Clause 5 - Modification of Act in relation to smaller authorities

Part of Local Audit and AccountabilityBill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:45 pm on 5th November 2013.

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Photo of Andy Sawford Andy Sawford Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) 3:45 pm, 5th November 2013

I thank the Minister for his assurances. It seems that further work is still needed, but the spirit clearly exists to do it in partnership with the sector, which he knows well and to which he is absolutely committed. Given our earlier debate, Opposition Members particularly welcome the fact that the regulations will be subject to the affirmative procedure. In considering the Bill’s consistency, we urge him to consider whether other regulations might also be made subject to the affirmative procedure.