745. Default powers of Secretary of State and Welsh Ministers over smallholdings authorities.

745.     Default powers of Secretary of State and Welsh Ministers over smallholdings authorities.

Where the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers1 is or are satisfied that a smallholdings authority2 is not satisfactorily exercising its functions3 they may:

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    (1)     direct the authority to exercise its functions in such manner as is specified in the direction4; or

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    (2)     by order transfer all or any of its functions to the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers5.

Where any functions of a smallholdings authority have been transferred to the Secretary of State