Local Government Act 2001
221.—(1)(a) Not later than the 30th day of June in each year F270[every local authority] shall each prepare and adopt a report (to be known as the annual report) in relation to the performance of its functions during the preceding year and shall as soon as may be furnish a copy of the annual report to each member of F270[the local authority concerned] and to such other persons as it may consider appropriate.
(b) A draft of the annual report shall be submitted to the members of F270[the local authority concerned] not later than the 30th day of April in each year.
(2) An annual report of a F270[local authority] shall include the following:
(a) particulars of the policies, programmes, services and other activities undertaken by the F270[local authority];
F270[(b) such particulars as are required by sections 48, 66, 66G, 49A(7), 75, 76, 126D(9), 134, 134A(6) and 228;]
(c) such particulars as may be required by a provision of any other enactment;
(d) particulars in relation to any acts adopted or orders, byelaws, rules or other instruments made under statute by resolution of the members of the F270[local authority] during the year to which the annual report relates; and
F271[(dd) particulars of—
(i) the expenditure incurred by the F270[local authority] in performing its functions relating to civil defence, and
(ii) gifts received by the F270[local authority] during the year to which the report relates in connection with the performance of those functions; ]
(e) such other particulars (including financial statements) as the F270[local authority] may determine or as may be directed by the Minister.
F270[(3)(a) The adoption by a county council or city council of its annual report is a reserved function.
(b) The approval of information to be included in an annual report in relation to the performance of functions by municipal district members is a reserved function.]
(4)(a) Copies of the annual report of a F270[local authority] shall be made available—
(i) at its principal offices during normal office hours for inspection or purchase by members of the public, and
(ii) in public libraries within the county or city concerned.
(b) The purchase price for the annual report of a F270[local authority] may be determined by the F270[local authority] concerned.
(c) A F270[local authority] shall give public notice of the date from which an annual report will be so made available in accordance with paragraph (a).
F270[(5) An annual report prepared by a county council or a city and county council shall include information in relation to the performance of functions by the municipal district members in respect of each municipal district situated within its county or city and county, as the case may be.]
Substituted (1.06.2014) by Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 5(1) and sch. 1 part 1 refs. 162-169, S.I. No. 214 of 2014.
Inserted (31.12.2012) by Civil Defence Act 2012 (51/2012), s. 13, commenced as per ss. 2 and 18(3), S.I. No. 570 of 2012).