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98 Accounts and audit.E+W+S

(1)Accounts, in such form as the Secretary of State may with the approval of the Treasury direct, shall be kept by—

[F1(za)every Strategic Health Authority;]

[F2(a)every Health Authority;

(b)every Special Health Authority;

[F3(bb)every Primary Care Trust]]

[F4(bbb)every Local Health Board;]

(c)every NHS trust;

(d)all special trustees appointed in pursuance of section 29(1) of the National Health Service Reorganisation Act 1973 and section 95(1) above;

[F5(dd)any trustees for an NHS trust appointed in pursuance of section 11 of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990]

[F6(ddd)any trustees for a Primary Care Trust appointed in pursuance of section 96B above; and]

(e)the Dental Estimates Board

Those accounts shall be audited by auditors [F7appointed by the Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales and the Comptroller] and Auditor General may examine all such accounts and any records relating to them, and any report of the auditor on them.

(2)Every such body shall prepare and transmit to the Secretary of State in respect of each financial year annual accounts in such form as the Secretary of State may with the approval of the Treasury direct.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F8

[F9(2AA)Every Primary Care Trust shall send a copy of any accounts it has prepared under subsection (2) above to the [F10Strategic Health Authority] within whose area the trust’s area falls.]

[F11(2A)The accounts prepared and transmitted by a [F12Health Authority] in pursuance of subsection (2) above shall include annual accounts of a Community Health Council if—

(a)the Council is established for the [F13Health Authority’s area]; or

(b)the [F14Health Authority is prescribed for the purposes of this subsection] in relation to the Council.]

[F15X1(2B)in preparing its annual accounts in pursuance of subsection (2) above, and NHS trust shall comply with any directions given by the Secretary of State with the approval of the Treasury as to—

(a)the methods and principles according to which the accounts are to be prepared; and

(b)the information to be given in the accounts.]

[[F16F17X1(2B)So far as relates to allotted sums paid [F18under section 15 of the M1National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990] to the members of a fund-holding practice—

(a)accounts shall be kept in such form as the Secretary of State may with the approval of the Treasury direct;

(b)the Comptroller and Auditor General may examine the accounts and records relating to them and any report of the auditor on them;

(c)in respect of each financial year, annual accounts in such form as the Secretary of State may with the approval of the Treasury direct shall be prepared and submitted to the relevant [F19Health Authority]; and

(d)in respect of each financial year, each [F19Health Authority] shall prepare in such form as the Secretary of State may with the approval of the Treasury direct, and include in its own accounts, a summarised version of the accounts submitted to [F20the Health Authority] under paragraph (c) above.]]

(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F21

(4)The Secretary of State shall prepare in respect of each financial year—

(a)in such form as the Treasury may direct, summarised accounts of [F22the bodies mentioned in subsection (1) above, other than the Dental Estimates Board]

(b)in such form and containing such information as the Treasury may direct, a statment of the accounts of the Dental Estimates Board;

and shall transmit them on or before 30th November in each year to the Comptroller and Auditor General, who shall examine and certify them, and lay copies of them together with his report on them before both Houses of Parliament.

F23(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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X1S.98(2B): this is one of two provisions of this number inserted by different authorities in the same Act

Amendments (Textual)

F2S. 98(1)(a)-(c) substituted (28.6.1995 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 2(1)(3), 8(1), Sch. 1 para. 50(a) (with Sch. 2 para. 6) (with transitional provisions in S.I. 1996/709, art. 5(1))

F3S. 98(1)(bb) inserted (1.4.2000 for E. for the purposes of the financial year 2000-2001 and subsequent financial years and otherwise prosp.) by 1999 c. 8, ss. 65, 67, Sch. 4 para. 33(a); S.I. 1999/2342, art. 2(4), Sch. 3

F6S. 98(1)(ddd) inserted (1.4.2000 for E. for the purposes of the financial year 2000-2001 and subsequent financial years and otherwise prosp.) by 1999 c. 8, ss. 65, 67, Sch. 4 para. 33(b); S.I. 1999/2342, art. 2(4), Sch. 3

F9S. 98(2AA) inserted (1.4.2000 for E. for the purposes of the financial year 2000-2001 and subsequent financial years and otherwise prosp.) by 1999 c. 8, ss. 65, 67, Sch. 4 para. 33(c); S.I. 1999/2342, art. 2(4), Sch. 3

F12Words in s. 98(2A) substituted (28.6.1995 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 2(1)(3), 8(1), Sch. 1 para. 50(b)(i) (with Sch. 2 para. 6) (with transitional provisions in S.I. 1996/709, art. 5(1)

F13Words in s. 98(2A)(a) substituted (28.6.1995 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 2(1)(3), 8(1), Sch. 1 para. 50(b)(ii) (with Sch. 2 para. 6) (with transitional provisions in S.I. 1996/709, art. 5(1))

F14Words in s. 98(2A)(b) substituted (28.6.1995 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 2(1)(3), 8(1), Sch. 1 para. 50(b)(iii) (with Sch. 2 para. 6) (with transitional provisions in S.I. 1996/709, art. 5(1))

F17S. 98(2B) repealed (1.10.1999 for E. and otherwise prosp.) by 1999 c. 8, ss. 65, 67, Sch. 5; S.I. 1999/2540, art. 2(1)(a), Sch. 1

F18Words in s. 98(2B) inserted (28.6.1995 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 2(1)(3), 8(1), Sch. 1 para. 50(c)(i) (with Sch. 2 para. 6) (with transitional provisions in S.I. 1996/709, art. 5(1))

F19Words in s. 98(2B)(c)(d) substituted (28.6.1995 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 2(1)(3), 8(1), Sch. 1 para. 50(c)(ii) (with Sch. 2 para. 6) (with transitional provisions in S.I. 1996/709, art. 5(1))

F20Words in s. 98(2B)(d) substituted (28.6.1995 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 2(1)(3), 8(1), Sch. 1 para. 50(c)(iii) (with Sch. 2 para. 6) (with transitional provisions in S.I. 1996/709, art. 5(1))

F23S. 98(5) repealed (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 5(1)(2), Sch. 3 (with Sch. 2 para. 6) (with transitional provisions in S.I. 1996/709, art. 5(1))

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 98 extended (1.4.1999) by S.I. 1999/804, art. 7

S. 98 extended (1.4.1999) by S.I. 1999/807, art. 5(1)

C2S. 98(1) applied (28.6.1995 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 4(1)(2), 8(1), Sch. 2 para. 13(4) (with Sch. 2 para. 6) (with transitional provisions in S.I. 1996/709, art. 5(1))

C3S. 98(2B) continued (W.) (1.4.2000) by S.I. 2000/999, art. 9(3)

C4S. 98(2B)(c) modified (28.6.1995 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 4(1)(2), 8(1), Sch. 2 para. 13(5) (with Sch. 2 para. 6) (with transitional provisions in S.I. 1996/709, art. 5(1))

S. 98(2B)(c) modified (W.) (1.4.2000) by S.I. 2000/999, art. 9(1)(2)

C5S. 98(4): Power to exclude conferred (1.4.2001) by 2000 c. 20, s. 14(1); S.I. 2000/3349, art. 3(1)(b) (with transitional provisions in art. 5)

C6S. 98(4) modified (28.6.1995 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 17, ss. 4(1)(2), 8(1), Sch. 2 para. 13(6) (with Sch. 2 para. 6) (with transitional provisions in S.I. 1996/709, art. 5(1))

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