Measuring performance towards achieving the purpose of this Act

12Annual progress reports by the Welsh Ministers

(1)The Welsh Ministers must, in respect of each financial year, publish a report—

(a)of the progress they have made towards achieving the objectives in the national strategy;

(b)of the progress made towards achieving the purpose of this Act in Wales by reference to the national indicators published under section 11.

(2)Where the Welsh Ministers have revised the national strategy during the period to which the report relates, the report must include an explanation of the reasons for the revision.

(3)Any report under this section published during the period of 12 months beginning with the date of a general election must contain predictions of likely future trends and any other analytical data and information relating to the purpose of this Act that the Welsh Ministers consider appropriate.

(4)In subsection (3), the reference to the date of a general election is to the date on which an ordinary general election is held under section 3 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 (c.32) (or would be apart from section 5(5) of that Act).

(5)A report under this section must be published and laid before the National Assembly as soon as reasonably practicable following the end of the financial year to which the report relates.