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Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

Section 20 : Transfer of functions of Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales

68.Subsection (1) empowers the National Assembly for Wales to transfer to the Electoral Commission, or the Boundary Committee for Wales, the functions of the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales (“the Welsh Commission”). The Welsh Commission was established by section 53 of the Local Government Act 1972 to carry out the functions given to it by Part IV of that Act, as amended by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994. The principal functions of the Welsh Commission are to review local government areas and electoral arrangements in Wales, with a view to considering whether or not to make proposals to the National Assembly for Wales for effecting changes which appear to the Commission to be desirable in the interests of effective and convenient local government. The scope of the order-making power is broadly similar to the one contained in section 18.

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