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Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

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  1. Introduction

  2. General Overview of the Act

    1. Part 1 – Introduction

    2. Part 2 – Improving well-being

    3. Part 3 – The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

    4. Part 4 – Public Services Boards

    5. Part 5 – Final provisions

  3. Commentary on Sections

    1. Section 2 – Sustainable development.

    2. Section 3 – Well-being duty on public bodies

    3. Section 4 - Well-being goals

    4. Section 5 – The sustainable development principle

    5. Section 6 – Meaning of “public body”

    6. Section 7 – Statements about well-being objectives

    7. Sections 8 and 9 – The Welsh Ministers’ well-being objectives and other public bodies’ well-being objectives

    8. Section 10 - National indicators and annual well-being report

    9. Section 11 - Future trends report

    10. Sections 12 and 13 – Annual reports by the Welsh Ministers and other public bodies

    11. Schedule 1 – Annual Reports by other public bodies

    12. Section 14 – Guidance

    13. Section 15 – The sustainable development principle: Auditor General’s examination

    14. Section 16 – Promotion of sustainable development

    15. Section 17 – Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

    16. Schedule 2 – The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

    17. Sections 18 and 19 – Commissioner’s general duty and functions

    18. Sections 20 to 22 – Reviews by the Commissioner, recommendations made and the duty to follow recommendations

    19. Sections 23 and24– Future Generations report and activity during the reporting period

    20. Section 25 – Joint working

    21. Sections 26, 27 and 28 – The advisory panel, appointed members and payment of panel members expenses

    22. Section 29 – Public services boards

    23. Sections 30 and 31 – Invitations to participate

    24. Section 32 – Other partners

    25. Section 33 – Changes in participation

    26. Section 34 – Meetings and terms of reference

    27. Schedule 3 – Public services boards: further provisions

    28. Section 35 – Overview and scrutiny committee of local authority

    29. Section 36 – Well-being duty on public services boards

    30. Sections 37 and 38– Assessments of local well-being

    31. Sections 39 – Local well-being plans

    32. Section 40 – Local well-being plans: role of community councils

    33. Sections 41, 42 and 43 – Preparation of local well-being plans: information about activities of others, Commissioner’s advice and further consultation and approval

    34. Section 44 – Review of local well-being plans

    35. Section 45 – Annual progress reports

    36. Section 46 – Modification of enactments

    37. Schedule 4 – Public services boards: consequential amendments and repeals

    38. Section 47 – Merging public services boards

    39. Section 48 – Collaboration between public services boards

    40. Section 49 – Directions to merge or collaborate

    41. Section 50 – Performance indicators and standards

    42. Section 51 – Guidance

    43. Section 52 – Meaning of “public body”: further provision

    44. Section 53 – Power to make consequential etc. provision

    45. Section 54 – Regulations

    46. Section 56 – Commencement

  4. Record of Proceedings in National Assembly for Wales

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