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Commissioner for Older People (Wales) Act 2006

Section 2: General Functions

23.Subsections (1) and (2) provide for the role of the Commissioner to include promoting awareness of the interests of older people in Wales (as defined in section 24(3)) and of the need to safeguard their interests, promoting the provision of opportunities for, and elimination of discrimination against older people in Wales; encouraging best practice in the treatment of them and reviewing the adequacy and effectiveness of law affecting their interests, but in each case only in relation to fields in which the Assembly has functions.

24.Subsection (3) provides for the Commissioner to consider and make representations to the Assembly about any matter relating to the interests of older people in Wales. This power is not limited to fields in which the Assembly has functions.

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