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PART 1 WLOCAL GOVERNMENT IMPROVEMENT

Other functions of the Auditor General for WalesW

22Reports of special inspectionsW

(1)Where the Auditor General for Wales has carried out a special inspection the Auditor General must issue a report.

(2)A report—

(a)must mention any matter in respect of which the Auditor General believes as a result of the inspection that the authority is failing or may fail to comply with the requirements of this Part, and

(b)may, if it mentions a matter under paragraph (a), recommend that the Welsh Ministers do either or both of the following—

(i)provide assistance to the authority by exercising their power under section 28;

(ii)give a direction under section 29.

(3)The Auditor General—

(a)must send a copy of a report to the authority concerned and the Welsh Ministers;

(b)if a report makes a recommendation under subsection (2)(b), must as soon as reasonably practicable arrange for the recommendation to be published; and

(c)may publish a report and any information in respect of a report.

(4)If a report states that the Auditor General believes as a result of an inspection that a Welsh improvement authority is failing to comply with the requirements of this Part, the next improvement plan prepared by the authority must record—

(a)that fact, and

(b)any action taken, or to be taken, by the authority as a result of the report.

(5)If a report relates to any extent to the administration of housing benefit or council tax benefit and the Auditor General thinks fit to do so, the Auditor General must as soon as reasonably practicable send a copy of the report to the Secretary of State.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 22 applied (with modifications) by 2004 c. 21, s. 24(4)(5) (as inserted (1.4.2010) by Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 (nawm 2), s. 53(2), Sch. 1 para. 33; S.I. 2009/3272, art. 3(1), Sch. 2)

Commencement Information

I1S. 22 in force at 1.4.2010 by S.I. 2009/3272, art. 3(1), Sch. 2