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Government of Wales Act 2006

“Inclusive” approach to exercise of functions

Section 72: Partnership Council

271.The Welsh Ministers are required by this section to establish a Partnership Council for Wales whose members, to be appointed by the Welsh Ministers, are to comprise Welsh Ministers (or Deputy Welsh Ministers) and members of local authorities (including national park authorities, police authorities, fire and rescue authorities and other authorities which may be added by order) in Wales. Before appointing local authority members the Welsh Ministers will be required to consult appropriate local government associations. The function of the Council will be to advise the Welsh Ministers on matters affecting their functions, to make representations on matters affecting, or of concern to, those involved in local government in Wales and also to give advice to those involved in local government in Wales.

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