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 or the Welsh Ministers