Colin Beattie MSP

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Chair of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit 

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Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 07 February 2019 : 07 February 2019


Colin Beattie

Notwithstanding that, it seems that, once again, we have a case in which internal audit has done its job and ticked all the boxes but the problem has not been ide...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 07 February 2019 : 07 February 2019


Colin Beattie

—because the project was not in the internal audit programme.



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 07 February 2019 : 07 February 2019


Colin Beattie

So the negatives in the way in which the project had been put together and managed were picked up by external audit rather than by internal audit—



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 07 February 2019 : 07 February 2019


Colin Beattie

As external auditors, did you look at the project?



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 07 February 2019 : 07 February 2019


Colin Beattie

As the external auditor, you look at what internal audit is doing. It is clear that the project was discussed at board level. Did the board discuss it with intern...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 07 February 2019 : 07 February 2019


Colin Beattie

Internal audit must have had some input into the project. Are you saying that, because the project is not in the internal audit agreement, it was deliberate polic...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 07 February 2019 : 07 February 2019


Colin Beattie

Does internal audit have a reporting line to the board?



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 07 February 2019 : 07 February 2019


Colin Beattie

Was this potentially major project not on internal audit’s radar? Was internal audit unaware of it?



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 07 February 2019 : 07 February 2019


Colin Beattie

If I am correct, no losses have been sustained yet, although there has been a notional cost associated with the work that has been carried out. At what point did ...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 07 February 2019 : 07 February 2019


Colin Beattie

To me, £4 million is a lot of money, although it might not be seen as that in the grand scheme of Government projects. Was any part of the process that the counci...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15879: Scottish Rate Resolution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 19/02/2019
Result - For: 61, Against: 52 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-15723: Establishment of a Committee (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 06/02/2019
Result - For: 92, Against: 19 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15625.1: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 31/01/2019
Result - For: 30, Against: 96 Abstain: 0
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S5M-15625: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 31/01/2019
Result - For: 67, Against: 58 Abstain: 1
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ForCarried
S5M-15607.1: Presumption to Mainstream (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 30/01/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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S5M-15615.2: Tackling Antisocial Behaviour (Ash Denham)
Meeting Date: 30/01/2019
Result - For: 69, Against: 50 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15609.2: A Connected Scotland, the Scottish Government’s Strategy for Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 29/01/2019
Result - For: 23, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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S5M-15507.1: Supporting Entrepreneurship (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 23/01/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
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S5M-15507.2: Supporting Entrepreneurship (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 23/01/2019
Result - For: 82, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15514: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/01/2019
Result - For: 82, Against: 0 Abstain: 27
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-15800: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15462: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Motion S5M-15246: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-02757: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/12/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02594: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02449: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5O-02150: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02038: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/04/2018 Show Full Question >>

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