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Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009

Territorial Application: Wales

5.In Part 1, Chapters 1 and 2 apply to Wales. Where functions are conferred on the Secretary of State in relation to England, they are conferred on the Welsh Ministers in relation to Wales. Chapters 3 and 4 apply to England only and Chapters 5 and 6 apply to England and Wales.

6.In Part 2, sections 31 and 32 do not apply to Wales. Section 33 applies only to Wales and confers measure-making powers on the National Assembly for Wales in relation to governance and overview and scrutiny arrangements of local authorities (see the commentary on that section). Chapters 2 and 3 of Part 2 apply equally to England and Wales and confer functions on the Welsh Ministers in relation to Wales.

7.Part 3, which relates to local government boundary and electoral change, applies on the whole only to England, but there are some repeals to uncommenced provisions of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (“PPERA”) which apply to Wales. See the commentary on that Part.

8.Parts 4, 5, 6 and 7 do not apply to Wales.

9.Part 8 (construction contracts) applies to Wales as it applies to England.

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