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

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Football Licensing Authority: scrutiny

   

Mr David Davis
Mr Alan Williams
Mr Robert Sheldon

NC14

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) For paragraphs 23 to 26 of Schedule 2 to the Football Spectators Act 1989 there shall be substituted—

            "(23) 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.

            (24) 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.

            (25) The Comptroller and Auditor General must—

            (a) examine, certify and report on each statement received by him under paragraph 23 above;

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

            (26) 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 25 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) Paragraphs 27 and 28 of Schedule 2 shall cease to have effect.'.


Gas Consumers' Council: scrutiny

   

Mr David Davis
Mr Alan Williams
Mr Robert Sheldon

NC15

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—After paragraph 7 of Schedule 2 to the Gas Act 1986 there shall be inserted—

            "(8) 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.

            (9) 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.

            (10) The Comptroller and Auditor General must—

            (a) examine, certify and report on each statement received by him under paragraph 8 above;

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

            (11) 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 paragarph 10 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.".'.


British Hallmarking Council: scrutiny

   

Mr David Davis
Mr Alan Williams
Mr Robert Sheldon

NC16

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—In Paragraph 19 of Schedule 4 to the Hallmarking Act 1973 (reports and accounts of British Hallmarking Council), after sub-paragraph (2) there shall be inserted—

            "(3) The Council 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 Council;

            (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.

            (4) 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.

            (5) 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.

            (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 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.".'.


Home Grown Cereals Authority: scrutiny

   

Mr David Davis
Mr Alan Williams
Mr Robert Sheldon

NC17

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) Section 21 of the Cereals Marketing Act 1965 (reports and accounts of the Home-Grown Cereals Authority) shall be amended as follows.

    (2) For subsections (2) and (3) there shall be substituted—

            "(2) 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.

            (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.

            (3A) 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.

            (3B) 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 (3A) 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."

    (3) Subsection (5) shall cease to have effect".'.


Housing Action Trusts: scrutiny

   

Mr David Davis
Mr Alan Williams
Mr Robert Sheldon

NC18

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—For paragraph 11 of Schedule 8 to the Housing Act 1988 (Audit) there shall be substituted—

            "11.—(1) A Housing Action Trust 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 Trust;

            (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.

            (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.".'.


Industrial training boards: scrutiny

   

Mr David Davis
Mr Alan Williams
Mr Robert Sheldon

NC19

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—For section 8 of the Industrial Training Act 1982 (reports and accounts of industrial training boards), there shall be substituted—

            "8.—(1) An Industrial training 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 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.".'.

 
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