Amendments proposed to the Government Resources and Accounts Bill - continued House of Commons

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Meat and Livestock Commission: scrutiny

   

Mr David Davis
Mr Alan Williams
Mr Robert Sheldon

NC20

To move the following Clause:—

    '—In section 19 of the Agriculture Act 1967 (reports and accounts of Meat and Livestock Commision), for subsections (2) to (4) there shall be substituted-

            "(2) The Commission must—

      (a) keep proper accounts and proper records in relation to them;

      (b) prepare a statement of accounts in respect of each financial year of the Commission;

      (c) send copies of the statement to the Secretary of State and to the Comptroller and Auditor General within such period after the end of the financial year to which the statement relates as the Secretary of State may determine.

    (3) The statement of accounts must comply with any directions given by the Secretary of State as to—

      (a) the information to be contained in it;

      (b) the manner in which the information is to be presented;

      (c) the methods and principles according to which the statement is to be prepared.

    (4) The Comptroller and Auditor General must—

      (a) examine, certify and report on each statement received by him under this section;

      (b) lay copies of the statement and of his report before Parliament.

    (5) The Comptroller and Auditor General shall have a right of access at all reasonable times to all such documents as he may require for carrying out any examination under subsection (4) above and shall be entitled to require from any person holding or accountable for any such document such information and explanation as are necessary for that purpose.".'.


Museum of London: scrutiny

   

Mr David Davis
Mr Alan Williams
Mr Robert Sheldon

NC21

To move the following Clause:—

    'After section 5 of the Museum of London Act 1985 (reports), the following section shall be inserted—

            "5A.—(1) The Board of Governors of the Museum must—

      (a) keep proper accounts and proper records in relation to them;

      (b) prepare a statement of accounts in respect of each financial year of the Museum;

      (c) send copies of the statement to the Secretary of State and to the Comptroller and Auditor General within such period after the end of the financial year to which the statement relates as the Secretary of State may determine.

    (2) The statement of accounts must comply with any directions given by the Secretary of State as to—

      (a) the information to be contained in it;

      (b) the manner in which the information is to be presented;

      (c) the methods and principles according to which the statement is to be prepared.

    (3) The Comptroller and Auditor General must—

      (a) examine, certify and report on each statement received by him under this section;

      (b) lay copies of the statement and of his report before Parliament.

    (4) The Comptroller and Auditor General shall have a right of access at all reasonable times to all such documents as he may require for carrying out any examination under subsection (3) above and shall be entitled to require from any person holding or accountable for any such document such information and explanation as are necessary for that purpose.".'.


Oil and Pipelines Agency: scrutiny

   

Mr David Davis
Mr Alan Williams
Mr Robert Sheldon

NC22

To move the following Clause:—

    '—After paragraph 8 of Schedule 1 to the Oil and Pipelines Act 1985 there shall be inserted—

        "Accounts

            (9) The Agency must—

      (a) keep proper accounts and proper records in relation to them;

      (b) prepare a statement of accounts in respect of each financial year of the Agency;

      (c) send copies of the statement to the Secretary of State and to the Comptroller and Auditor General within such period after the end of the financial year to which the statement relates as the Secretary of State may determine.

    (10) The statement of accounts must comply with any directions given by the Secretary of State as to—

      (a) the information to be contained in it;

      (b) the manner in which the information is to be presented;

      (c) the methods and principles according to which the statement is to be prepared.

    (11) The Comproller and Auditor General must—

      (a) examine, certify and report on each statement received by him under paragraph 9 above;

      (b) lay copies of the statement and of his report before Parliament.

    (12) The Comptroller and Auditor General shall have a right of access at all reasonable times to all such documents as he may require for carrying out any examination under paragraph 11 above and shall be entitled to require from any person holding or accountable for any such document such information and explanation as are necessary for that purpose.".'.


Policyholders Protection Board: scrutiny

   

Mr David Davis
Mr Alan Williams
Mr Robert Sheldon

NC23

To move the following Clause:—

    ' .—In paragraph 14 of Schedule 1 to the Policyholders Protection Act 1975 (reports and accounts of Policyholders Protection Board),—

      (a) for sub-paragraphs (1) to (3) there shall be substituted—

            "(1) The Board must—

      (a) keep proper accounts and proper records in relation to them;

      (b) prepare a statement of accounts in respect of each financial year of the Board;

      (c) send copies of the statement to the Secretary of State and to the Comptroller and Auditor General within such period after the end of the financial year to which the statement relates as the Secretary of State may determine.

    (2) The statement of accounts must comply with any directions given by the Secretary of State as to—

      (a) the information to be contained in it;

      (b) the manner in which the information is to be presented;

      (c) the methods and principles according to which the statement is to be prepared.

    (3) The Comptroller and Auditor General must—

      (a) examine, certify and report on each statement received by him under this paragraph;

      (b) lay copies of the statement and of his report before Parliament.

    (3A) The Comptroller and Auditor General shall have a right of access at all reasonable times to all such documents as he may require for carrying out any examination under subparagraph (3) above and shall be entitled to require from any person holding or accountable for any such document such information and explanation as are necessary for that purpose."; and

      (b) Subparagraph (5) shall cease to have effect.'.


Sea Fish Industry Authority: scrutiny

   

Mr David Davis
Mr Alan Williams
Mr Robert Sheldon

NC24

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—For section 11 of the Fisheries Act 1981 (reports and accounts of Sea Fish Industry Authority), there shall be substituted—

            "11.—(1) The Authority must—

      (a) keep proper accounts and proper records in relation to them;

      (b) prepare a statement of accounts in respect of each financial year of the Authority;

      (c) send copies of the statement to the Secretary of State and to the Comptroller and Auditor General within such period after the end of the financial year to which the statement relates as the Secretary of State may determine.

    (2) The statement of accounts must comply with any directions given by the Secretary of State as to—

      (a) the information to be contained in it;

      (b) the manner in which the information is to be presented;

      (c) the methods and principles according to which the statement is to be prepared.

    (3) Separate accounts shall be kept by the Authority in respect of services provided as mentioned in section 3(5) above and of such other matters as Ministers may direct.

    (4) The Comptroller and Auditor General must—

      (a) examine, certify and report on each statement received by him under this section;

      (b) lay copies of the statement and of his report before Parliament.

    (5) The Comptroller and Auditor General shall have a right of access at all reasonable times to all such documents as he may require for carrying out any examination under subsection 4 above and shall be entitled to require from any person holding or accountable for any such document such information and explanation as are necessary for that purpose.".'.


Housing Corporation: scrutiny

   

Mr David Davis
Mr Alan Williams
Mr Robert Sheldon

NC25

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—Section 97 of the Housing Associations Act 1985 shall be amended as follows—

    (1) For subsections (1) to (3) there shall be substituted—

            "(1) The Corporation must—

      (a) keep proper accounts and proper records in relation to them;

      (b) prepare a statement of accounts in respect of each financial year of the Corporation;

      (c) send copies of the statement to the Secretary of State and to the Comptroller and Auditor General within such period after the end of the financial year to which the statement relates as the Secretary of State may determine.

    (2) The statement of accounts must comply with any directions given by the Secretary of State as to—

      (a) the information to be contained in it;

      (b) the manner in which the information is to be presented;

      (c) the methods and principles according to which the statement is to be prepared.

    (3) The Comptroller and Auditor General must—

      (a) examine, certify and report on each statement received by him under subsection (1) above;

      (b) lay copies of the statement and of his report before Parliament.

    (3A) The Comptroller and Auditor General shall have a right of access at all reasonable times to all such documents as he may require for carrying out any examination under subparagraph (3) above and shall be entitled to require from any person holding or accountable for any such document such information and explanation as are necessary for that purpose.";

      (2) After "State" in line 2 of subsection (5) there shall be inserted "under subsection 4 above"; and

      (3) Subsection (6) shall cease to have effect.'.


   

Mr David Davis
Mr Alan Williams
Mr Robert Sheldon
Mr David Rendel

58

Schedule     1,     page     11,     line     25,     after 'from', insert 'a duly authorised officer of'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson
Mr David Davis
Mr Alan Williams
Mr Robert Sheldon
Mr David Rendel

59

Schedule     1,     page     11,     line     33,     leave out 'Treasury' and insert 'Bank'.

   

Mr David Davis
Mr Alan Williams
Mr Robert Sheldon
Mr David Rendel

60

Schedule     1,     page     11,     line     43,     after 'from', insert 'a duly authorised officer of'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson
Mr David Davis
Mr Alan Williams
Mr Robert Sheldon
Mr David Rendel

61

Schedule     1,     page     12,     line     6,     leave out 'Treasury' and insert 'Bank'.

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

86

Schedule     1,     page     13,     line     35,     leave out '4(4) (appropriation accounts for the National Audit Office)' and insert '4 (appropriation accounts)—

      (a) in subsection (2), for "the expenses of" substitute "the use of resources (within the meaning of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000) by", and

      (b) in subsection (4),'.

   

Mr David Davis
Mr Alan Williams
Mr Robert Sheldon
Mr David Rendel

62

Schedule     1,     page     13,     line     38,     leave out from 'Office,' to 'of' in line 39 and insert 'containing the information required by section 5(1)'.


   

Miss Melanie Johnson

87

Schedule     2,     page     14,     line     46,     at end insert—

'1999 c. 16.          The Finance Act 1999.          Section 21.'.


 
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