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Scotland Act 2016

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64Gas and Electricity Markets Authority

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(1)The Utilities Act 2000 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 5 (annual and other reports of Authority)—

(a)in subsection (5) omit “and” at the end of paragraph (a) and insert—

(aa)send a copy of the report to the Scottish Ministers, and, and

(b)after subsection (5) insert—

(5A)The Scottish Ministers shall lay a copy of each annual report before the Scottish Parliament.

(3)After section 5 insert—

5XALaying of accounts before Scottish Parliament

(1)The Comptroller and Auditor General must send to the Authority, in respect of each of its accounting years, a copy of the certified accounts and report of the Authority no later than 15th January of the financial year following that to which the accounts relate.

(2)The Authority must send to the Scottish Ministers, in respect of each of its accounting years, a copy of the certified accounts and report of the Authority no later than 31st January of the financial year following that to which the accounts relate.

(3)The Scottish Ministers must lay a copy of whatever is sent to them under subsection (2) before the Scottish Parliament.

(4)In subsections (1) and (2) “certified accounts and report” means those accounts certified under sections 5 and 7 of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000, and the report issued by the Comptroller and Auditor General under section 6(3)(a) of that Act.

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