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38Implementation of community boundary changeE+W

(1)The Commission may, after receiving a report containing recommendations for change from a principal council in relation to a review conducted under section 25—

(a)by order implement the recommendations without modification,

(b)by order implement the recommendations with such modification as may be agreed with the principal council, or

(c)in the circumstances described in section 26(2)(b)(ii) or (iii), conduct its own review.

(2)No order may be made under subsection (1) until the expiry of a period of 6 weeks beginning with the date on which the Commission receives the principal council's recommendations.

(3)An order under subsection (1) which contains changes to the electoral arrangements of a principal area may be made only with the consent of the Welsh Ministers.

(4)The principal council which made the recommendations must provide the Commission with such further information in relation to the recommendations or the procedure followed as it may reasonably require.

39Implementation of community electoral arrangements changeE+W

(1)A principal council may by order implement the changes described in a report prepared by the council under section 36(4).

(2)No order may be made under subsection (1) until the expiry of a period of 6 weeks beginning with the date on which the principal council published its report.

(3)A principal council may, after receiving a report containing recommendations for change from the Commission in relation to a review under section 32—

(a)by order implement the recommendations without modification,

(b)by order implement the recommendations with such modification as may be agreed with the Commission,

(c)decide to take no action and notify the Commission accordingly.

(4)No order may be made under subsection (3) until the expiry of a period of 6 weeks beginning with the date on which the council receives the report.

(5)An order under subsection (1) or (3) which contains changes to the electoral arrangements of a principal area may be made only with the consent of the Welsh Ministers.

(6)Subsection (7) applies where—

(a)the principal council has notified the Commission that it does not intend to take any action in respect of the recommendations, or

(b)the principal council has not made an order (with or without modification) within the period of 6 months beginning with the date on which the council received the Commission's recommendations.

(7)The Commission may request the Welsh Ministers implement the recommendations under section 37.

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