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Public Health (Wales) Act 2017

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97Enforcement action by local authorities

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(1)A local authority may—

(a)bring prosecutions in respect of offences in its area under section 95;

(b)investigate complaints in respect of alleged offences in its area under section 95;

(c)take any other steps with a view to reducing the incidence of offences under section 95 in its area.

(2)A local authority must—

(a)consider, at least once in every period of twelve months, the extent to which it is appropriate for the authority to carry out in its area a programme of enforcement action in relation to section 95, and

(b)to the extent that it considers it appropriate to do so, carry out such a programme.

(3)For the purposes of subsection (2), a programme of enforcement action in relation to section 95 is a programme involving the taking of all or any of the steps referred to in subsection (1).

(4)For the purpose of the exercise of its functions under subsection (2), a local authority must carry out such consultation as it considers appropriate with the chief officer of police for a police area any part of which falls within the area of the local authority.

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