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Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019 View PDF version
Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP)

Financial planning is a recurring theme that seems to come up in your reports quite frequently. In your report, you talk about the Government publishing a second medium-term financial strate...

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019 View PDF version
Colin Beattie

I struggle a little bit with that concept when there is such a state of flux in Westminster and we are so reliant on getting our money from it. What might or might not happen with Westminste...

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019 View PDF version
Colin Beattie

You said in paragraph 35 on page 13 of your report that, overall, the 2019 strategy, which is the second medium-term financial strategy, represents a “missed opportunity” and “a step backwar...

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019 View PDF version
Colin Beattie

You have listed a number of areas that the strategy does not cover, such as indicative spending plans and priorities, which I presume you raised during the audit process. What was the Scotti...

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019 View PDF version
Colin Beattie

You raised the issue. What was the response?

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019 View PDF version
Colin Beattie

Who is the accountable officer for the audit function in Parliament?

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019 View PDF version
Colin Beattie

In Government.

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019 View PDF version
Colin Beattie

Is there any clear guidance on the kind of information that you would expect a medium-term financial strategy to contain? You have touched on one or two key items, such as the implications o...

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019 View PDF version
Colin Beattie

If I picked you up correctly, you said you looked at other jurisdictions for best practice.

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019 View PDF version
Colin Beattie

Did it look at Westminster? Is there something that we can learn there? Is it doing those sort of projections?

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