Amendments proposed to the Public Audit (wales) Bill [܃f4lords] - continued House of Commons

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Mr Don Touhig

50

*Clause     54,     page     35,     line     25,     leave out '145B or'.

   

Mr Don Touhig

51

*Clause     54,     page     35,     line     39,     leave out '145B(3) or'.

   

Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Hugo Swire

41

Page     35,     line     18,     leave out Clause 54.


   

Mr Don Touhig

52

*Clause     56,     page     36,     line     42,     leave out '(1)(b), (c) or (d)' and insert '(1)(a), (b) or (c)'.


   

Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Hugo Swire

44

Schedule     2,     page     56,     line     8,     at end insert—

      '(c) the functions of the Auditor General for Wales under sections 41 and 42 of the Public Audit (Wales) Bill 2004.'.


   

Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Hugo Swire

42

Clause     70,     page     41,     line     24,     leave out subsection (2).


   

Mr Don Touhig

53

*Clause     75,     page     42,     line     18,     leave out subsection (2).


NEW CLAUSES

Comparative studies

   

Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Hugo Swire

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Studies carried out in section 41 or 42 may include comparative studies involving local government bodies in England if the Auditor General for Wales considers it desirable to do so for the purposes of his analysis of local government bodies in Wales.

    (2)   If local government bodies in England are to be included in any study under section 41 or 42, the consultation mentioned in sections 41(5) and 42(3) shall also include the Secretary of State and the Audit Commission.'.


Prevention of unlawful expenditure

   

Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr Hugo Swire

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

       'If the Auditor General for Wales has reason to believe that a Welsh NHS body or an officer of such a body—

      (a) is about to make, or has made, a decision which involves or would involve the incurring of expenditure which is unlawful;

      (b) is about to take, or has taken, a course of action which, if pursued to a conclusion, would be unlawful and likely to cause a loss or deficiency,

       he shall refer the matter forthwith to the Assembly.'.


Power to send for persons

   

Hywell Williams

NC3

*To move the following new Clause:—

       'Section 74 of the Government of Wales Act 1998 (c. 38) (establishment of office of Auditor General for Wales), after subsection (4) insert—

       'and may require any person, whose presence is relevant to a report submitted by the Auditor General for Wales to the Audit Committee, to attend the Audit Committee, give evidence and produce documents as required.'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [17th JUNE 2004]

That the following provisions shall apply to the Public Audit (Wales) Bill [Lords]:

Committal

    1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 1st July 2004.

    3.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

    4.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    5.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

    6.   Sessional Order B (programming committees) made on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

    7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further message from the Lords) may be programmed.


 
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