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Landfill Disposals Tax (Wales) Act 2017

Section 91 – Welsh Ministers’ exercise of powers and duties under this Act

164.Subsection (1)(a) requires the Welsh Ministers to have regard to the objective of reducing landfill disposals in Wales when exercising their duties and powers under this Act.

165.Subsection (1)(b) permits the Welsh Ministers to have regard, in addition, to such other matters as they think appropriate. These other matters could include commercial, fiscal, public health or other environmental factors. For example, the Welsh Ministers might consider it appropriate to encourage certain disposals to landfill in order to reduce potential environmental harm.

166.The effect of subsection (2) is that the Welsh Ministers are not required to have regard to the objective of reducing landfill disposals when exercising their powers and duties under section 92 in relation to the LDT Communities Scheme.

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