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Environment (Wales) Act 2016

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49Requirement to obtain advice about proposals to make regulations

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(1)Before laying draft regulations before the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with section 48, the Welsh Ministers must—

(a)request advice from the advisory body about the proposal to make the regulations, and

(b)take the advisory body’s advice into account.

(2)When the Welsh Ministers request advice from the advisory body under this section, they must specify a reasonable period within which the advice must be provided.

(3)The advisory body must provide the advice within that period.

(4)The advisory body’s advice must set out the reasons for the advice.

(5)The Welsh Ministers must publish the advisory body’s advice as soon as reasonably practicable after receiving it.

(6)If the draft regulations laid before the National Assembly for Wales make different provision from that recommended by the advisory body, the Welsh Ministers must also lay before the National Assembly a statement setting out the reasons why.

(7)This section does not apply to regulations under section 44.

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