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Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Act 2022

Section 15: Approval, publication and implementation of strategic plan

63.A strategic plan prepared under section 14 must be sent to the Welsh Ministers for approval within six months of the publication of the Welsh Ministers’ statement of priorities under section 13 (subsection (1)).

64.The Welsh Ministers have the power to approve the plan with or without modifications, although they must seek the agreement of the Commission for each modification they propose making to the plan before they modify the plan (subsections (2) and (3)).

65.The Welsh Ministers may approve a plan with modifications that have not been agreed by the Commission, however they must provide the Commission with the reasons for the modifications and the Commission must publish those reasons when it publishes the plan as required by subsection (5).

66.Subsection (6) provides that the Commission may discharge its duty to publish its statement about well-being objectives under section 7 of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 (anaw 2) by including the statement in its approved strategic plan.

67.Subsection (7) places a duty on the Commission to take all reasonable steps to implement the strategic plan.

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