Section 20 - response to section 19 reports
41.This section requires an authority to respond to a report or reports from the Auditor General for Wales under s19 if it contains:
a recommendation to the authority as to the action it should take to comply with the requirements of this Part of the Measure;
a statement that the Auditor General for Wales intends to undertake a special inspection; or
a recommendation to the Welsh Ministers to use their support or intervention powers.
42.The authority must prepare a statement setting out the actions that the authority proposes to take and the timetable for doing so. The authority must also include the statement in the improvement plan for the next financial year. Where a report includes a recommendation to the Welsh Ministers that they use the power of intervention in section 29, the authority must also send a copy of its statement to Welsh Ministers within 30 working days.