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61Directions as to practice and procedure

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(1)The President of Welsh Tribunals may give directions as to the practice and procedure to be followed by the Welsh tribunals.

(2)The president or chairman of a Welsh tribunal may give directions as to the practice and procedure to be followed by that tribunal.

(3)A power under this section to give directions includes—

(a)power to vary or revoke directions made in the exercise of the power;

(b)power to make different provision for different purposes (including different provision for different areas);

(c)(in the case of directions by the President of Welsh Tribunals) power to make different provision for different tribunals.

(4)Directions under this section may not be given without the approval of the Welsh Ministers.

(5)Subsection (4) does not apply to directions to the extent that they consist of guidance about any of the following—

(a)the application or interpretation of the law;

(b)the making of decisions by members of the Welsh tribunals.

(6)Subsection (4) does not apply to directions to the extent that they consist of criteria for determining which members of the Welsh tribunals may be chosen to decide particular categories of matter; but the directions may, to that extent, be given only after consulting the Welsh Ministers.

(7)Before the President of Welsh Tribunals gives directions under this section he or she must consult the president or chairman of each Welsh tribunal to which the directions relate.

(8)Before the president or chairman of a Welsh tribunal gives directions under this section he or she must consult the President of Welsh Tribunals.

(9)A person giving, varying or revoking directions under this section must publish the directions, or the variation or revocation, in whatever way the person thinks appropriate.

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