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(1) Schedule 5 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 (c 32) (Assembly measures) is amended as follows.
(2) In Part 1, after the heading “Field 12: local government”, after the entry relating to Matter 12.5 insert—
Arrangements by principal councils with respect to the discharge of their functions, including executive arrangements.
This matter does not include—
(a) direct elections to executives of principal councils, or
(b) the creation of a form of executive requiring direct elections.
For the purposes of this matter—
(a) “executive arrangements” has the same meaning as in Part 2 of the Local Government Act 2000;
(b) “principal council” means a county or county borough council;
(c) “direct elections” means elections by local government electors (within the meaning of section 270(1) of the Local Government Act 1972).”
(3) In that Part, after the entry relating to Matter 12.6 (as inserted by subsection (2) above) insert—
Committees of principal councils with functions of—
(a) review or scrutiny, or
(b) making reports or recommendations.
This matter does not include committees under section 19 of the Police and Justice Act 2006 (crime and disorder committees).
For the purposes of this matter “principal council” means a county or county borough council.”
Specified date: 12 January 2010: see s 148(2)(a)(ii).
This section does not extend to Scotland: see s 147(1).