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Government of Wales Act 2006

Membership

Paragraph 1

635.Paragraph 1(1) provides that unless the Presiding Officer ceases to be an Assembly member (otherwise than by reason of a dissolution of the Assembly), the Presiding Officer continues to hold office as a member of the Assembly Commission until another person is elected to the office of Presiding Officer (under section 25).

636.Paragraphs 1(2) and (3) provide that the four other members of the Assembly Commission appointed under section 27(3) remain in office, including after a dissolution, until a replacement is appointed. They would only cease to be a member of the Assembly Commission if they died, became disqualified from being an Assembly member, resigned their seat as an Assembly member or their office as a member of the Assembly Commission, or were removed from the Assembly Commission by resolution of the Assembly.

637.Thus the effect of paragraph 1 is to allow the Assembly Commission to continue to function during a dissolution.

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