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PART 6 WOVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY

CHAPTER 2WAUDIT COMMITTEES

82MembershipW

(1)A local authority is to appoint the members of its audit committee.

(2)A local authority must secure that—

(a)at least two-thirds of the members of its audit committee are members of the authority;

(b)at least one member of its audit committee is a lay member;

(c)no more than one of the members of its audit committee is a member of the authority's executive;

(d)the senior member of its executive is not a member of its audit committee.

(3)Subsection (2)(c) does not require the membership of a local authority's audit committee to include a member of the authority's executive.

(4)The appointment of a person as a member of an audit committee has no effect if the membership of the committee breaches subsection (2) immediately after the appointment (whether or not by virtue of the appointment).

(5)In a case where one or more persons are to become, or to cease to be, members of an audit committee at a particular time, all those changes of membership are to be taken into account in determining whether the membership of the committee breaches subsection (2).

(6)An act of an audit committee is invalid if the membership of the committee breaches subsection (2).

[F1(7)An audit committee is to be treated as a body to which section 15 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (duty to allocate seats to political groups) applies.]

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I1S. 82 in force at 30.4.2012 by S.I. 2012/1187, art. 2(1)(j)