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Housing (Scotland) Act 1988

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11Accounts, annual report of Scottish Homes, etc

(1)Scottish Homes shall keep proper accounts and other records in relation to the accounts and shall prepare in respect of each of its financial years a statement of account in such form as the Secretary of State may, with the approval of the Treasury, determine.

(2)The statement of account prepared by Scottish Homes for each financial year shall be submitted to the Secretary of State at such time as he may direct.

(3)The Secretary of State shall, on or before the end of the month of August in any year, transmit to the Comptroller and Auditor General the statement of account prepared by Scottish Homes under this section for the financial year last ended.

(4)The Comptroller and Auditor General shall examine and certify the statement of account transmitted to him under this section and lay before Parliament copies of the statement of account together with his report thereon.

(5)Scottish Homes shall provide the Secretary of State with such information relating to its general functions, powers, activities and proposed activities as he may from time to time require, and for that purpose shall permit any person authorised in that behalf by the Secretary of State or the Comptroller and Auditor General to inspect and make copies of its accounts, books, documents or papers, and shall afford to that person such explanation thereof as he may reasonably require.

(6)It shall be the duty of Scottish Homes to make to the Secretary of State, as soon as possible after the end of each financial year, a report dealing with the activities of Scottish Homes during that year.

(7)It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to lay before each House of Parliament a copy of each report received by him under subsection (6) above.

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