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Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

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Role of the Auditor General for Wales

15The sustainable development principle: Auditor General’s examinations

(1)The Auditor General for Wales may carry out examinations of public bodies for the purposes of assessing the extent to which a body has acted in accordance with the sustainable development principle when—

(a)setting well-being objectives, and

(b)taking steps to meet those objectives.

(2)The Auditor General must carry out such an examination of each public body at least once during the period mentioned in subsection (6).

(3)Before the end of the period mentioned in subsection (6), the Auditor General must report on the results of the examinations carried out under subsection (1) during that period to the National Assembly.

(4)The Auditor General must lay any report prepared under subsection (3) before the National Assembly.

(5)In carrying out an examination under subsection (1), the Auditor General must—

(a)take into account any advice or assistance given to the public body, or any review of and recommendations made to the body, by the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales (see Part 3), and

(b)consult the Commissioner.

(6)The period referred to in subsections (2) and (3)—

(a)begins on the date falling one year before the date on which an ordinary general election is to be held under section 3 of the Government of Wales Act 2006, and

(b)ends on the date falling one day and one year before the date on which the next such election is to be held.

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