166Registered social landlords in WalesE+W
After section 145C of the Government of Wales Act 1998 (c. 38) insert—
“145DAdvice and assistance for registered social landlords
(1)The Auditor General for Wales may, if he thinks it appropriate to do so, provide advice or assistance to a registered social landlord in Wales for the purpose of the exercise by the registered social landlord of its functions.
(2)Advice or assistance under this section may be provided on such terms and conditions, including conditions as to payment, as the Auditor General for Wales thinks fit.
(3)This section has effect without prejudice to paragraph 21 of Schedule 8 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 (arrangements between Auditor General for Wales and certain bodies).
(4)In this section, “registered social landlord in Wales” means a body which is—
(a)registered as a social landlord under Chapter 1 of Part 1 of the Housing Act 1996, and
(b)mentioned in any of paragraphs (a) to (c) of section 56(2) of that Act.”