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(b) the Scottish Government;

(c) the Welsh Government; and

(d) the Northern Ireland Executive.

34 Before a Bill to amend Part 1 is presented by a Scottish Minister, the Scottish
5Government must consult—

(a) the Secretary of State;

(b) the English Government or English regional government
representatives;

(c) the Welsh Government; and

(d) 10the Northern Ireland Executive.

35 Before a Bill to amend Part 1 is presented by a Welsh Minister, the Welsh
Government must consult—

(a) the Secretary of State;

(b) the English Government or English regional government
15representatives;

(c) the Scottish Government; and

(d) the Northern Ireland Executive.

36 Before a Bill to amend Part 1 is presented by a Northern Ireland Minister, the
Northern Ireland Executive must consult—

(a) 20the Secretary of State;

(b) the English Government or English regional government
representatives;

(c) the Scottish Government; and

(d) the Welsh Government.

37 25When presenting a Bill to amend Part 1, an English Minister, Scottish
Minister, Welsh Minister or Northern Ireland Minister must lay before
Parliament—

(a) the consultation responses received under paragraphs 33 to 36;

(b) the reactions of the English Government or regional representatives,
30the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government or the Northern
Ireland Executive to those responses; and

(c) a document explaining the reasons why the authority presenting the
Bill is satisfied that the amendment of Part 1 made by the Bill—

(i) is required;

(ii) 35accords with the principle of subsidiarity;

(iii) complies with any relevant memorandum of understanding
between that Government and Her Majesty’s Government or
any of the other bodies listed in sub-paragraph (b).

No other amendments

38 40A Bill to amend Part 1 shall not be presented to Her Majesty for the
signification of Royal Assent unless it has been presented to Parliament in
accordance with the preceding paragraphs of this Part.