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Government of Wales Act 1998 (c. 38)E+W

42The Government of Wales Act 1998 is amended as follows.E+W

43After section 41 insert—E+W

41ACo-operation with the Auditor General for Wales

The Assembly must co-operate with the Auditor General for Wales where it seems to the Assembly appropriate to do so for the efficient and effective discharge of its functions in relation to Welsh NHS bodies (within the meaning given in section 60 of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004).

44Omit section 100(6) (co-operation of Auditor General for Wales and Comptroller and Auditor General with respect to examinations into Assembly’s use of resources etc.).E+W

45In section 101 (examinations into finances of Assembly by Comptroller and Auditor General), after subsection (1) insert—E+W

(1A)But subsection (1) does not apply in relation to any document in the custody or under the control of a Welsh NHS body (within the meaning given in section 60 of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004).

46In section 144 (accounts, audit and reports), in subsection (2) for “subject to audit by auditors appointed by the Audit Commission)” substitute “ and audit of NHS bodies) ”.E+W

47(1)Section 145 (examination into use of resources) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)Omit subsection (5).

(3)At the end of that section insert—

(7)This section is without prejudice to the power conferred on the Auditor General for Wales by section 96(3)(b).

48In Schedule 6, omit paragraph 8(5) (co-operation of Auditor General for Wales and Comptroller and Auditor General in connection with examinations in respect of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales).E+W

49In Schedule 7, omit paragraph 8(5) (co-operation of Auditor General for Wales and Comptroller and Auditor General in connection with examinations in respect of the Forestry Commissioners).E+W

50In Schedule 9, omit paragraph 12(5) (co-operation of Auditor General for Wales and Comptroller and Auditor General in connection with examinations in respect of the Welsh Administration Ombudsman).E+W

51In Schedule 17, in Part 2 (bodies partially subject to audit etc provisions), after paragraph 14 insert—E+W

14AA body of trustees appointed in pursuance of section 29(1) of the National Health Service Reorganisation Act 1973 and section 95(1) of the National Health Service Act 1977 for a trust all or most of whose hospitals, establishments and facilities are situated in Wales.

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