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The Local Authority (Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committees) (Wales) Regulations 2012, Statutory Guidance on Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committees and Statutory Guidance on Annual Reports

Draft regulations which make provision for the appointment by two or more local authorities of a Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
Start of consultation: 01/10/2012
End of consultation: 21/12/2012

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Purpose of the draft Regulations

These draft Regulations permit two or more local authorities to appoint a joint overview and scrutiny committee to make report or recommendations to any of the authorities or their executive about matter affecting their areas.

Purpose of Statutory Guidance

To give guidance to local authorities when appointing an overview and scrutiny committee and to give guidance to the joint committee when it is exercising its functions.

To give guidance to local authorities when making arrangements for elected members to publish an annual report.

Legislative context

Sections 58 of the Local Government Measure 2011 empowers the Welsh Ministers to make regulations to permit two or more local authorities to appoint a joint overview and scrutiny committee and to issue statutory guidance to which joint overview and scrutiny committees must have regard when exercising its functions.

Section 5 empowers the Welsh Ministers to issue statutory guidance to which local authorities must have regard when making arrangements for the production of annual reports under section 5.

Extent and application

This subordinate legislation will apply to Wales only.