Select Committee on Public Accounts Commission Report

8  Other comments

Role of TPAC

95. My proposals suggest a slightly more onerous workload for the Public Accounts Commission. It will be important to ensure that the Commission has the necessary support to be able to discharge adequately its wider responsibilities.

Transitional issues

96. I have proposed a set of governance arrangements in steady state. There will be many issues to consider in the transition from the present position to the new arrangements, if they are approved by Parliament. A particular issue concerns the appointment of the first Chief Executive, since Parliament may wish to move to appoint a longer-term successor to the current C&AG before the legislative process is complete and the NAO Chairman has been appointed.

Mexico declaration

97. The International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAI) has set out eight principles for the independence of national auditors (the "Mexico Declaration"). I have compared my proposals against these principles and consider that they would be in compliance.

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