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Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004

Section 12: Local government bodies in Wales

44.This section defines the term “local government body in Wales”. All the bodies included in the term are, until the Act comes into force, included in Schedule 2 to the ACA as bodies subject to audit under that Act. Section 12(1)(a) refers to a “local authority in Wales”. This term is itself defined in section 59(5).

45.Section 12(2) contains a power for the Assembly, by order, to add further public bodies operating exclusively in Wales to the list of local government bodies in Wales, or to remove bodies from that list, or to alter the description of a body within the list. It is expected that this power is most likely to be used in the case of changes to the local government or related sectors, or to the Assembly’s powers.

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