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Government of Wales Act 2006

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Section 116: Welsh Seal and Letters Patent

440.This section establishes a Welsh Seal and designates the First Minister as its keeper. The section also allows provision to be made by an Order in Council about the preparation and publication of the Letters Patent that signify that Royal Assent has been given to an Act of the Assembly.

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