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Government of Wales Act 2006

Expenditure

Section 137: Assembly Commission’s accounts

495.This section obliges the Assembly Commission to prepare accounts for each financial year. As in the case of the Welsh Ministers, the accounts are to be in a form directed by HM Treasury, which can direct the Assembly Commission to include accounts of financial affairs and transactions of other persons (subsections (1) and (2)).

496.The Assembly Commission must submit the accounts to the AGW, who must report on them to the Assembly (subsections (4) and (5), which also lay down the time-scale within which these actions must be taken). In examining the accounts, the AGW must be satisfied that the Assembly Commission’s expenditure, recorded in the accounts, was incurred in accordance with the law and with the particular authority which governs it (for instance, in accordance with the provisions of a Budget resolution of the Assembly, in so far as it relates to the Assembly Commission). The AGW must also be satisfied that monies received by the Assembly Commission for a particular purpose or purposes have been used only on that purpose or purposes.

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