Government of Wales Act 2006

Power to make specific transfers etc.E+W+S+N.I.

3(1)The Secretary of State may by order provide for the transfer to the Welsh Ministers, the First Minister or the Counsel General of—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)any specified property, rights or liabilities, or

(b)property, rights or liabilities of any specified description,

to which a Minister of the Crown is entitled or subject.

(2)An order under sub-paragraph (1) may provide for the transfer of any property, rights or liabilities to have effect subject to exceptions or reservations specified in or determined under the order.

(3)An order under sub-paragraph (1) may provide—

(a)for the creation in favour of a Minister of the Crown of interests in, or rights over, property transferred to the Welsh Ministers, the First Minister or the Counsel General,

(b)for the creation in favour of the Welsh Ministers, the First Minister or the Counsel General of interests in, or rights over, property retained by a Minister of the Crown, or

(c)for the creation of new rights and liabilities between the Welsh Ministers, the First Minister or the Counsel General on the one hand and a Minister of the Crown on the other.

(4)The Secretary of State may by order make provision for the continuation by or in relation to the Welsh Ministers, the First Minister or the Counsel General of—

(a)any specified thing, or

(b)anything of a specified description,

commenced by or in relation to a Minister of the Crown.

(5)The Secretary of State may by order make provision for—

(a)any specified thing, or

(b)anything of a specified description,

done by a Minister of the Crown to have effect as if done by the Welsh Ministers, the First Minister or the Counsel General.

(6)The Secretary of State may by order make provision for the substitution of the Welsh Ministers, the First Minister or the Counsel General for any Minister of the Crown in—

(a)any specified instrument, contract or legal proceedings, or

(b)any instrument, contract or legal proceedings of a specified description.

(7)An order under this paragraph may be made in consequence of the making of an Order in Council under section 58 or in any other circumstances in which the Secretary of State considers it appropriate to make such an order.

(8)A statutory instrument containing an order under this paragraph is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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Commencement Information

I1This provision in force immediately after "the 2007 election" by s. 161(1) (subject to s. 161(4)(5))