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33Information sharing

(1)For the purposes of this section, the “information sharing group” means the relevant regulators and the Auditor General for Wales.

(2)A member of the information sharing group may, for the purpose of the exercise of its relevant functions, request that another member of the group provide it with specified information or documents.

(3)A member of the information sharing group must comply with a request made under subsection (2) in so far as—

(a)the request relates to information obtained by, or documents produced to, that member in the course of the exercise of its relevant functions; and

(b) it is reasonably practicable to do so.

(4)The relevant functions of a member of the information sharing group are—

(a)in the case of a relevant regulator, its relevant functions under section 16;

(b)in the case of the Auditor General for Wales, the functions mentioned in section 23(7).

34Use of information by regulators

A relevant regulator may use any information the regulator obtains, or documents produced to the regulator, in the course of exercising any relevant function for the purposes of the regulator’s functions under this Measure.

35Part 1: interpretation

(1)For the purposes of this Part—

  • “collaboration arrangements” (“trefniadau cydlafurio”) means an activity performed in the exercise of a Welsh improvement authority’s powers of collaboration;

  • “financial year” (“blwyddyn ariannol”) means a year beginning with 1 April;

  • “improvement plan” (“cynllun gwella”) means the plan referred to in section 15(6);

  • “powers of collaboration” (“pwerau cydlafurio”) has the meaning given by section 11(1);

  • “relevant functions” (“swyddogaethau perthnasol”), in relation to a relevant regulator, means the functions specified in respect of the regulator in section 16(2);

  • “relevant regulator” (“rheoleiddiwr perthnasol”) means a person mentioned in section 16(2);

  • “special inspection” (“arolygiad arbennig”) has the meaning given by section 21;

  • “Welsh fire and rescue authority” (“awdurdod tân ac achub Cymreig”) has the meaning given by section 1(c);

  • “Welsh improvement authority” (“awdurdod gwella Cymreig”) has the meaning given by section 1.

(2)For the purposes of this Part, unless the context otherwise requires, a reference to the exercise of a function by a Welsh improvement authority includes a reference to the carrying out of connected acts (such as the making of administrative arrangements).

36Finance

(1)Section 33 of the Local Government Act 1999 (finance) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (3)—

(a)replace “National Assembly for Wales” with “Welsh Ministers”;

(b)at the end of paragraph (b) insert “or the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009”.

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