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Government of Wales Bill

 

[AS AMENDED ON REPORT]

 
 

Contents

Part 1

National Assembly for Wales

The Assembly

1   

The Assembly

2   

Assembly constituencies and electoral regions

General elections

3   

Ordinary general elections

4   

Power to vary date of ordinary general election

5   

Extraordinary general elections

6   

Voting at general elections

7   

Candidates at general elections

8   

Calculation of electoral region figures

9   

Allocation of seats to electoral region members

Vacancies

10   

Constituency vacancies

11   

Electoral region vacancies

Franchise and conduct of elections

12   

Entitlement to vote

13   

Power to make provision about elections etc.

Duration of membership

14   

Term of office of Assembly members

15   

Resignation of members

Disqualification

16   

Disqualification from being Assembly member

17   

Exceptions and relief from disqualification

 

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18   

Effect of disqualification

19   

Judicial proceedings as to disqualification

Remuneration, oaths etc.

20   

Remuneration of Assembly members

21   

Limit on salaries of Assembly members

22   

Remuneration: supplementary

23   

Oath or affirmation of allegiance

24   

Assistance to groups of Assembly members

Presiding Officer and administration

25   

Presiding Officer etc.

26   

Clerk of Assembly

27   

Assembly Commission

Committees

28   

Committees and sub-committees

29   

Composition of committees

30   

Audit Committee

Proceedings etc.

31   

Standing orders

32   

Participation by UK Ministers etc.

33   

Consultation about UK Government’s legislative programme

34   

Participation by Counsel General

35   

Equality of treatment

36   

Integrity

Witnesses and documents

37   

Power to call

38   

Notice

39   

Offences

40   

General

Legal issues

41   

Proceedings by or against Assembly etc.

42   

Defamation

43   

Contempt of court

44   

Corrupt practices

Part 2

Welsh Assembly Government

Government

45   

Welsh Assembly Government

 
 

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Ministers, staff etc.

46   

The First Minister

47   

Choice of First Minister

48   

Welsh Ministers

49   

Counsel General

50   

Deputy Welsh Ministers

51   

Limit on number of Ministers

52   

Staff

Remuneration, oaths etc.

53   

Remuneration

54   

Remuneration: supplementary

55   

Oath or affirmation

Functions

56   

Introduction

57   

Exercise of functions

58   

Transfer of Ministerial functions

59   

Implementation of Community law

60   

Promotion etc. of well-being

61   

Support of culture etc.

62   

Representations about matters affecting Wales

63   

Consultation about cross-border bodies

64   

Polls for ascertaining views of the public

65   

Private Bills

66   

Provision of information to Treasury

67   

Legal proceedings

68   

Contracts

69   

Charges for documents

70   

Financial assistance

71   

Supplementary

"Inclusive" approach to exercise of functions

72   

Partnership Council

73   

Local government scheme

74   

Voluntary sector scheme

75   

Business scheme

76   

Regulatory impact assessments

77   

Equality of opportunity

78   

The Welsh language

79   

Sustainable development

Community law, human rights and international obligations etc.

80   

Community law

81   

Human rights

82   

International obligations etc.

Functions: supplementary

83   

Agency arrangements and provision of services

 
 

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84   

Different exercise of functions by Welsh Ministers etc.

85   

Construction of references to Ministers and departments

86   

Laying of reports and statements

Property, rights and liabilities

87   

Property, rights and liabilities of Welsh Ministers etc.

88   

Transfer of Ministerial property, rights and liabilities

Supplementary

89   

Rights and liabilities of the Crown in different capacities

90   

Documents

91   

Validity of acts

92   

Official secrets

Part 3

Assembly Measures

Power

93   

Assembly Measures

94   

Legislative competence

95   

Legislative competence: supplementary

96   

Scrutiny of proposed Orders in Council

Procedure

97   

Introduction of proposed Assembly Measures

98   

Proceedings on proposed Assembly Measures

99   

Scrutiny of proposed Assembly Measures by Supreme Court

100   

ECJ references

101   

Power to intervene in certain cases

102   

Approval of proposed Assembly Measures

Part 4

Acts of the Assembly

Referendum

103   

Referendum about commencement of Assembly Act provisions

104   

Proposal for referendum by Assembly

105   

Commencement of Assembly Act provisions

106   

Effect on Measures of commencement of Assembly Act provisions

Power

107   

Acts of the Assembly

108   

Legislative competence

109   

Legislative competence: supplementary

 
 

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Procedure

110   

Introduction of Bills

111   

Proceedings on Bills

112   

Scrutiny of Bills by Supreme Court

113   

ECJ references

114   

Power to intervene in certain cases

115   

Royal Assent

116   

Welsh Seal and Letters Patent

Part 5

Finance

Welsh Consolidated Fund

117   

Welsh Consolidated Fund

Payments into Welsh Consolidated Fund

118   

Grants

119   

Statement of estimated payments

120   

Destination of receipts

Borrowing

121   

Borrowing by Welsh Ministers

122   

Lending by Secretary of State

123   

Accounts relating to loans

Expenditure

124   

Payments out of Welsh Consolidated Fund

125   

Annual Budget motions

126   

Supplementary Budget motions

127   

Appropriation without Budget resolution

128   

Contingencies

129   

Approvals to draw

130   

Payments in by mistake

Financial accountability of Welsh Ministers

131   

Welsh Ministers’ accounts

132   

Account relating to Welsh Consolidated Fund

133   

Accounting officers for Welsh Ministers

134   

Accounts of subsidiaries of Welsh Ministers

135   

Examinations into Welsh Ministers’ use of resources

136   

Examinations by Comptroller and Auditor General

Financial accountability of Assembly Commission

137   

Assembly Commission’s accounts

138   

Accounting officers for Assembly Commission

139   

Accounts of subsidiaries of Assembly Commission

140   

Examinations into Assembly Commission’s use of resources

 
 

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Whole of Government of Wales accounts

141   

Whole of government accounts: Welsh Ministers

142   

Functions of Auditor General

Treatment of accounts and audit reports etc.

143   

Audit Committee reports

144   

Publication of accounts and audit reports etc.

Auditor General for Wales

145   

Auditor General

Part 6

Miscellaneous and supplementary

Welsh public records

146   

Status of Welsh public records

147   

Transfer of responsibility

148   

Meaning of “Welsh public records”

Miscellaneous

149   

Resolution of devolution issues

150   

Power to make consequential provision

151   

Power to remedy ultra vires acts

152   

Intervention in case of functions relating to water etc.

153   

Power to vary retrospective decisions

154   

Interpretation of legislation

155   

Functions exercisable in relation to Wales

156   

English and Welsh texts of legislation

Supplementary

157   

Orders and directions

158   

Interpretation

159   

Index of defined expressions

160   

Minor and consequential amendments

161   

Commencement

162   

Transitional etc. provision

163   

Repeals and revocations

164   

Financial provision

165   

Extent

166   

Short title

Schedule 1   —   

Alteration of Assembly electoral regions

Schedule 2   —   

Assembly Commission

Schedule 3   —   

Transfer etc. of functions: further provisions

 
 

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Part 1   —   

Functions transferable etc.

Part 2   —   

Exercise of transferred functions

Part 3   —   

Supplementary

Schedule 4   —   

Transfers of ministerial property, rights and liabilities

Schedule 5   —   

Assembly Measures

Part 1   —   

Matters

Part 2   —   

General restrictions

Part 3   —   

Exceptions from Part 2

Schedule 6   —   

Referendums on commencement of Assembly Act provisions

Schedule 7   —   

Acts of the Assembly

Part 1   —   

Subjects

Part 2   —   

General restrictions

Part 3   —   

Exceptions from Part 2

Schedule 8   —   

Auditor General for Wales

Schedule 9   —   

Devolution issues

Part 1   —   

Preliminary

Part 2   —   

Proceedings in England and Wales

Part 3   —   

Proceedings in Scotland

Part 4   —   

Proceedings in Northern Ireland

Part 5   —   

General

Schedule 10   —   

Minor and consequential amendments

Schedule 11   —   

Transitional provisions

Schedule 12   —   

Repeals and revocations

 
 

 
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