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IDeA Knowledge

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which body (a) audits and (b) inspects IDeA Knowledge. (94754)

IDeA Knowledge is a website provided to local government by the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA). The IDeA itself is a company limited by guarantee and as such is required to appoint auditors. Appointment of auditors, (currently Deloitte Touche) is a matter for the IDeA directors.

The IDeA receives grant funding via section 78 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (duty for the Secretary of State to pay revenue support grant to specified bodies each financial year). The procedures for monitoring the use of these funds are covered by a memorandum of understanding agreed between the Local Government Association and the Department for Communities and Local Government.