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GOWAGod of War: Ascension (gaming)
GOWAGovernment of Wales Act
GOWAGuild of Women Achievers (Mysore, Karnataka, India)
GOWAGeorgia Onsite Wastewater Association, Inc
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The National Assembly of Wales was established under the Government of Wales Act 1998 which followed a referendum held in 1997.
Their motion proposes that the Assembly: "Acting in accordance with section 37(1)(b) of the Government of Wales Act 2006, requires the Welsh Government's Permanent Secretary to produce for the purposes of the Assembly, with appropriate redactions to ensure anonymity of witnesses, the report into the investigation on 'whether there is any evidence of a prior unauthorised sharing of information - i.e.
"People in Wales have a right see this investigation and that's why I've invoked the Government of Wales Act to demand it is released.
Mr Davies added: "I would draw your attention to the Government of Wales Act 2006 Section 37(1)(b) that is potentially available should the expressed will of the Assembly not be met."
To understand the 2006 Act properly, we must first consider its context and the forces that led to its development, namely the failings of the 1998 Government of Wales Act and the process of reform these weaknesses initiated.
The text of Mr McEvoy's motion reads: "To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, acting in accordance with Section 37(1)(b) of the Government of Wales Act 2006, requires the Permanent Secretary of the Welsh Government to produce for the purposes of the Assembly, with appropriate redactions to ensure anonymity of witnesses, the report of the investigation into whether there was any evidence of prior unauthorised sharing of information relating to the November 2017 Ministerial reshuffle." A Welsh Conservative spokesman said: "We welcome all efforts to ensure the leak inquiry report is published.
Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan said her office and the Attorney General 'are custodians of the devolution settlement for Wales' and had a duty to ensure the Government of Wales Act 2006 is complied with.
(Which actually isn't in the Government of Wales Act at all and isn't even on the agenda).
WHILE we're talking of delusions, the Government of Wales Act decided Rhodri Morgan should be First Secretary, not First Minister.
He made a statement saying: "The Supreme Court has made it clear that provided a bill provision fairly and realistically relates to one or more of the subjects in Schedule 7 to the Government of Wales Act 2006, and does not fall within any exception in that Schedule, it does not matter whether a provision might also be classified as relating to a subject that has not been devolved, such as employment rights and industrial relations.
It would not be the Welsh Government, because the various Government of Wales Acts do not give it the power to do so - and any new Government of Wales Act has to be passed by the Westminster Parliament.
Wales has had two recent Constitutions, in 1998 and 2006; both entitled the Government of Wales Act, which clearly has to do with constitutional matters.
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