The Senedd Cymru (Letters Patent and Proclamations) Order 2021

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2021/141

2021No. 141

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

DEVOLUTION, WALES

The Senedd Cymru (Letters Patent and Proclamations) Order 2021

Made10thFebruary2021

Laid before Senedd Cymru11thFebruary2021

Coming into force4thMarch2021

At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 10th day of February 2021

Present,

The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred on Her by section 116(3) of the Government of Wales Act 2006( 1), is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order as follows:

Title, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) The title of this Order is the Senedd Cymru (Letters Patent and Proclamations) Order 2021 and it comes into force on 4th March 2021.

(2) In this Order—

(a) “the 2006 Act” means the Government of Wales Act 2006;

(b) “Letters Patent” means Letters Patent signed with Her Majesty's own hand signifying Her Assent to a Bill passed by Senedd Cymru;

(c) “proclamations” means royal proclamations under sections 4(2) and 5(4) of the 2006 Act.

Form of Letters Patent and proclamations

2. The form of words to be used—

(a) in Letters Patent is that set out in Part 1 of the Schedule to this Order,

(b) in proclamations under section 4(2) of the 2006 Act is that set out in Part 2 of that Schedule, and

(c) in proclamations under section 5(4) of the 2006 Act is that set out in Part 3 of that Schedule,

subject only to such variations as are necessitated by the circumstances.

Preparation of Letters Patent and proclamations

3. Letters Patent and proclamations may be printed or written or partly printed and partly written, and may be prepared on paper or parchment.

Publication of Letters Patent and proclamations

4.—(1) As soon as is reasonably practicable after Letters Patent under the Welsh Seal are notified to the Clerk of the Senedd, the Keeper of the Welsh Seal must arrange for the Letters Patent to be published in the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes.

(2) Proclamations must be published in the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes.

Revocation of the National Assembly for Wales (Letters Patent) Order 2011

5. The National Assembly for Wales (Letters Patent) Order 2011( 2) is revoked.

Richard Tilbrook

Clerk of the Privy Council

SCHEDULE

Article 2

Form of documents

PART 1

Letters Patent

“ELIZABETH THE SECOND by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen Head of the Commonwealth Defender of the Faith To Our Trusty and well beloved the Members of the Senedd GREETING:

FORASMUCH as one or more Bills have been passed by Senedd Cymru and have been submitted to Us for Our Royal Assent by the Presiding Officer of Senedd Cymru in accordance with the Government of Wales Act 2006 the short Titles of which Bills are set forth in the Schedule hereto but those Bills by virtue of the Government of Wales Act 2006 do not become Acts of Senedd Cymru nor have effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent...

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