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Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011

Section 77 – Failure to comply with a relevant requirement

137.This section lists the options available to the Commissioner where he or she has determined that D has failed to comply with a relevant requirement. The Commissioner may take no further action, or he or she may do one or more of the following under subsection (3):

  • require D to prepare an action plan (for the purpose in section 79);

  • require D to take steps (for the purpose in section 79);

  • publicise D’s failure to comply;

  • require D to publicise the failure to comply;

  • impose a civil penalty on D.

138.Under subsection (4) the Commissioner is permitted to give recommendations or advice to D or any other person or, if D has failed to comply with a standard, to enter into a settlement agreement with D. D is not obliged to enter into such an agreement, but if D declines the Commissioner is permitted to exercise his or her powers under this section differently. The Commissioner must also satisfy the requirements of section 85.

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