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Amendments to the Government Resources and Accounts Bill

Government Resources and Accounts Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Government Resources and Accounts Bill to be moved in Grand Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 5
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN
 
     Page 2, line 42, leave out from ("year") to end of line 1 on page 3 and insert ("providing--
    (a)  a statement of income and expenditure of the department for the year,
    (b)  a balance sheet showing assets and liabilities of the department for the year which complies generally with accepted accounting practice,
    (c)  a cash flow statement of the department for the year highlighting the significant components of cash flow in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice, and
    (d)  a statement of the department for the year showing, as regards each voted item, any amount authorised to be used in the year, the amount actually used, and an explanation of any difference between authorised use and actual use.
    (1A)  A statement of income and expenditure provided under subsection (1)(a) shall give a true and fair view of the net income and expenditure of the department in the year to which the statement relates and a balance sheet provided under subsection (1)(b) shall give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the department as at the end of the year to which the balance sheet relates.")
 
     Page 3, line 16, at end insert--
 
    ("(4A)  A department shall send to the Comptroller and Auditor General, with the resource accounts sent to him under subsection (4), a performance statement analysing the performance of the department in achieving (by the use of the resources to which the accounts relate) its measures and targets for the financial year in question.
 
    (4B)  Departments shall prepare performance statements under subsection (4A) in accordance with guidelines laid down by the National Accounts Commission.")
 
  
Clause 6
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN
 
     Page 4, line 14, at end insert--
 
    ("(3A)  The Comptroller and Auditor General may examine any performance statement which he receives from a department under section 5 and report thereon.")
 
  
Clause 7
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN
 
     Page 4, line 20, leave out ("Treasury") and insert ("Comptroller") 
     Page 4, line 23, leave out ("Treasury") and insert ("Comptroller") 
  
Clause 11
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN
 
     Page 7, line 6, leave out from beginning to ("for") and insert ("The Treasury and a body which is designated for the purpose of section 10 and a person who acts as auditor of such a body") 
  
Clause 16
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN
 
     Page 9, line 39, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The total financial assistance which the Treasury may provide under subsection (1) shall not exceed the sum of £500 million.")
 
     Page 9, line 39, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The accounts of a body to which financial assistance is provided under subsection (1) shall be open to inspection of the Comptroller and Auditor General, and section 8 shall apply to such body.")
 
  
Clause 17
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN
 
     Page 9, line 40, leave out subsection (1) and insert--
 
    ("(1)  In section 16 `public-private partnership business' means the provision of advice, the organisation and interim financing of feasibility studies, organising the tendering of bids by sub-contract consortia facilitators and the invitation of competitive financing tenders for public-private partnership projects and negotiating the necessary arrangements for public-private partnership projects with the relevant Government departments and the Treasury.")
 
  
 
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