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Government of Wales Act 2006

Principles in accordance with which functions are to be exercised

Paragraph 8

657.Paragraph 8(1) requires the Assembly Commission to make appropriate arrangements with a view to securing that its functions are exercised with due regard to the principle of equality of opportunity for all people.

658.Paragraph 8(2) obliges the Assembly Commission to have due regard to the principle of promoting sustainable development in exercising its functions.

659.Paragraph 8(3) requires it to give effect to the principle of equal treatment of the English and Welsh languages in the exercise of its functions, so far as is appropriate and reasonably practicable.

660.These duties are subject to the Assembly’s power under section 27(6) to give general and specific directions to the Assembly Commission about the exercise of its functions.

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