672. Supplementary powers and duties of the Secretary of State.

The Secretary of State:

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    (1)     may make payments1 to a probation trust2 or towards expenditure incurred by any other person for any purpose falling within the probation purposes3;

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    (2)     may publish guidelines about any qualifications, experience or training required to perform the work of an officer of a provider of probation services4, and must publish such guidelines in relation to work involving the supervision of offenders and other work requiring direct contact with offenders (including offenders held in custody)5;

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    (3)     must at least once in every year6 consult the Welsh Ministers7, and such other persons as he thinks fit,