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Local Government Act 1999

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9Response to audit

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(1)A best value authority shall publish any report received in accordance with section 7(5)(a).

(2)The following subsections apply where a best value authority receives a report under subsection (4) of section 7 which contains a recommendation under any of paragraphs (c) to (f) of that subsection.

(3)The authority shall prepare a statement of—

(a)any action which it proposes to take as a result of the report, and

(b)its proposed timetable.

(4)A statement required by subsection (3) shall be prepared—

(a)before the end of the period of 30 working days starting with the day on which the authority receives the report, or

(b)if the report specifies a shorter period starting with that day, before the end of that period.

(5)The authority shall incorporate the statement in its next best value performance plan.

(6)If the statement relates to a report which recommends that the Secretary of State give a direction under section 15, the authority shall send a copy of the statement to the Secretary of State—

(a)before the end of the period of 30 working days starting with the day on which the authority receives the report, or

(b)if the report specifies a shorter period starting with that day, before the end of that period.

(7)For the purposes of this section a working day is a day other than—

(a)a Saturday or a Sunday,

(b)Christmas Day or Good Friday, or

(c)a day which is a bank holiday under the [1971 c. 80.] Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 in England and Wales.

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