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Commissioner for Older People (Wales) Act 2006

Territorial Extent

9.The Act principally extends to England and Wales only but amends certain primary legislation which extends to the United Kingdom.  However it is primarily concerned with the establishment of a Commissioner for Older People in Wales with powers to review the functions and arrangements of authorities that exercise functions in Wales or in relation to Wales.  Consequently the Act primarily applies to Wales.  Various powers to make subordinate legislation and other functions are conferred on the National Assembly for Wales.

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