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Wales Act 2014

Section 4: The Welsh Government

24.Subsection (1) of section 4 renames the Welsh Assembly Government the Welsh Government (Llywodraeth Cymru). This enables the use of the term Welsh Government in formal, legal documents, following the increasing use of that term by the current Welsh Assembly Government and others in the public domain since the 2011 election. Subsection (2) gives effect to the renaming wherever it occurs in GOWA 2006, subject to a couple of exceptions in subsection (3).

25.Subsection (4) of section 4 ensures that, where necessary, statutory references to the Welsh Assembly Government (other than those in GOWA 2006), are to be read as references to the Welsh Government instead. It also provides that, where the context requires it, those references continue to include the Welsh Assembly Government (for example, in relation to events which were completed by the Welsh Assembly Government but have continuing legal effect).

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