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Chamber and committees

Public Audit Committee

The Public Audit Committee was established in June 2021. It mainly focuses on reports published by the Auditor General for Scotland to ensure that public money is spent efficiently and effectively by

  • the Scottish Government, and
  • other public bodies (including colleges, police and fire services and the NHS).

Next meeting

16th Meeting, 2022

Agenda: Decision on taking business in private, New Vessels for the Clyde and Hebrides: Arrangements to deliver vessels 801 and 802, New Vessels for the Clyde and Hebrides: Arrangements to deliver vessels 801 and 802, Work programme, Annual report

09:00am, 26 May 2022

T1.60-CR4 The Clerk Maxwell Room

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Lynn Russell, the Clerk for the committee at [email protected]

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5186 Find out about call charges.

Twitter: @SP_PublicAudit

If you're appearing as a witness at a committee, take a look at our witness guide for more information.

Members

Members of the Public Audit Committee

Current Members

Leonard, Richard

Richard Leonard

Convener

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Dowey, Sharon

Sharon Dowey

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Beattie, Colin

Colin Beattie

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Midlothian North and Musselburgh (Constituency)

Coffey, Willie

Willie Coffey

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley (Constituency)

Hoy, Craig

Craig Hoy

Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Substitute Members

Burnett, Alexander

Alexander Burnett

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Aberdeenshire West (Constituency)

Clark, Katy

Katy Clark

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Kidd, Bill

Bill Kidd

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Glasgow Anniesland (Constituency)

Committee work

Current

Previous

Correspondence

Committee correspondence

Public Audit Committee

The 2020/21 audit of Scottish Environment Protection Agency: Follow up Information from SEPA

Letter to the Convener from Jo Green, Acting Chief Executive, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, 13 May 2022

Public Audit Committee

NHS in Scotland 2021: Follow up information

Letter to the Convener from Caroline Lamb, Director-General Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of NHS Scotland, Scottish Government, 13 May 2022

Public Audit Committee

The 2020/21 audit of Scottish Canals: Follow up information - Scottish Government

Letter to the Convener from Iain Pearce, Chief Economist Directorate, Scottish Government, 10 May 2022

Official Reports

Official Reports

Meeting date: Thursday, May 19, 2022

Public Audit Committee

Decision on Taking Business in Private, Major Capital Projects: Accountability and Governance Arrangements

Meeting date: Thursday, May 12, 2022

Public Audit Committee

Decision on Taking Business in Private, Section 22 Report: “The 2020/21 audit of South Lanarkshire College”, “Administration of Scottish income tax 2020/21”

Meeting date: Thursday, April 28, 2022

Public Audit Committee

Decision on Taking Business in Private, Section 22 Report: “The 2020/21 audit of NHS Highland”, Section 23 Report: “New vessels for the Clyde and Hebrides: Arrangements to deliver vessels 801 and 802”

Reports

Committee reports

21 February 2022

The 2020/21 audit of the Crofting Commission

The Public Audit Committee reports on its scrutiny of the Auditor General for Scotland's section 22 report on the 2020/21 audit of the Crofting Commission.

25 March 2021

Annual Report 2020-21

Annual Report of the Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee

Remit

There shall be a committee, the remit of which is to consider and report on the following (and any additional matter added under Rule 6.1.5A): 

  1. any accounts laid before the Parliament;
  2. any report laid before or made to the Parliament by the Auditor General for Scotland; and
  3. any other document laid before the Parliament, or referred to it by the Parliamentary Bureau or by the Auditor General for Scotland, concerning financial control, accounting and auditing in relation to public expenditure.