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The Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Wales) Regulations 2008

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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2008 No. 1848 (W.177)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, WALES

The Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Wales) Regulations 2008

Made

9 July 2008

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1

The Welsh Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred upon the National Assembly for Wales by section 26 of the Welsh Language Act 1993(1) and by sections 45, 105 and 106(1) of the Local Government Act 2000(2) and now vested in them(3):

The Welsh Ministers have consulted the Electoral Commission about these Regulations in accordance with section 45(8A) of the Local Government Act 2000.

In accordance with section 45(8B) and (8C) of that Act, the Welsh Ministers have consulted the Electoral Commission on the intelligibility of the questions which may be asked at a referendum together with the statements which precede these questions as specified in these Regulations. They have laid before the National Assembly for Wales a report stating the views expressed by the Commission in response.

In accordance with section 45(8D) of that Act, the Welsh Ministers have sought and had regard to the views of the Electoral Commission on the matter of the limitation of referendums expenses. They have laid no statement before the National Assembly for Wales in pursuance of that subsection because these Regulations accord with those views.

In accordance with section 105(6) of that Act (as applied by paragraph 34(2) of Schedule 11 to the Government of Wales Act 2006), a draft of this instrument has been laid before and approved by a resolution of the National Assembly for Wales.

(2)

2000 c. 22; sections 45(8A) to (8D) were inserted by, and section 45(9) was amended by, paragraph 18 of Schedule 21 to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c. 41); section 105(6) was amended by, and section 105(6A) was inserted by, paragraph 14 of Schedule 3 to the Local Government Act 2003 (c. 26).

(3)

The functions of the National Assembly for Wales were transferred to the Welsh Ministers by virtue of paragraph 30 of Schedule 11 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 (c. 32).

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