Section 172: Authorities subject to investigation
424.This section amends section 25 of the Local Government Act 1974. The amendments clarify which bodies are to be treated as an ‘authority’ to which Part 3 of the Local Government Act 1974 applies, i.e. an authority whose actions may be investigated by the Commissioners. In particular, the amendments make clear that services delivered under partnership arrangements with such authorities fall within the Commissioners’ jurisdiction.