31 Report to Minister on matters relating to local government

(1)

The Commission may consider, report on, and make recommendations to the Minister and any relevant local authority on matters relating to a local authority or local government considered appropriate by the Commission.

(1A)

[Repealed]

(2)

The Commission must consider, report on, and make recommendations to the Minister and any relevant local authority on matters relating to a local authority or local government that are referred to the Commission by the Minister.

(3)

If the Minister refers any matter to the Commission under subsection (2), the Minister must immediately publish the terms of reference in the Gazette.

(4)

A local authority that receives a report or recommendation from the Commission under subsection (1) or subsection (2) must consider and respond to the Commission in relation to the report or recommendation.

(5)

A local authority must comply with subsection (4)—

(a)

by a date specified by the Commission; or

(b)

if the Commission does not specify a date, within 20 working days after receiving a report or recommendation.

Compare: 1974 No 66 s 37X

Section 31(1A): repealed, on 22 October 2019, by section 16 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 54).