Eric Pickles' questions about the Audit Commission

 

Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Audit Commission (10 Feb 2010)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 16 December 2009, Official Report, column 1261W, on the Audit Commission: procurement, how much the Audit Commission has spent on Roleplay UK in the last 36 months; and on what dates.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Audit Commission (9 Feb 2010)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in what locations the Audit Commission held away days for its staff in the last 36-months outside its premises; and at what cost in each case.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Audit Commission (9 Feb 2010)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which body (a) inspects, (b) audits and (c) oversees complaints in relation to the Audit Commission.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Audit Commission (9 Feb 2010)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what external public affairs companies the Audit Commission has hired since 1997; for what purposes; and at what cost in each case.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Audit Commission (9 Feb 2010)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Audit Commission paid in (a) parking fines and (b) congestion charge fines in each of the last three years.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Audit Commission (9 Feb 2010)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what unsolicited communications the Audit Commission has made to Conservative (a) councillors, (b) hon. Members, (c) Prospective Parliamentary Candidates and (d) peers in relation to (i) Comprehensive Area Assessment and (ii) Conservative Party policy on the issue.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Audit Commission (9 Feb 2010)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what payments the Audit Commission has made to the Government Car and Despatch Agency in the last 12 months; and for what purposes.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Audit Commission (9 Feb 2010)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what value and proportion of hotel bookings made by the Audit Commission were made through the Expotel Hotel Reservations facility in the last year for which figures are held.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Audit Commission (9 Feb 2010)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the gross expenditure of the Audit Commission was in each year since 1996.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Audit Commission (9 Feb 2010)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 16 December 2009, Official Report, column 1261W, on the Audit Commission: procurement, how much the Audit Commission has spent at Shepherd's of Marsham Street, London in each of the last 36 months; and on what dates.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Audit Commission (9 Feb 2010)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield of 26 January 2010, Official Report, column 767W, on the Audit Commission: public relations, if he will place in the Library a copy of the letter written to the Department's executive public bodies.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal (9 Feb 2010)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Audit Commission publication, Better information, better decisions, better services: frequency of household waste collection, what (a) guidance and (b) research the Audit Commission has produced on household waste collections.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Audit Commission (5 Feb 2010)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether board members of the Audit Commission are required to disclose membership of a political party when making a declaration of political activity.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Audit Commission (5 Feb 2010)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many employment disputes involving staff of the Audit Commission have been taken to an employment tribunal in the last four years; what the outcome was of each; and what the grounds of the dispute were in each case, anonymised where necessary.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Audit Commission (5 Feb 2010)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) declaration of interests and (b) record of gifts and hospitality has been made by each board member and Commissioner of the Audit Commission; and what benefits in kind are provided to the board members of the Audit Commission.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Audit Commission (5 Feb 2010)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what declaration of political activity has been made by each board member and Commissioner of the Audit Commission.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Newham Homes (14 Jan 2010)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what inspection the Audit Commission has undertaken of Newham Homes.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Fire Services and Local Government: Influenza (29 Jan 2009)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment the Audit Commission has made of the preparedness of (a) the fire and rescue authorities and (b) local authorities for an influenza pandemic
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Greater London Authority: Standards (5 Feb 2008)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what role the (a) Audit Commission, (b) District Auditor and (c) Local Government Ombudsman play in (i) auditing and (ii) considering complaints relating to (A) the Greater London Authority and (B) the London Development Agency.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Audit Commission: Finance (14 Jan 2008)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the running costs were of the Audit Commission in 1996-97; and what the expected costs are in 2007-08.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Audit Commission: Fees and Charges (18 Dec 2007)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans the Audit Commission has to change audit fees charged to local authorities.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Domestic Wastes: Waste Disposal (17 Dec 2007)
Eric Pickles: ...waste collection services in (a) England and (b) each local waste collection authority in each year for which Best Value Performance Indicator data on these measures have been collated by the Audit Commission.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Standards Board for England and Adjudication Panel: Information Officers (11 Dec 2007)
Eric Pickles: ...of State for Communities and Local Government how many press officer, media, communications and marketing staff are employed by (a) the Standards Board for England and Adjudication Panel, (b) the Audit Commission, (c) English Partnerships and (d) the Housing Corporation.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Parish Councils: Audit (29 Oct 2007)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many times the Audit Commission has charged a parish council for inspecting and auditing complaints about accounts made by members of the public under sections 15 and 16 of the Audit Commission Act 1998 in each year since 1998; and what total revenue has been raised from parish councils for such services.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Parish Councils: Audit (25 Oct 2007)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations her Department received from the Audit Commission to reform sections 15 and 16 of the Audit Commission Act 1998 in relation to the inspection of accounts and the fees levied on parish councils for carrying out such inspections.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Audit Commission: Expenditure (22 Oct 2007)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the administrative cost was of the Audit Commission in each year since 1996.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Waste Disposal (14 Jan 2009)
Eric Pickles: ...to the answer of 29 October 2008, Official Report, column 1155W, on waste disposal, what (a) advice and (b) guidance has been issued to local authorities by (i) her Department and (ii) the Audit Commission on achieving efficiency savings by moving to alternate weekly collections of household waste.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Social Services: Haringey (17 Nov 2008)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what inspections the Audit Commission has undertaken of Haringey Council's social services department since 2000.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Housing: Tax Allowances (3 Nov 2008)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate has been made by (a) her Department and (b) the Audit Commission of the level and number of fraudulent claims of council tax (i) second homes discount, (ii) single person discount and (iii) empty homes discount.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Council Tax (30 Oct 2008)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance (a) her Department and its predecessor and (b) the Audit Commission has produced for local authorities on (i) council tax collection and (ii) council tax fraud.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Data Matching Exercises (30 Oct 2008)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Audit Commission has (a) prepared and (b) consulted on a code of practice on data matching exercises, further to Schedule 7 of the Serious Crimes Act 2007.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Audit Commission: Costs (29 Oct 2008)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the running costs of the Audit Commission were in 2007; and what estimate has been made of such costs for 2008.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Standards (29 Oct 2008)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what impact assessment has been produced by (a) her Department and (b) the Audit Commission on the effect of moving from comprehensive performance assessment to comprehensive area assessment.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Standards (28 Oct 2008)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what inspections of local government take place under (a) the Charter Mark programme, (b) auspices of the Audit Commission and (c) both.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Standards (28 Oct 2008)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the estimated annual effect on costs to the public purse is across (a) central Government, (b) the Audit Commission and (c) local authorities arising from the shift from comprehensive performance assessment to comprehensive area assessment.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Bank Services (17 Oct 2008)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what date (a) her Department and (b) the Audit Commission was first informed of the financial vulnerability of Icelandic banking institutions.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Personal Records: Fraud (6 Oct 2008)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what personal information the Audit Commission will be entitled to access as part of the National Fraud Initiative.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Audit Commission Act 1998 (22 Jul 2008)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance (a) the Audit Commission and (b) her Department has produced on steps local authorities should take to publicise the rights of members of the public to financial information under the Audit Commission Act 1998 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2003.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Audit Commission Act 1998 (22 Jul 2008)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance (a) her Department and (b) the Audit Commission has provided on whether members of the public have rights to access the records of safety camera partnerships under the terms of the Audit Commission Act 1998 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2003.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (14 May 2008)
Eric Pickles: ...Communities and Local Government what steps her Department is taking to help billing authorities improve the collection rates of (a) council tax and (b) business rates; and if she will ask the Audit Commission to initiate an investigation following the recent Office of Fair Trading report.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Waste Management: Audit (8 May 2008)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what account of joint waste authority status will be taken by the Audit Commission in conducting comprehensive area assessments.
Written Answers - Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Pest Control: Fees and Charges (7 May 2008)
Eric Pickles: ...he has made of the proportion of local authorities charging for pest control services at the latest date for which figures are available according to estimates of (a) his Department and (b) the Audit Commission.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Local Authorities: Satisfaction (7 May 2008)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average satisfaction rate with local councils according to (a) Audit Commission assessments and (b) performance against best value performance indicators was in each year since 1997.
Written Answers - Treasury: Public Expenditure (1 May 2008)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will extend the remit of the Audit Commission to central government spending.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Public Lavatories (17 Mar 2008)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research the Audit Commission has undertaken on the provision of public conveniences since May 1997; and what advice it has issued to local authorities based on such research.
Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Liverpool City Council: Audit (14 Mar 2008)
Eric Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department is taking following the recent Audit Commission corporate assessment report into Liverpool City Council.


 
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