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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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127Proper financial administration and chief finance officer
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(1)In this section “relevant authority” means—

(a)the Authority; or

(b)a functional body.

(2)Every relevant authority—

(a)shall make arrangements for the proper administration of its financial affairs; and

(b)shall secure that one of its officers (its “chief finance officer”) has responsibility for the administration of those affairs.

(3)No person may be the chief finance officer of two or more relevant authorities at the same time.

(4)In subsection (2)(b) above, the reference to officers includes a reference to employees or members of staff and, in the case of Transport for London and the London Development Agency, includes a reference to members of the relevant authority.

(5)The chief finance officer of the Authority must be a member of staff appointed under section 67(2) above.

(6)The function of appointing the Authority’s chief finance officer under subsection (2)(b) above shall be a function of the Authority which is exercisable on behalf of the Authority by the Assembly after consultation with the Mayor.

(7)If the Mayor is a member of Transport for London, he must not be its chief finance officer.

(8)In section 2 of the [1989 c. 42.] Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (politically restricted posts) in subsection (6)(d) (the effect of which is that the chief finance officer appointed under certain provisions is included among “the chief statutory officers” for the purposes of that section) after “section 112 of the [1988 c. 41.] Local Government Finance Act 1988” there shall be inserted “, section 127(2) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999”.

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