§ Mr. Tim Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many internal auditors are employed in those departments for which he is responsible 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. Freeman
An average of 22 internal auditors were engaged in the internal audit of the Department of Health and the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys in 1989. The estimated cost was £498,000 including superannuation and training. Thirty-five audit reports were produced in 1989. No audit reports were drawn to the attention of Ministers, but the results of internal audit's work are considered by the audit committees of both Departments and the accounting officers receive an annual summary of the principal audit findings and recommendations. No internal audit work is subcontracted to private firms.646W
Household type As percentage of total households (a) in the sample (b) with children 2 adults (different sex) + 3 + children 4 4 12 12 2 adults (same sex) + 3 + children 1 1 3 adults, 1 child 3 9 3 adults, 2 children 1 4 3 adults, 3+ children 1 1 4+ adults, at least 1 child 2 6 Base = 100 per cent. 10,367 3,161 1Less than 0.5 per cent.