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Name, commencement, application and interpretation

1.—(1) The name of these Regulations is the Local Authorities (Alternative Arrangements) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2002 and they shall come into force on 1st April 2002.

(2) These Regulations apply to Wales only.

(3) In these Regulations “the 2001 Regulations” (“Rheoliadau 2001”) means the Local Authorities (Alternative Arrangements) (Wales) Regulations 2001(1).

Form of alternative arrangements

2.—(1) Regulation 4(1) of the 2001 Regulations shall be amended as follows.

(2) The word “authority” in the first line shall be deleted and replaced with “authorities”.

(3) In paragraph (a) there shall be inserted after “Board” the words

3.—(1) Regulation 4(2) of the 2001 Regulations shall be amended as follows.

(2) At the end of paragraph (c) the word “and” shall be deleted and after paragraph (d) there shall be inserted:

(e)a sub-committee of the Board to be its social services committee in accordance with Section 2 of the Social Services Act 1970 ;

(f)an employment appeals committee; and

(g)a maximum of four other committees, for which the Standing Orders of the authority may provide, which shall only exercise functions which are not, in accordance with these Regulations or any other enactment, the responsibility of the Board of a local authority provided that any decision to establish such a committee shall be notified to the National Assembly for Wales within seven days of the date of the decision.

Requirements for committees and sub-committees

4.—(1) Regulation 5(6) of the 2001 Regulations shall be amended as follows.

(2) There shall be inserted after the word “Board” the words:

Functions which are not the responsibility of the Board

5.—(1) Schedule 1 (Functions not to be the responsibility of an authority’s board) to the 2001 Regulations shall be amended as follows.

(2) There shall be added to the end of paragraph 14 in Part I (Miscellaneous Functions) in column (1)

and to determine the terms and conditions on which they hold office (including procedures for their dismissal).

(3) There shall be added in Part I (Miscellaneous Functions) at the end:

(a)in column (1):

17.  Power to make an order identifying a place as a designated public place for the purposes of police powers in relation to alcohol consumption..

(b)in column (2):

Section 13(2) of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (c. 16.).(3);

(c)in column (1):

18.  Power to approve Young Peoples Partnership Strategic Plans..

(d)in column (2):

Sections 123, 124 and 125 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 (c. 21.).(4));

(e)in column (1):

19.  Power to approve a Children and Young Peoples Framework Partnership.;

(f)in column (2):

Sections 123, 124 and 125 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000..

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(5)

D. Elis-Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

21st March 2002