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Government of Wales Act 2006

“Inclusive” approach to exercise of functions

Section 79: Sustainable development

288.Under this section the Welsh Ministers are required to make, keep under review, and from time to time remake or revise, a sustainable development scheme, setting out how they propose, in the exercise of their functions, to promote sustainable development. The Ministers are under a duty to consult such persons as they consider appropriate before they make, remake or revise a scheme.

289.The scheme, and any revisions to it, must be published and laid before the Assembly, as must an annual report by the Welsh Ministers, setting out how the proposals in the scheme were implemented during the preceding financial year.

290.The Welsh Ministers are also required, in the year after an ordinary general election is held, or was due to be held under section 3, to publish and lay before the Assembly a report containing an assessment of how effective the proposals contained in their scheme have been in promoting sustainable development.

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