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Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005

Paragraph 14: Accounts

232.Paragraph 14 provides that the Commission will prepare accounts for each financial year, and send these to the Auditor General for auditing, in accordance with directions from Scottish Ministers. By virtue of this provision the Commission is also subject to provision under the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 giving the Auditor General powers to audit and examine any part of the Commission’s expenditure.

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