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SCPA/S2/06/02/M

2nd Meeting, (Session 2) 2006

Wednesday 27 September 2006

Present:

Margaret Jamieson (Convener) Brian Monteith
Mr Andrew Welsh  

Also present: Andy Munro, Audit Adviser, and Richard Gibson, Haines Watts

Apologies were received from Cathy Peattie and Margaret Smith

The meeting opened at 10.10 am

1. Items in private: The Commission agreed to take agenda item 6 in private.

2. SCPA Visit to the Public Accounts Commission: The Commission received a report from the Convener on the SCPA visit to the Public Accounts Commission. The Committee noted the paper on the visit and agreed that issues of best practice would be incorporated into the Commission’s legacy paper which will be considered at a future meeting.

3. Annual Accounts and Report on Accounts for the year to 31 March 2006: The Commission took evidence from—

Mr Robert Black, Auditor General for Scotland;

Caroline Gardner, Deputy Auditor General;

Russell Frith, Director of Audit Strategy; and

Ms Diane McGiffen, Director of Corporate Services.

and then from—

Richard Gibson , Haines Watts, External Auditors to Audit Scotland.

4. Audit Scotland’s Budget Proposal for 2007-08 and Autumn Budget Revision: The Commission will took evidence from—

Mr Robert Black, Auditor General for Scotland;

Caroline Gardner, Deputy Auditor General; and

Ms Diane McGiffen, Director of Corporate Services.

During the course of the evidence sessions Audit Scotland agreed to provide a number of pieces of supplementary evidence to the Commission.

5. Working Practices of the Commission: The Commission considered a paper from the Convener on proposed changes to procedures of the Commission. The Commission agreed to write to the Procedures Committee requesting it to consider changing procedures as outlined in the paper. The Commission also agreed to instruct the Secretary to arrange a specific cost centre for the Commission.

6. Audit Scotland evidence (in private): The Commission considered the evidence taken at agenda items 3 and 4 including the possible contents of its report on Audit Scotland’s Budget proposal for 2007-08. The Committee agreed to write to the Auditor General for Scotland on issues raised during discussions and agreed to consider a draft report on Audit Scotland’s Budget Proposal for 2007-08 by correspondence.

The meeting closed at 11.44 am.

Rosalind Wheeler
Secretary to the Commission

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