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Liverpool City Council: Audit

Volume 473: debated on Friday 14 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department is taking following the recent Audit Commission corporate assessment report into Liverpool City Council. (193954)

The Department is working closely with colleagues and officials in the Local Government Association, IDeA—Improvement and Development Agency for local government—Audit Commission, Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnership, Government Office for the North West (GONW), and the city council itself, to ensure that a package of support for Liverpool is available.

To this end, an improvement board, with external membership including GONW, IDeA, and the Audit Commission, has been set up by the city council to provide continued support and challenge. Peer support from other local government authorities is also being developed.