About the Inquiry
The Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee is conducting its first ever piece of post-legislative scrutiny.
The Committee has agreed to examine Section 97 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010, which put the National Fraud Initiative(NFI) on a statutory footing, to consider whether any improvements could be made to the NFI.
The Committee's work on the NFI can be read here
The remit for our post-legislative scrutiny is:
To consider whether -
- the policy intentions of putting the National Fraud Initiative in Scotland on a statutory basis have been realised;
- any further policy or legislative changes are required to improve the effectiveness of the National Fraud Initiative.
The Committee has launched its call for written submissions. We have set a deadline of Friday 31 March for written submissions from public bodies.
The questions the Committee have asked are:
- What have been the benefits, financial and otherwise, of putting the National Fraud Initiative on a statutory footing?
- Could the legislation be strengthened in any way?
- Should participation in the National Fraud Initiative be strengthened? Are there any bodies who do not participate in the National Fraud Initiative who should do so?