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Wales Act 2014

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5(1)An Order under section 12(1) must specify the date of the poll at the referendum which it causes to be held.

(2)The Minister may by order vary the date of the poll specified in such an Order (including a date previously set by virtue of this sub-paragraph) if it appears inappropriate for it to be held on that date.

(3)The date of the poll, as specified under sub-paragraph (1) or varied under sub-paragraph (2), must not be within the period—

(a)beginning with the 25th working day before, and

(b)ending with the 25th working day after,

the date of the poll at an election, or at another referendum, which is held throughout Wales.

(4)But sub-paragraph (3) does not apply if the date of the poll at the election or other referendum is not known to the Minister at the time when—

(a)the recommendation is made to Her Majesty to make the Order (in the case of an Order under section 12(1)), or

(b)the Minister makes the order (in the case of an order under sub-paragraph (2)).

(5)No order may be made under sub-paragraph (2) without the consent of the Welsh Ministers.

(6)A statutory instrument containing an order under sub-paragraph (2) is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(7)In this paragraph, “working day” means any day other than—

(a)a Saturday or Sunday;

(b)a Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or Good Friday;

(c)a day which is a bank holiday under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 in any part of the United Kingdom;

(d)a day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning.

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