested in or held by the Welsh Ministers etc..

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