Commentary on Sections

Schedule 1 – The Welsh Language Commissioner

Paragraph 16 – Accounting officer

327.This paragraph makes provision about the Commissioner’s responsibilities as accounting officer for the office of the Commissioner.

328.Subparagraph (5) provides the Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly for Wales with the power, if requested to do so by the Committee of Public Accounts of the House of Commons (“the Parliamentary Committee”), to take evidence from the Commissioner on its behalf and to report on, and transmit, the evidence taken to the Parliamentary Committee.