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Government of Wales Act 2006


Section 99: Scrutiny of Proposed Assembly Measures by Supreme Court

361.This section provides a mechanism through which either the Counsel General or the Attorney-General can obtain a decision by the Supreme Court as to whether proposed Assembly Measures or particular provisions of proposed Assembly Measures are within the Assembly’s legislative competence. This may only be done within the four week period starting with the date the Measure was passed by the Assembly or, in the case of a Measure which has been reconsidered and approved by the Assembly, starting with the date the Measure was approved by the Assembly.

362.If the Counsel General or the Attorney General formally notifies the Clerk that he or she is not going to make such a reference then he or she is afterwards barred from doing so (unless the proposed Measure has subsequently been reconsidered and approved).

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