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Role - Estimate Audit Committees

The Administration Estimate Audit and Risk Assurance Committee and Members Estimate Audit Committees are made up of the same Members and have general oversight over different aspects of internal audit.

Administration Estimate Audit and Risk Assurance Committee

The Administration Estimate Audit and Risk Assurance Committee supports the Clerk of the House by advising him in relation to his responsibilities as Accounting Officer.

The Committee's objective is to give assurance to the Accounting Officer on:

  • The effectiveness of the system of governance, risk management and internal control (referred to collectively as the "system of internal control")
  • The integrity of the Annual Accounts
  • The work of the internal audit service
  • The external audit by the external auditor
  • Other matters as may be referred to it by either the Accounting Officer or the Commission

The Committee receives and considers reports from Internal Audit and other sources and produces a report to be published with the House of Commons Annual Report and Accounts.

Members Estimate Audit Committee

The Members Estimate Audit Committee supports the Accounting Officer in discharging his responsibilities under the Members Estimate, particularly in maintaining an effective system of internal control.

The Committee receives and considers reports from Internal Audit and other sources and produces a report to be published with the Members Estimate Annual Report and Accounts.

The Members Estimate Audit Committee was established in June 2004 by the House of Commons Members Estimate Committee.

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