Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority Audit of Accounts
Audit of Accounts from Hampshire County Council in Basingstoke and Deane, East Hampshire, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Hart, Havant, New Forest, Portsmouth, Rushmoor, Southampton, Test Valley, Winchester areas.
HAMPSHIRE FIRE AND RESCUE AUTHORITY
AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS
NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accordance with Sections 15 and 16 of the Audit Commission Act 1998 and Regulations 9,10, 21, 22 and 23 of the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011:
From Monday 1 July to Friday 26 July 2013 inclusive, any persons interested, on application to the Treasurer to the Fire Authority, The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UB and during normal office hours, may inspect and make copies of any part of the accounts of the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority for the year ended 31 March 2013 and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating thereto.
On or after Monday 29 July 2013, until the completion of the audit, the Audit Director, at the request of any local government elector for the area to which the accounts relate, will give the elector (or his representative) an opportunity to question him about the accounts, and any such elector (or his representative) may attend before the Auditor at the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9SJ and make objections as to any matter in respect of which the Auditor could take action under Section 17 or 18 of the Audit Commission Act 1998 (namely, an unlawful item of account, failure to bring a sum into account, or a loss of deficiency caused by wilful misconduct), or could make a report in the public interest under Section 8 of that Act.
No objection may be made unless the Auditor has previously received written notice of the proposed objection and the grounds upon which it is made; such notice should be addressed to the Auditor at Ernst & Young LLP, Wessex House, 19 Threefield Lane, Southampton, SO14 3QB (telephone: 023 8038 2000). A copy of such notice must also be sent to the Treasurer to the Fire Authority at The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UB.
Andrew J Smith OBE,
Clerk to Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority
Hampshire County Council
Elizabeth II Court South
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