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Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011

Section 168 – Amendment to the Local Government Act 1972

207.Amends provisions in the Local Government Act 1972 (the “1972 Act”) which govern the procedure to be followed by the Welsh Commission when undertaking a review of electoral arrangements. This will ensure that the usual procedures are followed in the event of the Commission undertaking a review of a new local government area under direction from the Welsh Ministers following an amalgamation order.

208.Subsection (5) also amends section 68(1) of the 1972 Act so the provisions of section 68 (which concerns transitional agreements with respect to property and finance in respect of those public bodies affected by the alteration, abolition or constitution of any area by an order under Part IV of the 1972 Act) also apply in the event of an amalgamation order.

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