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68Compliance with Welsh Ministers' directionsE+W+S+N.I.

This sectionnoteType=Explanatory Notes has no associated

(1)A reporting authority must comply with any directions under section 67.

(2)Where two or more reporting authorities are directed to prepare a joint report, they must take reasonable steps to co-operate with each other for that purpose.

(3)In preparing a report, a reporting authority must have regard to the following, so far as relevant—

(a)the most recent report under section 56 (report on impact of climate change);

(b)the most recent programme under section 58 (programme for adaptation to climate change);

(c)any guidance issued by the Secretary of State under section 61;

(d)any guidance issued by the Welsh Ministers under section 66;

(e)the most recent report under section 80 (report on climate change: Wales).

(4)The authority must send a copy of the report to the Welsh Ministers.

(5)The Welsh Ministers must publish the report in such manner as they consider appropriate.

(6)This does not require the Welsh Ministers to publish—

(a)information they could refuse to disclose in response to a request under—

(i)the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36), or

(ii)the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/3391) or any regulations replacing those regulations;

(b)information whose disclosure is prohibited by any enactment.

(7)The authority must have regard to the report in exercising its devolved Welsh functions.

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