International Military Services: Audit:Written question - 14776

Asked by Tulip Siddiq
(Hampstead and Kilburn)

Named Day

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Asked on: 10 February 2020
Ministry of Defence
International Military Services: Audit
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason IMS Ltd paid non-audit fees to its auditors between 1997 and 1999; what steps his Department took to ensure the independence of audit opinion during that period; and whether his Department paid those fees.
Answered by: James Heappey
Answered on: 13 February 2020

During the period in question International Military Services Ltd was subject to standard auditing and reporting requirements for a commercial entity. All operating costs, including any auditing fees, would have been met from accumulated profit from business activities and investment interest. IMS accounts are publicly available at Companies House.

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