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Consideration of proposals to amend the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013

Drafting report

 

The Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013 was introduced in July 2012 and became law in Wales on 29 April 2013. The Act aimed to strengthen and improve the accountability and governance arrangements relating to the Auditor General for Wales and the Wales Audit Office whilst protecting the Auditor General for Wales independence and objectivity.

 

The Finance Committee of the National Assembly for Wales is conducting post-legislative scrutiny of the Act, which will focus on two areas:

 

1.  To explore issues raised by the Auditor General for Wales and Wales Audit Office in regard of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013; including:

  • Fee charging
  • Quorum arrangements of the Wales Audit Office board
  • Wales Audit Office reporting arrangements
  • Issues with laying and reporting accounts

2.  To consider to what extent other aspects of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013 may benefit from revision.

 

Evidence session

Date, Agenda and Minutes

Transcript

Video

Auditor General for Scotland

Caroline Gardner, Auditor General for Scotland

Diane McGiffen, Chief Operating Officer, Audit Scotland

Thursday 13 June 2019

Read transcript of Evidence Session 1

Watch Evidence Session 1 on Senedd TV

Chartered Institute for Public Finance and Accountancy

Alan Bermingham, Policy Manager, Governments, Chartered Institute for Public Finance and Accountancy

Thursday 11 July 2019

Read transcript of Evidence Session 2

Watch Evidence Session 2 on Senedd TV

Audited bodies

Huw Thomas, Director of Finance, Hywel Dda University Health Board

Lynne Hamilton, Director of Finance, Swansea Bay University Health Board

John Rae, Director of Resources, Welsh Local Government Association

Thursday 11 July 2019

Read transcript of Evidence Session 3

Watch Evidence Session 3 on Senedd TV

Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, Welsh Government

Thursday 11 July 2019

Read transcript of Evidence Session 4

Watch Evidence Session 4 on Senedd TV

Auditor General for Wales and Wales Audit Office

 

Adrian Crompton, Auditor General for Wales

 

Isobel Everett, Chair of the Wales Audit Office

 

Martin Peters, Head of Law and Ethics, Wales Audit Office

 

Steve O’Donoghue, Director of Finance, Wales Audit Office

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Read transcript of Evidence Session 5

 

Watch Evidence Session  on Senedd TV   

 

Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

First published: 26/06/2018

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