The Public Accounts Commission Minutes 4 July 2006

Members Present: Alan Willams MP (in the Chair)

Richard Bacon MP
Edward Leigh MP
John McFall MP
Austin Mitchell MP

Apologies:Andrew Tyrie MP

1.Scottish Commission for Public Audit

The Commission agreed to permit a group of four visitors from the Scottish Committee of Public Audit (the Commission's Scottish counterpart) to attend the Commission's private deliberations.

2.National Audit Office

The Commission took oral evidence from Sir John Bourn KCB, Comptroller and Auditor General, and officials of the NAO.

The Commission approved the NAO's business case for the refurbishment of the Office's headquarters building in London, as set out in the NAO's memorandum (TPAC (01/06) 4).

It was agreed that this decision should be announced by way of an arranged PQ.

The Commission approved the NAO's Corporate Plan for 2007-08 to 2008-09 (TPAC (07/06) 6)7).

3.Northern Ireland Audit Office

The Commission took oral evidence from Mr John Dowdall CB, Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland, and officers of the NIAO.

The Commission agreed to take note of the NIAO's Corporate Plan for 2007-08 to 2009-10. (TPAC (07/06)7)

4.Date of Next Meeting

The Commission noted the timing of the next scheduled meeting as being Spring 2007, to consider the Estimates for 2007-08 of the NAO and the NIAO.

DAVID DOIG
(Secretary to the Public Accounts Commission)