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Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

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Annual reports

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17(1)The Commissioner must produce a report in relation to each financial year (an “annual report”).

(2)The Commissioner’s first financial year is the period beginning on the day the first appointment to the office of Commissioner is made under section 17 and ending on the following 31 March.

(3)An annual report must include—

(a)a summary of the action taken in that financial year in the exercise of the Commissioner’s functions;

(b)an analysis of the effectiveness of that action in enabling the general duty of the Commissioner to be fulfilled (see section 18);

(c)a summary of the Commissioner’s work programme for that financial year;

(d)the Commissioner’s proposals for a work programme for the following financial year;

(e)a summary of the complaints made in accordance with the procedure established under paragraph 12.

(4)An annual report may include—

(a)the Commissioner’s assessment of the improvements that public bodies should make in order to meet their well-being objectives in accordance with the sustainable development principle;

(b)any other information the Commissioner considers appropriate.

(5)In preparing an annual report, the Commissioner must consult—

(a)the advisory panel, and

(b)any other person the Commissioner considers appropriate.

(6)The Commissioner must publish the annual report no later than 31 August in the following financial year.

(7)The Commissioner must send a copy of each annual report to the Welsh Ministers.

(8)The Welsh Ministers must lay a copy of each annual report sent to them before the National Assembly.

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