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

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2003/1325

2003No. 1325

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES AND ACCOUNTS

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

15thMay2003

23rdMay2003

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 2000( 1);

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:

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.

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) Employment and Training Act 1973( 2),(b) Child Support Act 1991( 3),(c) Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992( 4),(d) Disability (Grants) Act 1993( 5),(e) Social Security (Incapacity for Work) Act 1994( 6),(f) Jobseekers Act 1995( 7),(g) Pensions Act 1995( 8),(h) Social Security Act 1998( 9),(i) Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999( 10), and(j) Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000( 11).

(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.

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 1993( 12).

(2) In...

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