§ Mr. Eggar
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the number of (a) civil servants and (b) secondees, who are engaged in internal audit within his Department and the grades and qualifications of each individual; and to what extent the establishment and work carried out by the unit deviates from the nine primary standards listed in Government Accounting 9/82.
§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
[pursuant to his answer, 18 June 1984, c. 79]: The Property Services Agency of my Department has 79 staff in its internal audit unit, composed of one assistant secretary, one senior principal, five principals, eight senior executive officers, 23 higher executive officers and 41 executive officers. The assistant secretary and one principal are Fellows of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the senior principal and one principal are Fellows of the Association of Certified Accountants, and one principal is an Associate Member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants. Three senior executives, five higher executive and ten executive officers are studying for the diploma of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
There are no secondees. The establishment of the unit is still being built up. Its work is conducted in line with the standards in Government Accounting 9/82.