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(1)The Welsh Ministers may direct the Commission to conduct a review of the membership of one or more specified qualifying public bodies.
(2)Where the Commission has conducted a review under this section it must report to the Welsh Ministers on whether it recommends that changes should be made to the public body’s membership.
(3)A direction under this section may, in particular, require the Commission to—
(a)consider the number of members of the body (or bodies),
(b)consider any categories of membership (including lay membership) and the number of members in each category,
(c)consider the attributes, experiences, skills or qualifications which members should possess,
(d)consider such other matters relevant to the membership as may be specified,
(e)follow such process as may be specified when conducting a review,
(f)prepare its report in such form and manner as may be specified,
(g)have regard to such factors or matters as may be specified.
(4)Before giving a direction under this section the Welsh Ministers must consult such persons as they consider appropriate.
(5)For the purposes of this section a body is a “qualifying public body” if—
(a)it is not a local authority,
(b)its membership is required under any enactment to include—
(i)a member of a local authority, or
(ii)a person appointed by a local authority, and
(c)it exercises functions that—
(i)have been conferred by an Act or Measure of the National Assembly for Wales, or
(ii)could be conferred by an Act of the National Assembly for Wales.
(6)This section does not limit the general power of direction under section 14.
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