Section 18 - Notice of proposal and Section 19 - notice of decision following notice of proposal
65.Before making certain decisions, the Welsh Ministers are obliged to issue a notice informing the service provider of the decision they propose to take and giving the service provider the opportunity to make written representations within a certain time period, which must be at least 28 days. Such a notice can also give the provider to opportunity to rectify the situation by providing a time limit within which certain things must be done to avoid the action being taken (see section 18(3)).
66.The Welsh Ministers are obliged to consider any representations made and following this to make a decision in accordance with section 19(6).
67.The following diagram illustrates the notice of proposal procedures: