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The Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2005

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Audit Commission Act 1998: provisions concerning recovery of amounts not accounted for

3.  Despite the coming into force of subsections (1) and (2) of section 69 and of paragraph 38(3) of Schedule 2—

(a)section 2 of the Audit Commission Act 1998 is to continue to apply to the accounts of a local government body in Wales (other than a police authority for a police area in Wales) for the purposes of —

(i)section 16(1)(a) of that Act, to the extent that that provision is saved by sub-paragraph (c); and

(ii)section 18 of that Act, to the extent that that section is saved by sub-paragraph (b);

(b)section 18 of the Audit Commission Act 1998 is to remain in force—

(i) in so far it relates to accounts of a local government body in Wales (other than a police authority for a police area in Wales) prepared in respect of a financial year beginning before 1 April 2005; and

(ii)so that the function of an auditor under subsection (1) of that section is to be exercisable only in relation to a matter in respect of which a local government elector has made an objection under section 16(1)(a) of that Act;

(c)the rights of a local government elector under section 16(1)(a) of the Audit Commission Act 1998 to attend before an auditor and make objections are to remain in force in so far as —

(i)the objection relates to any matter in respect of which an auditor could take action under section 18(1) of that Act, as saved by sub-paragraph (b);

(ii)the accounts in question are accounts of a local government body in Wales (other than a police authority for a police area in Wales); and

(iii)the accounts in question were prepared in respect of a financial year beginning before 1 April 2005.

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