HC Deb 07 March 1990 vol 168 cc666-7W
Mr. Tim Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment 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. Eggar

The information is as follows:

  1. (a) Number of auditors employed in the Department—124.
  2. (b) Total cost of the auditors—£2,723,881.
  3. 667
  4. (c) Number of audit reports produced in 1989–302.
  5. (d) Number of audit reports drawn to attention of a Minister—3.
  6. (e) The following internal audit work was subcontracted to private firms—Nil.
  7. (f) The total cost of subcontracting works to private firms—Nil.