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Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Act 2013

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Implementation by the Welsh Ministers

37Implementation by the Welsh Ministers

(1)The Welsh Ministers may, after receiving a report containing recommendations from the Commission in relation to a review conducted under section 23, 26, 27, 28 or 29, or a request for implementation of its recommendations under section 39(7)—

(a)by order implement any recommendation, with or without modification, or

(b)decide to take no action.

(2)But the Welsh Ministers may only implement a recommendation with modification if—

(a)in a case involving recommendations for change to electoral arrangements for a principal area, they have considered the matters described in section 30 and are satisfied that it is appropriate to make the modification,

(b)in a case involving recommendations for change to electoral arrangements for a community, they have considered the matters described in section 33 and are satisfied that it is appropriate to make the modification, and

(c)in any case, they are satisfied that the modification is in the interests of effective and convenient local government.

(3)No order may be made under subsection (1)(a) until the expiry of a period of 6 weeks beginning with the date on which the Welsh Ministers receive the recommendations.

(4)The Commission must provide the Welsh Ministers with such further information in relation to its recommendations as the Welsh Ministers may reasonably require.

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