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Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

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35Overview and scrutiny committee of local authority

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(1)Executive arrangements by a local authority under Part 2 of the Local Government Act 2000 (c. 22) must ensure that its overview and scrutiny committee has power—

(a)to review or scrutinise decisions made, t or other action taken, by the public services board for the local authority area in the exercise of its functions;

(b)to review or scrutinise the board’s governance arrangements;

(c)to make reports or recommendations to the board with respect to the board’s functions or governance arrangements;

(d)to consider such matters relating to the board as the Welsh Ministers may refer to it and to report to the Welsh Ministers accordingly;

(e)to carry out such other functions in relation to the board as are imposed on it by this Act.

(2)An overview and scrutiny committee must send a copy of any report or recommendation made under subsection (1)(c) to—

(a)the Welsh Ministers;

(b)the Commissioner;

(c)the Auditor General for Wales.

(3)An overview and scrutiny committee may, for the purpose of exercising a power mentioned in subsection (1), require one or more of the persons who may attend a meeting of the public services board (see paragraph 7 of Schedule 3), or anyone designated by such a person, to attend a meeting of the committee and provide it with explanations of such matters as it may specify.

(4)Where a local authority has more than one overview and scrutiny committee, the references in this Part to its overview and scrutiny committee are to the committee that the local authority designates for the purposes of this section.

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