Bill Bowman MSP

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Deputy Chair of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit

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Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019


Bill Bowman

Such an environment cannot be what you would want it to be. Therefore, I presume that you have to adjust, and do more work.



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019


Bill Bowman

I will ask about one final aspect. If, in an audit, you come across a board and an audit committee that you believe do not have all the requisite skills, do you change your approach?<...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019


Bill Bowman

Are we again talking about what needs to be done, with the audit committee perhaps functioning without the resources that it needs?



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019


Bill Bowman

We spoke earlier about appointing board members and you mentioned two extra places. Have those been filled?



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019


Bill Bowman

What is the situation in terms of independence from the public sector?



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019


Bill Bowman

Are there any auditors on that committee?



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019


Bill Bowman

I will move on to NHS Tayside, and ask the same questions. Are there any auditors on the audit committee there and are its members independent of the public sector?



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019


Bill Bowman

In general, does a committee chair who is also a councillor—even although the role has come through the route that you mentioned—sit well with you?



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019


Bill Bowman

When you know that there is a problem with an audit committee’s make-up how do you to try to make it more effective in the short term?



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019


Bill Bowman

What is the Auditor General’s view—perhaps from a wider perspective?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-19851.1: Implications of the Imposition of US Tariffs on Scottish Products (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2019
Result - For: 16, Against: 74 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-19851.2: Implications of the Imposition of US Tariffs on Scottish Products (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2019
Result - For: 16, Against: 74 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19851: Implications of the Imposition of US Tariffs on Scottish Products (Ivan McKee)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2019
Result - For: 74, Against: 16 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-19822.3: Artificial Intelligence and Data Driven Technologies: Opportunities for the Scottish Economy and Society (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 13/11/2019
Result - For: 66, Against: 22 Abstain: 5
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AgainstCarried
S5M-19822.1: Artificial Intelligence and Data Driven Technologies: Opportunities for the Scottish Economy and Society (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 13/11/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19743: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 07/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-19539: Referendums (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 07/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-19715.3: The Resilience of Scotland's Ferry Network (Paul Wheelhouse)
Meeting Date: 06/11/2019
Result - For: 64, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-19715.2: The Resilience of Scotland's Ferry Network (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 06/11/2019
Result - For: 19, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-19715: The Resilience of Scotland's Ferry Network (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 06/11/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried

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Motion S5M-19975: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19977: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19976: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19978: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19883: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19882: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19832: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19774: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19720: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19708: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-03755: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26017: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25993: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25976: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03668: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 01/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03614: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25136: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25134: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25138: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25137: Bill Bowman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/09/2019 Show Full Question >>

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