HC Deb 07 July 1992 vol 211 cc118-9W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what procedures apply to the audit of public money spent by individual city technology colleges.

Mr. Forth

Each city technology college is required to have its accounts audited annually by independent auditors. The auditors are required to report that they are satisfied that the college's internal control arrangements are appropriate and they have not identified any material weaknesses. The books and accounts of the college arc also required to be open to officials of the Department for Education and the National Audit Office.