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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2016 No. 87

Government Resources And Accounts

The Whole of Government Accounts (Designation of Bodies) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

Made

1st March 2016

Coming into operation

1st April 2016

The Department of Finance and Personnel (1), in exercise of the powers conferred by section 15(1) of the Government Resources and Accounts Act (Northern Ireland) 2001(2) (‘the Act’), makes the following Order.

The bodies listed in the Schedule to this Order appear to the Department of Finance and Personnel (“the Department”)—

(a)to exercise functions of a public nature; or

(b)to be entirely or substantially funded from public money.

The Department intends the accounts under section 14 of the Act for the financial year ending with 31st March 2016 to relate in part to those bodies.

Title and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Whole of Government Accounts (Designation of Bodies) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 and shall come into operation on 1st April 2016.

Designation of Bodies

2.  For the purposes of section 15 of the Government Resources and Accounts Act (Northern Ireland) 2001, the Department designates the bodies listed in the Schedule in respect of the financial year ending with 31st March 2016.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on 1st March 2016

Alison Caldwell

A senior officer of the Department of Finance and Personnel

Article 2

SCHEDULE 1DESIGNATED BODIES FOR 2015/2016

  • Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute

  • Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

  • Arc21 Joint Committee

  • Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

  • Arts Council of Northern Ireland

  • Belfast City Council

  • Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

  • Belfast Metropolitan College

  • Business Services Organisation

  • Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council

  • Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

  • Comhairle na Gaelscolaíochta

  • Commission for Victims and Survivors for Northern Ireland

  • Commissioner for Children and Young People for Northern Ireland

  • Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland

  • Construction Industry Training Board

  • Council for Catholic Maintained Schools

  • Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland

  • Culture Company 2013 Limited

  • Department for Employment and Learning

  • Department for Regional Development

  • Department for Social Development

  • Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

  • Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure

  • Department of Education

  • Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

  • Department of Finance and Personnel

  • Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

  • Department of Justice

  • Department of the Environment

  • Derry and Strabane City Council

  • Driver and Vehicle Agency (Trading Fund Element only)

  • Education Authority

  • Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

  • Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

  • General Consumer Council for Northern Ireland

  • General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland

  • Governors of the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium

  • Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland

  • Ilex Urban Regeneration Company Limited

  • Invest Northern Ireland

  • Labour Relations Agency

  • Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council

  • Livestock and Meat Commission

  • Local Government Staff Commission for Northern Ireland

  • Maze/Long Kesh Development Corporation

  • Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

  • Mid Ulster District Council

  • National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland

  • Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

  • North Down and Ards Borough Council

  • Northern Health and Social Care Trust

  • Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust

  • Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation

  • Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service (Special Agency)

  • Northern Ireland Community Relations Council

  • Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

  • Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education

  • Northern Ireland Events Company Limited

  • Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

  • Northern Ireland Fishery Harbour Authority

  • Northern Ireland Guardian ad Litem Agency

  • Northern Ireland Housing Executive

  • Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission

  • Northern Ireland Library Authority

  • Northern Ireland Local Government Officers’ Superannuation Committee

  • Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency

  • Northern Ireland Memorial Fund

  • Northern Ireland Museums Council

  • Northern Ireland Police Fund

  • Northern Ireland Policing Board

  • Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery

  • Northern Ireland Screen Commission

  • Northern Ireland Social Care Council

  • Northern Ireland Tourist Board

  • Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company

  • Northern Ireland Water Limited

  • Northern Regional College

  • North West Regional College

  • North West Regional Waste Management Group

  • Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

  • Patient and Client Council

  • Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

  • Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust

  • Police Service of Northern Ireland

  • Probation Board for Northern Ireland

  • Public Prosecution Service

  • Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority

  • Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation

  • South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

  • South Eastern Regional College

  • Southern Health and Social Care Trust

  • Southern Regional College

  • Southern Waste Management Partnership (SWaMP2008)

  • South West College

  • Sports Council for Northern Ireland

  • Stranmillis University College

  • Strategic Investment Board Limited

  • Ulster Supported Employment Limited

  • Victims and Survivors Service Limited

  • Western Health and Social Care Trust

  • Youth Council for Northern Ireland

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order designates bodies, for the financial year ending with 31st March 2016, for the purposes of section 15 of the Government Resources and Accounts Act (Northern Ireland) 2001. The Department of Finance and Personnel (“the Department”) intends to pass the information provided by bodies so designated in the Schedule to this Order to HM Treasury for use in the preparation of the Whole of Government Accounts (WGA). The designation enables the Department to require those bodies to provide financial information in relation to the year in question. The bodies designated include the District Councils for the 11 Local Government Districts established pursuant to the Local Government (Boundaries) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008.

WGA are financial statements prepared on the basis of Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (GAAP) which will cover the whole of the public sector as far as practically possible.

(1)

See section 26(2) of the Government Resources and Accounts Act (Northern Ireland) 2001 (c.6) for the definition of “Department”

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