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The Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 No. 1968

  1. Introductory Text


    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation


    1. Audit of accounts

      1. 3.Audit of accounts of councils, etc.

      2. 4.Local government auditors

      3. 5.Code of audit practice

      4. 6.General duties of local government auditors

      5. 7.Auditors' right to documents and information

      6. 8.Audit fees

    2. Auditors' reports and recommendations

      1. 9.Immediate and other reports in the public interest

      2. 10.General report

      3. 11.Transmission and consideration of Article 9 reports

      4. 12.Consideration of reports or recommendations

      5. 13.Publicity for meeting under Article 12

      6. 14.Additional publicity for immediate report

      7. 15.Additional publicity for non-immediate report

    3. Public inspection and right to make objection

      1. 16.Inspection of statements of accounts and auditors' reports

      2. 17.Inspection of documents and questions at audit

      3. 18.Right to make objections at audit

    4. Action by the auditor

      1. 19.Declaration that item of account is unlawful

      2. 20.Recovery of amount not accounted for, etc.

      3. 21.Power of auditor to apply for judicial review

    5. Miscellaneous

      1. 22.Extraordinary audits and inspections

      2. 23.Provision for the audit of accounts of officers

      3. 24.Regulations as to accounts and audit

      4. 25.Certification of claims, returns, etc.

      5. 26.Studies for improving economy, efficiency and effectiveness

      6. 27.Restriction on disclosure of information

      7. 28.Amendments and repeals


    1. 29.Powers of district councils in relation to emergencies

    2. 30.Use of fixed penalty receipts

    3. 31.Regulation of cosmetic piercing and skin-colouring businesses

    4. 32.Alteration of limit on expenditure under section 115 of the principal Act

    5. 33.Indemnification of members and officers of councils

    6. 34.Annual statements under local government superannuation regulations

  5. Signature


    1. Schedule 1


    2. Schedule 2

      Transitional Provisions

  7. Explanatory Note

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