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Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021

Section 150 – Repeals of other enactments

670.Section 150 repeals certain specified legislation, namely:

  • Chapter 2 of Part 9 of the 2011 Measure, to remove the existing power and procedure under which the Welsh Ministers may amalgamate two or three principal councils;

  • Section 23(4)(e)(ii) and (iii) of the 2013 Act – section 23 of the 2013 Act enables the Boundary Commission, of its own initiative or at the request of a principal council, to conduct a review of the boundaries of principal areas. In relation to such a review the Boundary Commission may recommend the making of “principal area boundary changes”, as defined in section 24(4)(e) of that Act. This amendment means that the Boundary Commission cannot recommend abolishing a principal area or constituting a new principal area;

  • Section 1(1), 2 to 39 and 44 of the Local Government (Wales) Act 2015. These provisions provided for voluntary mergers, and paved the way for a proposed reorganisation of counties and county boroughs to be achieved by 1 April 2020. That programme is not being pursued so the specified provisions are now either redundant or effectively spent.

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