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Accounting officerE+W

16(1)The Commissioner is the accounting officer for the office of the Commissioner.E+W

(2)The accounting officer has, in relation to the accounts and the finances of the office of the Commissioner, the responsibilities which are from time to time specified by the Treasury.

(3)In this paragraph references to responsibilities include, amongst other things—

(a)responsibilities in relation to the signing of accounts,

(b)responsibilities for the propriety and regularity of the finances of the Commissioner, and

(c)responsibilities for the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which the resources of the Commissioner are used.

(4)The responsibilities which may be specified under this paragraph include, amongst other things, responsibilities owed to—

(a)the National Assembly for Wales, the Welsh Ministers or the Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly, or

(b)the House of Commons or the Committee of Public Accounts of that House.

(5)If requested to do so by the Committee of Public Accounts of the House of Commons (“the Parliamentary Committee”), the Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly for Wales may—

(a)take evidence on behalf of the Parliamentary Committee from the accounting officer,

(b)report to the Parliamentary Committee on the evidence taken, and

(c)transmit to the Parliamentary Committee the evidence taken.

(6)Section 13 of the National Audit Act 1983 (interpretation of references to the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts) applies for the purposes of this Measure as it applies for the purposes of that Act.

(7)In this paragraph “office of the Commissioner” means the Commissioner and the Commissioner's staff.

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 1 para. 16 in force at 1.4.2012 by S.I. 2012/969, art. 2(b)