39. The Government's position is that while payments
to the devolved legislatures will be a matter for the United Kingdom
Parliament, the use the devolved legislatures make of such funds
and the audit of such expenditure will be a matter for them. The
Government has suggested "that NAO, NIAO and PAC reports
made after devolution, but relating to events before devolution,
should be copied to the devolved legislatures".
This is a matter for the Committee of Public Accounts, but we
stress that, once published, such reports are public documents
and available to the devolved legislatures.
68 HC (1998-99) 148, Appendix 1, paragraph 13. Back