Reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General - The Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission Contents


Speaker's Committee Third Report 2013


1.  We have received under statute[1] the reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General on his examinations into the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which the Electoral Commission and the Local Government Boundary Commission for England have used their resources. The Committee has a statutory obligation[2] to have regard to the most recent such reports when considering the proposed estimates and five-year plans of the two organisations. The reports, which we considered during our meeting on 19 March 2013, are reproduced in the Appendices.

2.  The report on the Local Government Boundary Commission for England examines the organisation's costing system. The report on the Electoral Commission reviews the Commission's work on the regulation of party and election finance. We are grateful to the Comptroller and Auditor General and his staff for producing these reports. We welcome the recognition given to key achievements of both organisations. We have noted those areas in which the Comptroller and Auditor General recommends further action, and will keep the recommendations under review.


1   Paragraph 16(1) of Schedule 1 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (PPERA) and paragraph 13(1) of Schedule 1 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (LDEDCA). Back

2   Paragraph 15(3) and (5) of Schedule 1 of the PPERA and paragraph 12(3)(a) of Schedule 1 of the LDEDCA. Back


 
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