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Review of this Act

Review of this Act

21.—(1) The Commissioner must—

(a)keep under review the working of this Act;

(b)make reports on it to the First Minister and deputy First Minister in accordance with the following provisions of this section.

(2) The first report under this section must be made as soon as practicable after the third anniversary of this Act receiving Royal Assent.

(3) A subsequent report under this section must be made at such time as the Commissioner thinks fit, not being earlier than three years, or later than five years, after the making of the last previous report.

(4) A report under this section—

(a)must include the views of the Commissioner on the adequacy and effectiveness of this Act; and

(b)may contain recommendations as to amendments to this Act which in the opinion of the Commissioner are necessary or desirable.

(5) The First Minister and deputy First Minister acting jointly must lay a copy of every report sent to them under this section before the Assembly.