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SCHEDULES

Section 2(4).

SCHEDULE 1E+W+S+N.I. The Public Accounts Commission

Tenure of officeE+W+S+N.I.

1(1)Subject to paragraph 2 of this Schedule, a member of the Commission, other than the ex officio member, shall vacate his office—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)if he ceases to be a Member of the House of Commons; or

(b)if another person is nominated or appointed in his place.

(2)Subject to sub-paragraph (1) above, a member of the Commission, other than the ex officio member, shall hold office for the duration of the Parliament in which he is nominated or appointed and for the further period provided by paragraph 2 of this Schedule.

(3)A member of the Commission, other than the ex officio member, may resign at any time by notice to the Commission.

(4)Past service is no bar to nomination or appointment as a member of the Commission.

(5)In this paragraph and paragraph 2 of this Schedule “the ex officio member” means the Chairman of the Committee of Public Accounts.

2(1)On a dissolution of Parliament the person who is then the Chairman of the Committee of Public Accounts shall continue in office as a member of the Commission until a new Chairman of that Committee is appointed.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Subject to sub-paragraph (3) below, on a dissolution of Parliament the members of the Commission, other than the ex officio member, shall continue in office until members are nominated or appointed in their place.

(3)Where at any time after Parliament has been dissolved it appears that a member of the Commission other than the ex officio member—

(a)has not been validly nominated as a candidate at the ensuing general election; or

(b)although so nominated, has not been elected a Member of Parliament at that election,

that member shall resign from the Commission forthwith; but nothing in sub-paragraph (2) above or this sub-paragraph shall be taken as preventing any such member from resigning otherwise than in pursuance of this sub-paragraph.

ChairmanE+W+S+N.I.

3The Commission shall elect a chairman from amongst its members.E+W+S+N.I.

Proceedings and businessE+W+S+N.I.

4(1)The validity of any proceedings of the Commission shall not be affected by any vacancy among the members of the Commission or by any defect in the appointment or nomination of any Commissioner.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The Commission may determine its own procedure.

(3)The Commission may appoint one of the Commissioners to act as chairman at any meeting of the Commission in the absence of the elected chairman of the Commission.

Section 3(7).

SCHEDULE 2E+W+S+N.I. The National Audit Office: Supplementary Provisions

Incorporation of Comptroller and Auditor GeneralE+W+S+N.I.

F11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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Amendments (Textual)

Transfer of staff of Exchequer and Audit DepartmentE+W+S+N.I.

F12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

Parliamentary disqualificationE+W+S+N.I.

F13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

Public recordsE+W+S+N.I.

4In Part II of the Table in paragraph 3 of the Schedule 1 to the M1Public Records Act 1958 there shall be inserted at the appropriate place the words “National Audit Office”.E+W+S+N.I.

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Section 4(5).

F2SCHEDULE 3E+W+S+N.I. The Auditor of the National Audit Office

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Section 7(4).

SCHEDULE 4E+W+S+N.I. Nationalised Industries and Other Public Authorities

Part IE+W+S+N.I.

  • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F3

  • The British Airways Board

  • F4...

  • [F5 . . .]

  • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F6

  • The British Railways Board

  • F7...

  • The British Steel Corporation

  • British Telecommunications

  • The British Waterways Board

  • F8. . .

  • The Civil Aviation Authority

  • F8. . .

  • F9 [ London Regional Transport ]

  • F10 . . .

  • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F11

  • F12. . .

  • [F13The Oil and Pipelines Agency]

  • [F14The Post Office]

  • [F15The Scottish Transport Group]

  • F16. . .

  • [F17[The Regional Water Authorities]]

  • [F17[The Welsh Water Authority.]]

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Amendments (Textual)

F3Entry relating to the British Airports Authority repealed by Airports Act 1986 (c. 31, SIF 9), s. 83(5), Sch. 6 Pt. I

F4 Words in Sch. 4 Pt. I repealed (27.3.2004) by Coal industry Act 1994 (c. 21), s. 67, Sch. 9 para. 29, Sch. 11 Pt. IV; S.I. 2004/144, art. 3

F6Entry relating to The British National Oil Corporation repealed by Oil and Pipelines Act 1985 (c. 62, SIF 86), ss. 6, 7, Sch. 4 Pt. II

F10Entry in Sch. 4 Pt. I relating to the National Bus Company repealed (E.W.S.) (1.4.1991) by S.I. 1991/510, art. 5, Sch.

F11Entry relating to The National Coal Board repealed by Coal Industry Act 1987 (c. 3, SIF 86), s. 10(3), Sch. 3 Pt. II

F14Entry in Sch. 4 Pt. I repealed (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(3) of the amending S.I) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2

F15Entry relating to the Scottish Transport Group in Sch. 4 Pt. I repealed (S.) (7.6.2002) by S.S.I. 2002/263, art. 5(2), Sch.

Part IIE+W+S+N.I.

  • The British Broadcasting Corporation

  • [F18The Independent Broadcasting Authority

  • The Welsh Fourth Channel Authority.]

  • [F18Sianel Pedwar Cymru.]

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Amendments (Textual)

F18Entry relating to Sianel Pedwar Cymru substituted (prosp.) for the entries relating to the Independent Broadcasting Authority and the Welsh Fourth Channel Authority by Broadcasting Act 1990 (c. 42, SIF 96), s. 203(1), Sch. 20 Pt. II para. 36

SCHEDULE 5E+W+S+N.I. Repeals

ChapterShort titleExtent of repeal
29 & 30 Vict. c. 39.The Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1866.Section 24.
11 & 12 Geo. 5. c. 52.The Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921.In section 1(2), the proviso.
Section 3(3) and (4).
Section 8(1) and (2).

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