Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Rights of Access of Comptroller and Auditor General) Order 2003

2003 No. 1325

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES AND ACCOUNTS

The Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Rights of Access of Comptroller and Auditor General) Order 2003

Made 15th May 2003

Coming into force 23th May 2003

Whereas a draft of this Order has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament pursuant to section 25(10) of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 20001;

Now, therefore, the Treasury, having consulted the Comptroller and Auditor General, hereby make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 25(8) and (9) of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000:

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. This Order may be cited as the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Rights of Access of Comptroller and Auditor General) Order 2003 and comes into force on 23rd May 2003.

S-2 Grant payments

Grant payments

2.—(1) Section 8(1) of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 shall apply in relation to relevant documents held or controlled by a person in circumstances in which that person is or has been in receipt of a grant from a body the accounts of which are examined by the Comptroller and Auditor General pursuant to powers conferred by or under statute or pursuant to arrangements made in accordance with a Royal Charter.

(2) But paragraph (1) shall not apply to relevant documents held or controlled by an individual in circumstances in which he is or has been in receipt of a grant paid to him under any of the following Acts:

(a)

(a) Employment and Training Act 19732,

(b)

(b) Child Support Act 19913,

(c)

(c) Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 19924,

(d)

(d) Disability (Grants) Act 19935,

(e)

(e) Social Security (Incapacity for Work) Act 19946,

(f)

(f) Jobseekers Act 19957,

(g)

(g) Pensions Act 19958,

(h)

(h) Social Security Act 19989,

(i)

(i) Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 199910, and

(j)

(j) Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 200011.

(3) In paragraphs (1) and (2) “relevant documents” means documents that relate to the grant paid.

(4) For the purposes of paragraph (1), the circumstances in which a person is in receipt of a grant from a body include circumstances in which that body pays the grant for or on behalf of another body.

S-3 Train Operating Companies

Train Operating Companies

3.—(1) Section 8(1) of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 shall apply in relation to relevant documents held or controlled by a body that is or was a franchisee or franchise operator as defined by section 23 of the Railways Act 199312.

(2) In paragraph (1) “relevant documents” means documents that relate to the functions carried out by the franchisee or franchise operator.

S-4 Registered Social Landlords

Registered Social Landlords

4.—(1) Section 8(1) of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 shall apply in relation to relevant documents held or controlled by a body that is or was a registered social landlord.

(2) In paragraph (1) “registered social landlord” means a body in England that is registered as a social landlord in a register maintained under section 1(1) of the Housing Act 199613and “relevant documents” means documents that relate to the functions carried out by the registered social landlord.

S-5 Contracts and subcontracts

Contracts and subcontracts

5.—(1) Section 8(1) of the...

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