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(1)A public body must take all reasonable steps to follow the course of action set out in a recommendation made to it by the Commissioner under section 20(4) unless—
(a)the public body is satisfied that there is good reason for it not to follow the recommendation in particular categories of case or at all, or
(b)it decides on an alternative course of action in respect of the subject matter of the recommendation.
(2)The Welsh Ministers may issue guidance to other public bodies about how to respond to a recommendation made by the Commissioner.
(3)In deciding how to respond to such a recommendation, a public body must take such guidance into account.
(4)A public body must publish its response to a recommendation made by the Commissioner and if the body does not follow a recommendation, the response must include the body’s reasons for that and explain what alternative course of action, if any, it proposes to take.
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