HC Deb 26 March 1998 vol 309 c754

Amendments made: No. 116, in page 112, leave out lines 9 to 30.

No. 117, in page 123, line 43, at end insert— 'The Audit Commission Act 1998 (c.00).

. The Audit Commission Act 1998 has effect subject to the following amendments.

.—(1) Section 40 (power of Secretary of State to direct carrying out of programme agreed between the Corporation and the Audit Commission) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (1), for "Corporation" substitute "Relevant Authority".

(3) In subsection (2), for "Corporation" substitute "Housing Corporation".

(4) After that subsection insert— (2A) Where the Secretary of State and the Commission fail to agree a programme proposed by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of State may direct that the programme be carried out either without modifications or with modifications specified in the direction.

(5) In subsections (4) and (6), for "Corporation" (in each place) substitute "Relevant Authority". . In section 41(1) and (4) (provisions supplementary to section 40), for "Corporation" substitute "Relevant Authority". . In section 42 (functions of Audit Commission in relation to accounts of registered social landlords), for "Corporation" (in each place) substitute "Relevant Authority". . In section 43 (interpretation), for "Corporation" substitute "Relevant Authority".'—[Mr. Jon Owen Jones.]

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