Search Legislation

Government of Wales Act 2006


Section 91: Validity of acts

312.This section ensures that the validity of the acts of a person as First Minister are not affected by any defect in that person’s nomination by the Assembly and that, similarly, the validity of any act of a person as Counsel General is not affected by any defect in the Assembly’s agreement to that person’s appointment to that office. Similar protection is given in relation to the Presiding Officer and Deputy Presiding Officer (section 25(14), members of the Assembly Commission (Schedule 2 paragraph 10(b)), and the Auditor General for Wales (Schedule 8 paragraph 1(4)).

Back to top


Print Options


Explanatory Notes

Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources