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Wales Act 2014

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Welsh Government

4The Welsh Government

(1)The Welsh Assembly Government is renamed the Welsh Government, or Llywodraeth Cymru.

(2)Accordingly, in GOWA 2006

(a)omit “Assembly” wherever it occurs in the expression “Welsh Assembly Government”;

(b)omit “Cynulliad” where it occurs in section 45(1) (in both places).

(3)In the following sections of GOWA 2006, as amended by subsection (2), the references to the Welsh Government include, in relation to any time before the coming into force of this section, references to the Welsh Assembly Government—

(a)section 37(5) (power to impose requirements on current or former members of staff of the Government);

(b)section 52(7)(a) and (8) (power to pay pensions in respect of current or former members of staff of the Government).

(4)Unless the context requires otherwise, in any enactment, instrument or other document passed or made before the date on which this section comes into force (except GOWA 2006 - as to which see subsections (2) and (3))—

(a)any reference to the Welsh Assembly Government is to be read as, or as including, a reference to the Welsh Government, and

(b)any reference to Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru is to be read as, or as including, a reference to Llywodraeth Cymru.

5First Minister: removal of power to designate after dissolution of Assembly

In section 46 of GOWA 2006 (the First Minister), at the end of subsection (5)(c) (designation if First Minister ceases to be Assembly member) insert “otherwise than by reason of a dissolution”.

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