§ Dr. Wright
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if (i) careers service companies and (ii) training and enterprise councils are subject to(a) investigation by the Parliamentary Commissioner, (b) scrutiny by the Audit Commission, (c) scrutiny by the National Audit Office, (d) statutory provisions for open government, (e) performance indicators and (f) provisions under the citizens charter. 
§ Mr. Paice
[holding answer 22 April 1996]: Careers service companies and training and enterprise councils are private companies and are not subject to investigation by the Parliamentary Commissioner.
Careers service companies and TECs are not subject to scrutiny by the Audit Commission. This function is carried out by the National Audit Office, which has access to careers service companies and TECs for the purpose of any examination of the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which Government Departments have used resources.204W
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