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21Reporting on initial reviewE+W

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(1)The Commission must, after the period for representations under section 20(3) has ended, consider its proposals having regard to any representations received by it during the period.

(2)The Commission must then prepare a further report.

(3)The report must contain—

(a)the recommendations which the Commission considers appropriate for the electoral arrangements for the proposed principal area and any recommendations which the Commission may consider appropriate for relevant consequential changes,

(b)details of the review conducted and the consultation carried out in respect of the proposals, and

(c)details of any changes to the proposals made in light of the representations received and an explanation of why those changes have been made.

(4)The Commission must—

(a)submit the report and its recommendations to the Welsh Ministers,

(b)publish the report on a website and secure that it is available for inspection (without charge) at the offices of the principal local authorities whose principal areas are to be merged into the proposed principal area for a period of at least 6 weeks beginning with the date of publication,

(c)send a copy of the report to the mandatory consultees and Ordnance Survey, and

(d)inform any other person who submitted evidence or made representations in relation to the report published under section 20 how to obtain a copy of the report.

(5)Section 29(8) of the Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Act 2013 (no recommendations to be made or published in 9 months before ordinary election) does not apply in the case of recommendations under this section.

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