Explanatory Notes

Local Government (Wales) Act 2015


25 November 2015

Commentary on Sections

Section 20 – Consultation and investigation

42.In conducting an initial review of a proposed principal area the Commission must undertake whatever investigations it considers appropriate and prepare a report containing the proposals for the electoral arrangements of the proposed principal area, and any proposals for relevant consequential changes. The report must also contain details of the review itself.

43.The Commission is required to publish online its initial report, send it to the Welsh Ministers and the mandatory consultees, make it available for inspection in specified places during the period for representations (which must be a period of not less than 6 weeks and not more than 12 weeks), inform anyone it considers appropriate of how to obtain a copy of the report and invite representations on its proposals within that report from the Welsh Ministers, the mandatory consultees and any other person it considers appropriate.