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Public Audit (Wales) Bill [HL]


 

Public Audit (Wales) Bill [HL]

 

[AS AMENDED IN STANDING COMMITTEE D]

 
 

Contents

Part 1

Auditor General for Wales

New functions of the Auditor General for Wales

1   

Transfer of functions of Assembly

2   

Additional functions of Auditor General

Accountability of certain public bodies in Wales

3   

Studies for improving economy etc in services

4   

Studies at request of educational bodies

5   

Studies relating to registered social landlords

Funding of Auditor General

6   

Expenses and accounts

7   

Fees

Administrative matters

8   

Auditor General’s seal

9   

Staff etc of the Auditor General

10   

Accounting officer

11   

Access to information, etc by Auditor General

Part 2

Local government bodies in Wales

Chapter 1

Accounts and audit

Local government bodies in Wales

12   

Local government bodies in Wales

 
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Audit of accounts

13   

Audit of accounts of local government bodies in Wales

14   

Appointment of auditors

15   

Persons to assist auditors

16   

Code of audit practice

17   

General duties of auditors

18   

Auditors’ rights to documents and information

19   

Auditors’ rights to documents and information: offences

20   

Fees for audit

21   

Fees prescribed by Assembly

Auditors’ reports and recommendations

22   

Immediate and other reports in public interest

23   

General report

24   

Consideration of reports in public interest

25   

Procedure for consideration of reports and recommendations

26   

Publicity for meetings under section 25

27   

Additional publicity for immediate reports

28   

Additional publicity for non-immediate reports

Public inspection etc and action by auditor

29   

Inspection of statements of accounts and auditors’ reports

30   

Inspection of documents and questions at audit

31   

Right to make objections at audit

32   

Declaration that item of account is unlawful

Prevention of unlawful expenditure etc

33   

Advisory notices

34   

Effect of an advisory notice

35   

Advisory notices: legal actions

36   

Power of auditor to make a claim for judicial review

Miscellaneous

37   

Extraordinary audit

38   

Audit of accounts of officers

39   

Accounts and audit regulations

40   

Documents relating to police authorities

Chapter 2

Studies and performance standards

Studies

41   

Studies for improving economy etc in services

42   

Studies on impact of statutory provisions etc

43   

Co-operation with Audit Commission

44   

Studies at request of local government bodies in Wales

45   

Benefit administration studies for Secretary of State

 
 

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Performance standards

46   

Performance standards: relevant bodies

47   

Publication of information as to standards of performance

48   

Permitted methods of publishing information under section 47

49   

Directions under section 47

Chapter 3

Best value

50   

Best value audit and inspections

Chapter 4

General

51   

Social security references and reports to Secretary of State

52   

Rights of Auditor General for Wales to documents and information

53   

Rights of Auditor General for Wales to documents and information: offences

54   

Restriction on disclosure of information

55   

Supply of benefit information to Auditor General for Wales

56   

Publication of information by Auditor General for Wales

57   

Provision of information to Audit Commission

58   

Orders and regulations

59   

Interpretation of Part 2

Part 3

Welsh NHS bodies

60   

Meaning of “Welsh NHS body”

61   

Audit of Welsh NHS bodies

62   

Co-operation with Assembly, Audit Commission or CHAI

63   

Audit of accounts of officers of Welsh NHS bodies

64   

Provision of information by CHAI

Part 4

Miscellaneous and general

Miscellaneous

65   

Public bodies subject to audit etc

66   

Minor and consequential amendments

67   

Functions transferred to Assembly

Transitional provision

68   

Transfer of property etc to Auditor General

69   

Local government bodies in Wales

70   

Welsh NHS bodies

 
 

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General

71   

Interpretation

72   

Repeals

73   

Commencement

74   

Extent

75   

Short title

Schedule 1   —   

Best value audit and inspections

Schedule 2   —   

Minor and consequential amendments

Schedule 3   —   

Transfer schemes

Schedule 4   —   

Repeals

 
 

 
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