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Departments: Accountancy

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what account directions were issued by his Department in financial years (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07. (156618)

Under the Government Resource and Accounts Act 2000 HM Treasury issue accounts directions to departments, pension schemes and agencies and under the Government Trading Fund Act 1973 to trading funds.

For the years 2005-06 and 2006-07 the Department for Work and Pensions has issued accounts directions for the form and content of resource and other accounts to the following sponsored bodies:

2005-06

The Pension Protection Fund

The Pensions Regulator

2006-07

None

Directions were also issued to the following sponsored bodies prior to the above dates and these were still extant during the period in question:

2004-05

Health and Safety Executive

Health and Safety Commission

Pensions Compensation Board

2001-02

Disability Rights Commission

Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority