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Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Act 2020

Renaming the National Assembly for Wales

2.Part 2 of the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act 2020 renames the National Assembly for Wales as Senedd Cymru. The name change took effect on 6 May 2020, before the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Act was passed, but after it had been introduced.

3.As the Act was introduced before the name change, the Act itself (apart from the words of enactment) refers to the “National Assembly for Wales”. Those references now have effect as references to Senedd Cymru by virtue of section 150A(2) of the Government of Wales Act 2006. The words of enactment refer to “Senedd Cymru” as it was the Senedd that passed the Act.

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