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Legislation (Wales) Act 2019

Section 36 – Referring to an Assembly Act by its short title after repeal

187.The short title of an Assembly Act is generally provided for in a provision in the Act itself, and as its name suggests it provides a short and convenient title which can be used in other legislation to refer to the Act. Section 36 has the effect of preserving the validity of references to an Act by its short title even after the Act, and the provision which concerns its short title, have been repealed. By virtue of section 37(2), section 35 also applies to the short title of a temporary Assembly Act which expires.

188.Section 36 has effect except to the extent that express provision is made to the contrary or the context requires otherwise. It is equivalent to section 19(2) of the 1978 Act.

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