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Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004

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9Staff etc of the Auditor General

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(1)Section 92 of the Government of Wales Act 1998 (appointment and remuneration of staff etc of Auditor General for Wales) is amended as follows.

(2)Omit subsections (1) and (3).

(3)In subsection (6)—

(a)for “The Assembly” substitute “The Auditor General for Wales”, and

(b)for “he”, in both places it occurs, substitute “the Minister”.

(4)For subsection (8) substitute—

(8)Any function of the Auditor General for Wales may be exercised by—

(a)a member of his staff, or

(b)a person providing services to him,

who is authorised by the Auditor General for Wales for that purpose.

(8A)Any function of the Auditor General for Wales may be exercised jointly by him and a person providing services to him who is authorised by him for that purpose.

(8B)Any provision made under subsection (8) for the exercise of any function does not affect the responsibility of the Auditor General for Wales on whose behalf the function is exercised.

(5)In subsection (9) for “for the Assembly” substitute “within subsection (9A)”.

(6)After that subsection insert—

(9A)Accounts (or statements of accounts) are within this subsection if, in accordance with provision made by or under this or any other Act, they—

(a)fall to be examined by the Auditor General for Wales, and

(b)are required to be laid before the Assembly.

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