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The Welsh Forms of Oaths and Affirmations (Government of Wales Act 2006) Order 2007

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Welsh form of oath of allegiance taken or corresponding affirmation made by a person appointed as the First Minister for Wales, as a Welsh Minister, as the Counsel General to the Welsh Assembly Government, or as a Deputy Welsh Minister

4.—(1) When a person takes the oath of allegiance required by section 55(2) of the 2006 Act(1) they may take that oath in the form set out in article 5(2).

(2) When a person makes the corresponding affirmation required by section 55(2) of the 2006 Act they may make that affirmation in the form set out in Article 6(2).

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Section 55(2) of the 2006 Act requires a person appointed as the First Minister for Wales, as a Welsh Minister, as the Counsel General to the Welsh Assembly Government or as a Deputy Welsh Minister to take an oath of allegiance in the form set out in section 2 of the Promissory Oaths Act 1868 (c. 72), or make a corresponding affirmation. Section 55(3) of the 2006 Act excepts such persons from this requirement if they have taken the oath of allegiance or made the corresponding affirmation in compliance with a duty on being returned as an Assembly member. The duty on Assembly members to take the oath of allegiance or make a corresponding affirmation is imposed by section 23(1) of the 2006 Act.

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