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Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011

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62Taking into account the views of the public
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(1)A local authority must make arrangements of the kind referred to in subsection (2) in relation to each relevant overview and scrutiny committee of the authority.

(2)Those arrangements are arrangements that enable all persons who live or work in the local authority’s area to bring to the attention of the relevant overview and scrutiny committee their views on any matter under consideration by the committee.

(3)A relevant overview and scrutiny committee must, when exercising its functions, take into account any views brought to its attention in accordance with arrangements made under this section.

(4)In complying with subsection (1), a local authority must have regard to guidance given by the Welsh Ministers.

(5)In complying with subsection (3), a relevant overview and scrutiny committee must have regard to guidance given by the Welsh Ministers.

(6)In this section—

  • “joint overview and scrutiny committee” (“cyd-bwyllgor trosolwg a chraffu”) has the same meaning as in section 21(2A) of the Local Government Act 2000;

  • “matter under consideration” (“mater sy'n cael ei ystyried”), in relation to a relevant overview and scrutiny committee, means a matter in respect of which the committee is exercising any function;

  • “relevant overview and scrutiny committee” (“pwyllgor trosolwg a chraffu perthnasol”), in relation to a local authority, means—

    (a)

    an overview and scrutiny committee of the authority,

    (b)

    a sub-committee of such a committee,

    (c)

    a joint overview and scrutiny committee of the authority, or

    (d)

    a sub-committee of such a joint committee.

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