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32Review of electoral arrangements for community by the CommissionE+W
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(1)The Commission may, in any of the circumstances described in subsection (2), conduct a review of the electoral arrangements for a community.

(2)The circumstances are—

(a)where the Commission has agreed to exercise a principal council's function of conducting reviews under section 31(5);

(b)where the Commission has been requested to conduct a review of a community by —

(i)the community council, or

(ii)not less than 30 local government electors from the community;

(c)where a principal council has not complied with a direction by the Welsh Ministers to conduct a review of the electoral arrangements for one or more of its communities.

(3)But the Commission must not conduct a review under subsection (1) following a request by a community council or local government electors if it considers that doing so would impede the proper exercise of its functions.

(4)The changes that the Commission may recommend in relation to any review under this section are—

(a)such changes to the electoral arrangements for the community that the Commission considers appropriate, and

(b)in consequence of any change to the electoral arrangements for the community, such changes to the electoral arrangements of the principal area, as it considers appropriate.

(5)Where the Commission conducts a review in the circumstances described in subsection (2)(c), it may recover the cost of doing so from the principal council.

(6)In the event of a disagreement between the Commission and the principal council as to the amount payable to the Commission under subsection (5), the Welsh Ministers may determine that amount.

(7)Any sum payable to the Commission under this section is recoverable as a debt due to the Commission.

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