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Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011

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13National Assembly for Wales

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(1)In section 2 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 (Assembly constituencies and electoral regions), for subsection (1) there is substituted—

(1)The Assembly constituencies are the constituencies specified in the Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Electoral Regions (Wales) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/1041) as amended by—

(a)the Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Electoral Regions (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/1791), and

(b)any Order in Council under the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 giving effect (with or without modifications) to a report falling within section 13(3) or (4) of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011.

(2)The following provisions of the Government of Wales Act 2006 are repealed—

(a)section 2(5) and (6);

(b)Schedule 1;

(c)paragraph 1 of Schedule 11.

(3)Subsection (5) applies where—

(a)the Boundary Commission for Wales have informed the Minister in accordance with section 5(1) of the 1986 Act of their intention to consider making a report under section 3(3) of that Act,

(b)at the time when Part 2 of this Act comes into force the report has not been delivered to the Minister, and

(c)the Commission give notice in writing to the Minister that they intend to proceed with the report.

(4)Subsection (5) also applies where, at the time when Part 2 of this Act comes into force—

(a)a report by the Boundary Commission for Wales under section 3(3) of the 1986 Act has been submitted to the Minister, but

(b)no Order in Council under that Act has yet been made for giving effect to it.

(5)In relation to the report mentioned in subsection (3) or (4)

(a)for the purposes of Part 1 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 (National Assembly for Wales), the 1986 Act has effect without the amendments made by this Act;

(b)that Part has effect without the amendments made by subsection (2).

(6)The 1986 Act, as it applies in accordance with subsection (5)(a) above, has effect as if—

(a)subsections (1) to (2A) of section 3 were omitted, and

(b)the following subsection were substituted for subsection (6) of section 4—

(6)The coming into force of any such Order shall not affect the operation of section 10 or 11 of the Government of Wales Act 2006, or the constitution of the National Assembly for Wales, at any time before the next general election to the Assembly.

(7)Schedule 1 to the Government of Wales Act 2006, as it applies in accordance with subsection (5)(b) above, has effect as if—

(a)the word “parliamentary” were omitted from paragraph 2(1), and

(b)paragraph 10 were omitted.

(8)In this section “the Minister” means the Lord President of the Council or the Secretary of State.

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