Government Resources and Accounts Bill — 4 Jul 2000 at 17:27
moved Amendment No. 11:
After Clause 7, insert the following new clause--
(" .--(1) This section applies to any government department which is required to prepare resource accounts under section 5.
(2) A department to which this section applies in any financial year shall prepare a performance statement in respect of that year analysing the performance of the department in using the resources to which the accounts relate in achieving its objectives for that financial year.
(3) A department shall send its performance statement to the Comptroller and Auditor General with the resource accounts sent to him under section 5, or at such other time as the Comptroller and Auditor General may specify in respect of that statement.
(4) The Comptroller and Auditor General may examine any performance statement which he receives from a department under subsection (2) and may report on it to the House of Commons.
(5) Subsection (4) shall not entitle the Comptroller and Auditor General to question the merits of the policy objectives of a department to which the performance statement relates.").
On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 11) shall be agreed to?
Their Lordships divided: Contents, 99; Not-Contents, 176.
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