The UK Command paper 'Scotland in the United Kingdom: An enduring settlement' sets out draft clauses for the proposed devolution of further powers to the Scottish Parliament. The Public Audit Committee is interested in establishing whether the audit and accountability arrangements which will accompany these further powers will enable Scottish Parliament to hold to account those that collect or spend public money.
At its meeting on 1 April 2015, the Committee took evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland on the accountability and audit arrangements arising from the further devolution of powers proposed in the UK Command paper entitled "Scotland in the United Kingdom: An enduring setlement". The Committee considered the evidence received on the accountability and audit arrangements arising from the further devolution of powers proposed in the UK Command paper.
At its meeting on 24 June 2015, the Committee considered and agreed a paper on the evidence received on the audit and accountability arrangements for the proposed further devolution of powers. The paper was sent to the Secretary of State for Scotland, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy, Audit Scotland and the National Audit Office.
[a correction was made to the above paper on 24 August 2015, removing a reference to ICAS in paragraph 17.]
Responses to the Committee's response:
On Monday 9 March 2015, the Committee issued a call for evidence.
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