§ 29 After Clause 117, insert the following new clause:
§ ("Inspection of accounts.
§ (1) The accounts of
- (a) any university;
- (b) any higher education corporation; or
- (c) any institution designated under section 113 of this Act as an institution eligible to receive support from funds administered by the Polytechnics and Colleges Funding Council;
§ (2) In the case of any higher education corporation or of any such institution as is mentioned in subsection (1)(a) or (c) above—
- (a) the power conferred by subsection (1) above; and
- (b) the powers under sections 6 and 8 of the National Audit Act 1983 (examinations into the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of certain bodies and access to documents and information) conferred on the Comptroller and Auditor General by virtue of section 6(3)(c) of that Act;
§ 30 The Commons agreed to the above amendment with the following amendment—
§ Line 20, leave out ("payments") and insert ("grants").
§ The Lord Chancellor
My Lords, I beg to move that the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 30 to the Lords Amendment No. 29. Once again, this is a consequential amendment.
§ Moved, That the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 30 to the Lords Amendment No. 29.—(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
§ 5 p.m.