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SCPA/S2/05/02/M

2nd Meeting, (Session 2) 2005

Wednesday 26 October 2005

Present:

Margaret Jamieson (Convener)  George Lyon
Mr Brian Monteith Mr Andrew Welsh

Also present: Andy Munro, Audit Adviser

Apologies were received from Cathy Peattie

The meeting opened at 6.01 pm.

1. Items in private: The Commission agreed to take agenda items 5 and 6 in private.

2. Audit Scotland’s Budget Proposal for 2006-07 and Annual Accounts and Report on Accounts for the year to 31 March 2005:The Commission took evidence from-

Mr Robert Black, Auditor General for Scotland;

Russell Frith, Director of Audit Strategy;

Ms Diane McGiffen, Director of Corporate Services.

on Audit Scotland’s 2006/07 budget proposals and Annual Accounts and Report on Accounts for the year to 31 March 2005.

3. Auditors of Audit Scotland: The Commission received an update on the appointment of auditors of Audit Scotland.

4. SCPA Visit to Denmark: The Commission received a report from the Convener on the SCPA visit to Denmark.

The meeting was suspended from 6.53pm until 6.55 pm

5. SCPA Away day (in private): The Commission considered a paper on a possible future away day. The Commission agreed to hold an away day in early 2006.

6. Audit Scotland’s Budget Proposal for 2006-07 and Annual Accounts and Report on Accounts for the year to 31 March 2005 (in private): The Commission considered the evidence taken at agenda item 2. The Commission agreed to seek clarification on a number of issues raised during discussion. The Commission agreed to consider a draft report by correspondence.

The meeting closed at 7.12 pm.

Clare O’Neill
Assistant Secretary to the Commission

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