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The Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions and Directions) (Wales) Regulations 2001

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Publicity for referendum required by direction

22.—(1) The authority to which a direction under regulation 18 is given shall, not later than one month after the date of the direction, publish in at least one newspaper circulating in its area a notice which—

(a)sets out the terms of the direction; and

(b)contains a statement—

(i)that a direction in the terms set out in the notice has been given by the National Assembly for Wales requiring a referendum to be held;

(ii)of the form of executive to be included in the proposals that are to be the subject of the referendum; and

(iii)that a referendum will be held.

(2) An authority may include in the notice to be published in accordance with paragraph (1), or may otherwise provide to any person (whether or not in pursuance of any duty to do so), any other factual information relating to the direction so far as it is presented fairly.

(3) In determining for the purposes of paragraph (2) whether any information is presented fairly, regard shall be had to any guidance for the time being issued by the National Assembly for Wales under section 38.

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