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SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 1AMENDMENTS: ACCOUNTS OF CERTAIN BODIES TO BE SUBJECT TO AUDIT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

The Governors of the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium

6.  In the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (NI 7), for Article 8 substitute—

Accounts and audit

8.(1) The Governors shall—

(a)keep proper accounts and proper records in relation to the accounts; and

(b)prepare a statement of accounts in respect of each financial year.

(2) The statement of accounts shall—

(a)be in such form; and

(b)contain such information,

as the Department may, with the approval of the Department of Finance and Personnel, direct.

(3) The Governors shall, within such period after the end of each financial year as the Department may direct, send copies of the statement of accounts relating to that year to—

(a)the Department; and

(b)the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland.

(4) The Comptroller and Auditor General shall—

(a)examine, certify and report on every statement of accounts sent to him by the Governors under this Article; and

(b)send a copy of his report to the Department.

(5) The Department shall lay a copy of the statement of accounts and of the Comptroller and Auditor General’s report before the Assembly..