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Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Act 2013

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34Pre-review procedure
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(1)Before conducting a review under this Part, the Commission or, as the case may be, a principal council must take such steps as it considers appropriate to—

(a)bring the review to the attention of the mandatory consultees and any other person it considers likely to be interested in the review, and

(b)make the mandatory consultees and such other interested person aware of any directions given by the Welsh Ministers which are relevant to the review.

(2)In relation to a review to be conducted under section 29, before conducting the review, the Commission must also consult the mandatory consultees on its intended procedure and methodology for the review and, in particular, on how it proposes to determine the appropriate number of members for any principal council in the principal area or areas under review.

(3)For the purposes of this Part, the “mandatory consultees” are—

(a)any local authority affected by the review,

(b)except in relation to a review under section 28 (reviews of seaward boundaries), the police and crime commissioner for any police area which may be affected by the review,

(c)except where the review is (or is to be) conducted by it, the Commission,

(d)any organisation representing the staff employed by local authorities which has asked to be consulted, and

(e)such other persons as may be specified by order made by the Welsh Ministers.

(4)Subsection (1) does not apply to a review conducted by the Commission in the circumstances described in section 26(2)(b)(ii) or (iii).

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