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Departments: Accountancy

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many auditors are employed within the internal audit department of his Department; and if he will make a statement. (159438)

There are 64 full and part-time auditors employed in the Ministry of Justice (62.15 full-time equivalent posts).

These have responsibility for MoJ Central, HM Courts Service, Tribunals Service, Office of the Public Guardian, National Offenders Management Service, Youth Justice Board, Office of Criminal Justice Reform, Wales Office, Scotland Office, Judicial Appointments Commission and other offices within the MoJ family.

They do not cover the Legal Services Commission or HM Prison Service, which have their own separate audit units. The LSC employs eight internal auditors and HMPS 16 internal auditors.