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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
22nd March 2006
The Department of the Environment makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 1(2) and (3) of the Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005(1).
1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Local Government (2005 Order) (Commencement No. 2 and Savings) Order (Northern Ireland) 2006.
(2) In this Order “the 2005 Order” means the Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005.
2. The day appointed for the coming into operation of the provisions of the 2005 Order specified in the Schedule shall be 1st April 2006.
3. Articles 3(1), 6 and 9 to 24 shall not have effect in relation to the audit of accounts of local government bodies for financial years beginning before the 1st April 2006.
4. The amendments made by Article 28 of, and the repeals in Schedule 1 to, the 2005 Order shall not have effect in relation to the accounts of local government bodies for financial years beginning before the 1st April 2006.
Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on 22nd March 2006.
A senior officer of the
Department of the Environment
|Provisions of the Order||Subject matter|
|Article 3||audit of accounts of councils, etc.|
|Article 4 paragraphs (1), (2), (4) and (5)||local government auditors|
|Article 6||general duties of local government auditors|
|Article 7||auditors' right to documents and information|
|Article 8||audit fees|
|Article 9||immediate and other reports in the public interest|
|Article 10||general report|
|Article 11||transmission and consideration of Article 9 reports|
|Article 12||consideration of reports or recommendations|
|Article 13||publicity for meeting under Article 12|
|Article 14||additional publicity for immediate report|
|Article 15||additional publicity for non-immediate report|
|Article 16||inspection of statements of accounts and auditors' reports|
|Article 17||inspection of documents and questions at audit|
|Article 18||right to make objections at audit|
|Article 19||declaration that item of accounts is unlawful|
|Article 20||recovery of amount not accounted for, etc.|
|Article 21||power of auditor to apply for judicial review|
|Article 22||extraordinary audits and inspections|
|Article 23||provision for the audit of accounts of officers|
|Article 24||regulations as to accounts and audit|
|Article 25||certification of claims, returns, etc.|
|Article 26||studies for improving economy, efficiency and effectiveness|
|Article 27||restriction on disclosure of information|
|Article 28||amendments and repeals|
|Article 29||powers of district councils in relation to emergencies|
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
This Order brings into operation on 1st April 2006 the provisions of the Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 (the 2005 Order) listed in the Schedule.
Articles 3 and 4 make savings for the accounts of local government bodies for financial years beginning before the 1st April 2006.
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
The following provisions of the 2005 Order have been brought into operation by a Commencement Order made before the date of this Order.
|Provision||Date of Commencement||S.R. No.|
|Article 4(3), 5, 30, 31, 32, 34 and Schedule 2||1st November 2005||S.R. 2005 No. 465|
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