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The Government of Wales Act 1998 (Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales) (Amendment) Order 2016

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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2016 No. 970 (W. 239)

Constitutional Law

Local Government, Wales

The Government of Wales Act 1998 (Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales) (Amendment) Order 2016

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6 October 2016

Coming into force

7 October 2016

The Welsh Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the power conferred upon them by section 144(8)(c)(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(2).

A draft of this Order was laid before, and approved by a resolution of the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with section 144(8ZA)(3) of that Act.

Title and commencement

1.—(1) The title of this Order is the Government of Wales Act 1998 (Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales) (Amendment) Order 2016.

(2) This Order comes into force on 7 October 2016.

Amendment of the Government of Wales Act 1998

2.  In paragraph 4 of Schedule 17 to the Government of Wales Act 1998, for “Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales” substitute “Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales”.

Mark Drakeford

Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, one of the Welsh Ministers

6 October 2016

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends paragraph 4 of Schedule 17 to the Government of Wales Act 1998, by altering the description of one of the bodies listed in that Schedule. The reference to the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales is amended so as to refer instead to the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales. This follows the renaming of that body corporate under section 2 of the Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Act 2013.

(1)

The power to make an order under section 144(8)(c) of the Government of Wales Act 1998 was originally vested in the Secretary of State, but section 144(8) was amended by paragraph 45(7)(a) of Schedule 10 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 so as to substitute the Welsh Ministers for the Secretary of State.

(3)

Subsection (8ZA) of section 144 of the Government of Wales Act 1998 was added by paragraph 45(8) of Schedule 10 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 (c. 32).

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