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CHAPTER 5WREVIEWS OF COMMUNITY AREAS AND ELECTORAL ARRANGEMENTS

122Reports about discharge of a principal council's function of keeping community areas under reviewW

After section 55(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 insert the following—

(2A)Each Welsh principal council must, every fifteen years, publish a report which describes what the council has done in the previous fifteen years in order to discharge its duty to keep the whole of their area under review for the purpose described in subsection (2).

(2B)The council must send a copy of any report published under subsection (2A) to the Welsh Commission.

(2C)The first report under subsection (2A) must be published within four years of the day on which that subsection comes into force.

(2D)Further reports must be published within fifteen years of the date on which the last report under subsection (2A) was published..

123Reports about discharge of a principal council's function of keeping electoral arrangements for communities under reviewW

After section 57(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 insert the following—

(4A)Each Welsh principal council must, every fifteen years, publish a report which describes what the council has done in the previous fifteen years in order to discharge its duty to keep the whole of the area under review for the purpose described in subsection (4).

(4B)The council must send a copy of any report published under subsection (4A) to the Welsh Commission.

(4C)The first report under subsection (4A) must be published within four years of the day on which that subsection comes into force.

(4D)Further reports must be published within fifteen years of the date on which the last report under subsection (4A) was published..

124Exercise of functions by the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales on behalf of principal councilsW

After section 57 of the Local Government Act 1972 insert the following—

57AExercise of functions by the Welsh Commission on behalf of principal councils

(1)Arrangements may be made between the Welsh Commission and a principal council in Wales under which the Commission exercises, to whatever extent and subject to whatever terms the parties may agree, all or any of the functions of the principal council referred to in subsection (2).

(2)The functions are—

(a)the principal council's function of keeping under review the whole of their area for the purpose specified in section 55(2) or the purpose specified in section 57(4);

(b)the principal council's function of considering requests specified in section 55(2) or section 57(4)..

125Sums payable in respect of reviews carried out by the Local Government Boundary Commission for WalesW

After section 56(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 insert the following—

(4A)A direction given to the Welsh Commission under subsection (4) may require the principal council to pay to the Commission such sum as is specified, or calculated according to a formula contained, in the direction.

(4B)Any dispute as to the sum payable under the direction is to be determined by the Welsh Ministers.

(4C)Any sum payable under a direction under subsection (4) is to be recoverable as a debt due to the Welsh Commission..

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