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Local Government (Wales) Act 2015

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44Regulations

(1)Any power of the Welsh Ministers to make regulations under this Act is exercisable by statutory instrument.

(2)Merger regulations and regulations under section 10 or 11 may not be made unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the regulations has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the National Assembly for Wales.

(3)A statutory instrument containing regulations under section 24 or 35(4) is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the National Assembly for Wales.

45Interpretation

In this Act—

  • the Commission” (“y Comisiwn”) means the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales;

  • “electoral arrangements” (“trefniadau etholiadol”) has the meaning given by section 16(4);

  • “initial review” (“adolygiad cychwynnol”) has the meaning given by section 16(2);

  • “the mandatory consultees” (“yr ymgyngoreion mandadol”) has the meaning given by section 19(3);

  • “merger regulations” (“rheoliadau uno”) has the meaning given by section 2(2);

  • “merging authority” (“awdurdod sy’n uno”) has the meaning given by section 2(3);

  • the Panel” (“y Panel”) means the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales;

  • “principal area” (“prif ardal”) has the meaning given by section 2(4);

  • “principal local authority” (“prif awdurdod lleol”) has the meaning given by section 2(5);

  • “proposed principal area” (“prif ardal arfaethedig”) has the meaning given by section 2(6);

  • “relevant consequential changes” (“newidiadau canlyniadol perthnasol”) has the meaning given by section 16(3);

  • “shadow authority” (“awdurdod cysgodol”) has the meaning given by section 2(7);

  • “transfer date” (“dyddiad trosglwyddo”) has the meaning given by section 2(8);

  • “transition committee” (“pwyllgor pontio”) has the meaning given by section 2(9).

46Commencement

(1)Sections 25 to 28 and 37 to 43 come into force at the end of the period of 2 months beginning with the day on which this Act receives Royal Assent.

(2)Subject to that, this Act comes into force on the day following that on which this Act receives Royal Assent.

47Short title

The short title of this Act is the Local Government (Wales) Act 2015.

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