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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 19 November 2013

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Local Audit and Accountability Bill [Lords]


 

[Seventh and Eighth SITTINGS]


 

Andy Sawford

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Not called  129

 

Schedule  8,  page  67,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Where two or more auditors are appointed in relation to the accounts of a relevant

 

authority, other than a health service body, the power to issue an advisory notice

 

may be exercised by the auditors acting jointly, or by such one of them as they

 

may determine.’.

 

Andy Sawford

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Withdrawn  141

 

Schedule  8,  page  67,  line  22,  leave out from ‘the’ to end of line and insert

 

‘addressed to the Chairperson or Mayor of the authority and the officer concerned’.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  48

 

Schedule  8,  page  68,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(8)    

In this Schedule “the relevant authority concerned”, in relation to an advisory

 

notice, means the relevant authority to which, or to any officer of which, the

 

notice is addressed.’.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  49

 

Schedule  8,  page  69,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The condition in paragraph (a) of sub-paragraph (2) is met in relation to a parish

 

meeting only if the matters referred to in that paragraph are considered by the

 

parish meeting itself (and not by its chairman on behalf of the parish meeting).’.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  50

 

Schedule  8,  page  69,  line  7,  leave out sub-paragraph (4) and insert—

 

‘(4)    

A local auditor may recover from a relevant authority—

 

(a)    

the reasonable costs of determining whether to issue an advisory notice

 

to that authority or an officer of that authority, and


 
 

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(b)    

the reasonable costs of issuing an advisory notice to that authority or an

 

officer of that authority.

 

(4A)    

Sub-paragraph (4)(a) applies regardless of whether the notice is in fact issued.’.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  51

 

Schedule  8,  page  69,  line  10,  leave out sub-paragraph (5).

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 

Clause 29 Agreed to.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  52

 

Clause  30,  page  20,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘(5)    

Subsection (6) applies if a local auditor of the accounts of a relevant authority

 

incurs costs in determining whether to make an application under this section in

 

relation to the authority, but the application is not in fact made.

 

(6)    

The local auditor may recover the reasonable costs so incurred from the relevant

 

authority.’.

 

Clause as amended agreed to.

 


 

Andy Sawford

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Withdrawn  142

 

Clause  31,  page  20,  line  22,  leave out paragraph (f).

 

Clauses 31 and 32 Agreed to.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  53

 

Schedule  9,  page  72,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

‘(10A)    

In this paragraph “enactment” includes—

 

(a)    

an enactment contained in, or in an instrument made under, a Measure or

 

Act of the National Assembly for Wales,

 

(b)    

an enactment contained in, or in an instrument made under, an Act of the

 

Scottish Parliament, and

 

(c)    

an enactment contained in, or in an instrument made under, Northern

 

Ireland legislation.’.


 
 

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Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  104

 

Schedule  9,  page  72,  line  28,  leave out paragraph (f) and insert—

 

‘(f)    

a health and social care body mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (e) of

 

section 1(5) of the Health and Social Care (Reform) Act (Northern

 

Ireland) 2009.’.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  54

 

Schedule  9,  page  73,  line  44,  after ‘offenders,’ insert—

 

‘(ba)    

to assist in the prevention and detection of errors and inaccuracies,’.

 

Andy Sawford

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Negatived on division  143

 

Schedule  9,  page  74,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

to assist in the prevention and detection of maladministration and error.’.

 

Schedule as amended ageed to.

 

Clause 33 Agreed to.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  55

 

Schedule  10,  page  75,  line  4,  leave out ‘paragraphs (a) and (b)’ and insert

 

‘paragraph (a)’.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  56

 

Schedule  10,  page  75,  line  10,  leave out paragraph 5.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  57

 

Schedule  10,  page  75,  line  29,  leave out paragraph 7.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  105

 

Schedule  10,  page  75,  line  34,  leave out paragraph 10 and insert—

 

‘10      

In section 25(2) (coordination of inspections: persons to whom the section

 

applies), for paragraph (a) substitute—

 

“(a)    

an inspector or assistant inspector appointed under section

 

10(1) or (2);”’.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  58

 

Schedule  10,  page  75,  line  36,  leave out ‘and (3A)’.


 
 

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Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  59

 

Schedule  10,  page  75,  line  36,  leave out ‘and Auditor General for Wales’.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  60

 

Schedule  10,  page  75,  line  38,  leave out ‘Auditor General for Wales’ and insert

 

‘Wales Audit Office’.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  61

 

Schedule  10,  page  75,  line  39,  leave out from ‘(3)(a)’ to end of line 40.

 

Schedule as amended agreed to.

 

Clauses 34 and 35 Agreed to.

 


 

Andy Sawford

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Withdrawn  144

 

Schedule  11,  page  76,  line  36,  at end insert ‘unless there is an overriding public

 

interest in favour of its disclosure’.

 

Andy Sawford

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Not called  145

 

Schedule  11,  page  77,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

‘(l)    

to the Comptroller and Auditor General, for the purposes of the functions

 

under or by virtue of section 18 and Schedule 6 of this Act, or

 

(m)    

to the Secretary of State, for the purposes of accounting to Parliament;

 

and

 

(n)    

for the purposes of the Care Quality Commission under the Health &

 

Social Care Act 2008.’.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 

Clauses 36 and 37 Agreed to.

 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 11.30 am


 
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