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(1)In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires—
“the 1972 Act” means the M1Local Government Act 1972;
“the 1973 Act” means the M2Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973;
“the 1980 Act” means the M3Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980;
“the 1988 Act” means the M5Local Government Act 1988;
F1“the Audit Commission” means the Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales;
F1“auditor” means any person who, within the meaning of Part III of the 1982 Act, is an auditor of the accounts of a body with which the Audit Commission is concerned;
“contravention” includes a failure to comply;
“financial year” means the twelve months ending with 31st March;
“” means a principal council, the Common Council of the City of London, the sub-treasurer of the Inner Temple, the under treasurer of the Middle Temple or a parish council;
“local government area” means a principal area, and any of the following as for the time being constituted, that is to say, any metropolitan county, Greater London, the City of London, the Inner Temple, the Middle Temple or a parish;
“the Local Government Commission” means the Local Government Commission for England;
“modifications” includes additions, alterations and omissions;
“principal area” means any of the following as for the time being constituted, that is to say, a non-metropolitan county in England, a district in England or a London borough;
“principal council” means a council elected for a principal area;
“public body” includes any local authority, any joint authority or residuary body established under Part II of this Act and any other body which is a public body for the purposes of Part IV of the 1972 Act;
“the Scottish Accounts Commission” means the Commission for Local Authority Accounts in Scotland or, in relation to any time after the coming into force of paragraph 3 of Schedule 7 to the M6National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990, that Commission as re-named by that paragraph;
“staff” includes officers and employees.
[F1(2)References in this Act to a body with which the Audit Commission is concerned are references to any body any of whose accounts are required to be audited under Part III of the 1982 Act (including the Common Council of the City of London).]
(3)References in this Act (however framed) to a body affected by any recommendations, changes or order under Part II of this Act include references to a body whose area or functions are so affected or to a body which is to cease to exist in pursuance of the recommendations, changes or order and, in relation to an order, include a body which is established under or in consequence of the order.
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