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(1)Subsections (2) and (3) have effect in relation to examinations of accounts carried out by the Comptroller and Auditor General under section 6, 7 or 11.
(2)If the Comptroller and Auditor General changes the extent or character of a particular kind of examination, he shall report to the House of Commons.
(3)An examination of accounts carried out by the Comptroller and Auditor General shall be carried out on behalf of the House of Commons.
(4)Subsection (5) applies where the Comptroller and Auditor General examines and certifies accounts of a body by virtue of an enactment or agreement.
(5)Section 8(1) shall apply for the purposes of the examination of the body’s accounts as it applies for the purposes of the examination of a department’s accounts.
(6)The Treasury may by order provide for the accounts of a body to be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General.
(7)An order under subsection (6)—
(a)may be made in relation to a body only if it appears to the Treasury that the body exercises functions of a public nature or is entirely or substantially funded from public money, and
(b)may make such supplementary or consequential provision (including provision amending an enactment) as the Treasury think expedient.
(8)The Treasury may by order provide for section 8(1) to apply in relation to documents (in addition to those specified in section 8(2))—
(a)of a specified description, or
(b)which are held or controlled either by a body of a specified kind or in specified circumstances.
(9)An order under subsection (8) may apply in respect of the examination of the accounts of a particular department or body or in respect of examinations under section 8(1) generally.
(10)An order under subsection (6) or (8)—
(a)shall be made by statutory instrument,
(b)shall not be made unless the Treasury have consulted the Comptroller and Auditor General, and
(c)shall not be made unless a draft of the order has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, each House of Parliament.
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