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(1)A local education authority in Wales shall, if directed to do so by the National Assembly for Wales, require the Auditor General for Wales to make arrangements in accordance with section 96B(1)(d) of the Government of Wales Act 1998 for certifying—
(a)such statement or statements prepared by the authority under section 52 above, or
(b)such part or parts of any such statement or statements,
as may be specified in the directions; and for the purposes of section 96B(1)(d) of that Act any statement under section 52 above shall be regarded as a return by the authority.
(2)The arrangements made by the Auditor General for Wales in pursuance of subsection (1) shall include arrangements for sending to the National Assembly for Wales—
(a)a copy of the statement or statements so certified, or
(b)a copy of the part or parts so certified,
as the case may be.
(3)Directions given under subsection (1) may relate to any local education authority or to local education authorities generally or to any class or description of such authority.”
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