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Government Resources and Accounts Bill

This is the text of the Government Resources and Accounts Bill, as passed by the House of Commons and introduced in the House of Lords on 1st March 2000.

 
EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory Notes to the Bill, prepared by HM Treasury, are published separately as HL Bill 42- EN.


EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Lord McIntosh of Haringey has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Government Resources and Accounts Bill are compatible with the Convention rights.


 
  
Government Resources and Accounts Bill
 
 
 
 
ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES

Supply
Clause 
1.Application of sums issued.
2.Appropriation in aid.

Government funds and accounts
3.Payments out.
4.Payments in by error.

Departmental accounts
5.Resource accounts: preparation.
6.Resource accounts: scrutiny.
7.Other departmental accounts.
8.Comptroller and Auditor General: access to information.

Whole of government accounts
9.Preparation.
10.Obtaining information.
11.Scrutiny.

National Health Service
12.Health Authorities and Special Health Authorities.
13.Primary Care Trusts.
14.Summarised accounts.

National Assembly for Wales
15.Finance.

Public-private partnerships
16.Expenditure.
17.Section 16: interpretation.
18.Investment: limit.
19.Expenditure: supplementary.

Value Added Tax
20.Supplies by Government Departments.

Miscellaneous
21.Alteration of timetables for accounts.
22.Treasury directions.
23.Examinations by Comptroller and Auditor General.
24.Reports of Comptroller and Auditor General.

General
25.Interpretation: use of resources.
26.Interpretation: financial year.
27.Amendments and repeals.
28.Commencement.
29.Short title.
 

SCHEDULES:
    Schedule 1-Minor and Consequential Amendments.
    Schedule 2-Repeals.
 


 
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