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Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Act 2013

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.Overview

  3. PART 2 LOCAL DEMOCRACY AND BOUNDARY COMMISSION FOR WALES

    1. Continuation and name

      1. 2.Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales

    2. Status

      1. 3.Status

    3. Members

      1. 4.Membership

      2. 5.Tenure

    4. Proceedings

      1. 6.Proceedings

      2. 7.Seal and validity of documents

    5. Staff, experts and assistant commissioners

      1. 8.Chief executive

      2. 9.Other staff

      3. 10.Experts

      4. 11.Assistant commissioners

    6. General powers and directions

      1. 12.Powers

      2. 13.Delegation

      3. 14.Directions

    7. Financial matters

      1. 15.Funding

      2. 16.Accounting officer

      3. 17.Audit committee

      4. 18.Audit committee: membership

      5. 19.Accounts and external audit

      6. 20.Annual reports

  4. PART 3 ARRANGEMENTS FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

    1. CHAPTER 1 DUTIES TO MONITOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ARRANGEMENTS

      1. Duty of the Commission

        1. 21.Duty of the Commission to monitor arrangements for local government

      2. Duties of a principal council

        1. 22.Duties of principal councils in relation to area

    2. CHAPTER 2 AREA REVIEWS

      1. Principal areas

        1. 23.Review of principal area boundaries

        2. 24.Review of principal areas following new town order

      2. Communities

        1. 25.Review of community boundaries by principal council

        2. 26.Review of community boundaries by the Commission

      3. Preserved counties

        1. 27.Review of preserved counties

      4. Seaward boundaries

        1. 28.Review of seaward boundaries

    3. CHAPTER 3 ELECTORAL ARRANGEMENTS REVIEWS

      1. Principal areas

        1. 29.Review of electoral arrangements for principal area

        2. 30.Considerations for a review of principal area electoral arrangements

      2. Communities

        1. 31.Review of electoral arrangements for community by principal council

        2. 32.Review of electoral arrangements for community by the Commission

        3. 33.Considerations for a review of community electoral arrangements

    4. CHAPTER 4 PROCEDURE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT REVIEWS

      1. Procedure for reviews

        1. 34.Pre-review procedure

        2. 35.Consultation and investigation

        3. 36.Reporting on review

    5. CHAPTER 5 IMPLEMENTATION FOLLOWING REVIEW

      1. Implementation by the Welsh Ministers

        1. 37.Implementation by the Welsh Ministers

      2. Non-ministerial implementation

        1. 38.Implementation of community boundary change

        2. 39.Implementation of community electoral arrangements change

      3. Further provision about implementation and implementation orders

        1. 40.Implementation orders: consequential provision

        2. 41.General consequential and transitional provision

        3. 42.Transfers of staff

        4. 43.Variation and revocation of orders

      4. Agreements between public bodies to deal with change

        1. 44.Transitional agreements as to property and finance

    6. CHAPTER 6 OTHER PROVISION RELEVANT TO LOCAL AUTHORITY BOUNDARIES

      1. 45.Police area change

      2. 46.Extent of seaward boundaries

      3. 47.Boundary change following alteration of water-course

    7. CHAPTER 7 MISCELLANEOUS PROVISION

      1. 48.Directions and guidance relating to Part 3

      2. 49.Local inquiries

  5. PART 4 REVIEWS OF PUBLIC BODY MEMBERSHIP

    1. 50.Reviews of qualifying public bodies

  6. PART 5 OTHER CHANGES TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

    1. Presiding members

      1. 51.Presiding member of principal council

    2. Private Bills

      1. 52.Promoting private Bills

      2. 53.Opposing private Bills

      3. 54.Restriction on payments in relation to promoting or opposing Bills

    3. Access to information

      1. 55.Community council websites

      2. 56.Requirement to give public notices electronically

      3. 57.Meetings and proceedings of communities

      4. 58.Registers of members’ interests

    4. Remote attendance at meetings

      1. 59.Remote attendance at meetings of principal councils

    5. Democratic services committees

      1. 60.Democratic services committees

    6. Audit committees

      1. 61.Audit committees

    7. Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales

      1. 62.Functions relating to payments to members

      2. 63.Functions relating to salaries of heads of paid service

      3. 64.Relevant authorities

      4. 65.Subsequent annual reports

      5. 66.Consultation on draft reports

      6. 67.Publicity requirements in reports

    8. Joint standards committees

      1. 68.Joint standards committees

      2. 69.Referral of cases relating to conduct

  7. PART 6 MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL PROVISION

    1. 70.Ancillary provision

    2. 71.Orders and regulations

    3. 72.Interpretation

    4. 73.Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

    5. 74.Ongoing reviews and other savings

    6. 75.Commencement

    7. 76.Short title

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Minor and consequential amendments

      1. 1.Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70)

      2. 2.Police Act 1996 (c. 16)

      3. 3.Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2005 (c. 10)

      4. 4.Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 (nawm 1)

      5. 5.Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (c. 13)

      6. 6.Local Government Byelaws (Wales) Act 2012 (anaw 2)

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Repeals

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Index of defined expressions

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