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Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004

Section 22: Immediate and other reports in public interest

64.This section imposes a duty on the appointed auditor to consider whether the public interest requires him to make a report on a matter which comes to his notice in the course of the audit (a “public interest report”). If an auditor considers that the public interest requires the matter to be the subject of an immediate public interest report, then he must make the report immediately and send a copy of it to the body concerned and to the Auditor General immediately after making it. If he considers that the public interest requires a report, but not an immediate one, he must make the report at the conclusion of the audit, and send it to the body concerned and to the Auditor General within 14 days starting with the day on which he concludes the audit.

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