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Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021

Section 160 Amendment of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 consequential on section 159

694.Section 160 amends section 54 of the 2004 Act which restricts the purposes for which information obtained by, or on behalf of, the Auditor General under certain statutory provisions, including Part 1 of the 2009 Measure, may be disclosed. Section 33 is in Part 1 of the 2009 Measure but will be largely repealed by section 159(10) and subsequently fully repealed by section 113.

695.Section 160 inserts into section 54 references to the new information sharing provision in section 159. This has the effect that the restrictions in section 54 will apply to information obtained by, or on behalf of, the Auditor General under section 159, and that information to which section 54 applies may be disclosed under section 159 or for the purposes of functions of the Auditor General which are specified functions within the meaning of section 159 (some of those specified functions are already covered by section 54(2)(b)).

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