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SCPA/S2/05/01/M

1st Meeting, (Session 2) 2005

 Wednesday 25 May 2005

Present:

Margaret Jamieson (Convener) George Lyon
Mr Brian Monteith Cathy Peattie

Also present: Andy Munro, Audit Adviser

Apologies were received from Mr Andrew Welsh.

The meeting opened at 6.09 pm.

  1. Item in private: The Commission agreed to take agenda item 5 in private.

  2. Audit Scotland’s Provisional Expenditure Plan 2006-07 and Corporate Plan 2005-08: The Commission considered Audit Scotland’s Provisional Expenditure Plan for the financial year 2006/07 and Audit Scotland’s Corporate Plan 2005-08. The Commission took evidence from‑

    Mr Robert Black, Auditor General for Scotland;

    Ms Caroline Gardner, Deputy Auditor General;

    Ms Diane McGiffen, Director of Corporate Services.

  3. Economy, Efficiency and Effectiveness Examination of Audit Scotland: The Commission considered a report from the Auditors of Audit Scotland, Mazars, on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness examination of Audit Scotland’s graduate training strategy. The Commission took evidence from:

    Mr Robert Black, Auditor General for Scotland;

    Ms Caroline Gardner, Deputy Auditor General;

    Ms Diane McGiffen, Director of Corporate Services, Audit Scotland;

    Fiona MacPhee, Audit Manager Mazars;

    Peter Jibson, Partner , Mazars.

The Committee agreed to write to Audit Scotland seeking clarification on a number of issues.

  1. Auditors of Audit Scotland: The Commission noted an update on the appointment of auditors of Audit Scotland.

  2. Protocol between the SCPA and Audit Scotland (in private): The Commission considered and agreed a draft administrative protocol with Audit Scotland.

The meeting closed at 7.18 pm.

Judith Evans
Secretary to the Commission

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