(1)There is to be an Assembly for Wales to be known as the National Assembly for Wales or Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru (referred to in this Act as “the Assembly”).
(2)The Assembly is to consist of—
(a)one member for each Assembly constituency (referred to in this Act as “Assembly constituency members”), and
(b)members for each Assembly electoral region (referred to in this Act as “Assembly regional members”).
(3)Members of the Assembly (referred to in this Act as “Assembly members”) are to be returned in accordance with the provision made by and under this Act for—
(a)the holding of general elections of Assembly members (for the return of the entire Assembly), and
(b)the filling of vacancies in Assembly seats.
(4)The validity of any Assembly proceedings is not affected by any vacancy in its membership.
(5)In this Act “Assembly proceedings” means any proceedings of—
(b)committees of the Assembly, or
(c)sub-committees of such committees.
Annotations are used to give authority for changes and other effects on the legislation you are viewing and to convey editorial information. They appear at the foot of the relevant provision or under the associated heading. Annotations are categorised by annotation type, such as F-notes for textual amendments and I-notes for commencement information (a full list can be found in the Editorial Practice Guide). Each annotation is identified by a sequential reference number. For F-notes, M-notes and X-notes, the number also appears in bold superscript at the relevant location in the text. All annotations contain links to the affecting legislation.