Commencement

Wales Bill – in the House of Commons at 8:45 pm on 11th July 2016.

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Amendments made: 50, page 39, line 41, at end insert—

“( ) sections13 and14;”.

The effect of this amendment is that clause 13 (composition of Assembly committees) and clause 14 (Assembly proceedings: participation by UK Ministers etc) will come into force two months after Royal Assent.

Amendment 51, page 39, line 42, at end insert

“, and sections 8 and 9 so far as relating to a provision of a Bill that would change the name of the Assembly or confer power to do so”.

Under this amendment the “super-majority” provisions of the Bill will come into force two months after Royal Assent—as does clause 15, which concerns changes to the name of the Assembly etc—but only so far as relating to an Assembly Bill providing for a change to the name of the Assembly.

Amendment 52, page 40, line 2, leave out paragraph (d). —(Alun Cairns.)

The effect of this amendment is that clause 17 (functions of Welsh Ministers) will come into force on whatever day the Secretary of State appoints by regulations under clause 53(4), rather than two months after Royal Assent.

Clause 53, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 54 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

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