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The Presiding Officer​

Dame Rosemary Butler

Presiding Officer, Dame Rosemary Butler AM 

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

See also: Deputy 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.

Contact the Presiding Officer, Dame Rosemary Butler: private.office@assembly.wales

Read about the work of Dame Rosemary Butler in her role as Presiding Officer during the Fourth Assembly (2011-2016).

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