253 Annual report and accounts.E+W+S
(1)ACAS shall as soon as practicable after the end of each [F1financial year] make a report to the Secretary of State on its activities during that year.
The Secretary of State shall lay a copy of the report before each House of Parliament and arrange for it to be published.
(2)ACAS shall keep proper accounts and proper records in relation to the accounts and shall prepare in respect of each financial year a statement of accounts, in such form as the Secretary of State may, with the approval of the Treasury, direct.
(3)ACAS shall not later than 30th November following the end of the financial year to which the statement relates, send copies of the statement to the Secretary of State and to the Comptroller and Auditor General.
(4)The Comptroller and Auditor General shall examine, certify and report on each such statement and shall lay a copy of the statement and of his report before each House of Parliament.
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