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The Presiding Officer

Dame Rosemary Butler AM


Presiding Officer, Dame Rosemary Butler AM 

The role of the Presiding Officer, Dame Rosemary Butler AM, is set out in the Assembly’s Standing Orders.


See also: Deputy Presiding Officer, David Melding AM.

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.


Contact the Presiding Officer, Dame Rosemary Butler AM:

Presiding Officer - Gallery

Presiding Officer - Diary




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