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Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

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  1. Introductory Text


    1. 1.Overview


    1. Sustainable development and well-being duty on public bodies

      1. 2.Sustainable development

      2. 3.Well-being duty on public bodies

      3. 4.The well-being goals

      4. 5.The sustainable development principle

      5. 6.Meaning of “public body”

    2. Well-being objectives

      1. 7.Statements about well-being objectives

      2. 8.Welsh Ministers' well-being objectives

      3. 9.Other public bodies' well-being objectives

    3. Measuring performance towards achieving the goals

      1. 10.National indicators and annual well-being report

      2. 11.Future trends report

      3. 12.Annual reports by the Welsh Ministers

      4. 13.Annual reports by other public bodies

    4. Guidance

      1. 14.Guidance

    5. Role of the Auditor General for Wales

      1. 15.The sustainable development principle: Auditor General's examinations

    6. Promotion of sustainable development

      1. 16.Promotion of sustainable development


    1. The Commissioner

      1. 17.Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

      2. 18.Commissioner's general duty

    2. The Commissioner's functions

      1. 19.Commissioner's functions

      2. 20.Reviews by the Commissioner

      3. 21.Recommendations made by the Commissioner

      4. 22.Duty to follow recommendations

      5. 23.Future Generations report

      6. 24.Future Generations report: activity during the reporting period

    3. Joint working

      1. 25.Joint working

    4. Advisory panel to the Commissioner

      1. 26.Advisory panel

      2. 27.Appointed members

      3. 28.Payment of panel members' expenses



      1. 29.Public services boards

      2. 30.Invitations to participate

      3. 31.Invitations to participate: issue, response and duration of participation

      4. 32.Other partners

      5. 33.Changes in participation

      6. 34.Meetings and terms of reference

      7. 35.Overview and scrutiny committee of local authority


      1. Well-being duty on public services boards

        1. 36.Well-being duty on public services boards

      2. Local well-being assessments

        1. 37.Assessments of local well-being

        2. 38.Preparation of assessments

      3. Local well-being plans

        1. 39.Local well-being plans

        2. 40.Local well-being plans: role of community councils

        3. 41.Preparation of local well-being plans: information about activities of others

        4. 42.Preparation of local well-being plans: Commissioner's advice

        5. 43.Preparation of local well-being plans: further consultation and approval

        6. 44.Review of local well-being plans

        7. 45.Annual progress reports

      4. Consequential modifications

        1. 46.Modifications of enactments


      1. 47. Merger and demerger of public services boards

      2. 48.Collaboration between public services boards

      3. 49.Directions to merge , demerge or collaborate

      4. 50.Performance indicators and standards

      5. 51.Guidance


    1. 52.Meaning of “public body”: further provision

    2. 53.Power to make consequential etc. provision

    3. 54.Regulations

    4. 55.Interpretation

    5. 56.Commencement

    6. 57.Short title

    1. SCHEDULE 1


      1. Public bodies: general

        1. 1.(1) A public body (other than the Welsh Ministers or...

      2. Local Health Boards and NHS trusts

        1. 2.(1) A Local Health Board or NHS trust must publish,...

      3. The Natural Resources Body for Wales

        1. 3.(1) In the Schedule to the Natural Resources Body for...

    2. SCHEDULE 2


      1. Status

        1. 1.(1) The Commissioner is a corporation sole.

      2. Validity of acts

        1. 2.(1) The validity of an act of an individual as...

      3. Duration of appointment

        1. 3.An individual appointed as Commissioner holds office for a period...

      4. Terms of appointment

        1. 4.The Commissioner holds office subject to— (a) the provisions of...

      5. Remuneration, allowances and pensions

        1. 5.(1) The Welsh Ministers may pay remuneration to the Commissioner....

      6. Disqualification

        1. 6.(1) An individual cannot be appointed as Commissioner if the...

      7. End of appointment (other than through disqualification)

        1. 7.(1) The Commissioner may resign from office by giving the...

      8. Powers

        1. 8.(1) The Commissioner may do anything the Commissioner considers appropriate...

      9. Staff

        1. 9.(1) The Commissioner may appoint such staff as the Commissioner...

      10. Delegation

        1. 10.A function of the Commissioner may be discharged on the...

      11. Deputy Commissioner

        1. 11.The functions of the Commissioner are exercisable by the Deputy...

      12. Complaints procedure

        1. 12.(1) The Commissioner must establish a procedure for the investigation...

      13. Register of interests

        1. 13.(1) The Commissioner must create and maintain a register containing...

        2. 14.(1) The Commissioner must— (a) make a copy of the...

      14. Conflicts of interest

        1. 15.(1) The Commissioner must not exercise a function if the...

      15. Payments by the Welsh Ministers

        1. 16.The Welsh Ministers may pay the Commissioner such amounts, at...

      16. Annual reports

        1. 17.(1) The Commissioner must produce a report in relation to...

      17. Accounting officer

        1. 18.(1) The Commissioner is the accounting officer for the office...

      18. Estimates

        1. 19.(1) For each financial year other than the first, the...

      19. Accounts

        1. 20.(1) The Commissioner must— (a) keep proper accounting records;

      20. Audit

        1. 21.(1) The Commissioner must submit the accounts prepared for a...

      21. Examinations into the use of resources

        1. 22.(1) The Auditor General for Wales may carry out examinations...

      22. Seal and validity of documents

        1. 23.(1) The Commissioner may have a seal.

    3. SCHEDULE 3


      1. Quorum

        1. 1.The quorum of a public services board meeting is all...

      2. First meeting

        1. 2.(1) A public services board must hold a meeting no...

      3. Mandatory meetings

        1. 3.(1) A public services board must hold a meeting no...

      4. Terms of reference

        1. 4.(1) At the first meeting, a public services board must...

      5. Administrative support

        1. 5.The local authority must make administrative support available to the...

      6. Sub-groups and delegation

        1. 6.(1) A sub-group of a public services board—

      7. Representation at meetings

        1. 7.(1) Each member of a public services board must be...

    4. SCHEDULE 4


      1. Education Act 1997 (c.44)

        1. 1.In section 38(2A)(b) of the Education Act 1997, for the...

      2. Local Government Act 2000 (c.22)

        1. 2.The Local Government Act 2000 is amended as follows.

        2. 3.In section 2 (promotion of well-being), in subsection (3B), for...

        3. 4.For subsection (3C) of that section substitute—

        4. 5.In section 21 (overview and scrutiny committees), in subsection (4),...

        5. 6.In section 21B of that Act (duty of authority to...

      3. Education Act 2002 (c.32)

        1. 7.In section 21(9) of the Education Act 2002 (general responsibility...

      4. Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (c.5)

        1. 8.Section 62 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004...

        2. 9.In subsection (5)(d), for “community strategy” substitute “ local well-being...

        3. 10.For subsection (7) substitute— (7) A local well-being plan is...

      5. Children Act 2004 (c.31)

        1. 11.The Children Act 2004 is amended as follows.

        2. 12.In section 25 (co-operation to improve well-being: Wales), after subsection...

        3. 13.Section 26 (children and young people's plans: Wales) is repealed....

        4. 14.In section 27— (a) in subsection (1)(a), for the words...

        5. 15.In section 30(2)(a) (inspection of functions under Part 3), the...

        6. 16.In section 50A(2)(c) (intervention - Wales), the words “, 26”...

        7. 17.Section 66(7) (procedure for regulations under section 26) is repealed....

      6. Government of Wales Act 2006 (c.32)

        1. 18.In paragraph 35(4) of Schedule 11 to the Government of...

      7. National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006 (c.42)

        1. 19.Section 40 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006...

      8. Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 (nawm 2)

        1. 20.The Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 is amended as follows....

        2. 21.Part 2 (Community strategies and planning) is repealed.

        3. 22.Sections 48(2)(b), 50(5)(c) and 51(3) are repealed.

        4. 23.Schedule 3 is repealed.

      9. Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010 (nawm 1)

        1. 24.The Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010 is amended as...

        2. 25.In section 2(8), the words “and section 26 of the...

        3. 26.In section 4 (strategies prepared by local authorities)—

        4. 27.In section 5 (strategies prepared by other Welsh authorities)—

      10. Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 (nawm 7)

        1. 28.The Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 is amended as follows....

        2. 29.In section 2 (joint schemes for the provision of local...

        3. 30.Section 11 (amendment of the Children Act 2004) is repealed....

      11. Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 (nawm 4)

        1. 31.Section 128 of the Local Government Wales Measure 2011 (transitional...

      12. Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013 (anaw 3)

        1. 32.In section 23 of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013...

      13. Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (anaw 4)

        1. 33.In section 14 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales)...

        2. 34.After that section insert— Plans following assessments of needs under...

      14. Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015 (anaw x)

        1. 35.In section 5 of the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse...

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