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Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2019

Section 31 - Listed authorities

128.This section introduces Schedule 3, which lists the persons (in the Act referred to as “listed authorities”) who are liable to investigation by the Ombudsman.

129.Section 31(2) gives the Welsh Ministers power, by regulations, to amend Schedule 3 by adding or removing listed authorities or changing their entries. Before doing so the Welsh Ministers must consult the Ombudsman and any other persons they think appropriate (section 31(4)). Section 31(3) provides that an order adding a person to Schedule 3 as a listed authority may apply the Act to that person with modifications.

130.The power to make an order under this section is subject to certain restrictions set out in sections 32 and 33.

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