Meeting Papers & Official Reports

November 2019

26th Meeting, Thursday 14 November 2019

Section 22 reports - The 2018/19 audit of NHS Highland and the 2018/19 audit of NHS Tayside. 

The Committee will take evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland, Audit Scotland and Grant Thornton UK LLP.

Work Programme.

Meeting papers for 14 November 2019 (882KB pdf)

Minutes from meeting 14 November 2019 (48KB pdf)

 

Official Report of Meeting 14 November 2019



25th Meeting, Thursday 07 November 2019

Post-legislative Scrutiny - The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

The Committee will take evidence in a roundtable format from;

Police Scotland; NHS Lanarkshire; Angus Council; NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde; University of Edinburgh; Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service; Aberdeen City Council and Society of Local Authority Lawyers and Administrators in Scotland.

Section 23 report - NHS in Scotland 2019

The Committee will take evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Meeting papers for 7 November 2019 (2.99MB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 7 November 2019

Minutes of meeting 7 November 2019 (45KB pdf) 



October 2019

24th Meeting, Thursday 31 October 2019

Section 22 report - The 2018/19 audit of the Scottish Prison Service

The Committee will take evidence in a roundtable format from: the Prison Officers' Association, Community Union, HMP Kilmarnock (Serco), Prison Governors' Association, HMP Addiewell (Sodexo) and HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland, followed by the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Work Programme.

Meeting papers for the meeting 31 October 2019 (1.18MB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 31 October 2019

Minutes of meeting 31 October 2019 (45KB pdf)



23rd Meeting, Thursday 10 October 2019

Section 22 report - The 2018/19 audit of the Scottish Government Consolidated Accounts

The Committee will take evidence form The Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Section 22 report - The 2018/19 audit of Social Security Scotland

The Committee will take evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Work Programme.

Meeting papers for 10 October 2019 (1.17MB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 10 October 2019

Minutes from 10 October 2019 (45KB pdf)



22nd Meeting, Thursday 03 October 2019

Post-legislative Scrutiny - The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

The Committee will take evidence from Professor Kevin Dunion, University of Dundee, Dr Karen McCullagh, University of East Anglia, Professor Colin Reid, University of Dundee, Alistair Sloan, Inksters Solicitors and Dr Ben Worthy (by video link) University of London.

Section 23 report - Finances of Scottish universities

The Committee will take evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Work Programme

Meeting papers for 3 October 2019 (2.71MB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 3 October 2019

Minutes from 3 October 2019 (45KB pdf)



September 2019

21st Meeting, Thursday 26 September 2019

Scottish Public Pensions Agency: Update on management of PS project.

The Committee will take evidence from the Scottish Public Pensions Agency, Scottish Government and the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

The 2018/19 audit of the Scottish Prison Service.

The Committee will take evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Work Programme.

Papers for meeting 26 September 2019 (1.22MB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 26 September 2019

Minutes of meeting for 26 September 2019 (45KB pdf) 



20th Meeting, Thursday 19 September 2019

Post-legislative Scrutiny - Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (1st evidence session)

The Committee will take evidence in a roundtable format from - Coalition of Carers, Journalists and Media Union representatives, Common Weal, the Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland, UNISON Scotland, National Union of Journalists and the Scottish Youth Parliament.

Section 22 Report - The 2018/19 audit of Highlands and Islands Enterprise: Cairngorm mountain and funicular railway.

The Committee will take evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Meeting papers for 19 September 2019 (828KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 19 September 2019

Minutes for 19 September 2019 (45KB pdf)



19th Meeting, Thursday 12 September 2019

Section 23 report - Scotland Colleges 2019

The Committee will take evidence from the Scottish Funding Council, followed by the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Section 23 report - NHS workforce planning - part 2 : The clinical workforce in general practice.

The Committee will take evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Work Programme. 

Meeting papers for 12 September 2019 (986KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 12 September 2019

Minutes from meeting 12 September 2019 (45KB pdf)



18th Meeting, Thursday 05 September 2019

Section 23 Report - Social security: Implementing the devolved powers

The Committee will take evidence from the Scottish Government, followed by the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Section 23 Report - Scottish Public Pensions Agency: Update on the management of PS Pensions projects.

The Committee will take evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Work Programme.

 Meeting papers for 5 September 2019 (0.97MB pdf)

 

 

Official Report of Meeting 5 September 2019

Minutes of meeting 5 September 2019 (49KB pdf)



June 2019

17th Meeting, Thursday 27 June 2019

Section 23 report - Enabling digital government

The Committee will take evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Post-legislative scrutiny - Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

The Committee will consider its approach to scrutiny.

Post-legislative scrutiny - Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010

The Committee will consider a revised draft report

Key audit themes 

The Committee will consider a revised draft report

Work Programme

The Committee will consider its future work programme.

Meeting papers for 27 June 2019 (2.64MB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 27 June 2019

Minutes from 27 June 2019 (100KB pdf)



16th Meeting, Thursday 20 June 2019

Post-legislative Scrutiny - Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010 (in private).

The Committee will consider a revised draft report.

Key audit themes (in private).

The Committee will consider a draft report on key audit themes.

Meeting papers for 20 June 2019 (42KB pdf)

Minutes of meeting 20 June 2019 (25KB pdf)



15th Meeting, Thursday 13 June 2019

Section 23 report - Scotland's colleges 2019:

Evidence session with the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Draft Annual Report

Work Programme

Meeting papers for 13 June 2019 (270KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 13 June 2019

Minutes for 13 June 2019 (47KB pdf)



14th Meeting, Thursday 06 June 2019

Audit Scotland - Planning for outcomes:

The Committee will take evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Annual Report:

The Committee will consider a draft annual report.

Work Programme

Post-legislative scrutiny- Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010 (in private):

The Committee will consider a draft report.

Meeting papers for 6 June 2019 (1028KB pdf) 

 

Official Report of Meeting 6 June 2019

Minutes of meeting 6 June 2019 (48KB pdf) 



May 2019

13th Meeting, Thursday 16 May 2019

Section 23 report - Social security: Implementing the devolved powers

Evidence session with the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Work Programme

Meeting papers for 16 May 2019 (624KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 16 May 2019

Minutes of meeting 16 May 2019 (44KB pdf)



12 Meeting, Thursday 09 May 2019

The Administration of Scottish income tax 2017/18

The Committee will take evidence from Jim Harra, Deputy Chief Executive and Second Permanent Secretary and Jackie McGeehan, Deputy Director for Income Tax Policy, HM Revenue and Customs, followed by the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Work Programme

Meeting papers for 9 May 2019 (394KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 9 May 2019.

Minutes of 9 May 2019 (44KB pdf)



April 2019

11 Meeting, Thursday 25 April 2019

Audit Scotland's Future Work Programme

The Committee will hear from the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

NHS Tayside draft report

The Committee will consider a revised draft report on the 2016/17 and 2017/18 audits on NHS Tayside.

Meeting papers for 25 April 2019 (609KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 25 April 2019

Minutes for 25 April 2019 (44KB pdf)



10th Meeting, Thursday 04 April 2019

Work programme

The Committee will consider its future work programme

Section 22 reports - The 2016/17 and 2017/18 audits of NHS Tayside

The Committee will consider a draft report on the Auditor General for Scotland's reports entitled "the 2016/17 and 2017/18 audits of NHS Tayside".

Meeting papers for 4 April 2019 (46KB pdf)

 

Official Report of Meeting 4 April 2019

Minutes for 4 April 2019 (26KB pdf)



March 2019

9th Meeting, Thursday 21 March 2019

Post-legislative scrutiny - The Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010.

The Committee will take evidence from Christine Grahame MSP, followed by the Minister for Community Safety.

Meeting papers for 21 March 2019 (322KB pdf) 

Official Report of Meeting 21 March 2019

Minutes for 21 March 2019 (42KB pdf)



8th Meeting, Thursday 14 March 2019

Section 22 report - The 2017/18 audit of Scottish Social Services Council - Governance and transparency

The Committee will take evidence from the Chief Executive and the Director of Regulation of the Scottish Social Services Council.

Followed by the Director-General of Education, Communities and Justice, the Director Digital and Director of Children and Families, Scottish Government.

This will be followed by evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Meeting papers for meeting of 14 March 2019 (634KB pdf)

Additional evidence from Scottish Social Services Council (1.5MB pdf)

 

Official Report of Meeting 14 March 2019

Minutes of Meeting 14 March 2019 (99KB, pdf)



7th Meeting, Thursday 07 March 2019

Post-legislative scrutiny - Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010

The Committee will take evidence from Argyll and Bute Council, East Ayrshire Council, Glasgow City Council, North Lanarkshire Council and Fife Council followed by Police Scotland and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

Work Programme

Papers for the meeting 7 March 2019 (611KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 7 March 2019

Minutes from meeting 7 March 2019 (46KB pdf)



February 2019

6th Meeting, Thursday 28 February 2019

The Administration of Scottish income tax 2017/18

The Committee will take evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland, Audit Scotland , the Auditor General and the National Audit Office.

Section 23 report - Children and young people's mental health

The Committee will consider a draft report.

Inquiry into post-legislative scrutiny - Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

The Committee will consider its approach to the inquiry.

Work Programme

Meeting papers for 28 February 2019 (893KB pdf)

Late meeting papers

Scottish devolution: a framework for audit and accountability (74KB pdf)

Letter from Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work to Convener, 27 February 2019 (147KB pdf) 

Letter from Auditor General for Scotland to Convener, 27 February 2019 (172KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 28 February 2019

Minutes of meeting 28 February 2019 (44KB pdf)



5th Meeting, Thursday 21 February 2019

Post-legislative Scrutiny: The Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010

The Committee will take evidence from two panels of witnessess in roundtable format.

Meeting papers for 21 February 2019 (1.84MB pdf)   

Official Report of Meeting 21 February 2019

Minutes of meeting 21 February 2019 (42KB pdf)



4th Meeting, Thursday 07 February 2019

Section 22 report - The 2017/18 audit of Scottish Social Services Council - Governance and transparency

The Committee will take oral evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland

Work Programme

Meeting papers for 7th February 2019 (930KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 07 February 2019

Minutes of meeting 7 February 2019 (101KB pdf)



January 2019

3rd Meeting, Thursday 24 January 2019

Section 22 report - the 2017/18 audit of Community Justice Scotland

Evidence session with the Paul Johnston, Director-General of Education, Communities and Justice, Scottish Government, followed by the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Major Capital Projects

Evidence session with the Scottish Government, Transport Scotland and the Scottish Futures Trust, followed by the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Post-legislative scrutiny: Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010.

The Committee will consider its post-legislative scrutiny of the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010.

 

Meeting papers for 24 January 2019 (330MB pdf)

 

 

Official Report of Meeting 24 January 2019

Minutes for 24 January 2019 (45KB pdf)



2nd Meeting, Thursday 17 January 2019

Section 22 report - The 2017/18 audit of NHS Tayside

The Committee will take evidence from NHS Tayside and the former Chief Executive of NHS Tayside and the Central Legal Office.

This will be followed by the Scottish Government, to be followed by the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Meeting papers for 17 January 2019 ( 895KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 17 January 2019

Minutes of the Meeting 17 January 2019 (41KB pdf)



1st Meeting, Thursday 10 January 2019

Post-legislative Scrutiny: Freedom of Information (Act) 2002

Evidence session with the Scottish Information Commissioner.

Work Programme

Meeting papers 10 January 2019 (295KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 10 January 2019

Minutes of meeting of 10 January 2019 (42KB pdf)



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