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SCOTTISH COMMISSION FOR PUBLIC AUDIT MINUTES 2nd Meeting, (Session 2) 2003 F1 Cannonball House Wednesday 1st October 2003
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Members present:

Margaret Jamieson (Convener)

Mr Brian Monteith

Mr Keith Raffan

 

Also present was Dave Ferguson, Audit Adviser

The meeting opened at 5.16 p.m.

1. Audit Scotland’s 2004/05 Budget: The Commission received a briefing from the Assistant Secretary and the Audit Adviser on Audit Scotland’s 2004/05 budget submission. Following discussion, the Commission agreed the areas on which it wished to take evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland on 8th October. The Commission also agreed to take evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland on Audit Scotland’s 2002/03 Annual Accounts; 2002/03 Annual Report and the draft 2003/05 Corporate Plan.

2. Economy, Efficiency and Effectiveness Examination of Audit Scotland: The Audit Adviser briefed the Commission on the progress in identifying a topic on which to conduct an examination of Audit Scotland under section 25(4) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000. Following discussion, the Commission agreed the examination as outlined and requested the Assistant Secretary and Audit Adviser to proceed with preparations for the examination.

3. Functions of the Commission: The Commission considered and agreed a paper from the Assistant Secretary setting out proposed amendments to the procedures and constitution of the Commission, including the establishment of a draft administrative protocol with Audit Scotland. Following discussion the Commission requested the Assistant Secretary to bring forward a paper, in due course, on the detailed proposed amendments to the constitution. The Commission also agreed to consider a paper, in due course, setting out a draft administrative protocol with Audit Scotland.

The meeting closed at 6.03 p.m.

Seán Wixted
Assistant Secretary to the Commission