Public Audit Committee

 

About The Committee

The Committee's main area of work is consideration of reports from the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS). The AGS is responsible for scrutinising the expenditure and performance of directorates of the Scottish Government and public spending bodies such as NHS boards, FE colleges, police and fire services (the scrutiny of local councils falls within the responsibility of the Accounts Commission which reports to Scottish Ministers). Audit Scotland is the agency which carries out auditing work on behalf of the AGS.

The majority of AGS reports fall into two categories:

Section 23 reports - examine the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the public sector.

Section 22 reports - concern the audit of accounts of individual public bodies.

The AGS gives evidence to the Committee on each report produced. The Committee can then take a range of actions such as noting the report, referring it to another committee for consideration, writing to the Accountable Officer of the body concerned, or conducting an inquiry.

The Committee meets on Wednesday mornings and public gallery seats can be booked in advance from Visitor Services. Committee proceedings are broadcast live via Parliament TV

The Committee's planned meeting dates up to December 2015 are:

9 September, 23 September, 7 October, 4 November, 18 November, 2 December, 16 December.

Current Business

Committee Meetings

12th Public Audit Committee Meeting 2015

Date: 12th Meeting, Wednesday 24 June 2015

Location: James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4)

Decision on taking business in private

Section 23 report - Scotland's colleges 2015

Section 23 report - Managing ICT contracts in central government: An update

Section 22 report - The 2012/13 audit of North Glasgow College

Section 23 report - Accident and Emergency - Performance update

Section 23 report - Scotland's colleges 2015

Section 23 report - Managing ICT contracts in central government: An update

Section 23 report - Superfast broadband for Scotland: A progress report

Accountability, audit and the further devolution of powers

Official Report of Meeting 24 June 2015



Committee Reports

Read the latest report from the Public Audit Committee.

2nd Report, 2015 (Session 4): Report on NHS Highland 2013-14: Financial management

 
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Clerk: Anne Peat

Telephone: 0131 348 5390

Email: pa.committee@scottish.parliament.uk

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