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Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2019

Section 12 - Exclusion: matters not relating to Wales

58.Section 12(1) provides that the Ombudsman cannot investigate a matter relating to the discharge by a listed authority of its functions otherwise than in relation to Wales. Section 12(2) makes it clear that this restriction does not apply in relation to the Welsh Government, which has certain functions which are exercisable beyond Wales (for example, functions relating to fisheries or water supply).

59.Section 12(3) puts beyond doubt that any function of a listed authority in relation to the Welsh language or any other aspect of Welsh culture is to be regarded as being discharged in relation to Wales and is, therefore, not excluded from the Ombudsman’s jurisdiction by section 12(1).

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