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Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007

Section 164: Disclosure of information obtained by the Audit Commission or an auditor

410.This section amends the restrictions on the disclosure of information obtained by an auditor or the Audit Commission in the exercise of functions under the Audit Commission Act 1998 or Part 1 of the Local Government Act 1999.

411.The amended provision enables-

a)

a public authority (within the meaning of the Freedom of Information Act 2000) to disclose information except where the disclosure would prejudice the effective performance of that authority’s functions;

b)

an auditor to disclose information except where the disclosure would prejudice the effective performance of his functions;

c)

any other person to disclose information with the consent of the Audit Commission or an auditor, such consent to be given unless the disclosure would prejudice the effective performance of the functions of an auditor or the Audit Commission.

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