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Audit and Risk Assurance Committee

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department’s Audit and Risk Assurance Committee; and if he will make a statement. (247265)

Formal reviews of the effectiveness of the Department’s Audit and Risk Assurance Committee have been undertaken periodically at the request of the chair since 2005 in line with H.M. Treasury Guidance within the Audit Committee Handbook. The most recent was delivered in February 2008. Feedback for these reviews is provided by board members, other senior departmental managers, and the independent committee members.