1st Meeting, (Session 2) 2003, Committee Room 4


Thursday 26th June 2003


Members present:

Margaret Jamieson (Convener)
Cathy Peattie
Mr Brian Monteith
Mr Andrew Welsh

Also present was Dave Ferguson, Audit Adviser

Apologies were received from Mr Keith Raffan

The meeting opened at 8.46 a.m.

  1. Choice of Convener (in private): The Commission chose Margaret Jamieson as its Convener.

  2. Audit Scotland’s Budget (in private): The Commission considered its approach to the budget process for Audit Scotland. The Commission agreed to write to the Auditor General for Scotland regarding the submission of Audit Scotland’s 2004/05 budget proposals.

  3. Functions of the Commission (in private): The Commission considered a report from its predecessor body on the functions of the Commission. Following discussion, the Commission requested the Secretary and Audit Adviser to bring forward a paper on options for conducting an economy, efficiency and effectiveness examination of Audit Scotland. The Commission further agreed to receive papers on the current contract position of the external auditor for Audit Scotland and a review of the procedures and constitution of the Commission.

The meeting closed at 8.55 a.m.

David McGill
Secretary to the Commission