Part IIAccounts and Audit of Public Bodies

Auditors' reports and recommendations

9General report

(1)When an auditor has concluded his audit of the accounts of any body under this Act he shall, subject to subsection (2), enter on the relevant statement of accounts prepared pursuant to regulations under section 27 (or, where no such statement is required to be prepared, on the accounts)—

(a)a certificate that he has completed the audit in accordance with this Act, and

(b)his opinion on the statement (or, as the case may be, on the accounts).

(2)Where an auditor makes a report to the body concerned under section 8 at the conclusion of the audit, he may include the certificate and opinion referred to in subsection (1) in that report instead of making an entry on the statement or accounts.