The Presiding Officer

The functions of the Presiding Officer are:

  • to chair Plenary meetings;to determine questions as to the interpretation or application of Standing Orders;
  • to represent the Assembly in exchanges with any other bodies, whether within or outside the United Kingdom, in relation to matters affecting the Assembly; and
  • such other functions conferred by any enactment, by the Assembly or by these Standing Orders.

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The current Presiding Officer, 2016-2021 is Elin Jones AM.Elin Jones-4The Deputy Presiding Officer, 2016-2021 is Ann Jones AM.

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