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The Local Government (Committees and Political Groups) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2014

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Amendment of the Local Government (Committees and Political Groups) Regulations 1990

2.—(1) The Local Government (Committees and Political Groups) Regulations 1990(1) are amended as follows.

(2) In the heading to Regulation 16A insert at the end “in England”.

(3) In regulation 16A(1), after “any ordinary committee or advisory committee of an authority” insert “in England”.

(4) After regulation 16A(2) insert—

Area committees and sub-committees in Wales

16AA.(1) Section 15 of the 1989 Act does not apply to any ordinary committee or advisory committee of an authority in Wales which is a county council or a county borough council, or to a sub-committee of any such ordinary or advisory committee, where—

(a)the committee or sub-committee was established exclusively—

(i)to discharge functions of the authority, or

(ii)to advise the authority or any committee of the authority,

in respect of part of the area of the authority;

(b)that part consists of the whole of one or more electoral divisions of the authority;

(c)all the members of the authority who are elected for that electoral division, or those electoral divisions, are entitled to be members of the committee or sub-committee;

(d)no members of the authority, other than those mentioned in subparagraph (c), may be members of the committee or sub-committee; and

(e)either or both of the conditions in paragraph (2) are satisfied in relation to that part.

(2) Those conditions are—

(a)that the area of that part does not exceed one-half of the total area of the authority;

(b)that the population of that part, as estimated by the authority, does not exceed one-half of the total population of the area of the authority as so estimated.

(2)

Regulation 16A was inserted by regulation 6 of S.I. 1991/1398 and amended by regulation 4(1) and (2) of S.I. 1998/1918.

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