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Law Commissions Act 1965

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[F13AReports on implementation of Law Commission proposalsU.K.

(1)As soon as practicable after the end of each reporting year, the Lord Chancellor must prepare a report on—

(a)the Law Commission proposals implemented (in whole or in part) during the year;

(b)the Law Commission proposals that have not been implemented (in whole or in part) as at the end of the year, including—

(i)plans for dealing with any of those proposals;

(ii)any decision not to implement any of those proposals (in whole or in part) taken during the year and the reasons for the decision.

(2)The Lord Chancellor must lay the report before Parliament.

(3)The first reporting year is the year starting with the day on which section 1 of the Law Commission Act 2009 comes into force; and the second reporting year is the year after that and so on.

(4)If a decision not to implement a Law Commission proposal (in whole or in part) is taken in a reporting year, subsection (1)(b) does not require a report for a later reporting year to deal with the proposal so far as it is covered by that decision.

(5)If a decision not to implement a Law Commission proposal (in whole or in part) has been taken before the first reporting year, subsection (1)(b) does not require any report to deal with the proposal so far as it is covered by that decision.

(6)Law Commission proposal ” means—

(a)a proposal formulated by the Law Commission as mentioned in section 3(1)(c);

(b)a proposal for consolidation or statute law revision for which a draft Bill has been prepared by the Law Commission as mentioned in section 3(1)(d).

[F2(7)This section does not require the Lord Chancellor to prepare reports on Law Commission proposals on which the Welsh Ministers are required to report (see section 3C).]]

Textual Amendments

F1S. 3A inserted (12.1.2010) by Law Commission Act 2009 (c. 14), ss. 1, 3(1)

F2S. 3A(7) inserted (17.2.2015) by Wales Act 2014 (c. 29), ss. 25(3), 29(2)(c)

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