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Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007

Inspections and audit

Section 151: Powers of auditors and inspectors to obtain information

395.This section clarifies the powers of auditors and the Audit Commission to obtain access to documents and information, under section 6 of the Audit Commission Act 1998 (financial audit) and section 11 of the Local Government Act 1999 (best value inspections). In particular, it enables them to inspect computers on which documents are held.

Section 152: Inspections of best value authorities

396.This section clarifies the Audit Commission’s existing power to inspect best value authorities’ compliance with their duties under Part 1 of the Local Government Act 1999 (best value). It enables the Audit Commission to carry out general inspections of the performance of best value authorities.

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