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The Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

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Inspection of statements of accounts and auditors' reports

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16.—(1) Any member of the public may—

(a)inspect and make copies of any statement of accounts prepared by a local government body pursuant to regulations under Article 24;

(b)inspect and make copies of any report (other than an immediate report) made to the body by a local government auditor;

(c)require copies of any such statement or report to be delivered to him on payment of a reasonable sum for each copy.

(2) A document which a person is entitled to inspect under this Article may be inspected at all reasonable times and without payment.

(3) A person who has the custody of any such document and—

(a)obstructs a person in the exercise of a right under this Article to inspect or make copies of the document, or

(b)refuses to give copies of the document to a person entitled under this Article to obtain them,

is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(4) References in this Article to copies of a document include references to any part of it.

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