Commentary on Sections

Section 12 – Power to help local authorities to comply with the code’s requirements

17.Section 12 provides the Welsh Ministers with a general power to do anything which they consider is likely to help a local authority to comply with the requirements of the code. Subsection (2) describes some of the things which the Welsh Ministers can do in the exercise of this general power. Before doing any of these things, the Welsh Ministers must consult the local authority they intend to assist and any relevant stakeholders (unless these things are being done at the local authority’s request).