HC Deb 07 March 1990 vol 168 c632W
Mr. Tim Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many internal auditors are employed in his Department and at what cost; how many internal audit reports were produced in 1989; how many of these were drawn to the attention of a Minister in his Department; and what internal audit work is subcontracted to private firms and at what cost.

Mr. Redwood

My Department employs 32 internal auditors at a cost of £786,000 a year. In 1989, 54 final internal audit reports were produced; none of these was referred to a Minister. No internal audit work is contracted out to private firms at the present time.