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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

Meeting details are not yet available. They will be published here in due course.

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

Correspondence

Committee correspondence

Public Audit Committee

Scotland's colleges 2020 Additional Information from the Auditor General for Scotland

Letter from the Auditor General for Scotland to the Convener, on additional information on Scotland's colleges 2020, 4 October 2021

Public Audit Committee

Scotland's colleges 2020

Letter from Convener to Joe Griffin, Director-General Education and Justice, Scottish Government, 1 October 2021

Public Audit Committee

Covid-19: Vaccination programme

Referral letter from the Auditor General for Scotland to the Convener, 30 September 2021

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.