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Environment (Wales) Act 2016

Section 44 - Advisory body

186.This section enables the Welsh Ministers, by regulations, to establish a new body to exercise functions of the advisory body or to designate a person to be the advisory body for the purposes of Part 2 of the Act. The Welsh Ministers may only designate a person that exercises functions of a public nature.

187.Subsection (3) provides that if the Welsh Ministers do not establish a new body or designate a person by regulations under subsection (1), the advisory body will be the UK Committee on Climate Change (established under section 32 of the Climate Change Act 2008).

188.Subsection (4) provides that regulations under subsection (1)(a) may include provisions about: the status and membership of the body; employment of staff, remuneration, allowances and pensions for members and staff; the organisation and procedure of the body; and reports and accounts.

189.Subsection (5) provides that regulations to establish a new body as the advisory body may include a provision which would enable the Welsh Ministers to give directions to the advisory body in relation to the matters listed in subsection (4).

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