§ Lord Avebury
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What information was given to the Executive Committee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees about the discrepancy between actual expenditure on non-expendable property of $68.4 million and the amount recorded by the MINDER system of $4 million; whether this relates only to assets acquired during the year 1999; and what amount, within the total, was paid to implementing partners. [HL4260]
§ Baroness Amos
The Report of the Board of Auditors to the General Assembly on the Accounts of the Voluntary Funds Administered by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for the year ended 31 December 1999 was presented to the Standing Committee of the Executive Committee on 27–28 September 2000. The discrepancy between actual expenditure on non-expendable property and the amount recorded by the MINDER system was noted in the audit report. The Standing Committee concluded that UNHCR had taken forward the major recommendations of the 1998 audit report, but did not discuss individual aspects of the report in detail.
The 1999 audit report on UNHCR will be discussed later this month at a meeting of the Fifth Committee of the UN General Assembly.