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Child Support Agency

Volume 670: debated on Thursday 3 March 2005

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will publish all the recommendations from the Child Support Agency's audit committee and internal audit over the past four years. [HL1494]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions
(Baroness Hollis of Heigham)

The Child Support Agency audit committee report is contained in the agency's annual report and accounts. I will place all internal audit recommendations for the past four years. which do not carry an exemption under freedom of information legislation, in the Library of the House of Lords within the next month.

asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will place in the Library of the House the Child Support Agency's risk mitigation plans since 1999. [HL 1495]

The Child Support Agency's approach to risk management supports that recommended by the Department for Work and Pensions. This has entailed building the systematic consideration and management of risks into existing core business functions whilst managing risks at all levels within the business. To this end both the volume and content of the mitigation plans held within the agency remain fluid. Plans are subject to regular review and updating as the business changes and risks are identified, managed or eventually closed. The agency's high-level risk processes are referred to within both our externally published business plan and our annual report and accounts. Agency high level risks are monitored/reviewed monthly through the agency's business information bulletin. We will arrange for the agency's business information bulletins to be made available in the Library.