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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2010 No. 2853 (W.235)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, WALES

The Audit and Assessment Reports (Wales) Order 2010

Made

29 November 2010

Laid before the National Assembly for Wales

30 November 2010

Coming into force

30 November 2010

The Welsh Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 19(3)(b) of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009(1), make the following Order:

Title, commencement, interpretation and application

1.—(1) The title of this Order is The Audit and Assessment Reports (Wales) Order 2010 and it comes into force on 30 November 2010.

(2) In this Order—

“the Measure” means the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009; and

“report” means an audit and assessment report within the meaning of section 19(1) of the Measure.

(3) This Order applies in relation to Wales.

Date for copies of a report to be sent to a Welsh improvement authority and the Welsh Ministers

2.  In respect of the financial year beginning 1 April 2010 copies of any report issued in accordance with section 19(2) of the Measure must be sent by 31 January 2011.

Carl Sargeant

Minister for Social Justice and Local Government, one of the Welsh Ministers

29 November 2010

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

Section 17 of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 (“the Measure”) imposes a duty on the Auditor General for Wales to carry out an audit for the purposes of determining whether a Welsh improvement authority has discharged its duties under section 15 of the Measure.

Section 18 of the Measure places a duty on the Auditor General for Wales to carry out an assessment in respect of each financial year determining whether a Welsh improvement authority is likely to comply with the requirements of Part 1 of the Measure.

Section 19 of the Measure requires the Auditor General for Wales to issue an audit and assessment report in respect of a Welsh improvement authority.

This Order amends section 19(3)(a) of the Measure in respect of the financial year beginning 1 April 2010 by extending the date by which the Auditor General for Wales must send copies of any report to the Welsh Ministers and the Welsh improvement authority concerned.

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