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6Power to make merger regulationsE+W

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(1)Where an application is made to the Welsh Ministers under section 3(1), the Welsh Ministers may, if they consider it appropriate to do so, make regulations for the constitution of a new principal area by merging, to create a new principal area, the principal areas of the principal local authorities by which the application was made.

(2)Merger regulations must provide for—

(a)the establishment of the new principal area and the abolition of the existing principal areas,

(b)the boundary of the new principal area,

(c)the English language name and Welsh language name of the new principal area,

(d)whether the new principal area is to be a county or a county borough,

(e)the establishment, as a county council or a county borough council, of a local authority for the new principal area,

(f)the English language name and Welsh language name of the new principal local authority,

(g)the transfer of functions of the merging authorities to the new principal local authority, and

(h)the winding up and dissolution of the merging authorities.

(3)Where the new principal area is to be a county, the merger regulations must provide for the new principal local authority to have the name of the county with the addition—

(a)in the case of the English language name, of the words “County Council” or the word “Council”, and

(b)in the case of the Welsh language name, of the words “Cyngor Sir” or the word “Cyngor”.

(4)Where the new principal area is to be a county borough, the merger regulations must provide for the new principal local authority to have the name of the county borough with the addition—

(a)in the case of the English language name, of the words “County Borough Council” or the word “Council”, and

(b)in the case of the Welsh language name, of the words “Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol” or the word “Cyngor”.

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