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Government of Wales Act 2006

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Section 100: ECJ references

363.Where the Counsel General or the Attorney General has referred a proposed Assembly Measure to the Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court has referred a question in connection with the matter to the European Court of Justice for a preliminary ruling then, provided neither of these references has been decided or otherwise disposed of, the Assembly may opt to reconsider the proposed Measure under provision made under section 98(6). If it does so the person who referred the proposed Measure to the Supreme Court (i.e. Counsel General or the Attorney General, as the case may be), must request the withdrawal of the reference. If, following reconsideration, the proposed Measure were to be approved, in an amended form, and the Counsel General or Attorney General are not satisfied that the amendment has removed the cause for referring the proposed Measure to the Supreme Court, a fresh reference may be made, within four weeks of that approval.

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